1608 Tasting Notes
Thank you TheDJBooth for this sample!
I love the concept of this tea. This was a good, fresh, bold green tea! The dry leaves are forest green in color. They smelled fresh and green. The leaves were curled up almost like gunpowder but not all the way.
After Infusion, the liquor was a light yellow color almost like a white tea. The scent was sweet with a little nutty note to it. The flavor was bold! I was pleasantly surprised by the natural sweetness in this brew. There was a hint of maltiness, savory and nuts and toast to it but it isnt loud. The green and grassy notes also played its tune. This tea was very smooth! Good tea overall :)
I used the tea randomizer that was in the discussions and this came up. I had forgotten about this tiny sample sitting in its original packaging. I opened this up and inhaled the nutty yet fresh greens!
The leaves are the typical dragonwell leaves, which are iron-flat and long, resembling swords. The leaves were a brown with some green. I compared this to the Teavivre leaves, and the Teavivre leaves were fresher looking – they were bright green leaves. The scent of the dry leaves were a little similar to houjicha with the slight roasted scent to it.
I used a kyusu to brew this. The liquor was a light yellow and smelled mild. The taste was good and bold! It was smooth in the beginning, but left me with a slight astringent aftertaste. I love the fresh green almost vegetal flavor, kind of reminds me of faint celery? (though I really hate celery!). There were roasted and nutty notes to this. Good tea overall. Dragonwell makes for a nice everyday green.
I found this in my cupboard. This is also another reason why I should be drinking a lot more and swap away a lot of my teas. If anyone would like to swap with me, please let me know! Look thru my cupboard and shoot me a message. I would definitely add plenty of extras.
Ok onto the lavender lemon mint tea. This blend is absolutely fabulous!!! It smells very strong of mint and lemon. The picture is exactly how it looks with the mix of lavender, lemon, mint, and cinnamon. I didn’t notice the other herbs in there. I usually have a hard time blending my own lavender tea mixes, so I have to praise this tea a lot for making it blend it beautifully. Each flavor came out playing its own tune but all in a very harmonious way. I love the bits of cinnamon adding a slight spicy and warm note. The floral and herb mix was soothing as well. Yes, this tea is soothing.
The liquor was a pale yellow color, and the scent was beautiful. The mix of lavender, mint, and lemongrass played very well together and were equally present. Wow this is a great mix! I can’t believe I haven’t tried it until now. This is a great nighttime beverage.