29 Tasting Notes
24 days of tea #2. Overall I like this tea but I expected more of a chocolate taste but I like the raspberry kind of sweetness. I’ve figured out what the “rocket” part of the name is about, wow this tea has some stimulant hit. I got all my housework done after two cups of this :D.
This is tea #1 in my 24 days of tea advent calendar. I’m normally a black tea drinker so I looked forward to this one. I wasn’t disappointed. It smells great and tastes good. It’s a little sweet for me but I like that it is low caffeine which will make it a good evening tea.
I forgot to make some tea this morning and it’s “roll up the rim” time so I thought I’d give it a shot. Not super impressed, to me it tastes like a cup of Red Rose. Not a lot of flavour and fairly bitter. The smell turns me off, it doesn’t smell like good tea, it kind of smells like feet. Maybe I just got a bad one.
My first oolong and it was very different than I expected. I figured it would be closer to a black tea but it was more like a green tea. A nice flowery aroma and a sweet taste that is very relaxing. Near the end of the cup it got a bit of a tangy grassy taste but never bitter. Definitely be back for more.
I find I like Chinese greens better than Japanese and this one didn’t disappoint. Surprisingly little “green tea” flavour and with an interesting finish. I’d almost call it a little bit of a spiciness as it’s swallowed. First cup I steeped for 3:30 and it was ok, second I steeped for 5 minutes. 5 minutes still had the spicy flavour and added more of the “green tea” flavour without adding much bitterness.