265 Tasting Notes
I’ve been seeing TeaEqualsBliss rave about this tea for a while now, so I added it to my list of teas to try while I’m over here. Just coming to the end of the first cup now, and I can see what all the fuss is about. I generally don’t go for rooibos or even rooibos blends very much, but this is a great mix. The fresh taste of the mint is present from the first sip right through to the aftertaste, but I can really feel the hit of chamomile as well. And yeah, the rooibos needs to be there, too, because it sort of brings everything together. So sad that I can’t get this at home, because I’d really like to give it a permanent place in my tea cupboard.
I had this for the first time two days ago. It was the first tea I’d had in days, and also the first that I had after my 26 hour journey from my home in Australia to my friend’s place in the United States, so it was really, REALLY welcome. I love the silky smooth almost creamy texture and sweet floral notes that you get with a really good Taiwan oolong, and this is a great example. My friend is not a big fan of oolong teas in general, but she loved this one. I think I’ve converted her. ;-)
I haven’t had this tea for a while, and when I tasted the first steeping I wondered why I’d ever liked it at all. But the second steeping was exponentially better, and I remembered just how good this tea can be – and that’s pretty damned good. Now I’m on the third steeping. Great procrastination fuel. g
Revisited this old friend last night. This was one of the first flavoured green teas I ever tried, years ago, and it still has a place in my cupboard. The honey sets off the sencha really well, giving a sweet, smooth flavour, and makes this tea more forgiving than unflavoured sencha if you happen to steep it for a minute or two longer than intended.