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My turn to try this oddity!
The dry leaves smell sweet. Not syrupy or anything, just sweet. Can’t really link that to artichoke… While brewing, it has a different smell… some of the tang is coming through. It makes my mouth water just a bit. Almost like very diluted bread and butter pickle juice.
It tastes… neat. Different. Softer than I expected. The first taste is hard to place. Vinegar? But not like straight vinegar and not as strong as the smell. It just has a similar note to it… a clean sort of tang. The ending taste is the most fresh artichoke-like taste I think. As I inhale after the sip there is a very fresh green almost floral taste. I would say this gives me a very pickled artichoke feel but pickled artichoke has always been very mouth puckering to me and this isn’t sour/tangy enough to do that. Just tangy enough to add interest.
Anyway, so far I’m intrigued. It’s a weird flavor to have in tea but I think it is done well. Not sure how in love with this tea I will be once the freak-factor is eliminated from it but I won’t have any problem going through the sampler tin.
I’m the first one to try this, eh!? Well, here goes! The aroma is perfect (if you like flavored black tea). It’s the great black tea scent with hints of cranberry goodness! It looks like a typical black tea when infused. The taste is a little bitter – but then again – many cranberry things are bitter, right!? It’s pretty good for a cranberry tea, I suppose. PLUS I was in need of more flavored black teas in my stash so it serves a purpose or two.
I’m a little surprised at how fast the aroma and liquor lighten w/ only the 2nd infusion. The liquor is more of a dirty leather color now and the aroma is a very light make up of mostly ceylon w/a a hint of sweetness.
Starchyness is gone. This is now a black tea w/ a hint of sweetness. Even though I don’t personally care for blacks, I like to at least get 3-4 infusions I try no matter if I like them or not because to me it’s a sign of a quality tea. We’ll see what happens w/ this one…
2.25 grams of leaf steeped in 6 ounces purified boiling water for 5 min.
This is a hard tea for me to log because I typically do not prefer black teas unless there’s a flavor that I can’t find in a green, white, yellow, or oolong. So please take that into consideration when reading this although I will do my very best to be biased.
This tea (both raw leaves and steeped) definitely smells sweet, but the ceylon tea is also very present as it does not smell like a cream or even vanilla flavored tea. When I taste it, the 1st thing that hits my tongue is the ceylon. I hate when I drink a flavored tea and all I get is the flavor. Then the hint of sweetness. The potato doesn’t come thru in the flavor as much as it does the mouth feel and texture. It may seem weird that I say this because tea is a liquid, but this tea definitely has a dry, starchy texture and mouth feel. But then again wine, which is also a liquid, can be dry so I’ve decided tea can be as well. I’m going to resteep this, but I probably won’t get as many infusions I consider satisfactory as a person who really enjoys black teas as I find that for me they get watery tasting very quickly.
Conclusions: While I didn’t give this a very high score, I think a person who really enjoys black tea and/or dry wine would give this a very high score. I also think this is a great “safe” place to start if you want to get someone a savory or weird tea.
2 Cups this evening. First one was awesome…2nd one not so much…totally my fault because I oversteeped…ek!!!! I’m so upset! This season Direct TV and VERSUS are in a right battle and Direct TV Customers no longer get VS access so my Sabres are playing tonight and I can’t get the game!!!!! BLAH! This tea will do in the meantime…
This is one of the blends I created over at Adagio. This is the first time I am tasting it, however. As some of you know I am a HUGE Hockey Fan! My team is the Buffalo Sabres but I enjoy several other teams on a secondary level.
All I can say about the aroma is that it is very pleasant. A nice blend of scents. The strawberry pops out a little more than the rest of the contents, tho.
This steeps very fast. It’s quite dark in color. It has a bold taste. The taste is that of a black tea – almost one that a coffee drinker might enjoy as an alternative. It’s pretty good but none of the flavors stand out too much…they all seem to blend together nicely.
I’m thinking this would be a great MORNING tea to really wake you up OR if you are trying to stay up late to watch those overtimes or shootouts!