835 Tasting Notes
Not bad, not bad. Not as heavy on the vegetable notes as other teas. Ever so slightly roasty, but I prefer roastier teas à la genmaicha, hojicha, etc. Three minute steep yielded a bright yellow-green liquor and it didn’t go bitter. Slight natural sweetness. I wouldn’t get more since it’s not my style but overall it behaves well and has a great balance of flavours.
Ohhh, this is amazing. With Stacy’s retirement around the corner, I was prompted to order a ton of it and not hoard the 2 oz. I have already (plus I already went through 1 oz. of it in a previous order and still managed to not write about it until now).
The leaves smell out of this world, like lemon pie with a sliver of almond. I’m on my third steep (which I raaaaaarely do, so you know I want to stretch out a tea when I start resteeping) and while it’s already noticeably subtler in lemon sugar flavour, the base isn’t going bitter or wonky on me.
My mom isn’t normally a tea person. But you know what? When she smelled this and heard Stacy is shuttin’ ’er down, she told me to snap up twelve freaking ounces, six each. That is how good this is, just so you know.
Now to mentally compare this to Traditional Plum Pudding. They’re very similar to my tastebuds, except this one is definitely heavier on the plum. Yay! I don’t taste the brandy, and the cheesecake note is only present in the scent. Reminds me of Irish Cream Cheesecake from last year.
I do, however, get a chlorine-like note from the base. Hmm. Will have to see if I get that again next time.
Hallelujah! The Glow is finally back in stores again. I went nearly half a year without it. They axed the oat straw because it was apparently too difficult to obtain. As a result, this tastes… basically the same. Just missing that subtle oatmeal not. Nevertheless, it’s still so freaking delicious! Truly hard to believe that there is rooibos in here.
In fact, this tea is so good that my mom already asked if I could get her some, and she is typically a coffee person. So I picked her up a 100g tin the other day. Yay!