1696 Tasting Notes
A nice fruity green!
Generically fruity. I certainly wouldn’t pick out mango. If I didn’t know better, I’d have said peach.
The balance of green tea vs fruitiness is perfect so on that front I’m satisfied. Unfortunately, I suspect that the flavour will fade quickly, so here’s hoping I can kick my tea hoarding ways :P
I bought this at the Ex in August. I’d never seen ctc tea like this before, so finely balled that it looks like coffee grounds! The instructions call for only 1\4 of a tsp per cup. I can only assume that the increased surface area allows for the flavour to be extracted more. Even still, it seems a bit odd. So I went with half a teaspoon for my mug that holds 1.5 cups.
The tea itself is ok. Coppery, like a Ceylon tea, and a bit malty with some real astringent heft behind it all. It leaves a sour aftertaste. I find it somewhat boring on its own so have been adding milk.
Also, there is something there that makes me think of stale tea… except I can’t quite put my finger on it. What exactly does stale tea taste like???
The caffeine punch is great so I keep coming back for more :P
Most of the teas I’ve had today have been lacklustre. Except this one. Pure yum. I must be having an off day , as it wasn’t as good as the first time I brewed some up. Can’t blame the tea though, since I had many others today and they were all somewhat meh. Even heaven’s trash. I’m feeling kinda meh so maybe I’m fighting something. again. Bah.
This is very minty! I like it. Not all that spicy, and a lot milder than expected. Almost reminds me of camomile which takes the bite out of the mint.
I’m used to mint taking more of a background role, so it was nice to finally find a blend that uses it more front and centre without it being the main ingredient. So I guess, a mid note?
I feel like I’ve had so many variations of this tea. Except I’m used to this flavour profile having puerh in it, and I don’t see any in the ingredients… That might be the carob and the chicory? Those are two ingredients I’m not a huge fan of. Mostly because those are things I’ve reacted to badly in the past, back when I was hoping to find an alternative to chocolate.
The orange is barely present. Kindof like a muted terry’s chocolate orange. The old me would have loved it. Today? I’m on the fence
Bah. I’m in an ick mood.