3438 Tasting Notes
Thank you TraceyC for sending some more of this delicious tea my way. I enjoy it but dealing with HI’s customer service is not the best experience so I am dissuaded from ordering. However, I am grateful to all the wonderful steepsterites who have sent some of this my way so I didn’t have to. Now I think I am satisfied for the next little while. In time, this might reappear in my cupboard but for now I am comfortable saying so long.
Thank you Sil for sharing. Unfortunately, I don’t know what went wrong. I followed the instructions exactly and the tea I am getting is not the delicious treat I imagined it would be but rather a tea reminiscent of the Tetley Orange Pekoe teabags I was given as a child that made me hate tea. Okay, maybe it is not that bad but I am still finding myself disappointed. Perhaps it is just me though.
Thank you Dexter for sharing this with me. It is a good genmaicha – roasty with a little bit of butter and grass from the base. A very pleasant cup, though, there is nothing particularly outstanding that I would go out of my way to stock it. I am glad I got to try it out though so thank you once again :).
Leather seems like a strange ingredient to list for this tea but weirdly it is fitting. This is malty and earthy and definitely has notes reminiscent of leather. Every now and again I get some dark chocolate but not as much as I would have liked. There is also just a touch of pine. Ultimately, it is an interesting blend and though I am finding it enjoyable enough to drink the cup, this is not something I will be stocking just as a result of my own tastes. Nonetheless, thank you Dexter for the opportunity to try this tea. You are awesome!!