6 Tasting Notes
I don’t even know where to begin with describing this tea because “cake” is all that’s coming to me. That’s it. Cake. It’s tea that tastes like cake and frosting and it kicks my sweet tooth right into next Wednesday. When I remember that it’s rooibos then it becomes a bit odd because, well, for me rooibos leaves a funny aftertaste, but other than that it’s spot-on and wonderful.
Could be that it’s the sprinkles talking but shhh, just sip.
First of all, Draco is a ridiculously pretty blend— green tea leaves, mint leaves, blue cornflowers, and the orange peel make just about the loveliest color scheme ever. Secondly, while Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas ever, this is the first time that I’ve tried it in its green incarnation. I think we’re off to a pretty good start; it’s all the bergamot-y flavor minus a bit of the punch, which can be good on occasion.
Almond is extremely prominent with this guy but it compliments the peppermint so well that I feel like writing sonnets about it. Maybe. Eh… well no, not really, but it is that good! Kind of like a cookie. Think along the lines of those shortbread cookies that come in the huge round tins, with peppermint. The dry smell is a bit “HELLO DOLLY” inducing because it is quite sweet but it mellows out nicely once brewed. I like it plain, no sugar or milk. The only down side is that it isn’t so tasty on ice.
This is the tea which put the nail in my Floral Tea is Definitely Gross coffin. It isn’t a bad tea by any stretch of the imagination, I don’t think, because it is interesting and it has so many different flavors bubbling up with every sip, but it certainly is not something that I enjoy. Speaking of bubbling, there’s an odd bubblegum flavor that peeks through? I have no idea why or what it is but it’s off-putting to me. Basically I purchased it because I was stubborn and wanted it because Luna is my favorite, completely disregarding the fact that I dislike flowery tea. I’m sure that it’s okay for people who do, though.
This smells… weird, to be frank. It borders on floral but not in a way that makes your brain go, “Oh alright, we’re drinking flowers now… why?” (Floral tea is a humongous no-no for me. The most eloquent way I can describe how much I dislike flowers in my tea is “Ewugh ew yuck eugh eugh eugh gross.”) It’s more along the vein of your favorite person’s favorite perfume, you know, the way that it smells on them is a good smell although on its own you probably wouldn’t touch it with a million-yard stick. That with the addition of sun-warmed grass after a rainstorm is the sort of aroma I’m getting from this tea. If you can’t dig the grassy/plant notes then this probably isn’t your cuppa, however I personally feel this gives it a wonderful refreshing quality.