4 Tasting Notes
I found this tea to be exactly what it says on the tin- creamy and super caramel taste. I added a tsp of rock sugar to the pot and it came out extremely rich- I feel like I’m eating a cake when I drink this! The rooibos keeps all that sweetness from being overpowering and gives the tea it’s lovely red shade. A good dessert tea.
I have never tasted an oolong before, but this seemed like a good starter. The leaves are a bright green and have a deep smell. After brewing it’s smell was very buttery and, though I might be crazy, reminded me of my French bread dough right before I pop it in the oven. My roomie assures me I am crazy and it has a floral smell, reminding her of lantana flowers. Her nose is probably better than mine. It is a very light color but the taste was pronounced, mostly it tasted like it smelled.
The second steep I did not use an infuser, because it looked like my basket was to small for the leaves. I think it was for the best, because the tea expanded quite a bit more, and the liquid was darker when poured. It tasted about the same, but with more spinach-y flavors to it.
The third steep had the most vegetal taste. I found all three steeps to be very flavorful, and thought this tea was a great intro into oolongs.
This was my first mate tea so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The dry leaves smell strongly of chocolate, but not milk chocolate. The tea itself tastes chocolatey, but not overwhemlingly so, with the taste of bannana right underneath. This tea had kind of a smokey taste, from the chicory I assume, and I think it really compliments the other flavors. My rommate also enjoyed it, so I think I will have to get more of this one.