601 Tasting Notes
0.5 tablespoons for 124 ml
Buttery oolong scent from brewed tea. Grape flavour has a deepness to it that makes it taste less artificial- it reminds me of the grape-like tones I was getting from the Kenya Purple Tea from Butiki Teas. Crisp, fruity taste supported by the floral/buttery oolong flavour.
Second infusion at 5 minutes. Still very flavourful.
Thanks to Kittenna for passing this on to me!
1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml
Initially reminds me a lot of Goji Pop or Indian Summer by David’s Tea. There is a baked lemon scone note. All flavours blend together, nothing sticks out. I feel that there are too many different tastes for one tea, there is a lack of focus in the overall flavour.
I may want to infuse this tisane for a longer amount of time in the future.
1.05 tablespoons 248 ml.
The mild smokiness of the sencha is able to come through. I’m detecting a definite chocolately note near the end of the sip into the aftertaste. Roasted rice flavour closer to the middle of the sip. Vanilla overtones from the middle of sip to the end. Vanilla and caramel sweetness.
4 spears used for 375 ml.
On the sip there is a note that reminds me strongly of grape flavour. Fruity sweetness. I’m detecting a white tea-type astringency note. Slight buttery tone.
Second infusion at 6 minutes, 300ml. Has more of a plum fruity taste on the sip. Slight hints of smooth (almost creamy) black tea taste. I’m reminded of the wheat-like taste I find in certain tea. Slightly licorice-like sweetness.
1.5 tbsp for 375 ml
There’s an artificial chicken-soup like overtone in the aroma and aftertaste that seems out of place in this tisane. It is quite unsettling. I’m having a lot of difficulty in finishing my cup. Maybe I picked up a bad batch of this?
I still have some left in the sample that I purchased that I will save for another day.