6769 Tasting Notes
I just finished up 4 infusions of this.
The first was a lovely gentle malt and black tea taste. the 2nd and 3rd were a bit on the lighter side of a black but still tasty. The 4th was about the same strength-wise as the previous two but I could pick up on fruity notes! It was neat!
I have been waiting to try this tea because I sent an email to both Jason and Ricky hoping they would add a PURPLE TEA Category to the Category List. I haven’t heard back from either one of them regarding this.
I have LOTS of stuff going thru my head right now about this tea so I am just going to virtually BLAB about it…
At first glance it looks like a finely slivered black tea but after infusion I inspected the leaves and they were reminiscent of a darker green! Very interesting!
At first sniff I could pick up on a savory or food like aroma prior to infusing. After infusing it reminded me of a green and black blend!
It ‘brews’ dark much like a black tea with a bit of a cloud texture to the color…NOT an actual texture to the liquid (like some greens) but the color if that makes sense.
At first taste it reminded me of a few grassier senchas I have tried…but then it changed up to a slightly astringent black tea taste. There is an interesting maltiness to it too – not your stereotypical maltiness like you would find in a black tea tho. The aftertaste has more stereotypical traits of a green tho.
I love the conflicts here. I love the change-up. I like how it morphs back and forth.
The aftertaste of the aftertaste is more of a combo between the woodsy and the grassy but it’s a neat happy-medium that I am appreciating!
I’m excited to try more PURPLE TEAS and am looking forward to their popularity growing!!!! I like this!
backlogging a cup from earlier today…it’s been a crazy one!
I’ll be sad to see this one go from my stash! It’s a goodie! Upping the rating! :)
Still wish the chocolate was more intense but the hazelnut aspect is pretty true so as far as description is concerned it’s accurate…see previous notes…
I seriously thought I had logged this one…I’m rather certain. Anyhow…I had this one earlier today and really enjoyed it. Now that I cannot find my logger-first review I will make a note to give it another go next week and review further.
Backlogging two cups! SIPDOWN – see previous notes
Backlogging 2 cups! See previous notes :)
This is down-right awesome!
It tastes like a combo of fresh green peas, celery, and a clean green tea! It’s juicy-sweet and has a nutty aftertaste. It’s rich and brothy. It’s even a bit toasty…maybe toasted chestnuts!
And I just LOVE trying to SAY this one! YAY!
I really thought I had tried this one last year but I had not! Oops!
Everyone in the office was having APPLE something…well, the only APPLE thing I had was tea so…here we go!
This smells like Cider and Cologne.
It steeps up rather dark! Not VERY Dark Brown but Medium to medium-dark brown.
The spice is just enough and nice. The apple is juicy, plump, and not overly tart. The hibiscus is barely there and I am totally fine with that.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this one!
I’m on my second cuppa now and I must say I LOVE this! This is a clean but strong “hardy” green. It’s a little grassy, yes, but top notch regardless!
The first infusion was sweeter and the 2nd a bit more grassy. I enjoyed both, however.
I don’t think LiberTEAs was silly at all saying she waited to open this package because it was so beautiful – as I did the same! LOL
Regardless if I am speaking of the sweeter first infusion or the not as sweet and a tad bit grassier 2nd infusion – both infusions were strong and crisp! They were but very pure and clean tasting and of high quality.
I completely LOVE this club! Learning, Sampling, Appreciating!
Life is good!