693 Tasting Notes
When decanting this tea, I noticed an overwhelming melon-type aroma. Very nice melon flavour on the sip- reminiscent of the great flavour that I would find in Butiki Teas blends. Slight creaminess to it. Green tea flavour seems to stand out a bit in this blend. This is a rather old sample so it may just be that I need to give this one a try with a fresh batch.
Dry leaf has an amazing charcoal aroma mixed with a savoury green oolong scent.
The brewed tea has the creamy, sweet, and floral aroma of the oolong at the forefront which is surrounded by an aura of the toasted charcoal.
The flavour of the tea is a great mix of the notes from the aroma which blends together wonderfully. I like the smokiness to curb the sweetness of the oolong but all the flavours seem to be equally present. There is a lovely oolong grapefruit flavour that lingers in the aftertaste. Thin to medium mouthfeel.
Flavors: Char, Floral, Grapefruit, Smoke, Sweet
The dry leaf smells like cola.
Great combination of flavours. I enjoy the use of honeybush as the base to the subtle mix of spices. I’m tasting the note of cola that I could smell in the aroma. I find the slight rose note to be a great addition. The cinnamon has a nice warming tone to the flavour. This is not the flavour profile that I would traditionally associate with a chai but I really enjoy this particular mix. Mouthfeel is very thin, which would be expected from a herbal brew.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Rose, Sweet