247 Tasting Notes
One of my favorite teas. I tried this one out on a whim cause I love strawberries and Pu-Erh is good for you. Glad I did because it’s now on the top of my list. It’s very smooth and the strawberry flavor is wonderful! It also has a good pre-steeped smell. I always add a bit of honey to mine because I feel it boosts the pu-erh and mellows the strawberry.
Sometimes you find a tea that smells so good that you just have to buy it and try it. It has some ‘unique’ ingredients so the taste isn’t quite what I thought it was going to be. I think it comes from the cornflower but I can’t be for certain. It tastes better with a bit honey. If they added just a bit more blueberry flavor I think it would be better.
The lavender and coconut blend very nicely with the Rooibos to create a calming blend. (To me Rooibos almost has a vanilla-like flavor and both lavender and coconut blend very well with vanilla). Good for anytime during the day. Also good hot or cold. No sweetener needed. In fact, I encourage you not to even if you usually do. The pre-steeped smell doesn’t do the tea much justice but then the steeped smell doesn’t help much either. Regardless, don’t let the smell lead you astray. If you like Rooibos you have to give this one a try.
I keep opening and closing the tin because I don’t know how to describe the dry tea smell. It’s… odd. I have no idea. Once steeped it is quite sweet. I was quite surprised when I first tasted it because it was not at all what I thought it was going to taste like. It’s okay for the most part. I can taste the subtle hints of different flavors but there’s just something I can’t quite put my finger on that makes it not very appealing. I think perhaps it is the ginger that gives it the off flavor. I love ginger but for some reason it just doesn’t mix well in this tea.