2 Tasting Notes
Sipdown (here’s hoping I used that correctly)! Dry, this tea has a distinct black pepper smell with a minty undertone. Steeped, the flavour has changed from cup-to-cup for me depending on what proportion of the ingredients you are getting. My first time around it was very heavy in licorice, and being someone who doesn’t like licorice, I could not finish that cup. The second time around, I got a heavily spiced cup with a minty aftertaste, and this was my favourite combination. This time around, for my last steep, I’m getting a very minty flavour with hints of pepper and fennel. Out of the three times I have made this, the green tea has never come through.
I recommend trying this tea as a midday refresher, although I personally will not be repurchasing because of how widely the flavour of each cup varies.
Note: I will be fixing steep time later (should be 4 minutes)
After hearing several rave reviews over this tea, I had been very excited to give it a go. A few weeks back I ordered 50g, and I find myself reaching for it more often than my black teas. That alone is a testament to how much I adore Forever Nuts.
To me, the most striking feature of this tea is the brilliant shade of pink it becomes while steeping, thanks to the beet root. Be sure to steep this in a white mug to get the full effect! While I originally found the pink colour a bit gimmicky, it does cheer me up on those colder winter days.
While steeping, the predominant scent I get from this tea is a sweet cinnamon with just a hint of apple. The taste, in contrast, is predominantly apple, helped along with an earthy, almond base and a touch of cinnamon. Definitely a treat, in my opinion, and best sipped after dinner on its own or with dessert.