221 Tasting Notes
The green rooibos base takes away some of that syrupy sweetness that most fruity teas have (and I dislike). The peach flavour is nice and mild, but I definitely think it has more bang when its iced – brewed double strength, topped up with soda water and peach schnapps… mmmm…
I thought I’d give this another go, seeing as I have made several people hopelessley addicted to it by saying “You have to try this insane tea! It tastes exactly like warm cream! I hate it!”. It does taste less cream-like without milk, and actually isn’t as confronting as I remember it being the first time I tried it.
If you are a fan of vanilla black tea (which I am not) I highly recommend you give this a go, as it just has that extra bit of sweetness that takes it from being a plain vanilla tea over to a real scrumptious treat!
It was interesting trying this after the Oolong tastings I did today. This one has a Tie Kuan Yin base, and combined with an incredibly light tough of pomegranate, its still boring. The oolong still leaves a lingering taste, but the tea itself isn’t anything to write home about. Its “nice” but not as exciting as it originally sounded to me.
Brewed for 2 minutes (3 minutes is recommended, but I felt the tannins had won over the taste by that stage). Could this be a Darjeeling I actually like? The aroma is quite leafy, and the taste is indescribable. Very strange, and – I know this word is bandied about a lot with Darjeelings and always sounds like a load of waffle to me – complex! There is so much going on with each mouthful, and I think its one of the reasons I enjoyed it!
Brewed for 5 minutes. Formosa Oolong completely embodies my dislike for oolongs – it was smooth but very reminiscent of trees or some form of vegetation that I can’t quite put my finger on. The taste wasn’t overly offensive but the mouthfeel was awful, really syrupy and made my tongue feel funny.