1473 Tasting Notes
This has been moved into our sipdown pile so we will actually enjoy it before the coconut goes off instead of hoarding it for the rest of forever XD. It is my steep-to-death tea for today, 2 minutes for the first steep and 4 for the second. The third will get 6 minutes and there may or may not be a fourth steep, depends if De wants it when they get home from work. I love the longer steeps because it gives me the time to sit on my newly renovated kitchen floor and cuddle our youngest cat, JiJi (short for Darjeeling). He loves kitchen cuddles, silly little thing.
Anyway, the first steep of this was light a creamy and smooth, absolutely lovely. The second steep has less coconut and more oolong, which isn’t a bad thing!
I love this tea.
Oh man this is good. So good. We dumped our 7 gram sampler into our 18 ounce Steeper from DavidsTea. We let the pretty little pearls steep for a mere minute for the first steep, watching them slowly just start to unfurl in the steeper. I’m having mine chilled over ice and it is gorgeous. My wife, De, is having hers hot and she started a second steep as soon as she took a sip of the first. It’s light and peachy and refreshing and just plain delicious. As soon as we have a bit of extra money again, we are definitely ordering a tin. Thank you so much for the sample, Angel from TeaVivre, we have absolutely fallen in love. We plan to steep this for the rest of the day.
This is a tea I stocked up on when I was making my own kombucha (I miss my little jellyfish ; . ;), it’s a good basic tea. I never reach for it, because if I’m looking for a straight black tea, I reach for the Nepal Black from DavidsTea or Irish Breakfast Xtra Fancy from Red Leaf Teas. So when we made our own stovetop chai. I reached for this for the black tea component. Delicious. Just so yummy.
This tea smells just like alcoholic apple cider. Cider is my jam, it used to be the only thing I drank. Since I found out about my diabetes, cider (both alcoholic and non) are big no-nos and I miss them so much. I nearly cried at how good it smelled dry. Reading my wife’s and Brooke’s reviews, I used way more leaf than I usually would and let it steep twice as long as I would usually steep a black. We bought 14 grams of this the other day, my wife used enough leaf for a single cup, and dumped the rest into my steeper for brew and then pour over ice. With ice add, I had about 30 ounces of this tea.
And it’s good. It’s sooooo good. It’s so good that I’m kinda depressed that we really shouldn’t buy any more tea. So I’m trying to convince myself that the black tea is too astringent, but it’s just a touch dry, not really that bad. It is still a little light, but it’s so good I don’t mind. It really does taste like apple juice with just a touch of that cidery bite.
Nope, I can’t do it. I am head over heels in love with this tea.