885 Tasting Notes
I forgot how unique this tea is. It is naturally spicy— nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. A little bit of vanilla and sweet grass are present as well. This resteeps well all day. I think I would brew for more than 1 minute initially next time though. I noticed some people were brewing at 3-4 minutes so I will try that next time (note to self).
Hello again my friend! This is a lovely tea. It is silky smooth and creamy. The jasmine is not overwhelming or cloying at all. This takes me back to summer and makes me think of watching a beautiful sunset while sitting out in nature.
The resteep was just as good as the first at 1.5 minutes.
I also really enjoy this tea cold and usually cold brew the 3rd steeping of the leaves.
I tried this as a cold brew just to see what would happen to the flavour.
It was actually really good this way. Sweet, light, and airy. I don’t think it was really “birthday cake like” but this tea is a year and a half old, so it has probably lost some flavour.
I found this to be an interesting tisane with the marshmallow leaf. It was something that I hadn’t really tried before (that I remember).
I brewed this tea in the same mug as my cuppa of the morning.…bad idea because all I can taste is that previous tea. I will have to try again.
As far as I could tell though, this tea was very light in flavour. And only slightly milky. Maybe I should try with boiling water next time??
I felt like this tea was quite similar to cocomint cream, which I enjoyed.
I wasn’t really a fan of this tea hot for some reason. I am not sure why, but I have fallen out of love with mint a little bit lately. I guess I just feel like mint is a little better suited to summer or something maybe.
Anyway, I put the brew in the fridge for a few hours. Now, that’s what I’m talking about. It is almost creamy due to the coconut. And minty of course. Not bad
This is a really weird tea hot— hot cucumbers just don’t do it for me.
Cold is another story, it is quite refreshing due to the mint and slightly sweet from the melon. It likely would have been good cold brewed in the summer. But since it is now winter, I like a hot cuppa in the morning. Maybe if it came back, I would pick it up again in the summer or spring.