69 Tasting Notes
Pale green in the cup. Smells of grass, vanilla and gardenia. Taste is very mild – sweet spinach, marshmallow with a wine-like finish. Noticeable but not overwhelming bitterness.
Yellowish green liquor. Round, creamy nose with a hint of grape. Tastes light and sweet with a subtle hint of just ripe honeydew melon.
Dry leaves smell fruity. Brews amber with a greenish cast. Brewed up the smell turns to hay. Tastes mild, fruity (apple?), sweet and woody.
Brews reddish amber. Liquor smells like beeswax and humus (the rich soil, not the dip). Taste is buttery roasted oak with a hint of strawberries. Leaves a charcoal, cocoa finish. Mild astringency. Shares some of the characteristics I like in The Simple Leaf’s “Dawn.”
Brews up bright copper colored. Smells like a salted caramel. Taste is creamy and smooth. A little roasty with some strawberry in the finish. Caramel returns for the aftertaste. Very little astringency. Overall, a very pleasant and smooth tea.
The golden yellow liquor smells roasty and faintly of licorice. The taste is mildly smokey, sweet with an ashy finish. There is a green vegetable/melon aftertaste. Moderate astringency and a bit of bitterness.