479 Tasting Notes
I used 1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml of water.
Detecting a licorice-like sweetness that tingles my tongue into the aftertaste. Pleasant swampy-vegetal taste that may be a little strong. I am strongly reminded of the scent of alfalfa hay. Very mild astringency. No bitterness. Sweet throughout. Slightly buttery. Overall refreshing flavour. Lemon notes present, reminding me of the taste of a freshly squeezed lemon in water.
Second infusion at 5 minutes. Flavours from first infusion are still present but softer. Smooth and buttery quality. Softer sweetness throughout.
Third infusion at 7 minutes tastes very similar to the first infusion. More vegetal-tasting.
I used 1.25 tablespoons for 375 ml of water.
The longer infusion really brings out the flavour. I am reminded of the taste of baked goods or cookies.
I am still not a fan of the apple-mint combination. I feel that it results in an overall bitter taste and reminds me of when I eat fruit too soon after brushing my teeth.
I used 1.25 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
The brewed tea has a definite alcohol quality to the aroma. I am smelling a mixture of peach and pineapple which is reminiscent of champagne.
On the sip, I am detecting a very mild green tea flavour on the forefront which blossoms into a peach/pineapple taste. I am getting a bit of a fizzy mouth-feel which I think is sourced from the tangy-ness of the pineapple. Sugary sweetness in the background is strong in the aftertaste. Mild toasted astringency coming from the green tea close to the end of the sip into the aftertaste.
I would like to try to infuse this for a shorter amount of time (maybe only
2 minutes 1 minute) in the future.
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
No tartness, but a bit of tang is present which compliments the flavour profile. The flavour, however is quite faint with and only 4 minute infusion. Very authentic berry tasting. Possibly just a hint of artificial taste near the end of the sip.
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375ml of water. Infused for 8 minutes.
Very mild tasting. Coconut and pineapple flavours really come out in the aftertaste. The honeybush imparts a mild sweet-smokey flavour to the aftertaste. I am reminded of the extruded ‘Rockets’ candy by the scent and the flavour.
The diluted flavour is really driving down the rating for me. I maybe let the dry leaf sit too long in the bag before trying it. I’ll hold off giving an official rating for now.
Thanks to Kittenna for sharing this with me!
I used 1 tablespoon of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
Creamy flavour I can detect the coconut and vanilla. There is something that reminds of hard liquor smell and what I imagine it would taste like (but milder and much more manageable). There is a definite corn flavour. This tea could probably use 0.25 tablespoons more leaf.