2055 Tasting Notes
This came in my Nature’s Tea Leaf order but I haven’t had the chance to try it yet. I know that rosemary is supposed to have a lot of health benefits and I do use it a lot in cooking, though I’ve never had it in a tea before.
This is a lot better than I thought it would be, the white tea has a nice fruity sweetness which complements the rosemary. There is a definite nuttiness to this, which reminds me of sesame or almond oil. I was worried it would be too “savory” but the rosemary is a bit on the subtle side. I’ll have to remember to drink this the next time I have a cold!
P.S. I really don’t think there’s any Vitamin B12 in rosemary, despite the claims made by Nature’s Tea Leaf.
This was the sample that came in this month’s Lupicia newsletter, I already have this tea so I am quite familiar with it, still reminds me of jolly rancher candies and is a little over the top in terms of flavoring for me. Still fairly enjoyable on this overcast day.
Good morning Steepster – I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day, mine was very romantic and I thought this tea would help motivate me a bit for the work day ahead.
There is a slight bitterness in the finish of this I am not really enjoying, but it could be that my steeping parameters were off. Otherwise it is reminding me of a gunpowder, very vegetal in an artichoke sort of way, earthy, I’m picking up a hint of smoke.
I found a tin of this tea in the back of my tea cabinet and thought I’d drink it for a mid-afternoon tea boost. Evidently I’ve never reviewed this before. It is a bummer that RtR has folded their business already.
Anyway, I find this to be a delightful brew. I steeped mine for 4 minutes and it is definitely darjeeling-esque. I am picking up the walnut notes with a tiny bit of bitterness. There’s a slght fruitiness but I don’t know that I’d call it muscatel. Might have to steep this at a slightly lower temp. to see if I can bring out those grape notes. This was really good with some coconut sugar which made the flavors pop a bit.
TGIF Steepster! :D