Fall weather is sneaking in for the weekend, and we’re even forecasted to get some rain tonight and tomorrow. The cooler weather always makes me crave grapes and red wine so I thought 1001 and 1 Royal Nights would be a good pick this morning.
Black and green tea mix, so I brewed at 195F. This tea reminds me of Dammann Frères flavored teas with the mouthfeel and intensity of aroma, not too overplayed. It has a sweet and sparkling candylike aroma, a mix of strawberry and grape (more muscatel or red grapes than generic ‘purple’ flavor) that blends together very well and also complements the base tea, which is nothing to speak about but it does give some depth with its glassy-juicy and lightly tannic texture. The tea fannings do have that commodity green tea vibe, it’s like a combination of dried out almond pastry and maybe something along the line of white clay. Unlike Martin, the rose doesn’t stand out to me at all and serves as a soft complement to the fruity flavors.
I really enjoyed having a cup of this. I think it was well done. Thank you, Martin :)
Flavors: Almond, Candy, Clay, Fruity, Grapes, Juicy, Muscatel, Pastries, Rose, Strawberry, Tannin, Wood