515 Tasting Notes
1.25 tablespoons for 375ml of water
Sweet maple and tomato notes in the aroma. I can smell the slight smokiness of the honeybush aroma. The scent reminds me a bit of the berry smell in a boxed berry oatmeal.
The tomato-like scent does transfer a little bit in the taste. Chocolate flavour present near the end of the sip. Faint berry flavour which compliments the blend quite well.
Thanks to Indigobloom and Sil for sharing this with me.
1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml of water
On the sip, hibiscus is not overpowering. I’m not detecting a lot of orange flavour on the sip- it is more present in the aftertaste. I’m getting a flavour that reminds me of the hard extruded candy “Rockets”. I am detecting rose taste in the background. The flavour doesn’t seem to have a focus. I am tasting everything separately. Smooth pleasing tartness.
There is something very comforting about this blend- it reminds of of the bagged herbal tisanes (Celestial Seasonings) I would have as a child.
Thank you to Indigobloom and Sil for this sample!
1 tablespoon of dry leaf used for 375 ml of water
Berry-type fruity-ness on the sip with trailing mildly-sugary sweetness. The berry flavours have an artifical feel to them. Dry, crisp mouth-feel. Notes of mineral. White tea flavour note near end of sip.
Thank you to Indigobloom and Sil for sharing this with me.
6 grams of dry leaf used for 370 ml of water
The brewed tea has an aroma that reminds me of sweet black licorice. Musty, leathery. Faint aromatic, pungent floral. Fruity apricot-type note. Hint of sawdust.
On the sip I’m detecting an astringency which is bordering on being overpowering (burt/dark chocolate note). The apricot and leathery notes are upfront in the flavour. Mild floral hints in the background. Mushroom-type note/mouth-feel. Licorice-like from the scent translates into the flavour. Maltiness close to the end of the sip.
As the tea is allowed to cool a slight creaminess comes out in the taste. Char note near the end of the sip.
Second infusion at 4.25 minutes. The flavour reminds me of roasted corn.
1.2 tablespoons used for 375 ml of water infused for 8 minutes
Punchy rooibos flavour- reminds me of fruitiness. I’m detecting a milky-like flavour. Sweetness throughout. Thin mouth-feel which does not compliment the flavour profile. Blandness in taste on the sip.
Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing with me!
0.9 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water
The brewed tea has a sugary spice scent with a touch of fruity-ness to it. The scent of the black tea is present in the background.
Primary smooth black tea taste with spice and fruity flavour complement. The primary spice flavour is cinnamon. Delightful combination.
Thanks to Indigobloom and Sil for sharing this with me!
0.8 tablespoons for ~375ml of water.
The brewed tea scent is intoxicatingly delightful. I am also detecting a hint of black tea in the scent.
The flavour reminds me of powder-y cake batter mix. Not as creamy as I would like. Most of the flavour ends up near the end of the sip. Mild astringency present which converts to a dark chocolate flavour. Little to no sweetness present but this works very well with the overall flavour profile. Black tea flavour present.
1 tablespoon for 375 ml of water
Brewed tea has a smoky aroma. The tea has a thick brothy feel to it. Soft lime flavour that blend surprisingly well with the green tea taste. Sweetness that fills the mouth. Mild earthiness in the flavour. Very smooth tasting. I am detecting some tangy-ness from the lime flavour. The marshmallow root compliments the flavour profile very well.
An unexpected delightful experience as I don’t normally like artificial lime flavour.