1476 Tasting Notes
Actually needed this for a morning medicinal — woke up jittery and tense and need something to stanch the flow of adrenaline. This was handy and helped; if nothing else, having a hot cup of anything steamy and smell-goody in my hand helps me relax. I’d give it the flavor equivalent of Celestial Seasonings’ Tension tamer.
This is a lovely little sample from Jocelyn Rama. Nice toasty color; a bit like flat unsweet sparking grape juice minus the grape, if that makes any sense.
A reversal of my review of another Bentley’s tea (pomegranate). This one doesn’t smell very impressive—-kind of woody and stemmy, but it’s surprisnig pleasant. Candy cane sort of mint.
My experience with sencha is very limited, other than I knew it looks like lawn clippings. But the sweet and nutty flavor—really sweet for a green—surprised me. Thanks to Tea Bird for broadening my horizons!
Co-worker surprised me with a 3-tin pack of Bentley’s green teas; this was my first test run. Nice fruity aroma, but I think I left the bag in too long; the green went bitter on me. C’est la vie…I have 49 more bags to get it right.
Most definitely a coffee analog. Sweet on its own, but will try the next cuppa with some cream. It’s getting the eyes open this morning, for sure!
Light, tasty, and smooth; not heavily green or vegetable-y.
Pretty to watch it unfold in a glass mug…light without being too jasmine-y floral…was enjoying the whole aesthetic experience in my backyard with a book (Hood by Stephen Lawhead…quite good so far) … and then a bug flew in it and died. Sigh.
I think I finally got the proportions right so I can actually taste this again. About 1 1/2 t. where you’d normally use a single teaspoon. Still smooth, still mild, but I can taste something besides water now.
Earthy? How about “eau de farmyard?” But that’s not a bad thing. The aroma sort of put me off, but if you hold your breath when you sip, the flavor itself is just nice and dark. A dig-in-the-flowerbed kind of dark.