771 Tasting Notes
A very complex cup indeed! Purchased as a sample, the sample size is perfect for my regular 4-ish cup teapot. The black currant is the strongest flavour, I think, but the bergamot and caramel come through in the aftertaste. I’m battling a bit of a stomach bug so tea is about all I can handle at the moment and this is very nice. I spent the morning held hostage by a cat-in-lap so finally tea!
tasty, but not my favourite version of earl grey. i won’t be getting more once it’s done. the tin is nice but takes up way way too much space for the amount of tea in it, though i may fill it with a bunch of looseleaf when finished. i also keep overleafing it despite it being bags, need to move down to a different sized mug, i think.
otherwise tasty, definitely extra. a good choice for the beginning of fall.
back from the red leaf tea days, this is still surprisingly tasty although the flavour is toned down a little.
back from vacation and my keyboard has broken my ability to use capital letters, apologies – another is in the mail from amazon. i will start logging teas again today. don’t want to disappear again.
Today is a day of travel, my Uber is coming to take me to the airport in about 5 hours. I will have a few tasting notes over the next 2 weeks since my Mom does have tea but not a lot of variety so probably only a few.
This tea has taken me through the final stages of packing this morning and while I still have to do some cleaning up and prepping for the cat sitter, at least the packing is done. This tea is quite fruity and delicious. The black currant very distinct and on a good base to hold it up. Despite being a bagged tea, it’s doing quite well with 3 teabags to my oversize beer stein/teamug. Might squeeze out one more tea today after this but no more than that.
I have the looseleaf variety of this blend, purchased from Rington’s with a few other things. I was introduced to this company when they were present during the 2019 Northwest Tea Festival and purchased some of their Northumbrian blend then. I got more of that but felt like trying the Breakfast Blend today.
Very delicious. Very robust and very malty. I see that the teas came from both Assam and Kenyan varieties which makes the strength of the brew make sense, those are both very robust black teas. Added milk and sugar and it’s quite the treat. A tiny bit minerally in the aftertaste. I will enjoy this and likely a second steep.
The looseleaf is still very CTC looking but it lets me control how much I’m brewing much better than the bags. I have some bags of the Gold Blend, which I’ll have to figure out how many bags to my teapot or various mug sizes. Right now using a ~4 cup teapot which measures out to 2 servings in my 22 oz repurposed beer stein/glass tea mug.
Much better the second time around although passionfruit is still not my favourite fruit flavour for tea. When I like it, it’s usually in combination with some other complementary fruit like mango or something. Drank the last of this from my sampler. Happy to try it and happy to see it go.