My manager was recently at the Atwater Christmas market and this company was there sampling some teas – he liked the tea so he picked up a pack of four sampler and brought it in to the office to share. It took me a long time to figure out why the company name sounded familiar; they were at the MTL tea festival and included a sample of tea in the giveaway bags. I don’t think I liked it…
This one is… Interesting!? And I don’t mean that in a bad way, but there’s just a lot going on and I don’t think I was properly braced for it – however once I adjusted to what I was tasting I liked it A LOT more!
It’s just a very savory and herbaceous tasting tisane. It’s got a bit of sweetness from the slight amount of apple coming through but I’d describe the rest of the taste as a savory/umami mix of rosemary, pine, and other herbaceous flavours. It felt more like it should be the foundation for a really bomb salad dressing or like a poultry seasoning!? However I got used to it, and after that I really liked it!
I’m definitely excited to see what the rest of the sampler tastes like.