3217 Tasting Notes
Thanks for giving me the last of your bag of this, Roswell Strange! Only taken me about a year and a half to write a note about it… I enjoyed my mug of this a couple weeks ago – more than I remember liking it previously (heh, no previous note, but I’ve tried it at least once before). Anyways, it’s a bit old now, so probably not as vanilla-y as it once was, but it served its purpose in my travel mug, and I don’t recall any issues with astringency.
Drank this last week… it was okay (no rinse, so it was creamier than last time, I think), but I really would have preferred these flavours on maybe an oolong base. I’m just not super fond of pu’erh, even though it wasn’t overly fishy, or anything “pu’erh-like”. I have a couple oz. of this, so will be giving some to my mom, who likes mint + pu’erh (and hopefully will like this combination!)
Book of Tea #2/100
I’ve had Lupicia’s Muscat a couple times now, so thought I’d experiment a bit with this tea. Sadly, I discovered that it’s not nearly as tasty with milk and sugar as one might expect. I guess it’s just not bold enough. It was okay, and still pretty grapey in aroma, but the flavour was kind of muddled. Oh well! Had to be tried (stupid work and their easy availability of tea add-ins).
Book of Tea #1/100
My first tea from my Tea Book! I’ve been so hesitant to start trying the teas since I want to actually be able to taste them properly, but I’ve decided that running through them at work, where I at least no longer have to use travel mugs, will be okay, at least until I want to do side-by-side comparison. So, I drank this one and one other last Friday at work.
Assessment? This was a pretty decent standard black tea, and it was fabulous with milk and sugar. The small sip I had before adding the milk/sugar was okay (but too hot), but doesn’t really have the profile I look for in teas that I drink plain, so it was probably best enjoyed as it was. Would recommend this as a robust morning tea.