152 Tasting Notes
Smell, Dry: Sweet, reminds me of brown sugar and maple nut candies, with a hint of rum.
Smell, Wet: Much stronger maple and molasses smell that finishes with brown sugar and then black tea astringency
Tastes: very sweet, almost like a slice of fruitcake or gingerbread with a sugar glaze. As it cools, I get rich fruit notes such as plums and dates. The sip finishes with lightness and even slight cooling taste that keeps it from getting too heavy.
This is a very resilient tea that can stand up to long steep times. I wish it wasn’t pre-sweetened as it can get a little heavy and rich if not drinking as a dessert tea.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Dates, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Peppermint, Plums, Rum
I really enjoy this tea whenever I’m feeling down. It has a lot of nutrients and seems to help with whatever ails me, whether headaches or a sore throat.
It smells savory, peppery with a hint of baked bread. The taste itself is much sweeter due to the rock sugar and dried fruits, though it’s kept from being to sweet by the flowers. I generally re-steep this and add more than the typical 8 ounces so that it isn’t too sweet.
Flavors: Dates, Flowers, Goji
The scent is malty, dry, fresh, with a finish of caramel. The taste is surprisingly sweet, astringent, but in a refreshing way. Caramel, hints of cocoa, a little earthy and at times reminds me of a pu-erh. As it cools, the astringency increases and it has almost a “chewy” finish with hints of grain. The nots of grain increase and remind me of barley tea or fresh corn.
Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Corn Husk, Roasted Barley
The scent is buttery, grassy, and sweet. The beginning of the aroma smells like green tea but finishes closer to an oolong. I really like the flavor of this tea because it is sweet and floral, reminding me of blooming jasmine teas, but it is grounded and well balanced.
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Grass, Sweet