4835 Tasting Notes
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!
I tend to have my doubts when I encounter an herbal breakfast blend/morning blend, because, well, there’s no caffeine in them herbs! How is it going to wake me up?
But this nice. If you don’t like mint, though, this isn’t going to be the morning herbal for you, because it is a strong spearmint flavor. The citrus is a nice flavor and rounds out the mint nicely, but the mint is still quite strong. Fortunately, I don’t have a problem with that. I’m just happy there’s no hibiscus in this!
A nice mint/citrus blend, tastes minty but not medicinal. Decent.
The dry leaf is one of the nicest smelling chamomile blends I’ve encountered. It has such a lovely floral fragrance, together with notes of apple and ginger, it makes for a very intriguing scent. Once brewed, it loses some of its original charm. It doesn’t smell off-putting or anything, but, it just doesn’t smell quite as delightful as it does dry.
This is pretty good. The chamomile is the strongest flavor, and it brews up a little murky, but not quite as dusty looking as some tea bags, so that is a good thing. The ginger is strong but not as strong as the chamomile, so this doesn’t come off as too spicy, just gently spiced. The apple is more of a back note – I can taste it, but it isn’t real prevalent.
This is a lovely green tea. You can read my full-length review of it here:
Enjoying my time brewing this in my gaiwan this evening, a little late, perhaps, for caffeine but my “clock” is a bit off because I was up so late last night.
This is a beautiful tea, and offers many flavorful infusions!
A very pleasant tea. You can read my full-length review of it here:
I actually steeped this stovetop method this evening… something I almost never do because I hate the mess, but, for whatever reason, I wanted to make a mess today, so I did.
So GOOD. I don’t know if I prefer it stovetop or my tried and true method of steeping extra strong in water and then adding milk, both result in a delicious cuppa. This method also results in mess though… which is a big negative unless I am in one of these weird moods where I feel like making a mess… then, I guess it’s all good.
Anyways, I don’t know that I notice any significant difference between brewing this way and brewing the way I usually do, except that the flavor and texture is creamier. Thicker. But, other than that, both methods produce a very delicious tea. Rich black tea base, sweet vanilla and robust spices! YUM! And perfect on this chilly evening.