4837 Tasting Notes
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!
Having never tasted Sweet Potato Pie, I can’t tell you how close to the real thing this tea actually is, but, I can say that this is quite good. I’ve also tried the Sweet Potato Pie from Adagio, and I think that this one is better. I am not getting the same starchy quality that I got from Adagio’s, although there is some drying astringency… it might be a little starchy but not as strong as Adagio’s starchy taste.
It has a very pleasant sweetness, it tastes like sweet potato. Very Thanksgiving-ish!
I didn’t order this one when it was initially introduced, mostly because I thought it was rather ordinary… but after reading a few reviews of it, I was a bit saddened when it sold out before I could order some. When it was reblended, I quickly ordered some of it… and I’m glad I did.
I really like this. I just submitted a review for it for Tea Review Blog, which should publish soon.
I guess if I were to change anything about it, I would add some Assam to the blend because I’m wanting a baked kind of background to it. It is good without the Assam, but I think it would be really good with it!