2811 Tasting Notes
Its been a really long week. I am really, really glad it’s Friday.
I killed this off yesterday. I like this oolong, but next summer I think I’ll get Melon Oolong instead, as I like it a bit more than I like the Muscat.
The fruity oolong is a summer tea in my mind, so I’m glad that it’s sipped down before September.
I am starting to twitch. The cupboard is tiny, and I am ready for autumnal teas!
I now have 15 teas in my cupboard. 15 teas! Eeeek! I cannot remember the last time the cupboard was so reigned in.
But I am very, very happy, because I can order some Autumn favorites in September without guilt and without stressing out from the size of the cupboard.
Plus, this smaller cupboard size is forcing me to really drink teas that would otherwise be abandoned.
I’m still not quite sure what I think of this blend. I’m still really not sure if the flavors work together, or even what the dominant flavor is. It’s a bit smokey, a bit medicinally herbal.
Hmmm. Its not terrible or anything, but I’m not sure I really like it.
Let’s be honest- I bought this tea for it’s name and the tin. I am susceptible like that.
But! It was actually really nice. There was a sweetness to this blend that never overpowered, but rounded out the flavor. It was strong without being overpowering, and very, very easy to drink.
I’m not sure I’ll get it again, but I’m really glad to have tried it.
So my final pot of this tea didn’t have the problems I’d noticed with previous cups- namely that it is a bit soapy and leaves the mouth feeling dry.
No, as is typical, I got the steep time right at this last moment. Grumble.
This was a decent Earl. Not an exceptional one, so I doubt I’ll get any more of this, but it was nice enough to have.