450 Tasting Notes
1.5 tbsp used for 375 ml
Very nice blend of flavours. Savory notes are present. Spice (from the ginger), mint and peppery notes. I can’t taste any of the goji berries or rose. Overall, the flavour is quite bland – there is no one flavour that sticks out which the others compliment. I can see how this would be a nice mixed with a plain tea, as is recommended on the Verdant Tea website. I love the mix of traditional herbs and learning the history behind each of their uses (also found on the Verdant Tea website).
Mineral sweetness. Smooth velvety mouth-feel. Faint roasted notes. Hint of chocolate tone. Brisk crispness on finish but not astringency or bitterness. I can definitely see what they mean about the scotch note- definitely present in the aftertaste. There’s a coolness on the palate similar to after having consumed alcohol.
Noticed a citrus-y or eucalyptus-type aroma in the dry leaf. Resulting brew has a bit of a burnt-bitter note which masks the other flavours. Goji berry flavour is sweet with a savory edge. Mouthfeel is medium to light in thickness. Green tea has a bit of a metallic taste. Hint of grapefruit taste
1.5 tbsp for 375 ml of water
As an herbal infusion, this is very plain-tasting to me. The licorice certainly does add a nice element of interest. I am not a fan of lemon-grass as a feature ingredient as I don’t like the aftertaste. I like the ginger in this one- adds a good level of spice that I can actually feel. The resulting brew has a bit of a brothy thickness to it. I can hardly taste any mint. A stronger mint flavour would definitely be invited- I think it would compliment the profile quite nicely.