545 Tasting Notes
Sooo ugh, I’ve accumulated over a week’s backlog again. And I feel that I’ve had some tea that I’ve forgotten about and didn’t make it on the list.
As for this one, drank in the morning. Consistent. Added the Tiger as my bit of fresh leaf for the second steep. I don’t remember liking it or disliking it much.
2nd steep: 5 min.
I made a pot early afternoon for my husband and I. I was curious to see what he thought of this tea as he’s liked some flavored black but I haven’t tried him on anything but fruity ones yet. And cause frankly, I really liked this tea when I tried it earlier in the week and I wanted more. I steeped it for the full five minutes recommended and think it’s fine like that, not too strong or overpowering. It could go 30 seconds less but more than four minutes, I think. As for my husband, I expect him to like it or really dislike it. He liked it but didn’t comment enthusiastically as he has on others.
Mmm… This tea is good! I’m sure I’ve had it before at the B&N. But my mom gave me a 4oz tin that my grandma had given her as a gift and she hasn’t liked. The dry leaf smells exactly like Red Hots. The tea is lighter in color than I’d have thought and it smells only faintly of cinnamon and sweet. This tea tastes like sweet cinnamon! Which I love!
I only steeped it for four minutes cause the smell of the dry leaf was so strong and I didn’t want the tea to end up overpoweringly undrinkable cinnamon-y. However, the taste didn’t come out very strong. I think it could easily handle five minutes. The resteeping was lightly cinnamoned water.
I’m giving this tea a high (for me) 83 right off (80-90 = great range) and will likely raise it later on.
This tea is one steep only.