592 Tasting Notes
The wet leaf has the most interesting smell. So much so that I am having trouble being able to put a descriptor to it. Perhaps its hints of eucalyptus in mahogany sawdust in a mixture of compost and wet leaves. It’s such a complex aroma! Somewhat medicinal as well but not in a bad way. A silky mouth feel and dark, clear amber in color. Quite an earthy tea. The aroma carries over into the after taste but the first time the liquid hits your tongue a full force of earthy flavors assault you. I’m not really sure I would say it’s minty like their website describes but it does have that slight mouth clean sensation that mint gives you.
This dream doesn’t contain real vanilla. Even though the flavor is quite good, I feel let down that it’s all in the natural flavors. Or at least that’s what I assume. Regardless, they chose a great base for this tea. I can’t quite pinpoint what it is but I would assume a ceylon. It melds nicely with the rest of the flavors to give it a creamy finish on the tongue. The vanilla flavor is there but definitely not as pronounced as some other black vanilla teas that I’ve had.
Why call it mango delight when it has pineapple pieces and pineapple flavor? How about Enchanting Pineapple or Tropical Tango? Perhaps the mango is in the natural flavors? Besides the bad titling it’s actually a delightful tea…. ah thus the delight. Tropical Delight. Sorry. The liquid is a clear, dark yellow. Filled with tropical flavors. Take your pick; it’s in there. I’m even tasting a bit of kumquat oddly enough. Mainly pineapple though. Don’t bother smelling the dry leaf. It’s kinda weird. Also strangely enough there really isn’t much taste coming from the green base.
Recently became a consultant for Steeped Tea and in order to tell people what I think of their tea I think it is only right to test out the teas. While I wasn’t a big fan of the black tea version this version of their Earl Grey is quite good.
The bergamot is perfectly balanced in flavor. It doesn’t over power the grassy green flavor and leaves enough room for a slight sweet cream finish. The liquid is an amber color. Upon opening the tea you will find that the tea leaves are rolled. Almost looking more like an oolong then a green tea. (A good sign in my opinion). Then the resulting smell? Amazing. The citrus and fruit aroma given off by the tea is heavenly.
Speaking of bergamot, did you know its not an edible fruit?
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Fruity
Baby is born and I’m back to drinking tea.
Hot: Skeptical. If they expect everyone to have it cold they must not think its good warm? Good thing I’m wrong. It’s quite tasty warm. Fruity notes with a slight grassy note or two at the end.
Steep time: 3 – 4 minutes
Cold: Apparently 4 minutes wasn’t enough to maintain the flavor as it as very watery. Gave it a good ten minutes and that seems to be a good start. Lemony notes with a grassy sencha finish. Also some interesting fruity notes.
Steep time: At least 10 mins probably more if brewing in cold water from the start.
Flavors: Fruity, Grass
You are sitting on a patio. A small stream bubbles to your left as it races to meet a bigger river. Every time I take a sip I picture this scene in Missoula, MT. This tea is very similar to Evening in Missoula or Sunset In Seattle. Tranquil is the best way to describe it regardless of what the name is. The unique blend of ingredients makes it instantly recognizable to anyone who drinks it enough. It’s the perfect drink to calm yourself before bed or good for a cuppa on a stressful work day.