233 Tasting Notes
This is such a good blend that I intend to keep in stock. I love that it is herbal, but if I want to change it up, can add some black tea and it becomes different and even more yum.
And as an update.. as I had mentioned in the past, this was originally purchased for my husband who expressed a request for chai last year. He has been in hospital most of the past 8 months and even though it was only a short while ago that doctors said would never be home again, a miracle of sorts happened and he is indeed now home!
So, being able to share a pot of this together again is something very special and precious, and I am so thankful for that simple thing.
Lately I have been wanting an inexpensive, plain, non-fussy tea that I can just brew up a pot of. I want to be able to add a bunch of milk in my cup and drink without much thought. And I want it easily accessible in case I want more.
So since I finally had a chance to go shopping, I picked up this in the hopes it would be good.
And happily, I am quite pleased! It brews up a dark and bold, tastes malty and nutty without any peatiness, and has a lovely buckwheat honey sweetness. Makes a delicious pot of tea that I can smother in milk, and even resteeps well with a more nutty taste in the second cup, (although I greatly reduce the water in the second steep).
So, quite happy with my new plain, yet very satisfying tea!
Beautiful fresh dark green leaf that reminds me of delicate steamed greens once brewed.
Fragrant aroma and taste which is sweet and floral, with butter, vanilla and a bit of savory green/grass.
This is really a gorgeous tea that provided many delicious steeps.
Thanks to Tea Ave for the lovely opportunity to try this!
Half a sample packet in about 75 ml water. Several rinses of which I tasted. Steeps of about 10-15 seconds.
Initial sips were bitter with astringency, especially when hot, and even more so when tasting the first few steeps. Once the cup cooled, the bitter notes were still present but enjoyable.
Taste is a bit fruity and hay-like with a bit of smoke, and a peppery tingle which lingers. It sort of gives the impression of warmth and coolness at the same time but not sure how to describe that well.
This could go many more steeps I think but I only drank a few for now, and although this wouldn’t be my favorite tea, am happy to have tried it and do look forward to trying it again another time.
Thanks to Angel and Teavivre for sending this sample to try!