729 Tasting Notes
My partner decided we needed to place a DavidsTea order because we were out of Caribbean Crush, and it’s his favorite to cold brew. This came as a sample with the order (yay for samples from DT again!). This isn’t something I would have ordered, because of the rooibos. But, I had a slight headache developing so decided to try it. Added a bit of honey.
No rooibos taste at all luckily. It tastes like a pretty generic mint/sleepytime tea, but it does seem to be helping my headache.
October Tea Society offering. Another Korean black tea. I prefer the Bosung over this one, but I still enjoyed experiencing this. The dry leaf smells intensely of cacao nibs, but the chocolate flavor is more muted than I would have expected. Some nuttiness as well. Subsequent steeps have a much more earthy, leafy flavor.
The September Mansa Tea Society offering. I’ve been quite busy, so I wasn’t able to join the live September or October tea tastings. I’m just now getting around to watching the recorded September tasting and experiencing this tea.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a Korean black tea before, so I was excited to experience this.
Deep dark chocolate, dried fruit, and tobacco in the finish.
Like a dark chocolate covered cherry.
Flavors: Cherry, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Stonefruits, Tobacco
I’m really enjoying the couple EG blends I’ve tried from Deb. I’m liking the bergamot she’s using, especially combined with the strong, herbal lavender. The honey/maple/brown sugar surprisingly don’t take the sweetness over the top, but balance the strong herbaceous qualities of the berg and lavender.