4833 Tasting Notes
This tea reminds me a lot of a Darjeeling, both in appearance and in flavor. In fact, had someone just sat this cup in front of me without telling me what type of tea it was, I would guess it was a Darjeeling.
But, according to the package it is a Nilgiri. It has a bright, brisk flavor. It is somewhat astringent which leaves the palate feeling clean but not overly dry. Very smooth and no bitterness. A light sweetness with a muscatel-ish note.
A very pleasant tea. The light sweetness makes it quite delicious without adding any sweetener or milk. I like it very much.
Edited to add: After this tea cooled slightly, this became more Nilgiri-like than Darjeeling-like. I’m getting less of a muscatel note now and more of a citrus-y note. A very interesting tea…
First of all, I want to say that I absolutely LOVE Sanctuary T. Every single time I’ve ordered from them, they’ve managed to make me feel very special. When I ordered this tea of the week a couple of weeks ago, I just ordered the “sample” size, but, they upgraded me to a tin! And their tins are absolutely lovely! If you look closely, it has a very beautiful etched design. Uniquely theirs. I love it.
And I love this tisane!
It is really beautifully flavored – the apricot flavor is intense, and the almond flavor is very subtle but the sweetness of the almond really accents the apricot very nicely. Really delicious!
Delicious! One of the best plum flavored teas (tisanes) that I’ve encountered. The plum and vanilla make a great combination and reminds me a bit of warm plum sauce (fresh plums that are cooked in a light syrup until all soft and mushy like applesauce) that’s been drizzled with vanilla cream sauce. YUM!