74 Tasting Notes
Here I am making up for lost tea time in the last hour. This one does have a pleasant incensey smell while steeping, mixed with a faint honey/caramel. The flavor of honey remains when sipping it, but it’s not strong. Tastes like a subtle, buttery, warm oolong that does not leave my tongue dry.
I cold brewed some of this to drink iced and it is good! Does it taste a bit like juice? Yes! A more complexly flavored lighter juice tea that has many fewer calories than real juice. I like it because of that. I like how the blueberry and pineapple flavors complement each other to make a new fruity flavor unique to this tea. The slight taste of the rooibos holds it all together nicely.
One of the best things about taking a long afternoon nap on a gray Saturday afternoon, is that it provides a second opportunity in one day for a good strong cup of “wake up” black tea (with milk and sugar, of course). When I smelled this tea, my first thought was “Holy bergamot, Batman!”. But, in my cup the bergamot is not overwhelming. This is a nice strong Earl Gray, which I like since it was one of the teas I grew up drinking in my teens.
This morning I made this the long way according to the instructions of teaplz under this tea’s tasting notes. Heaven! Even my husband, who scoffs at my tea habit, enjoyed it. Love the cardamon, clove and hint of cinnamon. Tastes so soothing with the milk and sugar. And, I gotta love the jolt of caffeine early in the morning! I’m going to raise the rating on this one.
I probably should not be drinking this before bed, but I am so excited to try my new Golden Moon teas! (I’ll probably be up peeing every hour all night after all the tea I’ve had so far). Anyway, I made a quick/short-cut chai with this. I heated equal parts milk and super-concentrated tea and put them together with some honey. Probably not as good as the slow cook method of making chai, but this is still really good. I love the cardamon and the cloves. Can’t wait to make this the long way tomorrow morning…in larger quantities.