Mysterious Tea

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  • “Ooh! A challenge! This tea came with my Liquid Proust Teas order as an added bonus; thank you Andrew! I have to say, the idea of guessing what’s in the blend fascinates me. I think I did a pretty...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yummy. The fruit does not overpower the green tea (sencha? gyokuro?), which IMO is no easy feat of mixology. Also I was going to guess dates and maybe blueberry as an ingredient; I drank it before...” Read full tasting note
  • “Anybody else try this one? I’m curious on what the flavor is. . Real curious. This was a nice berry flavored green tea-strawberry to be more precise. I really liked it but only got the berry...” Read full tasting note

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The only things I will say about this tea is that it is a green tea mixture.

Each person who purchases this will be allowed to submit one guess as to what is all in this blend. The limit to ingredients guessed is a maximum of 10.
The closest person or persons will win ‘something’.

This is pretty interesting mixture…

Liquid Proust Teas suggest to steep this with water at 175f for 90 seconds to two minutes

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Ooh! A challenge!

This tea came with my Liquid Proust Teas order as an added bonus; thank you Andrew! I have to say, the idea of guessing what’s in the blend fascinates me. I think I did a pretty good job with this for Lupicia’s Cache-cache blend – though I didn’t get a chance to with Butiki’s mystery blends.

The the green base is an obvious given but if I’m going to try and guess what makes up this blend then I’m going to use every angle I can get: taking a look at the dry leaf, the infused liquor’s colour, the smell and obviously the taste.

Starting with the dry leaf: I definitely see fruity chunks. My initial thought is strawberry or raspberry; it’s hard to tell whether they’re freeze dried strawberry chunks or little bits of raspberry with all the sections/seeds. There’s also another visible fruit; something much paler. Going on the smell of the dry leaf I certainly want to say dragonfruit. It also doesn’t seem like a stretch for LP to want to experiment with something more exotic. However, visually this looks more like sections of kiwi because of how the seeds are arranged. The flesh of a dragonfruit has seeds all throughout the fruit while kiwi’s are more central. I also clearly see a piece of chocolate (or ‘chocolate yogurt’) in the dry leaf I’ve measured out for myself. Right now I’m leaning towards strawberry kiwi chocolate. That definitely seems like compatible flavours, but just different enough to intrigue LP.

I did this one as a cold brew, so I don’t really get to use the aroma of the steeping tea as an indicator. However, the visual liquor is giving me a lot to go off – it’s this really cloudly ‘blush pink’ colour and I know this beautiful shade of pink couldn’t be achieved with dried fruit alone so even though I didn’t see any in the leaf I have a hunch there’s some hibiscus in this blend. The cloudiness is also a tip off; teas with chocolate or yogurt definitely tend to look that way so this is in my mind validating that I did indeed see chocolate in the dry leaf.

And finally the taste test! Let me start by saying that despite the green base I do like the way this tea tastes and first and foremost that’s the most important thing here – not solving LP’s mystery tea flavour. Though that’s certainly fun and a part of the experience too.

I have to say, I was leaning towards strawberry before trying the tea but now I definitely get more of a raspberry note – especially in the lingering aftertaste. The base is really grassy and kind of marine tasting too, I like the flavour but unfortunately I feel like it’s masking some of the ingredients LP has used here. Other than raspberry and base, there’s a tartness that’s clearly hibiscus but not a lot of it. If the colour hadn’t tipped me off I may not have noticed? Or, at least, I’d probably have attributed it to the raspberry. What I’m really trying to figure out is this whole kiwi/dragonfruit dilemma. I wonder if there’s a possibility this has both? When I thought the raspberry was strawberry, kiwi seemed a lot more plausible than it does now and whatever the flavour it’s a little too mild to really stand out as something distinct and not just ‘tropical’.

Alright Andrew, here’s my final(ish) guess:

- Green Tea Base (duh)
- Chocolate of some kind
- Hibiscus
- Raspberry
- Dragonfruit

and possibly…

- Strawberry
- Kiwi

How’d I do?

Nichole/CuppaGeek

I knew I should have cold brewed this one. Looks like you got way more flavors to pop than I did.

Liquid Proust

You got it all :)
Now… did you know that was dried dragonfruit without reading? Dragonfruit looks so weird.
I’m surprised you picked out the chocolate, I thought I hid it well enough that no one would fine it; also, it’s a dumb idea to put with green tea… I kind of fouled that up.
No way you’ll figure the base out… it’s a mixture of Japanese and Chinese sencha :)

Roswell Strange

I did know what a dragonfruit was without looking it up (well mostly; like I said it’s kind of similar looking to kiwi) but to be fair that was like 95% because I worked in a grocery store and had to memorize what all of the produce looked like in addition to memorizing PLU numbers. Dragonfruit also has a really distinct smell when concentrated; the tisane I’ve got from Cuppa’T that uses it smells so wonderful. Was there kiwi/strawberry or was I reading into things too much?

Roswell Strange

I could have told you it was sencha; visually you can tell because of the pressed/flat appearance and the grassy and marine note combo gives it away. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to tell you that it was Chinese sencha in addition to the traditional Japanese, though.

Liquid Proust

The long ones are the Japanese from Fukuya. As for the fruit, yeah… I kind of packed a lot in there to make it look all cool. Dragonfruit is expensive though… no more of that.

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107 tasting notes

Yummy.

The fruit does not overpower the green tea (sencha? gyokuro?), which IMO is no easy feat of mixology. Also I was going to guess dates and maybe blueberry as an ingredient; I drank it before I read the review and LP’s disclosure of what’s in the tea, but looks like I was wrong about that on both counts. Anyway, it’s yummy.

Liquid Proust

Did it look really suspicious?

curlygc

Very much so.

Liquid Proust

Good, because if it wasn’t then how much mystery would there be :P

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553 tasting notes

Anybody else try this one? I’m curious on what the flavor is. . Real curious.

This was a nice berry flavored green tea-strawberry to be more precise. I really liked it but only got the berry flavor because of this ick sinus issue I have going on right now that is making everything taste muted.

Flavors aren’t popping right now. Not sure what creative concoction he created for this one. Sad. I should have waited to try this but I needed a tea that wouldn’t let me down last night and so far I haven’t been let down by any of Liquid Proust’s offerings.

Sipdown #17!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/08/28/mysterious-tea-from-liquid-proust-teas-sipdown-17/

Liquid Proust

It might be raspberry dragonfruit infused hibiscus with a confetti like tea mixture…

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Ahh- That would make sense. . . .

apieceofquiche

Whoa whoa whoa – “raspberry dragonfruit infused hibiscus with a confetti like tea mixture…” sounds delicious.

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