2370 Tasting Notes
So a white that can be brewed at boiling temps (well just below boiling) is my kind of white and this is definitely one of those teas. It brews at 94C for 4 minutes and yet there is no bitterness to be found. Just creamy frosting deliciousness. Why was this discontinued?! It is a tasty, tasty tea that I am super grateful to Amariel for sharing.
It is sweet but not too sweet with a nice buttery creaminess. Meanwhile, it is simultaneously light and fluffy which is unusual for a DAVIDs tea (as I have found many tend to go to the thick/oily side). And there is a nice hint of mango fruitiness that pairs beautifully with the osmanthus which is fresh, clean, and slightly nutty. Even the chamomile is present, though not offensive in this blend as I find it really helps to highlight all the flavors and blends beautifully to create one amazing tea. Seriously, thank you Amariel for sharing!!
ETA: I just got in trouble with my sister over this tea because I gave her, someone who really has no interest in tea, a sip and when she told me it was tasty I was shocked and told her “of course you would like a discontinued blend” to which she told me “why would I give her something she liked if she can’t have it again”…oops :P
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending this my way to help me with my new project of trying straight blacks. So far, Yunnan Sourcing has been a success as I have enjoyed this and the other I have tried. This one is malty and smooth with notes of rich chocolate and sweet vanilla. There is also a bit of smoke and some earthiness for a complex but very pleasant cup. Very, very nice :)
When it comes to this matcha, delicate is just far too subtle. I am having it tonight combined with a chocolate smoothie mix and I am getting nothing from it at all except for a hint of sweetness here and there. This is probably not going to be a reorder for me but if it is, it will be at a higher flavoring level.
Thank you Amariel for the sample of this tea. I actually quite like it. The flavors are somehow subtle while simultaneously being bold enough to cover up the guayusa flavor. The smell in the brewed cup is all vanilla but the taste is a beautiful combination of creamy vanilla, smooth mint, and fresh lavender. I don’t know if I would go out of my way for more of this as I don’t really drink guayusa ever but I would not turn down a cup if offered.
For someone who is not a lover of hops, I am finding that I far prefer these teas cold brewed. That allows the other flavors to shine while the hops take a backseat. For instance, this has a rich peach flavor with the hops present but merely acting as a complimentary flavor than the main taste. I am not loving this tea either way but I think I will be finishing what I have cold. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange and sending me enough to play around with it.
So on the bag for this blend, it says that it is a mix of passionfruit and vanilla while on the website, it says it is the more traditional blend of grenadine and vanilla. Sipping on it now, I am getting the slight tang of fresh passionfruit blended with a smooth vanilla. Not a typical Monk’s Blend but still very nice.
Well, my sister went on a weekend getaway with her boyfriend and they returned with gifts for all. My gift? A large bag of teas :).
This one smelled amazingly like a cookie. Yum! Tastewise, I am getting the notes of sweet potato and pumpkin combined with cardamom and cinnamon. It is quite nice though I definitely think this will be much better in the fall.