Sweet Prickly Pear

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8255 tasting notes

Another tea from my swap with Lala I am loving this one! I’m not getting the after taste that others did, beyond the taste of a slightly unripe pear in the after taste. The tea is a sweet, fruity tea with a pear taste that rolls through the sip.


so happy you liked it!


It’s a good one :)


I really don’t like this one hot, but iced, it is ok

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3155 tasting notes

Thanks to Lala via Sil for letting me try out another pear tea! Unfortunately, although this blend is quite pleasant, it fails to hit the “pear” mark. I wonder if that’s because prickly pear is actually cactus, not pear! (Probably.) That said, I’ve been dying to try cactus teas as well, so it worked for me!

Anyhow, I didn’t make great notes on this as I drank it at our meet up, but it was a lightly flavoured green, very smooth and sweet. It didn’t taste like a typical flavoured sencha, which I am not fond of, so that was appreciated. I’ve only had prickly pears a couple times previously, but the quality of exotic fruits obtained in Canada is usually questionable at best, so even if I could remember how they tasted, I’d be skeptical as to whether that was what they really tasted like. So, about the best I can do is say that it was fruity and I enjoyed it. I do have enough for another cup, so hopefully at that time I can better articulate it! I also noticed that other people mentioned strange flavours – I didn’t taste any of those :)

Thanks again to the both of you!

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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1684 tasting notes

Thanks to Sil via Lala for this sample!!
I’m not sure about this. Is it Sencha? I’m not a huge fan of the base. The fruity part is nice. Vaguely reminiscent of pear but there is a stronger overlying general fruitiness. I added a pinch of sugar to see if that brought out the flavours more, but alas it did not.
A rather familiar flavour to be honest. I’ve had something similar, somewhere, before.
Also, now that I am finished my cup, I’m feeling a prickly sensation. Whether that’s my dislike for sencha, or the power of suggestion, I don’t know!

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704 tasting notes

1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml

Tastes more like tart apricot than prickly pear. There is a pear-like note. Slight perfume-y note near the back of the throat at the end of the sip. Soft sweetness.

Thanks Sil for passing this on to me!

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1163 tasting notes

This was sweet and fruity enough, tasted vaguely of pear but it had a very strange aftertaste following each sip.
I think I would like it, but I can’t get around that weird taste.
2nd steep: much the same, that weird taste didn’t go away

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

Prickly pear tea? Very interesting! What kind of weird taste did you get?

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871 tasting notes

I have never tasted a prickly pear, so I do not have much to compare this tea to, but I find it to be delicious. It tasted like a light green tea, with a fruity flavour, tropical flavour to it. Its sweet on its own, slightly creamy taste. The fruity flavour mixes well with the green tea.
It does leave an aftertase.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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