2 Tasting Notes
Well I purchased 100g of this tea randomly because I needed something fruity and100% theine-free in my cupboard for my late night treats ..
This tea is actually not popular in the Marriage Freres scented tea collections, well in a way that’s one of the reasons it attracted me ..
First of all, the smell of the dry leaves is lovely without killing the rooibos natural fragrances. Sweet, light and mellow, a true defintion of warm joy. Light roses, cherry, strawberry and mallow are all in ..
Once steeped it offers that yummy jam fragrance —→ And once in my mouth : An explosion of taste and rich mellow Hmmm quite refreshing too .. And after few sips it leaves that greedy taste of fine almond in my mouth..
A true sin of gluttony
Hmm what shall I say about this tea ?
First of all, it smells heavenly. The fruity side of it keeps you smelling again and again and AGAIN, then end up with vanilla and honey that give sweetness and mellow to this treasure.
The tea leaves looks amazing, well Mariage Frères is known for its Haute quality of tea… And the added cornflowers brings a fresh color to this wonderful preparation.
Once brewed, we still smell that heavenly scent but it’s less aggressive… The liquor is definition of bliss, smooth, sweet fresh and luxurious I couldn’t ask for more.
About the temperature of the water, I noticed that once we exceeded 70°C it kind of burn the leaves which at the end of the cup brings an occasional bitterness …
Enjoyed with hot scones, milk jam and champagne.