1131 Tasting Notes
I didn’t get much sleep last night, so this morning I had to reach for something that was familiar, comforting, but strong enough to wake me up. This certainly lived up to the challenge. For some reason, this tea is nostalgic for me but I can’t figure out why because I never really drank tea as a kid or anything. Maybe the caramel vanilla flavour reminds me of a dessert or something. I just can’t put my finger on it. Either way, one of my favourite teas.
I got this as a cup to go of iced tea because I had a coupon! They added just a smidgen of agave sweetener
I got that this is a tropical fruit punch but I found apple and cranberry to be quite prominent. The pineapple is there but the papaya is way in the background. I don’t think I would buy a 50g bag but it was good to try. Good for a free tea!
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Mmmm, this is a delicious smelling tea. The aroma is almost like baking sugar cookies or honey buns.
The flavour is good as well, sweet Yunnan black tea with a thicker mouth feel. The aroma translates fairly well into honey buns but there isn’t really honey notes here—more of just a general sweetness. Lol, does that even make sense?
I actually had time to gongfu brew this today but I used my mini teapot rather than my gaiwan. I always burn my hands when I use it. I need to get an “easy gaiwan” I think. Where is a good place to get those? I saw some really nice ones on teawarehouse.
Subsequent infusions lost a little sweetness but we’re still delicious. The brew also got darker as I steeped in into the afternoon.
This was enjoyable. Citrus and floral were the most prominent notes for me. These are not my favourite notes in tea so it wouldn’t be something I would order but I’m glad I got to try it. Sometimes tastes change, so every now and then I try something again to see if my tastes have in fact changed!