8 Tasting Notes
There is an overwhelming licorice taste and smell with this tea. No hazelnut (or any other nut) flavor, just strong, bitter licorice. Quite disappointed, as I usually like their teas. I’ll try mixing it with another tea so it doesn’t go to waste, but as it is, it’s almost undrinkable to me.
I DON’T like flower taste or smell. It reminds me of inhaling perfume. HOWEVER, this tea is goooood. The jasmine flavor is light and sweet, not overpowering like I was fearing. The only bad thing is that the smell of the tea before steeping is strongly floral. Not something I’d drink everyday, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
The bitterness is very noticeable. I like to add some sugar and cream (and some amaretto if I’m feeling adventurous!). The almond taste is not that strong, I was hoping for more of a sweet marzipan type flavor. Sweet almond is my favorite flavor and the search for a delicious almond tea is still on!
It doesn’t have a very strong flavor, but I still like it on a cold, snowy day. I’m on my second tin of it now. I’ve found that using two teaspoons and steeping for about 5-6 minutes is ideal. Second steepings are too weak and a waste of time for this one. Very good with a pinch of sugar and a splash of milk. It’s not as spicy as I usually like. I’ve thought of adding a pinch of cayenne to it. I like super spicy stuff!