105 Tasting Notes
Very good tea but it was a bit embarrassing to drink it because every time I would make it, someone in the office would shout « it smells like chocolate!!». This taste more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate and, even though I always hated dark chocolate because of the bitterness, I really enjoy this one! Another good chocolate tea from Davidstea.
I smell a bit of sweet strawberry. I could compare it to Four red fruits from Kusmi which is another strawberry black tea with a stronger strawberry scent. Very good but I would rather go with Noël à Prague and Coquelicot gourmand from this house, they have more personality whereas Jardin bleu is more average (but still good!).
I’m not sure of what I’m smelling first. Is it eucalyptus? It smells very strong, and I’ve already smell this before but I can’t put a name on it. It doesn’t taste incredibly good hot but I guess that’s the kind of herbal drink that you would rather drink for the benefits than for the taste. However, it is surprisingly good cold-steeped. Instead of a light yellow colour, it is bright pink and it tastes much more fruity.
Dry, I smell red fruits – it smells like raspberry to me but that’s probably rather pomegranate and goji berry. Steeped, it’s a clear pomegranate smell, a bit like a diluted pomegranate juice. Since hibiscus is a major ingredient, that’s pretty much all it tastes though. Not worth trying hot. This was clearly thought out to be drink cold or iced. Between the two, I prefer it iced because cold-steeping doesn’t bring out any flavours. At least iced you get the hibiscus.
I’m tired though of Kusmi and Løv marketing strategy saying that this kind of tea will make you happy, this kind of tea will detoxify your body, and now this kind of tea will make your recover after a run or a yoga class? That’s absurd. You need a good substantial meal after a workout, that’s it.
Feels like I’m drinking a bitter perfume or a pot-pourri infusion. You know, as in something artificial and inedible. I regret buying a 100g tin of this, it is taking me forever to finish it. It says on the website that it is made of Jasmine green tea and Sencha but I don’t get the grassy taste that I like from sencha. As if the sencha was too old and lost all its flavours and all we could taste was the added rose essential oil. Is rose essential oil even edible?
Very similar to Alpine Punch from Davidstea. There are few almond pieces in it, most of the amaretto’s smell comes from added aromas. Very enjoyable. Since it is easier to get our hands on DT’s version (can buy lower quantities of it at once, DT is cheaper and has more stores), I would just go with the latter’s version.