552 Tasting Notes
Aroma of dry leaf reminds me strongly of Forever Nuts (it probably is the same blend, as was pointed out by Kittenna). Baked goods sweetness. Walnut. Cinnamon warmth. Thin mouthfeel. Unpleasant sour aftertaste. This is a tisane which requires a strong concentration to get good flavour but the parts of it are quite heavy resulting in a relatively expensive brew. As I have seen in the past with Forever Nuts, this tisane would not likely do well with a re-infusion.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Sweet, Walnut
Brewed aroma has a sticky sweet note- reminiscent of caramel popcorn.
The black tea base is very weak and has bitter notes. I enjoy the flavouring but it would be better paired with a higher quality black tea or, as Kittenna mentioned, an oolong. The sticky sweet aroma translates to the flavour as a caramel. Unplesant aftertaste, likely from the “flavour” ingredient.
Brewed for 10 minutes.
Amazing balance of flavour. The lemongrass is not at all over-powering (just a bit of a flatness in the aftertaste)- the bamboo flavour is able to come through well. Sweetness in the background. There’s some kind of fruity body to this- like I can imagine biting into a fresh pomello. No off-flavouring.
Thanks to Sil for sharing!
Flavors: Bamboo, Citrus, Sweet
In the brewed tea aroma: molasses, cocoa
Tea has a strong white tea swampy taste to it. Molasses-honey sweetness in the background with a slight bitter cocoa edge.
Second infusion at boiling for 4 minutes. The cocoa flavour really comes out!
Third infusion at boiling for ~6 minutes. Cocoa-y, slightly creamy and delicious.
Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!
Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Molasses, Sweet