Happy National Pear Day! Today the prompt is to drink a tea with pear flavor notes.
Found this old (yet still sealed) bag that I purchased from a cupboard sale by Ost, back in 2018. Thank you, Ost!
Normally I won’t drink caffeinated tea after 6 p.m., but the dry leaf of this looked far more like a chunky fruit herbal blend than a flavored white tea blend, so I’m expecting anything from the tea leaves to be minimal enough to not effect my sleep (and if I’m wrong, at least tomorrow is Sunday).
I decided to steep this like I normally steep herbals as well… just a big, haphazard scoop into a fillable teabag that is left in the cup while I drink. The tea does have a nice, very pear forward aroma while steeping. On the tongue, I am getting a sort of mixed pear/apple fruity flavor, and, oddly enough, an unplaced floral note. Midsip and lingering after the swallow is a nice ginger flavor, certainly present, warming, and lingering, but not spicy-hot/burny. I’m tasting cinnamon as well, and I think the sweetness of the cinnamon is probably taking some of the edge off the ginger being spicy.
I like the flavor combo. I’m a big ginger fan but find ginger-forward teas tend to be too hot for me, and this is just the right balance of warming spice and sweet fruit.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Floral, Fruity, Ginger, Pear, Spices