767 Tasting Notes
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.
I’m not going to rank this tea quite yet since I’m not sure I gave it a fair shake. I have another serving so I will try again. I was eating an intense chocolate cake while trying to drink this last night and it didn’t go well. Made the tea taste off and very lackluster. On it’s own it might be better but it doesn’t do well against flavourful food.
This was a gift from my cousin-in-law, who I am trading teas with. I’m not sure why she picked Boh. Maybe because it’s sold on Amazon? Unlike the other reviewer of this tea, I got an intensely lime experience with not much ginger at all. I was intrigued by the suggestion to steep in ginger ale, but I actually don’t like ginger that much to ever keep ginger ale in my house. This was tasty enough and I will probably drink the rest of it, or maybe give it to my mom who I’m visiting next week.
The wife of one of my cousins has me in something of a tea war where we send each other interesting tea every month or so and she sent me a canister of this. It’s interesting, but I agree with the poster who called it the Liptons of Malaysia. It is a nice very bland basic black tea with nothing really special about it. It’s tasty but it’s not interesting. Nothing stands out about it.
Quite a lovely tea here, considering I bought it off of amazon. Definitely shades of Earl Grey but with a lovely complex aftertaste. I used the bagged variety, 3 teabags in my repurposed beer stein/tea mug with milk and sugar. The sugar really helps bring out all the flavours, although I know it’s not for everyone.
Been a while, hope to see some old friends on here. I’m drinking a lot of tea these days so I’ll try to be as active as I can. I’m glad this site is reviving though, I missed it.