328 Tasting Notes
Again part of the sampler from Wild Orchid Teas—aroma of dry leaves was definitely of strawberries. Labeled as “naturally flavored” but no strawberries (dried or otherwise) are to be found in the blend. Prepared as recommended. Tea was pleasant at the outset with a sweet, fruity flavor. However, a strange, strong metallic flavor/aftertaste developed as the tea cooled. Will not be repeating the experience.
This tea smells like white chocolate! It’s also a pretty blend with big white chamomile blossoms. The taste is delicate but interesting with subtle nutty notes.
This tea has grown on me. I did not take to it the first time I tried it, but I now find it a pleasant, soothing cup—watched my water temperature and steep time carefully. Nice to sip while watching the snowstorm that hit us yesterday!
Heading for the red yucky face, I’m afraid, with this one. Dry leaves have a very strong medicinal aroma—like red cough drops. Found 2 dried cranberries in the sampler tin, so artificial flavoring seems to be the culprit. Liquor also has strong off-putting aroma. The liquor itself seems syrupy and has an almost cloying aftertaste. I probably won’t even finish the sampler tin. Most unfortunate.