104 Tasting Notes
The way this tea smells in the bag is woody, with a lingering of sweetness. There is also a smokiness that reminds me of a fireplace or the way the air smells after firing a gun. The taste is incredibly unique. The first flavor I noticed was a slightly sour cherry taste that blended smoothly with the smoky, woody flavors I expected.
I think it perfectly captures this character… Maybe I should rewatch ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’
Once again, not a huge lemon fan, so I was a little disappointed when I opened this tea. But I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. The lemon was not overwhelming by any means. Instead, it’s much more subtle than I expected it to be, and paired well with the chun mee green tea. The tea has a pretty citrus-y flavor that isn’t overwhelmingly lemon.
So it finally happened.. The one thing I have been dreading this entire 12 Teas of Christmas experience… a mint tea has appeared. I was so disappointed when I opened this. I am allergic to mint :(
So I gave it to my BF who drank it iced and here’s what he had to say:
“Too much spearmint. Needs chocolate. It’s ok.. 3 stars out of 5”
Sorry I couldn’t drag any more words out of him about this tea. I’m also sorry about the low rating because I’m sure this is a great tea (as all of the other ones have been so far). I’m just going to rate it off of his ‘3 stars’ comment.