404 Tasting Notes
I love vanilla black tea so I had to try this one. the vanilla smell on the dry leaves is quite nice but honestly I’m not enjoying the flavor as much as I thought I would. Somehow vanilla just seems to go better with black tea in my opinion anyways. It is light and I can barely taste the green tea but it’s definitely there
Another tea with interesting ingredient! Bamboo. Not something I would have thought to flavor a tea with but it works. Makes me think of the HNL airport and their outside garden for some reason. It’s truly a unique taste. Grassy sencha with that interesting flavor that bamboo gives it. I think my favorite part is the after taste it leaves in your mouth.
An interesting name for a tea. I do like unique names though because it makes you think about more then tasting notes, aroma and color. For instance with this tea I imagine a masquerade with a lady who has a butterfly mask. She’s slipped out onto the back terrace to sip on this tea.
Sencha? It looks and tastes like it. I really enjoy that the peach flavor doesn’t get covered up by the peach flavor like it does with many peach teas. Though it is still quite strong with this one. (And suddenly I’ve jumped into Star Wars) haha
When I first read their ingredient list for this tea I thought it was a joke. I still kinda do. Fog? What is that supposed to be? They have a crazy mix of stuff but it works well. It reminds me a bit of peach but the apricot bits don’t make me think peach. Also not tasting much Lychee. This is quite good warm but I am enjoying it more luke warm.
I’ve been completely forgetting to mention that these are from the Hidden TTB. Just been so happy to try so many different teas! I’m loving this one! I’ve tried a few different versions of this by other companies and this one definitely ranks near the top. It’s like sipping apple pie. I’m going to munch on a Trefoil in a moment and I’m sure that will enhance this.
Oh yea. Good pairing.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cream
Cumin in tea is weird. This tea is… odd. Not gonna lie. I do not think of butter tart I think more of a main dish then a tart. It’s a bit spicy. Not like chai but …I don’t know know how to explain it. Nice earthy base mixes well with this tea. I won’t rate this one since it’s not bad but I just am not a fan.
The lavender in this tea has made me sleepy. I should really go workout but thanks to the smooth taste and soothing aroma of this tea I just want to fall asleep. But I can’t. There is a lil one that would eat plants if I did. But seriously. They did this one right. If you want a more intense lavender flavor just steep it a lil longer. But not too long or it will get bitter.
Really on a roll now…. yet another tea that I oversteeped.
_ I blame my contacts. Something is weird so I am going in today. My first sip wasn’t that great but my second one was nomnom. Creamy, grassy goodness. Some slight vegetal notes, oo now here comes the floral and the orchid too. Lovely. My favorite part of this tea though is the smell of the wet leaves. Reminds me of the smell when you walk off the plane into the terminal in Lihue…