1163 Tasting Notes
I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5 box 2 because I knew that I wanted to try it but didn’t want to hold the box up, so thanks for the sample Bitterleaf!
I combined the first 3 steeps gongfu style because I didn’t have time for a full gongfu session. I found the first 3 steeps sweet with honey and hay notes. I also found some peppery cinnamon notes hidden in there.
I also combined the next three steeps and found it to be sweeter with less peppery notes. Delicious. It would be interesting to see how it changes with age as the description states, but I only took enough for 1 sample.
I actually ended up enjoying this more than when I originally bought it. It seems with time, the flavours have had a chance to mellow out a bit and blend together to produce a smoother taste. It also seems to taste less artificial than it did back in October. Go figure!
If this comes back in the fall/winter, I will likely purchase it again for egg nog lattes! Oh man, I don’t dare even think about those yet ;)
I thought I had reviewed this sample previously…hmm.
I enjoyed this tea. It is slightly floral and malty with a slightly sweet aftertaste. It is not at all astringent or bitter.
I think I will try a longer brew next time to see what happens. I am not sure that I would purchase this as there are a large number of straight blacks that I prefer (like Teavivre’s black pearls), but it was enjoyable.
I am trying to use up my oldest tea up first which is hard sometimes when that tea is no longer in season. I don’t usually drink pumpkin teas in spring/summer. I have cold brewing everything lately, so I thought I would try it out.
This was just weird. Cold pumpkin tea???? It was alright but just too weird. I might have to save this for fall
I have really been on a cold brew kick lately and thought I would give this one a try for the heck of it. This turned out really good actually. I was looking for something a little sweeter and this was just perfect for my mood. I think you would have to be wanting something sweet for this to work though. It was a little nutty and the woodiness of the rooibos is tamed a little by cold brewing it.
This is a super old tea, a year past its “best before” date but it is still so good, I just can’t bring myself to throw it out. I could go to chapters and get a new tin but I guess I am a bit of a hoarder. I also might save those harney tins and use them for windowsill herbs!
Anyway, I wanted to try this as a cold brew because I really have to use this up and figured I might as well try it. I used 2 bags for my Aladdin tumbler. It was of course, delicious!! It tastes sweeter somehow? than the hot brew….I think. I will have to do a side by side comparison I think.