637 Tasting Notes
1.5 tablspoons for 375 ml
Slight clove and cherry flavour contamination from being close to other teas in transit (my own fault). I am detecting the mineral flavours that comes off as a sort of sweetness. Savoury tones. Warm nutty flavours. Caramel tone. Slight fruity sweetness. Slight vegetal tone in the mix.
Second infusion at 5 minutes. Hojicha-like straw aroma/taste. At the end of my cup I could taste the grape-fruity flavour that I’ve found to associate with oolongs.
1.25 tbsp for 282 ml
Slightly overpowering astringency. Astringency is subdued by coconut and vanilla notes. Coconut flavour is very full and quite authentic. Strong white tea flavour present. Overall, the tea feels fragmented as if the flavours don’t meld together very well.
Thanks to Sil for sharing this with me!
Used 1.5 tablespoons for ~375ml of water.
Lemon-y note. Dilute overall flavour. Rich gourd-like pumpkin tone. Baked-goods note. Spices complement the flavour profile very well and do not overpower. Slightest hint of creaminess. Savoury taste profile. Woodsy note from the rooibos base.