2864 Tasting Notes
Glad to have this back in my cupboard. To me, though I have never had a hindbaersnitter, I imagine this is true to taste. Especially since this was described as a pop tart and I can definitely get the jammy raspberry, sugar glaze, and pastry notes that would be needed in making a tea to reflect a pop tart.
This has an awesome blueberry flavor. So sweet and light and definitely reminiscent of the blueberry flavor you get in pastries. I’m also not usually a fan of greens but 52 teas has a way of either completely covering the vegetal notes of the base or somehow incorporating them into the flavor. Here I get the tiniest bit of base that lends just a touch of earthiness to help sell a more natural blueberry flavor. I don’t know if scone immediately comes to mind though, however to me that is a hard thing to emulate as I don’t know how distinctive scones themselves taste since usually I have had them glazed or with jams or some other element that overpowers their flavor. With that said, this is more than just a blueberry tea as pastry notes are definitely present so when the title scone is given to this, I can accept this as a scone tea.
So it’s been a pretty big weekend for my family. My sister got married Sunday and I got a job on Friday. So that’s all pretty awesome and also the reason I haven’t been posting much as of late. However, my job was kind enough to give me a week off before I started so this week I finally get to relax…and drink tea. Plus I get to do all that while also getting to snack on leftover wedding sweets so yum.
This morning I got to have stacked cookies and this lovely tea which luckily hasn’t aged. It’s still so delicate but flavorful. Soft lemon and just a touch of creamy hay from the base. Also a sweetness from the almonds. Mmm mmmm good.
So this tea tasted like weed to me. Don’t ask how I know what weed tastes like but I was instantly confused when I took a sip of this. In fact, I was so convinced that I must be wrong, I made my sister try it and she definitely felt the same. It reminded me of the time my sister brought a travel toothpaste on a trip with us and I told her it tasted like pickles and she looked at me like I was crazy only for me to later hear a giant OMG from the bathroom when she realized I was right.
So plain greens and puerhs and chais are not my favourite and those flavors comprise about 4/10 of the teas in the monthly subscription I got so I decided to bite the bullet and try one instead of reaching for all the tastier sounding teas first. This seemed like the lesser of evils so I made it my tea of the day.
As I sip, it’s like drinking hay. Hay and grass…and peas. Essentially it’s like a bunch of other senchas I have had. It’s pleasant enough to drink but probably not something I’ll remember when im done and definitely not something I would order for myself since I barely drink flavored green teas, let alone straight ones.
So this is the tea DAVIDs tricked my dad into getting 100g of as opposed to the 50g I asked for because of the free tin. It’s some random limited edition tea that was only sold in the states so I can’t be upset that he grabbed more of it, plus my birthday cake went rancid so this will be its replacement. With that in mind, I decided the best way to try this was cold brewed. It’s not as sweet as regular birthday cake and the base is a bit more apparent but it has a nice caramel note. It’s like a mix of their Creme caramel tea and regular birthday cake.
I know I have tried sticky rice before a few times but for the life of me I can’t remember what it tastes like. What I do know, as I am definitely getting the mango in this tea which is really quite lovely. I am also getting some vanilla/custard notes, faint ones, but they are there. There is also a great popped rice flavor that goes so nicely with the smooth green tea base, though this is true of all 52Teas Genmaichas that I have tried. However, there is also a sharp dryness that is underlying the sip and I am not sure where or what it is coming from?
The chocolate is strong in this one. White chocolate is what I am getting mostly. There is also a lot of coconut flavor here, that is bordering on lotion-y when mixed with the other ingredients. This reminds me of something, and I want to say White White Cocoa by T2, but I am not sure. It is also very sweet and rich, which is not bad by any means but also means this is not a tea I would drink regularly. It was fun to try though.