2781 Tasting Notes
Lots of lemon. I usually don’t have a lot of lemon (except maybe lemonade) but rather than lemonade, this tea reminds me of a donut I once ate with frosting and lemon something or other on the top of it. I don’t know why. The first sip had a LOT of lemon. The green tea kind of disappears behind the lemon. It almost seems like a white tea rather than a green to me. It’s pretty good.
Yes, I did wait until Valentine’s Day to try this tea. I thought it sounded like a Valentine’s Day tea and it is, but really I’d drink it any time! Raspberries are my favorite, so I had to try this sample from Joy’s Teaspoon. I think it could have used more raspberry flavor, but the vanilla rooibos didn’t hurt! I love rooibos as well. A lovely scent and a delicious tea!
I’ve only tried a couple Republic of Tea teas before (samples), and I haven’t been too impressed. They seem to lack flavor. This one is interesting – it pairs a black tea with blueberry. I usually only see blueberry in a herbal tea. Maybe like other Republics, the blueberry flavor is lacking or maybe it is overpowered by the black tea. But I’ve hardly met a black tea I haven’t liked, so I like this one. If it had been a herbal tea, I suppose the flavor would have been weaker, but as it is a black tea with blueberry, it is better.
I usually associate white teas with being dry and fuzzy for some reason. This white tea wasn’t at all, and really let the roses shine. The white tea was plain enough to really let me enjoy the scent and flavor of the roses. Really nice. I usually avoid white teas above others (black, red, green), but I would probably try other Numi white teas in the future.
With four different black teas within, I expected this to be much stronger. I expect black teas to have tons of flavor. Maybe the four different teas cancel each other out and you don’t really get to appreciate each one individually. Not a tea I’d seek out in the future but it was nice to try in my Numi sampler!
ETA: And I always leave the tea bag in until I’m completely finished drinking, so it’s not like I took the tea bag out after two seconds!