5 Tasting Notes
I wasn’t sure I was going to like this! Despite Paris’s reputation, I was a little bit put off by the aroma, which, after I opened the tin, reminded me a lot of perfume. The taste, however, is radically different, with all of the tea’s notes working together remarkably to create a very smooth, satisfying blend that fills your mouth with flavor. Silkier and more accessible than your standard hearty black tea. I’m not sure that I can pinpoint what specific fruits the tea reminds me of. It’s just a very colorful taste. I may stick to satchets rather than loose leaves; I love the packaging, and the convenience of satchets is a nice change of pace.
Flavors: Creamy, Fruity, Smooth
Well, it definitely tastes buttery. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but by the time I finished my sample, I got used to it, in large part because I discovered that if you experiment with the amount of tea that you use in a single steeping, you can adjust how strongly that buttery note comes out. If you want a subtler taste, go for 1 to 1.5 teaspoons. An acquired taste. I’m pretty sure this tea is growing in the back of Paula Deen’s yard.
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Roasted, Toast
My favorite green tea; smoky, astringent, and maybe a little bit sweet. A heavenly, relaxing tea that is the perfect de-stressor. First time I tried it I was blown away, and I’m still in love. The loose leaves are definitely expensive, but I think it’s worth trying at least once.
Flavors: Astringent, Grass, Smoked, Vegetal
I liked this a lot more than the Buttered Rum. Tastes very buttery, very coconutty — a subtler experience than the Buttered Rum was. My only grievance is that I wish the white chocolate was a more prominent taste, but that certainly doesn’t detract from how much I enjoyed it.
Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Creamy