1612 Tasting Notes
I absolutely love this blend. This blend is perfect for those times I don’t feel like blending spices on my own. I love this steeped western style or traditionally made via stove. I’m sad to see this one go, but it was perfect for the holidays. It has been a fairly warm winter so far, and I’m glad! However, I was definitely in the mood for chai. mMmm… This last mug I made was made western style. I even used this blend previously for making chicken as I usually use cardamom for chicken. It is delicious! I even put it in my rice cooker.
I was a bit disappointed in this one, but I think its because I had such high expectations. The picture makes it look so beautiful. When mine bloomed, it looked like a sad lump of red-brown with brown-white flowers. The taste was okay. I felt like I needed to leave it longer, and when I did that, it turned out a bit astringent. The nutty flavor isn’t as pronounced in this tea. Neither is the jasmine. Overall its just okay. meh.
My husband and I shared this on Christmas Eve before heading off to a family party. This was very beautiful. The flowers were beautiful! I love the lily-like flower and the chrysanthemum-like flower in the center. The tea was tied very nicely as well on the bottom, almost like a bouquet. The liquor was a light brown color. It was lightly scented. Just like the other blooming flowers, which all have a similar taste, this one was also nutty. It was almost like an oolong or green tea. This tea was lighter in taste. There was Jasmine in there, which didn’t give me a reaction! I was happy about that. It was smooth in taste and there was no bitterness in there. A nice, well rounded and pleasant tea.