I had this in the afternoon. This tastes like a green caramel but slightly more citrusy. Problem is that I got distracted and so all I remember was that it was tasty. So ill be having this again to get a proper note on it. :)
Argh, Steepster ate my note! Well shoot. Thanks to Sil for this tea. Long story short: I found this to be a nice tea. The fruit flavoring was authentic, the caramel light but smooth, the green tea base inoffensive. I’m not in love, but I do enjoy the cup. I’m not much on flavored greens these days except in some circumstances, but I found this one to be very nice.
thank you Sil!
i remember liking it. i mean, hello, caramel! how could i not?!
but i suspect i’m getting green tea burn out.
i feel a strange amount of responsibility to review every single swap tea in as much detail as i can muster. but i’m realizing it’s just not going to be humanly possible. because even though i tell everyone how much more time i spend on here than on any other site and also that i love tea drinking so very much, i simply don’t have the time. i just don’t.
it’s a bummer. but i have limitations. pouty face.
Sipdown! 809. This tea is pretty tasty! Before having any idea what it actually was (aside from green), my guess would have been that it was a caramel apple tea. Looks like I’m not too far off! Just missed the plum and strawberry flavours, which make sense as it tasted a bit different than just straight apple. This is definitely the best caramel apple tea I’ve ever had though – nice green base, delicious caramel, and distinct apple flavour. I’m pretty impressed! Thanks Sil!
Received this in a swap from Sil.
The dry tea smells like a buttery green tea. The brewed tea smells buttery and nutty. As it cools off more, there is more of a fruity smell to it.
There is definitely a caramel taste to the tea. A fruity type caramel flavour. The aftertaste is more nutty, buttery green tea.
Overall a good tea. I am not too fond of the fruity flavour, but it goes well with the caramel.
Well, that was an interesting tasting. Free sample from B&B, and I liked it quite a lot, but am still trying to process something that smells so fruity and sweet, along with the buttery, and that tastes so *un*fruity and so buttery. And not sweet! What’s that about?!? Actually I think some of it may be that the green tea base is more Sencha-like bitter than — well, than not. (China green is more than a bit broad as a category! But I still think it tastes a bit like a Sencha.) Got a few infusions, and all were tasty.
I’ll be tasting this again, and may have a better sense of what I think of it, but may not manage anything much more. Pity a classy operation like Betjeman and Barton provide such useless brewing instructions.
1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml
A little astringency. Authentic plum aroma. Marshmallow aftertaste. Sencha base flavour comes through. Odd sharp metallic/pungent/slightly swampy note that has a zinging sensation on the tongue.
Thanks to Sil for sharing!