New Tasting Notes
Found an unlabled random sample in my cupboard while cleaning it out today. It looked like black tea, so i treated it as such.
Thankfully, I was right! I think it’s a japanese black, by the way the leaves look like small flat needles, with some curled leaves. It has a thin, light brew with bright notes of raisin. It also has a slight floral note, almost like a rose. I also noticed a lightly sour note, but in a pleasant way, like a green grape. I was able to steep this four times before it gave up the ghost.
it’ll be fun to finish this random thing off at work!
Wrapping up my little taste-test tin. My gift set from Palais des Thes was made up of cute, skinny little metal test tubes which have protected the leaves well. I’m still not savvy enough to tell one genmaicha from another, unless I ruin one and oversteep it, but this one is very pleasant: sweet grass and Rice Krispies.