2147 Tasting Notes
I’ve always been a fan of the combination of strawberry and rhubarb, it reminds me of my grandfather who always made strawberry rhubarb pie when the berries were fresh in the garden. I’ve never had the combination in a tea before and I’m not sure that I would order it again, it was pretty artificial tasting. The dry leaf smelled overwhelmingly sweet, which wasn’t all that surprising, if you’ve ever had rhubarb before then you know just how bitter it is, so I was expecting something really sweet to compensate, but this was a little much for me. I will that that I enjoyed this much more at room temperature than hot, perhaps it would have made a better cold steep.
I would like to thank The Tea Spot for sending me this free sample
This was such an interesting green tea, not at all like the Japanese greens that I drink on a regular basis. I’m not sure that I’ve had another green tea quite like it, but I do know that this is the first opportunity for me to try a green from Ceylon, they aren’t generally known for producing them. I think what was most surprising to me about this tea is how heavily it smelled like lychee once steeped. I recently finished up a lychee flavored oolong that didn’t smell this strong even with the added flavoring. It wasn’t until my third cup of this tea that realized that it actually reminds me somewhat of an oolong because of the floral notes that peak through the strong lychee flavor.
I would like to thank Single Origin Teas for sending me this sample for review