Sipdown no. 123 of 2018 (no. 479 total). A sample.
Just enough to both taste for note-taking purposes and sipdown in a single steep.
The walnut smell coming out of the packet is quite intense. It’s not just walnut, though. It’s a sort of a sweet, candied walnut. That is likely the effect of the coconut and pineapple in the blend. It also says it has almond, which is interesting. Not sure why something called walnut would muddy the waters with almond?
But apparently, David knows what he’s doing because after steeping, what I mostly get is toasted walnut in the aroma. Some coconut, but not really any fruit and not any other nut. The tea is a lemon yellow color and cloudy.
The flavor is on the nose. It tastes exactly like what it advertised itself as, for which it gets some ridiculous number of points in my book. The coconut and pineapple are taste-able, but they mostly act as boosters of the toasted walnut flavor.
And the almonds? As the tea cools, I smell them as I stick my nose into cup to sip, but they, too, boost the toasted walnut flavor by enriching the nuttiness.
Pretty much a home run if you want a green toasted walnut tea.
Flavors: Almond, Coconut, Pineapple, Toasted, Walnut