457 Tasting Notes
As I start steeping this tea I know I am a bit apprehensive about the mint. However, as i put the sample into the teapot and smelled it’s dry essence I knew it wouldn’t be a problem.
Now as I stand here drinking it I do quite like it. It’s like a cup of white mint hot chocolate without all the guiltiness. Though I must admit there is a lingering metal aftertaste thst is bugging me.
Hot chocolate. That is what this tea smells like. When steeped it also has a slight hot chocolate flavor to it. It reminds me of a really good hot chocolate that I can’t remember the name of. Godiva? maybe… Numi has done a great job once again. I love most of what I’ve tried from them and this one is another keeper. The other thing I love about this tea is that the puerh and the chocolate not only mix well but also don’t try to over power each other. Perfectly proportionate.
Steepster is not only good for learning about new teas but also new things like stonefruit. Never heard of it but it seems to go quite well with this tea. Its a smooth blend and the dry smell is quite lovely. Kinda flowery but more on the fruity side. When steeped there is still a bit of fruity smell but the black tea comes out more. I’m also findings the black tea is stronger then any other flavor.
It’s nice to be able to try different jasmine teas. Generally I drink green jasmine tea but I’ve been broadening my horizons with different tea/jasmine mixes. This one is quite enjoyable. The jasmine flavor is light and delicious. You can smell the jasmine flavor in each part of the tea and this was one of my indications that it was going to be good. I opened the bag and wow!, and then as soon as I steeped the tea, amazing! and then there’s the smell it gives off while you drink it… ahhhh so good.
This is what I would consider a high class jasmine tea.
It’s a good tea but not one that I would buy for myself. It does indeed have an imperial taste to it. Reminds me of something they might serve at high noon with a biscuit. In some ways this reminds me of a Ceylon. Maybe that’s why I’m not such a fan. The added flavors make up for that though. It’s a good blend, even if it is a little weird.
This one is not an expert of Genmaicha but I’ve drank enough of it to feel like I can tell the difference between companies… etc. This one I find to be mediocre. It’s good but I just don’t quite find myself being happy with every sip like I do with some others I have tasted. This has happened a few times with other genmaichas that I’ve tried. This one is grassy and has a slight rice flavor but not enough to really get my taste buds going.