103 Tasting Notes
Ok so I brought home a couple of tea bags from my conference :) i didn’t drink any decaf black teas while I was there. I wanted to make sure I had caffeine in my tea. Anyways this is a nice medium strength tea. It doesn’t say specifically how it is decaffeinated but I am guessing it is done via the CO2 method as opposed to the chemical method but I don’t know for sure.
I unfortunately added milk and honey to this cup before I tried the tea so I can’t say for sure but I think I could drink this straight or with just a bit of milk. I will have to try that with my other tea bag!
Mmmm super nice strong black tea that I usually use to make stove top Chai with. Brewed it for approx 3 mins in a teapot and had it with honey and almond milk today. It was great…why didn’t I brew it this way sooner? I think I have had this tea in my cupboard for well over a year or two and I never thought to just brew it in a teapot. How silly!!
Ok last tea that I tried this weekend at the Empress hotel in Victoria BC that I am going to write about. I tried this during one of my breaks and found the bergamot was quite strong but the base not as strong as I would have liked compared to the scent of the bergamot. Still can’t complain not a bad tea; variations could be due to brewing conditions. I was lucky enough to have quite a selection of fairmont teas to choose from throughout our conference!
This was a nice strong Assam blend…perfect with a bit of milk in my travel mug to take to my lectures this weekend at the Empress. This was a stronger black tea than the Empress Orange Pekoe. Unfortunately I don’t have enough experience telling apart the different types of black teas to describe these teas properly.
Not a bad tea. I just came back from a convention in Victoria and although I could not afford high tea, they had this tea as a choice for us to brew ourselves during our breaks. The tea bags were labelled Empress orange Pekoe and a salesperson at the fairmont tea store in the Empress told me this was the famous tea served at high tea. Nice basic ceylon type tea…not as strong as I would have liked considering I was sitting in lectures for most of the day.
I still have some of this left, so I brewed a pot of it today with the addition of more silver needle white tea. I drank it after it cooled down and mostly tasted the sweetness of the mulberries and then the added base tea, with an interesting creaminess at the end. Nice and refreshing for a warm day!
Had some of this left from a while back; probably our winter vacation. The boys like a treat when we are away and it is easier than brewing chai the traditional way with spices in a pot etc. I find the mix too sweet for my taste so I always have to add double the amount of almond milk into it (1 part concentrate to 2 parts almond milk). For the convenience not a bad product.