818 Tasting Notes
I used 5 David’s Tea perfect scoops for my ~450 ml thermos.
Sweet coconut-like flavour. The tangy apple flavour just peeks through. The sencha flavour gives a background smokey roasted flavour with hints of vegetal taste. Popcorn flavour is present. Strong toffee flavour aftertaste.
The second infusion is a muted version of the first infusion. The coconut-like flavour is able to come out a bit more and the tangy apple isn’t as harsh. I added a few grates of ginger to this brew and it complemented everything nicely.
I used 2 David’s Tea Scoops for my ~470 ml thermos.
Sweet and floral with smooth almond flavour coming through. The fruits give the tea a fuller flavour but it has an overall slightly dilute taste. Unpleasant artificial-type aftertaste that lingers.
For the second infusion the artificial aftertaste becomes muted and the tea develops a cherry flavour.
Very bitter flavour when cold-brewed. Highly unpleasant. Artificial after-taste- reminds me of the flavouring of the pastes used for teeth cleaning.
Very smooth. Buttery quality. Bitter aftertaste. The fig gives it a sweet aroma. I would liken the flavour to an artificial grape taste. Not all the flavours in this blend come out.
After finishing my mug and allowing the aftertaste to mingle with my salivary enzymes, I find the taste to be overpowering and not at all pleasant.
I used two spoonfuls of dry leaf for my 450 ml thermos. The vegetal taste of this green tea is very prominent. Toasted and nutty throughout. Floral notes on the aftertaste. A very delightful flavour overall- a lot of what I’m looking for in a green tea.
For the second infusion, I extended the brewing time to 2 minutes and 30 seconds. There is a nutty taste that is able to come out more. The toasted flavour is still present. There is a very noticeable floral aftertaste. When chilled, this infusion has a strong, bitter, leathery taste.
For the third infusion, brewing time stands at 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The flavour is mainly metalic with some of the toasted taste coming through. There are very slight hints of floral taste. Vegetal and floral aftertaste with hints of nutty.
This tea would likely not do well past its third infusion.