Aftelier Perfumed Teas
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I absolutely LOVED this chai Matcha. The spices chosen are a little different from the “usual” chai blends – it’s got cinnamon and cardamom (usual) but it also has vanilla (sometimes in chai) and allspice (one that I very seldom see in chai.) And no ginger or clove.
That makes for a deliciously different chai.
The matcha is sweet and buttery – a very high quality matcha as evidenced by its bright green color. The spices are a bit on the mild side, making for a smooth, sweet, warm chai but not a spicy hot one. I usually tend to prefer the spicy hot chai blends, but I like the way this is more like a warm, cozy blanket that keeps you warm without getting too hot.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/10/11/organic-matcha-chai-green-tea-from-aftelier-perfumed-teas/
I’m so excited to try the newest offering of perfumed teas from Afterlier as I have enjoyed their previous offerings!
DRY – this smelled like: Mandarin Oranges, Balsam, Grapes, and Charcoal.
While Infusing – smelled like Balsam and charcoal
It infuses to a light brown/orange.
Post infusion it mostly smells like Balsam – roasty and masculine!
The taste is very different from the aroma! It tastes like mandarin then Balsam but you can still taste the proof that it’s an oolong! Fits the description to a TEA. The end sip has a hint of charcoal.
This is really great!
My favorite part is the mandarin notes! Not enough companies do mandarin pairings or flavorings in their teas and the ones you do (for the most part) should take notes from this company!
This is the last of the four teas that I’ve tried from this company, and I think it is by far the most subtle as far as perfumed taste and aroma. I really enjoyed all four teas and liked how each were distinct in their own way.
This is really a wonderful tea. It has such an extraordinary taste. The perfume does not exceed the delicate complexity of the Oolong. A perfect union of flavors.
This smells like old lady perfume.
BUT…don’t let that stop ya!!!!
The taste is quite good! A nice flavored Oolong – somewhat creamy. The perfume aroma does go into the taste – at least for me it did. It was a very floral tasting jasmine – not funky or fake or bitter, thankfully! The mint is more on the end of the sip on to the aftertaste. The mint is more subtle than I thought it would be but then again I couldn’t really smell the mint because of the perfume aroma…
This is VERY special…very unique…E for EFFORT that is for sure! The taste is very different from the aroma and pretty good, indeed!
1st Infusion, 1-1.5 minutes:
Before Infusion Aroma – A Rose is a Rose is a Rose!
Post Infusion Aroma – Rose and Ginger Combo
Taste – a nice flavored oolong the rose and ginger flavors seemed to have met in the middle.
Aftertaste – Floral
This is so PRETTY. You’ll have to see it or SMELL it for yourself to believe it! I’m going to try a 2nd infusion.
This is interesting.
First of all, it smells absolutely wonderful. One of the most incredible jasmine scents ever. The mint rests in the background, but with each sniff comes a stronger mint essence, but the jasmine remains just as strong – creating an olfactory delight.
As this is a perfumed tea I expected it to taste perfume-y. But the flavor is unlike what I expected. The jasmine is strong and fresh, but it doesn’t taste perfume-y in an artificial way. It tastes very natural, and the Oolong melds with the jasmine note to become part of that. The mint comes through very lightly.
This is truly a delight for the nose as well as the palate.