892 Tasting Notes
I got a wonderful swap package today from Dexter3657!
This was the first baggie I opened and sniffed…probably because I couldn’t tell from the name what it was going to be like, and I saw almond slivers and that piqued my interest. Anyway, after sniffing I had to steep some up immediately! There was a rose bud and jasmine blossom in my steeper, and the rose unfurled seductively as it steeped. Man, this tea is downright sexy! It tastes like an almond pastry of some kind, with just a hint of floral. Heavenly! I might prefer this one to everyone’s beloved Brioche from American Tea Room, but I’ll have to try them side by side to be sure. I have one cup left of Brioche and 2 or so left of this sample :)
Thanks again, Dex!
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Swap sample from SkySamurai! Thanks!
Wow this IS extremely rummy! LOL! The hint of vanilla makes me think of rum cake! Generic black fannings base is mediocre but not offensive in this instance…this is actually kind of fun because it tastes like I’m having a tea cocktail at work! TGIF? :)
Anyway not something I’m likely to purchase but certainly is fun to try! So far I find Island Rose to be pretty good for bagged tea.
Reviewing my first tea from Steepster Select! This is an intense, full bodied Yunnan, for sure. Although it is aggressive with its pipe tobacco earthiness, it has enough sweetness to balance it out nicely. Very enjoyable! I’m honored I was given the opportunity to try the box from December for free!