3355 Tasting Notes
What an odd mixture of things in this tea! But it ends up working really well. The first thing is it almost smells more than it tastes (the dry leaves and also after steeping). I really like the scent, but it is a bit difficult to taste the individual things in it (not that that is the point). I’m not accustomed to some of things here, I guess, but they are very delicious together. Very nutty with a white chocolate scent. Toasty! And yes, it is perfect for winter! (It’s currently snowing and very windy out there.) The green tea really makes the flavors stand out. I really should drink more green teas with all of these awesome flavors in it. Another SpecialTeas I will never be able to buy since they disappeared. It’s almost worst having tried them at all if I know how yummy SpecialTeas are and I won’t ever be able to buy them.
Fruit fruit fruit. Delicious. Maybe it is my lack of fruit intake in the winter, but I don’t think this could get any fruitier! Really good! Very tart. The best fruity tea I’ve tried. It’s like drinking juice without all that added sugar (which I hate). I’m another person just now trying specialteas when they don’t exist anymore. Now I’ll know what I’ll be missing.
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.