4 Tasting Notes
Got this tea as a sample with an order a few months ago and completely forgot that I had it. Tried it today and it was just OK. I like peppermint teas, and the mint in this one didn’t really jump out at me. Also, it had that smokey taste that I don’t really enjoy. It didn’t taste stale, but maybe it had lost some of its “oomph” by the time I got around to tasting it. Oh well, glad it was just a sample.
I got this as a sample from an online order from David’s. I’m a big fan of jasmine teas, but I’ve been enjoying the various flavoured varieties from David’s lately, and haven’t really explored the straight blends they offer. I will likely buy a bigger bag of this with my next order. The jasmine flavour isn’t overpowering and the green tea seems to be a decent quality.
Despite a friend’s insistence that this tea is awesome, I’d been avoiding it, mostly because I don’t like chocolate-flavoured teas. This one is definitely tolerable, as the chocolate isn’t completely overpowering. The mint flavour hits me first. I had bought a little bag (20g) in a variety pack from David’s Tea, to give it a shot. I don’t think I’ll buy it again, but I’ll finish this bag.
When I first smelled this tea, I loved it. I bought 50g of it. Upon brewing, it still smells great, but something is off. It tastes almost smokey or burnt, maybe from overroasting? It puts me off, especially if I let it steep for more than 4 minutes. I’ve tried different combinations of water temperatures and steep times, but I can’t find anything that makes it too appealing when consumed hot. When it cools down, however, I find it tastes much better. There also seems to be a lot of dust and bits coming off this tea compared to others in my collection. Anyhow, I’ll finish the bag I have, but won’t buy again!