1725 Tasting Notes
Yet another sample from Kiosque… I think I need to start in on my staples again. My palate is getting tired!
Anyhow, this was ok. Could definitely taste apricot, and peach… and each of them distinctly, which surprised me. I did not expect that. It all balanced very nicely. It was a very light tea as well. No sweetening or milk required!
If I hadn’t just found another great peach tea last week, I would have surely liked this one more. I guess that’s how the tea leaves fall :P
I’ve tried this iced and hot now. Neither one impresses me :(
Too much floral going on there, whew! it’s like drinking cherry perfume. Not that earthy sortof floral that I actually enjoy, more like when your buddies spray perfume in the air as a joke (behind you) so when ya turn around you somehow end up with a mouthful of it!! (this happened to me not long ago. Don’t worry I had my revenge! Smelling like a funeral parlor wasn’t much fun either so there was double trouble! ha!)
Anyhow, the floral overshadowed whatever cherry I was able to suss out. So glad I haven’t got any of this in my cupboard…
Do you LOVE ginger? (and this is not a reference to Gilligan’s Island)
If you answered yes… then this tea is for you! Oh yesssss this is a potent tea!
It is SO overpowering. As in… someone popped their head up from the neighbouring cubicle when I opened the package to see what it was because they smelled something “healthy-like”!
Anyhow, ginger is not my thing but I can see how this would be rejuvenating on low days, or a great pick me up when sick!
I made it to three infusions and only on the last did the tea and ginger find any balance
So… this was great! it tasted “fresh” like just picked greens washed in spring water, maybe even made into a broth. Rather smooth, and not fishy at all! The hint of natural sweetness was nice, like you find in some salads. A tiny hint of agave brought out that note a bit more, not that I was craving it lol
As for whether it reduces my sugar cravings… well, we shall see! I didn’t expect it to work the first time. I assume these things have a cumulative effect.
Hummm. I really don’t know what to think of this!
It reminds me of a dark fruity oolong, but has aspects of green.
The first steep was the most green. Notes of floral orchid and leafy greens and yet it has a darker profile. Roasted? I’m not very good at picking out the notes. The second steep was more fruity, still floral but not as much. It reminded me of Jasmine (ick! so glad that didn’t last into the third cup). Also, I can see what they mean about “wine”.
The third fruitier again, and heavier on the roasted flavour. Almost no ‘green’ notes to be found.
So yes, that’s right… each cup was darker than the one before!!
Hmmm this was better than the blueberry white, somewhat. It’s a dark tea, reminds me of pu-erh in some ways… in the wildness of the blueberry! like it’s gonna come roarin’ in on a motorcycle :P
I had hoped for a brighter flavour, something more “berry” like, but then I didn’t pay attention to the website descriptor of “wild” blueberry, which really should have tipped me off! Anyhow, it was a fun cup.
Adding milk did nothing for it sadly. The berriness was completely hidden.
I’ve lowered the rating of the white version, now that I have some context!!
Cool! A “bubblegummy” tea that has some character! normally these types don’t do it for me, so I was a little apprehensive to try it.
I have an orange tea in a similar flavour, so I’m guessing if it’s properly paired with a fruity flavour it isn’t so bad.
I mean, I could actually taste the berriness here. Raspberry maybe?
Mind you, I only went for one steep. Somehow I wasn’t in the mood to have more than that.
Next up: having this iced! :P