315 Tasting Notes
Another tea I shared with my mom, and another success with Persimmon Tree. If I had to go by smell alone, I wouldn’t like this tea at all. It has a medicine-y rooibos smell. Luckily it tastes nothing like it smells. I was a little worried this would be INYOURFACEBANANA, but luckily it’s just banana, nice and mellow. Not much chocolate though. Just creamy banana yummy flavor. My mom says it tastes just like banana pudding.
I’m always careful with Jasmine teas. In general, I just really don’t like them, as the jasmine flavor has to be done just right for me.
I tried this previously hot and LOVED it. The jasmine is perfect. I’m not sure how well these kinds of things do with cold brew, but I decided to be daring and go for it. It definitely needs less time to steep than the other teas that I’ve been cold brewing, but oh wow is this good! I absolutely have to buy more of this, since I used up the last of my sample. This is delicious both iced and warm. I think this will become my go-to iced tea, for now. Raising the rating up, since it’s so good either way.
This is much better with the cold brew! I can actually taste the chocolate! The cinnamon is still the dominant flavor, but I can taste the chocolate and it is a bit sweeter now, which is something I would expect for a tea named Super Chocolate. Overall, this isn’t one I would buy, as I don’t like it hot and there are other teas I enjoy iced much more. I’ll raise the rating though as it is good iced at least.
Apparently I never reviewed this tea when hot, even though I’ve had it plenty. Every time I smell the dry leaves, it smells like Bailey’s to me. It never quite tastes like that though.
I cold brewed this one, and it seemed to bring out the flavors better, and seemed closer to the smell. Another one that I probably prefer cold.
I forgot to log a bunch of teas, so here goes. Hopefully I won’t spam everyone’s dashboard with bunches of notes!
I made a pot of this with what was left of my sample and shared with my mom. I’m slowly bringing her over to the tea side. She really liked this one, and so do I. Once I get more tea money, this will be an order for sure! I look forward to trying other teas from Persimmon Tree and eventually cold brewing this one.
I accidentally let this one go to 7 minutes when I only meant to do 4 or 5. Steeped, this smelled like Candy Cane Lane. I’m guessing that was from the green tea/cinnamon combination (Candy Cane Lane has cinnamon, right?).
As for the flavor, I’m not sure how much my longer steep affected this. I’m not really getting much chocolate flavor, which is a disappointment considering the name. The flavors here are pretty light, but it seems like cinnamon is the main one.
I think I’ll try cold brewing this one to see how that goes. I’ve been on a cold brewing kick lately, now that I’ve finally learned how and given it a try.