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Flavors: Apple, Coconut, Creamy, White Chocolate
Sencha is personally one of my most favorite. The fresh and woodsy aroma of the leaves is a scent I can easily distinguish and lift my mood up instantaneously. The taste itself can differentiate as well, to the preference of a person, whether they like someone bitter and woodsy or something more smooth with a small woodsy kick. The aftertaste is continues to be refreshing and enjoyable. A great choice to drink hot or cold.
I pulled this from the TTB to make at a later date as there was only a single serving left. I do not recall who added it to the box but thank you to whoever it was for sharing and the chance to try something new! Unfortunately this was not my favorite. I made it iced and though there was a slight berry flavor, it was more astringent than anything. Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/04/26/tryinig-plum-berry-from-sencha-tea-bar-iced-senchateabar/
ETA: Thank you Kristal for the addition of this tea!!
GCTTB6 I pulled out tiny amounts (~1 tsp or less) of a lot of the to try later. This is one of those, as will be after future round 6 entries. I still have 10 or so left.
This was mostly fruit, so I’m hoping the caffeine content is fairly low.
Brewed 1 tsp in 350 mL hot water (my kettle said 188 deg F, but I can’t figure out how to turn the reading to Celsius on the kettle, and I can’t be bothered to convert F to metric manually, either. Normally I use a thermometer, but it is dirty and I didn’t feel like washing it.)
The brew is a pretty light pink, it smells like bai mu dan white tea (vegetal/leafy) and fruit. I can taste a lot of hibiscus in this blend (why!?!), but the white tea was nice. I wouldn’t say this is specifically plum or berry flavoured, more of generic fruit with a lot of tart hibiscus. I this one would be better iced…or without the hibiscus.
Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Red Fruits, Sour, Tart, Vegetal
GCTTB (round 6) entry
I can see what other raters mean by bitter. However, steeped right, this is a delicious caffeine free tisane. Just be careful with steep time for your water volume. I only used less than one teaspoon of looseleaf for 250 mL water and 2.5 minutes brew time.Brahmi is woody, like thin dried twigs. I find the flavour quite pleasant when brewed in hot (not boiling) water for 2-3 minutes until you can smell the liquid. I found it very relaxing and enjoying to sip. Will be brewing this again for sure. I had this last night and look forward to enjoying it again tomorrow night.
Flavors: Bark, Dry Grass, Oak, Roasted, Wood
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Flavors: Flowers, Hay, Herbs, Honey, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet, Warm Grass
GCTTB (Round 6) entry
Loose leaf smells strongly of dried mint, citrusy flowers (chamomile), dry grass or herbs.
Steep 1: Strong scent/flavour of mint at first, followed by a union of mint and mellow chamomile. I absolutely love this combination. Chamomile blossoms give a musty, dried flower petal taste. There is a bit of honey, citrus, and yellow pollen taste from chamomile too. I can’t tell if the mint is a more mild (less manthol) peppermint, or if this is English mint. Either way, well done for not using something with an overpowering menthol flavour.
Steep 2: More of the same, maybe a bit more lemon and chamomile flavour. Chamomile reminds me of summer’s at my father’s property where the barn smells like hot hay on the warmer days. I was allergic to hay/pollen and found this smell to be very alluring. lol
Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Hay, Herbs, Honey, Hot Hay, Lemon Zest, Mint, Musty, Peppermint, Vanilla, Wood
GCTTB DAY 6
You know you have a problem when you are planning out your teas for the next two days because there are so many teas to try and so little time. I’ve only been sampling teas a teaspoon at a time, but there are just so many that I had to go through the remaining ones I haven’t tried yet and yay or nay it based on how much I wanted to try it before I leave for Slovakia. Now I still have too many… I’m gonna have to up my daily tea intake for the next two days, I think.
This one was alright. The berry aroma seemed a little artificial and cloyingly sweet to me, but thankfully it was mild enough that I didn’t mind it too much. The tea was light and pleasant, but nothing that impressed me too much. I haven’t had much luck with white teas so far that I’m starting to think I don’t know how to properly appreciate their flavour. Maybe I just haven’t tried very good ones so far.
GCTTB DAY 5
Drinking this right before bed, which I don’t normally do, especially considering it’s nearing 11pm, as I know I will have to pee at an obscenely early time in the morning. I needed something to help me relax though, as I am leaving for Slovakia this Saturday and I have an insanely busy week right up until I leave. It has me feeling a tad overwhelmed and definitely more than stressed.
I am enjoying this. It’s a fairly simple blend, with the familiar taste of fresh peppermint and sweet chamomile. I didn’t realize there was any Rooibos in this until I read the description. I don’t seem to taste anything woodsy, but I did assume one of the ingredients was lemongrass, which apparently isn’t. Oh well, it’s a decent bedtime tea. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of peppermint so I can’t love it, but it was mild enough in my brew that I’m enjoying a nice warm cup of this soothing tea to help me relax.