4788 Tasting Notes
This past week, I received a newsletter from Two Leaves and a Bud, naming this tea as the “Steep of the Month” – so in honor of that, I decided I would brew myself a cup.
I really like this tea. It has a beautiful nutty and vegetative flavor to it. Buttery. Delicious!
This has a really lovely flavor. The dry leaves are HUGE! The aroma is quite vegetative. The flavor is lightly sweet – it is a delicate sweetness that is quite refreshing! There is a citrus note in the finish too. And… even though the description from Drink T says only 1 infusion, the leaves look as though they can submit to at least 1 – if not more – additional infusion(s).
I bought this when it was a Steepster Select item – way… way… back when. I haven’t opened it until now, because, well, the box was just so pretty, and so was the tin. That’s my only excuse.
And I really NEED an excuse because I am pretty upset with myself for NOT having tried this sooner… it’s delightful! Smooth, rich, creamy, buttery, vegetative. Delicious. I like this a lot.
This tea is remarkably smooth and rich… and honestly, one thing comes to mind as I sip it … DAWN FROM THE SIMPLE LEAF! I don’t know how similar they are, really, because it’s been a while since I’ve had some Dawn… maybe one of these days I’ll do a side by side comparison.
It’s very good though. Wonderfully complex. Savory chocolate-y notes. I can even taste a hint of caramel. Lovely. Truly lovely.
I ordered the 1-ounce sampler package of this along with the last batch of brownies that I ordered (wanna see my review for the brownies? Check it out: http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/10/10/white-tea-brownies-from-sanctuary-t/ )
This is so good. Even though the description doesn’t indicate it, I can taste and see bits of coconut in this too. Sweet, pineapple-y, and delicious. A little woody from the rooibos, but it isn’t a bad or off-putting taste in the cup, and actually seems to work well with the coconut and pineapple flavors. It has a nice, tropical taste but it doesn’t taste like every other tropical tea that’s out there… know what I mean?
Just received this in the mail this afternoon. I have to admit that this was one that I wasn’t sure if I’d order or not. I mean, it sounded good, but, I wasn’t sure if it was necessarily one that I just had to try.
I am glad that I finally decided to order it because it’s outstanding!
I will have to write more later because this is too good right now for wordage.
But… I will take another moment to add this: Frank… you have a WAY with honeybush.