24 Tasting Notes
My Whispering Pines order came!! First up for review is the Jabberwocky. It smells like plums and roses. It tastes like a toasted sourdough baguette covered in honey. The aftertaste is crisp and fresh. It seems to gain in sweetness as it cools. Overall, this tea is fabulous! I’m so excited to try the others!
The first few times I enjoyed this tea, I couldn’t put my finger on why it brought me instantly back to Halloween. Finally I realized, the smell of the tea, is exactly that of carving pumpkins. This tea has a fresh, grassy, squashy, pumpkin smell (it’s uncanny)!
It is smooth and crisp to drink, and as it cools down, it has a distinct roasted pumpkin seed aftertaste, very interesting and enjoyable tea.
Think it would have been better without the Mate. I love Yerba Mate tea, and I love salted caramel, but I found the flavours together to be a bit odd. To me, salted caramel is a dessert tea and mate adds this earthy, smoky flavour that just doesn’t go well with the caramel.
edit: I have to add that this tea has really grown on me. Maybe it’s an acquired taste, or maybe the caramel comes out more when the steep time is longer, but I have been having this Mate most mornings now and really enjoying the earthy, buttery, caramel flavours.