Thank goodness for Friday afternoons. I love my job, but weekends are glorious. I’m starting the break with a new tea, one I learned about somewhat accidentally from Plunkybug. I was browsing her wish list a while back and this one caught my eye. Another DAVIDsTEA tea I found on her list became a fast favorite, Nepal Black, so I’m thinking this one definitely has potential.
This is a green tea blend, but looking at the dry leaf there isn’t much green tea to be found. It’s mostly popcorn (how unique!) and cubes of dried fruit. I picked around a bit and was able to find at least one tea leaf to put in my cup. There may have been a total of three or four in the final scoop. The aroma is sweet and savory, reminiscent of a buttered popcorn jelly bean. (My husband always gives me those when he comes across them so I’m pretty excited about this.) After steeping, the popcorn has all but melted into the blonde liquid. It still smells incredibly buttery, but I’m not getting any caramel or toffee notes like I thought I might after my husband told me that it smelled to him like Cracker Jack.
I’m going to take it slow with the honey on this one. I’m used to adding a bit more in the black teas I usually drink, but I tend to overwhelm the lighter teas when I’m not being careful. Less is definitely more here. The flavor is light, but I can taste the butter notes so it still seems savory. There is a nuttiness there that I think must come from the popcorn. It absolutely tastes exactly as it smells. I don’t taste the apple at all, which surprises me since that’s mostly what this blend consists of. I might normally try a second steep of this, but since it’s really mostly fruit pieces I think I’ll skip it. If I change my mind, I’ll add a note back in later.
Flavors: Butter, Candy, Nutty, Popcorn, Sweet