419 Tasting Notes
I love the fuzzy tea leaves! :-)
This is one of the sweetest white teas I’ve had. It’s slightly creamy and bright. I’m starting to really enjoy white teas.
Oh man! I don’t like beer,but the hops in this lends such an amazing counterpointt the peach! It brings out the sweetness while at the same time deepening it. Sweet and bitter dance in complicated patterns around my mouth. While trying to figure out what it tastes like my mind flips back and forth between peach sour gummies and peach pie, but neither of those seem quite right. I really need to have this a few more times to fully diagram the flavor.
Oddly enough I also tasted onions on the first couplef sips, which could just be a fluke, but I foundit strange.
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This is a good, high-quality tea, but it’s just not MY tea. I’m starting to see why people compare it to funnel cake, but this tea just doesn’t send me into ecstasies like it does a lot of other people. It’s nice, but it’s not my favorite.
Backlog from this weekend
I went to the Windsor Fair in Maine this weekend and they had a whole shed dedicated to maple goods. So while licking a cone of maple ice cream I picked up this tea and a couple of other things.
The base to this is dark, malty and STRONG! It’s a good thing I didn’t steep it for the recommended time on the box. 5 minutes would have made it far too bitter. At a minute though it was great. The base played really well against the maple syrup-y flavoring. This will be a nice one to have in the winter!
Thanks, Nicole Martin for this tea!
This starts off dark and vegetal, tasting very strongly of creamy green beans and earthy mushrooms. As it cools, it starts to taste fruitier and reminds me of putting apricots in red wine- still dark and earthy, but with a little bit of citric brightness peaking out.
Thanks again, Nicole Martin!
I actually managed to not oversteep at work! Hurrah!
This tea was a nice contrast to the dark tea I had this morning. It is light, not overly bright and of course milky. I’m picking up pineapple notes in the aftertaste, which are become stronger as the tea cools.
Thanks, Nicole Martin, for this tea!
It seems that in the last couple of days I am doomed to oversteep. I get so distracted. Ah well! I will reserve my rating until I can try this again with a proper steep time.
The roasted flavor is VERY strong and I’m glad I only have the light roast! I imagine the dark roast might be like charcoal. There is also a very bright citric note that weirdly reminds me of darjeeling.
Additionally there is a creamy, nutty note that is really pleasant.
I know there is no ginger in this but it reminds me of a gingerbread cookie that’s heavy on the cloves. I of course over-steeped this because I was busy packing, but I liked how the cloves turned out- maybe I would like just a little more apple
From the Momo box!
This is quite yummy as a cold brew. This is a nice creamy rooibos and the orange flavoring tastes just like a creamsicle
Thanks, Teamore, for a cupsworth of this! :-)
The dryleaf of this is so enticing! Cinnamon apple goodness! It was sitting on my desk all day at woek and the scent was so strong it was the only thing I could smell for a while. It worried me just slightly that the scent was a little bit like apple cider vinegar, which was the thing that disappinted me when I tried Marie-Antoinette by Nina’s.
The taste lived up to the aroma (even with me vastly oversteeping). It starts out with the taste of pie filling- strong green apples melted down and enhanced by cinnamon. As I kept drinking I started picking up on the green tea base, which was perfect to represent crust because of. How buttery it was!
There was a little apple cider vinegar note in the aftertaste, but it wasn’t completely unpleasant. Overall this was better than I expected it to be and really evocative of pie!