129 Tasting Notes
Gunpowder beads expand wonderfully, giving reddish hue.
Beautiful aroma, with plenty of jasmine and earthy notes.
Assertive, earthy taste, with distinct astringency and slight bitterness.
Really good tea. Too bad it’s probably very hard to find. Mine was brought to me as the gift from Taiwan.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Earth, Jasmine
The visual effect of a blooming flower is overwhelming, but the tea itself really takes time to brew and enjoy, because at first it’s very watery and disappointing.
It took about fifteen minutes for the strong aroma to develop. Nice sweetish strawberry and grassy notes of the base white tea, plus subtle flowery aromas from jasmine and rose..
The taste is slightly sour, very fresh, with strong strawberry notes and good-quality white tea in the background.
Probably the second steep, after unraveling all the threads, is going to be even more rewarding.
Flavors: Flowers, Freshly Cut Grass, Jasmine, Rose, Sour, Straw, Strawberry
A lot of flower character that is well balanced with the base rooibos notes, plus a bit of caramel and strong fruity characteristics.
The taste is very rich, slightly sweetish, complex. Good alternative to my everyday theine teas.
Flavors: Caramel, Flowers, Jam, Rose
Nicely balanced strawberry and lemongrass aroma, with slight grassy and straw green tea undertones.
And good taste, slightly tart, fruity.
Much better than majority of Pickwick teas.
Flavors: Citrus, Grass, Lemongrass, Straw, Strawberry
The very first impression is great – the bag smells wonderful, like a freshly cut vanilla bean.
After brewing the vanilla component is still nice, but there are also some wet cardboard notes, rather unpleasant.
The taste is sweetish, a bit malty, with no bitterness nor astringency.
All in all it’s not bad.
Flavors: Cardboard, Malt, Vanilla
Smells perfect, like a hot apple pie.
The taste is sweetish, with strong apple notes and a bit of cinnamon and raisins in the background..
A bit too watery, but generally not bad.
Flavors: Apple, Cake, Cinnamon, Raisins, Spices, Sweet