3170 Tasting Notes
I’m less stoked about this tea than I hoped – unfortunately, I’m really only tasting smoke, and missing both peach and butterscotch. I tried to liven it up by adding a bit of sugar, but that didn’t really change anything.
Perhaps I happened to get an extra-smoky cup? I’ll give it another try later.
ETA: Second infusion is rather tasty… less smoke, more peach, and more base tea. Still not really butterscotch, but an enjoyable second infusion nonetheless.
Another interesting one! I drank this around the same time as Mayan Chocolate Chai, so probably need to try it again on its own to get a better picture of how it tastes.
However, I do certainly recall a lovely nuttiness that I quite enjoyed, and in reading a bit more about the tea, I see that it’s supposed to taste like walnuts and sweetness, which I’m pretty sure it did. More details to come some other day, maybe, if I get around to it, but this is a generally positive review :D
Picked this one up purely for curiousity, as I haven’t had rosemary in a tea before. While it is interesting, it is reminding me too much of medicinal blends for my liking, and therefore I don’t think I’ll be trying rosemary teas in the future. I was also hoping for a bit more tangerine – which smelled great when I opened the package – but it was definitely relegated to the background a bit by the rosemary.
Probably not a tea for everyone, but is a fun experiment. If you are a fan of rosemary and/or minty teas, I think you may enjoy this.
This is a really nice, fruity black, with an bonus of coconut that gives it a bit of something extra over your standard fruity black. In my initial sip, I also thought I was getting a hint of taiwanese black grapey flavour (ok, I’m getting it again… yum), which really added to the blend. I’d imagine this is killer iced.
Again, not a favourite, but pretty tasty for what it is.
So few reviews! Sad times :(
Anyhow, this is a nice enough tea. I am still pretty stoked about houjicha-based flavoured teas, and this is no exception. Creamy, toasty houjicha base with some melon flavour. Not as melony as some teas (read: Butiki), but I think too much might cause a clash, anyhow.
Verdict? Tasty but not a favourite. I’m loving the smoothness of the tea, but am somewhat over melon flavouring. Recommended for houjicha and/or melon lovers.
I’m very disappointed that this is out of stock. Because…. this tea is AMAZING. I actually was just going to email Anne personally with my rave review instead of posting it, so I could get more, but then I saw it was out of stock – so have switched my efforts to garnering reblend support instead :D
Anyhow – the review. The oolong base is marvellous – creamy and rich, not a hint of astringency, just amazing deliciousness. The grapfruit flavouring is bang on but not astringent, like I’ve often tasted in grapefruit teas (a reason why I don’t seek them out). The crystallized ginger and oolong combine for an amazing brown sugar flavour that isn’t outright sweet, but adds so much depth here, it’s impressive. The ginger is just at that perfect level where you can taste it, but it’s not sour or overpowering. Everything combines for a level of brown sugary grapefruit oolong perfection.
In short, this is probably the best new tea I’ve tasted in a while, and I’m heartbroken that there aren’t any other reviews on here about it, because that means nobody will know how amazing this tea is! And sadly, I only have a taster pouch so I can’t really even spread the love!
Therefore it clearly needs to be reblended. :D
Made the mistake of trying this AFTER the Mayan Chocolate Chai (sweet and spicy… oops!)
Anyhow, I think this is the best savoury flavoured tea I’ve ever tried. Definite tomato and basil (and a hint of pepper!), though none is so overpowering that one would feel they are drinking a cup of soup instead of a cup of tea. The tea base is nice here – it fills in the background enough to again make clear that this is tea, not soup, but I can’t pick out any flavouring notes distinctly.
Upping the rating because although I probably wouldn’t drink this tea often, it’s very well-executed and a novel flavour experience (and I can truly taste the tomato – which I believe I felt was lacking in my sample of the original blend).