176 Tasting Notes
The dry leaf, as I opened the package, smelled very strong. Now, I’m not a drinker, but the picture on the package makes me think of some sort of fruity drink, and I can definitely smell the orange, cherry, and something…that makes me think of a fruity alcoholic drink.
The tea, of course, is not as strong. I’m not sure what size this mug really is, so I put in more leaf than I normally would have. Also, the shape of the tea, it just didn’t seem to scoop out very well in my spoon, and I wanted to make sure I have enough.
I do like the tea. I wouldn’t say it was a Tequila Sunrise as brewed, but it’s not unpleasant. Not sure anything really POPS out at me, but more blended and subtle than the dry scent.
When I finally got the bag opened (the crimping was REALLY close to the seal, and I’m not quite awake yet :P), the smell of the dry leaf was amazing…smelled just like caramel pecan.
Prepared, I’m not tasting cheesecase. I taste the caramel, which is nice and sweet. I taste the oolong, which is, admittedly, not my favorite base. I’m not sure what I’m tasting, actually. I’ve never had roasted mate before.
So, everything must be blending together. This was a short steep time for me at 2:30, so next time, I’ll try longer.
I think this is getting better as it cools. Also, I REALLY need to figure out how many oz this mug holds. I have no idea.
Opened up this package today. The first thing I smelled was the marshmallow root. It was very prominent. After brewing the wet leaves smell like lemon. But, in the cup, I don’t think either one is overpowering. I had a 2-minute steep, which may have been too short, but there is a blend of the flavors. The base is good…I don’t know what a hair needle is, but the base is not overpowering either. I think everything is a good blend.
First time I’ve tried this since buying it during the close of Butiki madness. I have 2 words to describe this tea (which I added some liquid stevia to, since I like most of my teas that way):
That’s exactly what it tastes and feels like. It FEELS like flavored milk, and I know I didn’t put any in. Instead of buying an overpriced soda while my son plays dodgeball at the rec center, I made a thermos of this tea and brought it with me. It was such a great idea!