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Mmmm, this hits the spot tonight. I’m getting a good butter taste from it and the floral bit is coming through nicely as well – it’s actually pretty strong for a floral flavor. But it isn’t a light, rose floral or anything that would be sickening, but a richer floral flavor. Orchid I assume but can’t say for sure given I’ve never eaten any flowers (my dad once made me eat a cattail but I don’t think that is the same thing – that was more green leaf/stalk, not floral).
This is quite a nice little tea and something I was apparently totally in the mood for tonight. That makes me happy.
This is one of my favorites! I used to stock up every year at Barnes & Noble with my ex’s employee discount, but now that they no longer carry Republic of Tea at B&N and my ex no longer works there anyway, I haven’t tasted it in a while.
As I have often found with fruity teas, it has a less-mature, more candy-like scent when you sniff it straight from the tin. This one reminds me of a bubble gum of my childhood; I think it might be Big League Chew?
When brewed, it blossoms into a rather more complex scent that reminds me more of certain boutique colas that I have tasted, complex yet oddly familiar. The bubble gum note is definitely still present, but I definitely mean that in a good way. I like it with a little bit of sugar, because I think fruity teas always fall flat without sugar, even if it’s not a significant amount.
Today started off bad. Things just weren’t clicking and every indication pointed to a bad, bad day. And bad days don’t do well with happy, fruity teas for me. So I pulled this one out as a better fit for my mood.
The morning continued to suck. Then my tea cooled enough to drink. Because of the smell, I expect a flat taste that sort of kicks me in the teeth. But it doesn’t. Yes, it’s strong and really stands up to milk. But it has a really great depth of flavor that sort of plays around in my mouth as I drink it. A definite improvement to the day.
And then I saw this and the day got even better. http://tinyurl.com/lobstercar