71 Tasting Notes
Sat down to a chicken dinner tonight and was looking for something quick without caffeine. I hadn’t tried this one yet so it was perfect timing.
The dry leaf smelled nice. As we’re getting colder here in Minnesota I’m starting to think fall and Thanksgiving! Once brewed I was not impressed. Heck, this reeked of cough medicine! I has a small sip, not impressed…another sip….better….another sip…..not bad! I don’t usually have a tea creep up on me like that. By the time dinner was done I’d finished half my cup and was pretty happy with this tea! Had to run to the store and by the time I got back it was cold. It tasted just the same and now I’m about to make another cup…or two.
Sipdown! Getting ready for my trip to Germany, discovered I’ll be 8 minutes to a Mariage location! So…I’m sipping down all my Mariage teas so I’ll hopefully know what to purchase there.
The dry leaf smells fairly fruity. Once brewed it actually smells a bit of cherry like.
Doesn’t taste too bad, probably let the sample get too old. I don’t think this will make it to my purchase list. I get a hint of almond that I’m sure would be stronger if new.
Trying to sipdown a lot of my smaller samples. I leave for Germany on Sunday and plan to bring back lots of tea! The last time I went, 4 years ago I had just started drinking tea so I didn’t know what I liked. Decided to christen my new 300ml glass teapot with this sample. I’ve had it for a LONG time so I’m not expecting this to be really strong.
I’m not a huge fan of almond (most companies overdo it). The dry leaf smells really good!
Brews up a nice dark pinkish orange. Tastes a bit heavy on the hibiscus with a nutty tone. I probably don’t get much almond since it’s and old sample. I do get fruitiness though too. Will have one more cup to finish this off.
Round Two – SUCCESS!
This is the second tea from the Easter Hunt. This one tastes just like it smells. It smells like smooth honey pollen and tastes wonderful. I wouldn’t expect a flowing honey flavor.
I didn’t need any sugar which was great!
I think I might try adding some honey next time just for fun. I wonder how this would be iced too! Fortunately hubby picked some up for me so I have more to play with.
Thinking the new Chocolate Macaroon will be next, it smells so good!