I’ve been saving my Fall teas sampler from David’s until I’d decupboarded some things. Well, that went out the window this morning. And then I noticed that the Winter collection is already out…
Opened this little bag up, and the smell is divine. Identical to a baking crumble, right down to the crumble brown sugar/cinnamon/oats scent. Smell of the brewed cup is just as delicious. It smells calorie-laden and decadent.
Taste isn’t quite up to the smell. It’s more fresh strawberry than anything else. There’s a hint of the cinnamon/crumble, but not as powerful as the berry. I do also get some hibiscus taste as well. Can’t really taste the white tea at all.
Is it what it’s name says? To a point. Scent is 100% accurate, taste not so much. It’s delicious, but I’m a little disappointed that the two don’t match better. I also feel this would have benefited from being a rooibos or honeybush base: the white tea is essentially lost here, and the rooibos/honeybush may have helped carry the crumble/cinnamon flavors better.
As the cup cools, the crumble taste does come out more. A lot more, in fact. So much so that I’m tempted to delete what I’ve written and start fresh. I’ve never ahd a cup change this much as it cooled. Hibiscus is still there, though, so if you’re not a fan, I’d recommend staying away.