60 Tasting Notes
This was my first order from DT and this blend came highly recommended. I haven’t had much with roobios since even my Davids Tea infuser can’t hold the micro-tiny leaves that seem to be prevalent in roobios blends, and I’d end up with debris at the bottom of my cup which would drive me nuts.
So, solution to the problem — I used a tea filter. I added 2 teaspoons since I was doing it in my small teapot. I think I could have steeped it for just a smidge longer since it was pretty mild, but fruity, tasted like actual blueberries, and no bitter aftertaste which I’ve found in some black teas with fruit. (The Earl’s Garden springs to mind right away). But this is reaaally nice.
I’ve been drinking a lot of these while sick because I needed something flavourful I could actually taste — even orange pekoe at its strongest without cream or sugar tasted like slightly flavoured water. I think it’s the tartness of this tea that actually hits my tastebuds amidst the nine layers of cough syrup and mucus. (Sorry for TMI).
Thankfully, I am now beginning the road to recovery — although I’ve actually pulled a muscle in my abdomen from coughing for a week solid and one of my lymph nodes still feels quite swollen. I hope it’s not strep. Ughhhhh.
True story — I’ve gotten most of the people who work at my branch hooked on teas. Or rather, re-interested in them. Today a coworker brought in some tea that her hubby had bought for her for us to try. It was CT’s Black Cherry and when I sniffed it smelled exactly like those sore throat/cough teas I drink when I’m under the weather. It smelled comforting and familiar, and when I tasted it, I loved the tartness and the berry added as well. And no medicinal aftertaste, hahaha!
Me, yesterday to the girls on the member services side: “First I got you all hooked on Doctor Who, now I’m getting you all hooked on tea. Basically, I’m turning you British.”