230 Tasting Notes
Oh… Wow! OH WOW!! Thank-you QuiltGuppy for sending a small sample of this one my way! I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
When the package is opened all you can smell is cinnamon and freshly baked brioche, it makes me instantly think of my weekly indulgence. Brioche and a London Fog at Serious Coffee on Saturday mornings while I read a book and waste away a few hours (I am starting to get good at that)
But instantly I knew this would be a tea that I would not be sharing with my co-workers; I love to share tea, and they are forever telling me: “I think this is the point where we realise that tea is crack to you and this is an intervention” Nooooooo!
I have forgotten myself, the American Tea Room has nailed every nuance of flavour or brioche in this tea. From sticky brown sugar, to melted butter, to carb-sugar-gooey-goodness of soft dough – all of those flavours you can smell and taste. It was tough to share this with my co-workers and even tougher to leave behind at work as a Friday treat for the Manager who is covering me tomorrow for my extra long weekend off! (Friday to Monday!!)
This tea is a delight, and I will admit I am “biting the bullet” and applying for a credit card if only to get this one and Dan Cong sent to me on a regular basis… QuiltGuppy you are an influencer! (But don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying this!)
Mmmmm, 2nd steeping! I am really excited about that!
This tea just gets better and better.
(after note) The tea has cooled considerably, and there is a definable sweet note to the liquor and I thought I smelled apricots?!
I can*not* wait to take this up island this weekend and share it with my Mum!!
Mmmm… Oolong how I love thee!
I know that I have a sinus infection coming to settle in my upper nasal cavity, so I am not sure I will be able to do this tea justice.
It smells indefinable (right now) but sweet, I will admit this tea deserves a coveted place next to DAVIDs Nepal Black, as both are sweet and smooth.
I will comment more on this tea, when I no longer have a cold. Other than the fact that this is delicious, I really have nothing else to share right now, I am too busy sneezing and sniffling.
Thank-you QuiltGuppy for this sample.
First off, I am so happy that I reviewed how to heat of the water to steep green teas, because I know that scorched leaves would really suck with this tea.
I could smell the fruitiness of the leaves as soon as the pouch was opened, and decided that despite the time I would have a cup of this.
I agree with QuiltGuppy the fruit scent is still there once steeped, but the taste is just green tea, or sencha, or the like. I am not familiar enough with the varying flavours of green teas, but I will admit this was tasty.
Oh how I will be sad when this goes.
I know that I mentioned I had added what was left of my Lucious Watermelon tea to this batch, and it looks as though I have maybe three cups worth of tea left… Hmmm, payday is coming maybe I need to focus on this tea and go get me a full 100g.
I know I have said this over and over again, but “this totally brings me back to my childhood, of ice cold Freshy on Summer days while running screaming through a sprinkler”
I LOVE THIS TEA!
It’s not as I remember it, I am still tasting a LOT of lime rind and nothing else. There is a slight astringency that lets me know the black tea is there, but that is about it.
I am really sad, because this was my first DAVIDsTEA experience, and although I know it was not be my last; it is still saddening to know that it is just not for me anymore.
There is a reason this is still in my cupboard and a reason that I only had 5 bags left of a 12 bag package. Today I can’t find it, I taste a very medicinal vanilla flavour with the rooibos. I’ll leave it in the fridge, maybe hubby will be interested enough in this tea to finish it off?
It’s a white tea, and for me an incredibly finicky tea when steeping. I do think this will be a tea that I will not purchase more of. It was great while it lasted, and I enjoyed the fact that the fruit flavours were able to hide times when I over steeped the tea, but there was still a finish that I can’t explain but it was not pleasant enough for me to want to race out and buy more.