56 Tasting Notes
Usually I can go either way with jasmine tea. This one is really good. The pearls are lovely and they unfurl nicely as the tea steeps. The scent is amazing, and the flavor is definitely distinctly jasmine without tasting soap-like. As someone who’s not always a jasmine tea fan, I’m pretty impressed by this one.
To be honest I was a bit worried that I’d hate this one. I’m pretty picky about citrusy flavors in hot tea and I don’t usually like rooibos all that much. The smell was quite strong, to the point that I was afraid it might have an artificial taste. It was actually much milder than I was expecting. I’m not going to be a rooibos convert after this tea, but I think for someone who likes rooibos more than I do, this would be a nice cup.
One of my Christmas presents from my sister was a box of three tea tins from The Path of Tea, an organic tea house in Houston. In addition to the fact that the blue magnetic-closure box the teas came in is pretty cute, this chai is very good. The website doesn’t list all the ingredients, but I can see green cardamom pods, cloves, and cinnamon. There is a discernible pepper taste, but it’s not so strong as to be unpleasant to milder chai fans. Mixed with warm soy milk and honey, it tastes very similar to the yogi tea at Sunlight Cafe in Seattle.