466 Tasting Notes
Hmm. So I found a box of this in my mom’s pantry that she had never opened. It was expired, but I googled around and found out that expired tea just loses flavor rather than being harmful.
Anyway, the smell right off the bat was a bit medicinal. It kind of reminded me of the Icy Hot patches you put on sore muscles. But I love spearmint, so I went ahead and steeped a bag. The taste was not quite as medicinal as the smell, but not as soothing as I hoped. Since I have a box of it now, I may give it another chance, but I’m really on the fence about this one.
I accidentally way over-steeped this one because I was distracted, but it surprisingly didn’t turn out super bitter. Only a little more bitter than usual. Anyway, this tea almost tasted more like apple to me than strawberry, but it was still delicious with a clean taste. Definitely loving all the Fortnum & Mason fruit black teas!
This is my first time ordering from 52teas, and I am definitely glad I did! I love genmaicha and when I saw this blend, I had to jump on it. The “razzleberry” taste wasn’t too overpowering, but definitely evident. It was a nice relaxing cuppa! The only reason I’m not giving it 100 is because the berry smell was just a bit strong for me.
I steeped a hair over 2 minutes (the instructions said 2-3 and I was afraid it would be bitter), and it ended up a bit weaker than I would have liked. The fruity flavor did not seem distinctly mango and/or peach, but just had an overall frutiness about it. It might just be that my taste buds aren’t sensitive enough to different flavors. Anyway, it was my first SBT and I’m waiting to finish up this pitcher to try another!