9 Tasting Notes
I absolutely love how this smells like kettle corn. My only complaint is that the apple takes over the taste of this blend just a little too much. I’m gonna try blending it with a genmaicha of some kind. I have a gyokuro genmaicha and a genmai hojicha coming my way!
I’ve only tried this hot so far, sweetened and unsweetened. Adding rock sugar just makes it taste fake, so don’t do it the first time you are trying this! I much prefer it without sugar. It lets the floral oolong smells and flavors come out much more and stand up well with the pineapple. The liquor is a gorgeous, sunny, perfectly clear gold. The leaves are pretty too! They unfurl and look so perfectly whole. Upon second steeping, the pineapple flavor will be pretty much completely gone, but that lets you taste the good quality (I think) oolong they used for this blend!
Oh I love this so much. You know how the best desserts have just a touch of saltiness in them? Yeah. This has that. It’s somehow sweet without any added sugar and it has such a great creamy mouthfeel. Can’t confidently comment on the quality of the black tea itself because I have an inexperienced palate, but I can say I like how it tastes!