15 Tasting Notes
This tea smells divine, I have a weakness for peaches though. Brewed, it still smells somewhat like peaches, yay! Upon tasting, the peach flavor is less prominent and the black tea takes the stage but there’s definitely a sweetness on the tongue as you drink. Definitely good as a warm tea. The flavor is seeming to mellow out as I continue to consume the pot.
I may try brewing some more up again on another day with more tea and a bit of a longer brew period, as I seem to like my teas somewhat strong.
In all, a pleasant tea with mild flavor that will be good as a complement to my activities, but if my current activity is to sit and revel in a cup of tea this tea wouldn’t be it.
It’s miserably warm outside but I’ve decided it’s time for a cup of tea regardless. The Spice and Tea Exchange’s Pear Caramel is the last tea I have yet to try from a recent outing, and I’ve been eager to taste test it.
Brewed it’s a lovely translucent amber color, and smells like…. tea. Hm. Upon tasting, it’s sweet, but not the dripping with juice, wet pear I was hopinh for. There’s a very very subtle burnt sugar flavor, which I’m assuming is the caramel. There’s also something very floral about it, though I can’t pin point it.
I’m underwhelmed. I’m going to try a second steeping on the leaves once I’m done with this pot and let them sit longer and see how that goes.
I’ve never really considered myself a fan of coconut, but for some reason it has become somewhat of an obsession recently. I knew after smelling the Coconut Oolong I had to have some. The coconut is strong and creamy, definitely something you get on the inhale and exhale as you drink. There is a slight bitterness to the tea, but I found that to be gone on the second steeping. As a note, on the second steeping definitely let it steep longer than the first, and taste test it for flavor. What you’re left with is intense, super creamy coconut and yummy oolong and absolutely no bitter taste. I ended up chilling it and it was incredible on a super hot summer day.