526 Tasting Notes
Surprise! Delicious balance of mint and warming spices. Refreshing. Makes me break into a light sweat, which would be great on a hot day for cooling off. I got a sample amount in a recent order from DavidsTea, and I may add this to my next order. I’ve drunk mint and mint greens before, but the sharpness and, well, playfulness of this blend is fun. I can’t taste the fennel, which is good. Love the cardamom.
Far away smoke on the fragrance, as of a distant bonfire. Some china black tea and rooibos taste, then chai with Indian black tea, then cinnamon and a light warmth from the chai, and, finally, smoke.
Warming. Sophisticated. No one aspect dominates. Harmony. A very special blend.
(I drank this once plain and one with light sweetening but no milk.)
Got this as a sample with an order …
I steeped it 4 min 30 seconds. It’s got a richness and a sweet coffee & chocolate-ish flavour, but it ain’t coffee.
Ain’t tea, either.
Like David’s Coffee Pu-Erh, a really intersting fusion.
Not sure if a sipper who does not already like coffee would like this coffee-laced tea. But it’s good. Better with every sip.
The owner of Britannia Teas warned me I would not be able to ‘go back’ to other (and less expensive) jasmine teas once I tried the Jasmine Dragon Tears. She was right. Not perfumey, not bitter, but certainly not weak … and the jasmine ‘hit’ lasts and lasts. Demand may increase the price of these hand-rolled tears, but I don’t care.