1158 Tasting Notes
It seems that I never have time to sit down and have a hot cuppa before work, so I have beeen cold brewing black tea. I don’t want to wake up my household turning on my kettle and don’t have the time (cough…patience) to wait for water to heat.
This actually turned out awesome as a cold brew. I was a little skeptical at first. I never should have doubted the tiger! It was still fairly bold with malty notes
Just what a tiger should be….big, bold, a little scary, but smooth and beautiful.
Note to self: please Do NOT overleaf and oversteep this, it gets very astringent. I ruined my last cuppa this way and I was a little scared something happened to the tea. It turns out that it was just user error. Oops. I won’t make that mistake again!
Thank you for the sample!
I was doing a bit of tidying up yesterday and found this little sample packet tucked behind a whole bunch of stuff on my dresser (because I was hiding yet another tea package from the husband….;p). It must have fallen out of the bag and I wasn’t aware. So I had this for a month or so and didn’t even know!
This tea is really lovely. The base is not astringent and really juicy. The peach notes are natural and very juicy, I was picturing that sweet juice running down my chin after I took the first bite of a fresh peach.
Secondary notes are buttery pastry. There is just a hint of spiciness right at the end but doesn’t linger. I can’t pinpoint what spice it is, but it is good.
The resteep held up really well in flavour.
Sipdown. For some reason, this bag wasn’t as good as I remember this tea being. They must have changed it up a little. Earl grey is a flavour that I really have to be in the mood for these days. I am really picky about how I like my Earl grey blend too be. This is a good combination for me though.
I will likely order this one again. Every tea drinker has to keep at least one Earl grey in their cupboard right?
Sencha is definitely not my favourite tea, but it is enjoyable in this blend. The coconut is sweet enough to overpower the vegetal base which is good for me. I have been cold brewing this to take to work lately and it does the trick. I would likely order this again since I don’t have (or like) many greens in my stash.
I received this as a sample! Thank you Brenden!
This is delicious and definitely something that I would order. I love black teas with that deep dark chocolate note. I didn’t get too much time to focus on the tea as I had to hurry off to work, so I will pay more attention and rate it next time I enjoy this beauty.