696 Tasting Notes
Wow, very malty tea! It tastes very similar to that malted drink powder that you put in milk, without all the sugar. I mean that in a nice way. :) My husband just took a sniff and sip and declared it to be artichoke tea. I can see the comparison, but it still tastes malty to me. Never thought of artichokes as malty before. Huh. I don’t know if it is sacrilege to think of blending this, but I bet it would be fantastic with a strong chocolate flavor mixed in, just like a chocolate malty shake.
This tea is really quite nice!
I received a sample of this from Variatea! Thanks! :)
On the first sip, my immediate thought was “pickle juice?!”. What the? Even after reading that it is supposed to be apricot and cream, I still get that. There is this tang that is mildly pickley. When I sweeten it, it just tastes like a sweet version of what I was tasting. I don’t know what I did to this sample or what I had it next to that it may have been absorbing odd flavors from, but this is not right! It is actually making me laugh a bit. My husband tried a sip and said that he tastes fruit, but also what I was talking about. I will definitely give this another go someday and see what I make of it then!
Oh I get it now! It is a minty earl grey! It’s really very nice when cold brewed! I get the refreshing mint with the floral EG notes! Very lovely and great for summer time refreshment. Wow, really good with a splash of cream too! It has been a little while since a tea has blown my mind and this one is doing exactly that! This might have to be a restock! I can’t stop using exclamation points!!!! !! ! OMG SO GOOOOOOOOD!!!!
Super strong jasmine scent coming from this bag! Once steeped I get a fairly strong, clean, crisp and light jasmine taste. It isn’t a mind blowing level of jasmine, but it is really good! I’m not getting any of that soapy taste that some jasmine teas have. I like this one!
Huh, this says white tea, but all I see is green rooibos. This is interesting. It is tart, sweet, floral. I’m guessing that adding sugar would even out the tart, but I don’t want to mess it up and turn it into juice. I think Teavana actually did okay with this one.
Ooooch, wow! Yup, that’s a chai! The spices are intense in this and exactly what I’d expect from a chai! Adding cream and sugar mellows out the spices a little. I prefer my chais to be a little more peppery and hot, but this is a really nice cup too. The cup seems to be pretty well balanced and isn’t too much of one spice or another. It looks like the base might be CTC? It is a good first impression of Persimmon Tree!