78 Tasting Notes
I really wish I had read the ingredient list before buying this tea. Chicory and stevia are things that should never be added to tea. I’m not sure what this smells like but it isn’t anything like pumpkin. It might be spicy but I think that’s more the chicory. It doesn’t taste much better. It really dries out my mouth and just tastes like ick. I’ll be putting this on the communal tea shelf at work and hope I don’t have nightmares about this horrible stuff.
Edited to say this: I originally made this with milk & sugar. Second cup with nothing added. It’s better but not much. I’d like to try this as an iced tea latte but don’t think it can handle milk.
Pah on milk and sugar! I’ve rediscovered this tea after running out of Darjeeling. I actually quite like it this time around. I’m still not quite certain what it is that is just beyond my reach in aroma. This has turned out to be a tea I can ‘oversteep’ for a little bit and it doesn’t negatively impact the flavor of the tea too much.
This tea smells heavenly dry. Like cherry. No icky green tea smell. Not too overpoweringly sweet, but just s little sweet. It retains it’s sweet cherry smell while steeping and the almond is more pronounced. It almost has a chocolate aroma. Upon first sip, this might be the most cherry cherry tea I’ve had. However, it’s now degenerated into something flavored that I can’t quite identify. More than a little disappointing.
I’m not usually a fan of green or flavored tea but since this was a free sample, what do I have to lose? It’s not actually bad. The green tea part isn’t icky & overwhelming. The mint is a little strong and I don’t really get any cucumber. I’m actually going to finish this cup, which is saying a lot.
Dry, this smells very much like ‘tea’. Being BOP, I have to remind myself that I don’t have to use as much as I normally would. Sometimes I succeed, other times not so much. Once brewed, this is a very strong smelling tea. I catch a hint of something in the nose but not sure what it is. Fruity, maybe? Not a bad tasting tea and It can definitely handle milk & sugar. Next time I might try that.
The dry leaf smells very fruity. Yes, possibly the ‘stone fruit’ mentioned in the description. While steeping, I don’t get much aroma at all. Maybe a little fruit and tea. But I have to almost submerge my nose to get it. The actual tea is not impressive. I don’t get much flavor from it at all. Though there does seem to be something ‘fruity’ at the back of my throat. This is my second cup of this tea and it seems weaker than the first though time spent steeping it was roughly the same. This requires more experimentation.