(post dated) Samurai TTB Tasting Note #2 [from earlier in the week]
A very nice Darjeeling! I drank half of it plain and then added a touch of soy milk and enjoyed. Flavourful, but none of the floral flavours I expected based on the description. No bitterness at all. I wish I could add more but I struggle to describe plain teas when the main flavour is “black tea”. The main word I can use to describe this is “Darjeeling” which really isn’t any use to anybody. If someone has tips on how to describe normal tea tastes I’d welcome the advice. Otherwise, I’m stuck with the basics like smooth/tannin/bitter/astringent which is more about the mouthfeel that the actual flavour.I’m a big fan of Darjeelings, so it is no surprise that I enjoyed this cup.