464 Tasting Notes
I probably shouldn’t rate this one just yet, seeing as I’m sick and all, and fairly certain I’m sure I am not getting the full taste and subtleties of this tea. I can perceive a nice bit of spice, and a smooth base, but that’s about it right now. Not to say it is bad, because it is good, but my buds are off from being sick, and I’m just not getting much from the tea now. But I have a whole ounce (yay!) to devour, and I can tell from what I can taste now with reduced taste buds that I will really like this one when I can taste it properly. :)
Ummm, glad I only got 12g of this one. It smells deliciously divine, but there is a strange artificial almost medicinal taste to it. It’s similar to Red Velvet Cake, but also, I think the cherry in this added to that is what is giving a medicinal taste.
I have a small amount that I will play with at home, as this tasting is based on a TTG from the store, and it may be a different experience at home for me.
But…so far a fail.
Wow, was this ever buttery!! I basically had enough for one steep, plus re-steeps, from Cavocorax from our last swap, so I made it last night. The mouthfeel on this was sooo thick. It’s a really nice oolong. I wish I remembered a bit more about the rest, butI drank before bed and am only sitting her now typing up this tasting.
This was my tea this morning for my David’s kid’s tumbler and Timolino. I got this sample from CrowKettle a few days ago, and she warned me that it was a subtle taste. I have to agree with her that it is a very subtle tea.
The packet definitely has a sweet, smooth fruity smell. In fact, it smells delicious! goes back to sniffing the packet
Ok, I’m bag, after pulling myself away from the packet. :P As always, the aesthetics of the tea are very pleasing. The little pinky red blossoms are beautiful. The taste is very subtle. What I’m noticing most is an earthy fruit taste (and maybe some warm cinnamon?) with some restrained astringency, more like juicy astringency rather than pucker astringency. I did sweeten this with a little sugar. I’m not sure about any caramel or cocoa, but maybe the smooth warmth and earthiness I taste is partly those notes mixed in with the fruit.
I can see how this tea would be amazing cold steeped, as I think the fruit my pop even more. I like this tea, and am glad to have tried it. I might get a larger amount to play with in the future, but not now. I think I’ll add it to my list though…