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This isn’t bad if you are picking up a bottled tea. Now, I drank most of it with a meal of sticky rice and honeyed tempura chicken, so I didn’t get any of the green tea out of it. Even when I drank the last 1/4 there wasn’t any green tea flavor in it.
But the jasmine is a lovely aftertaste. It is a lot of jasmine, but I like knowing that it is there in an aftertaste. Really nice and refreshing. Pleasantly sweet as well.
The dry leaf smells like hay, very sweet hay. And plums? Something fruity, sweet yet tart. Once put in a heated pot, the leaves smell dark and heavy, almost (but not quite) musky. After brewing, the tea smells sweet and tangy. The taste is slightly astringent and peppery. Yes, peppery. How strange.
Slurping brings out a sweet, fresh cut sweet grass taste and the aftertaste has a fresh floral note. There is a bitterness to it but not an unpleasant bitterness – more like the bitterness that comes with dark, leafy greens (collards, kale, that sort of thing). The mouthfeel is thin with a little of that peppery taste coming through on the texture – little dashes of roughness.
This isn’t as sweet as I am normally go for but I’m finding it very attractive. Will wait on the rating to see how this romance develops.
HisGirlOona is right: this tastes surprisingly like biting into a juicy red apple! They somehow bottled that “crisp” taste that bottled apple juice never seems to capture.
I can’t say much for the tea itself because I was too wowed by the apple. Not an everyday drink for me, but I’m glad I tried it. It was refreshing and would certainly fulfill an apple craving if you don’t have an apple handy!
This advertises a “bolder taste” but to me it tastes bitter (overbrewed?), with a strong honey note onteh finish. I actually looked to see if it’s sweetened (it’s not.) I definitely prefer the more subtle, yet more complex taste of their regular brew. In fact I bought a whole case of it. I can taste a bit of woody/roasty something behind this if I strain, but the bitterness is primary on my palate. It’s drinkable, but I don’t enjoy it like their other green.