274 Tasting Notes
The steeped scent is very yummy. Blueberry berriness with a strong kick of the sage. It mixes strangely but well.
It’s so far been my experience with most flavored teas and tisanes that, at best, the scent is wonderful but the taste is quite lacking. Not with this.
The flavor is strong and not watery. The blueberry is strong on the tip of the tongue and up around the top of the back of the mouth. The sage is strong but not overwhelming, giving the tea a very tasty zippiness. Each sip fills the mouth pleasantly, leaving nothing of the lacking feeling I get from all but two tisanes I’ve had.
I’d buy more of it.
The scent of this steeped brings to mind camp or woodstove fires and a faint sweetness.
The taste is almost shocking, it is so full. This is a much bigger flavor than I’ve gotten from other whites… they seem to usually be delicate, subtle and light. Not this. It’s flavor is almost the of a flavored tea or the strength (but not flavor) of a black tea. It’s very intense for a white.
It’s earthy, very earthy, and as for the “jam” reference it’s not a flavor in this tea… it’s more the description of its mouthfeel; it’s thick and almost chewy. The earthy taste surrounds the tongue and settles on the back of it, before slipping lightly under the front of it. This also has a lot of vegetal flavor around the middle of the tongue. The finish is fairly long and puts the burnt/woodfire touch to the middle of the tongue after a moment.
A very robust tea. Again, it’s surprising for a white. Very, very good.
Scent from a distance is very cough-syrupy, but when you get your nose down into the dry leaves the amaretto scent is a delicious single scent.
The steeped scent has amaretto sweetness and a bitter tone of perhaps apricot pit and alcohol mixed. It smells like a mixed drink.
There isn’t a lot of taste on the tongue itself. You get a smooth or buttery consistency on the inside of the lips and the middle of the tongue. There is a flash of the bitter+amarretto flavor/scent in the nose as you swallow. The tisane feels full in the mouth.
Im not familiar with honeybush and not huge on tisanes, but must say that if you are into either this is worth trying. This does give the feel of the name in its taste.
4.5g to 12oz water.
Little to no scent.
The taste is quite odd and yummy, both. It is very vegetal over-all and has a faint taste like dirt in the back of the mouth. This may sound not-good, but no, it just makes it an interesting cup.
This tea is also quite astringent under the tongue and in the back of the throat.
I will tinker with steeping times. This one is quite different.
It has turned very vegetal and puts one in mind of fresh mown grass -but in an oddly pleasant way. So far I’ve yet to find anything distinctly non-pleasing about this tea; each flavor that comes out is enjoyable.
I’m not sure I can stretch this to another steeping, but will give it a try.
I put 13 in my 12oz steeper cup.
The color is very clear, but with a cream hue.
The scent is sweet with a strong berry tone.
The taste is very lightly sweet with a hint of berry through the nose area, with a green and hay-like roundness in the mouth and back of throat. It has a medium and light finish.
This is my second white tea, after a Drum Mt. White; my spouse bought me a sample of each of Imperial Garden’s whites. I wasn’t quite sure about whites after the first one, but curious to try more. This makes me glad I tried more. It’s just lovely.
I look forward to fiddling with steep times and such; it’s a very pleasing tea… you could scarf it down if it wasn’t just so good you want to sip it.