1216 Tasting Notes
This wasn’t available for sale as a one-off in the London Twinings store, so when I saw a sampler pack with this (and a few other green fruit teas) on the shelf in Brussels, I grabbed it.
Interesting. Well, it needs sweetener, but then the orange pops like no one’ s business. I get the Lotus flower, sort of, although it’s more in the event than anything. Juicy, light, yay.
Flavors: Flowers, Orange
A French tisane, only sold pre-made, in Belgium, called Los Angeles? Okay, I’ll try it. It’s an unusual combination of pineapple juice, rosemary, Heather, ginger puree, grape juice and meadowsweet.
I’m getting mostly pineapple rosemary, but it’s more like a tea than juice. Is this technically tea? Dunno, you guys tell me. Would I but it again? Maybe, if I needed a savory sweet organic tea on the go.
I seem to have accidentally stumbled upon Spanish tea in a random grocery store in Belgium. Mind you, this grocery store also carries Dammann Frères right on the shelf…
I grabbed it because it seemed unusual. Plus, I’ve get to grab any puerh for the trip, so why not a “diet” tea? (so named I’m sure because of the added artichoke and green tea extract).
Is it tasty? Sure. Can I tell what the “red fruits” are? Nope, although the bag doesn’t show red fruits, just tropical ones, and there’s definitely no strawberry (allergies). There’s a drying, astringent quality to this tea, and it needs sweetening. Do I love it? Nah. I enjoyed it much more last night for some reason.
Flavors: Drying, Raspberry, Stonefruits, Thick
Well, this isn’t a fruit tea, so I need to change that. It’s a black with added flavors, and surprisingly good ones. I actually get “McDonald’s crappy Blueberry muffin” out of this… Or what I’d imagine it to be. The commercials have two ladies taking a bite out of their cups, and showing a Blueberry muffin. Pretty accurate!
Flavors: Artificial, Blueberry, Cake
Strange tea. Smells powerfully of lime, faintly of something like papaya or guava. The cacao throws me off because I can smell it too. It rounds things out a bit, makes it smoother, creamier, and at times its the strongest note drinking it. Can’t quite be sure what to make of this one.
Flavors: Cacao, Lime, Tropical