7 Tasting Notes
The caramel flavor really comes through with this tea. It is so caramelly it felt a bit weird to drink it. The taste of the green tea itself is almost lost. I had a love-hate relationship with it as I drank it near the start of my tea journey, in which I was just getting used to flavored and blended teas, so my judgement may not really be fair. Overall, it is good specifically for people who love the smell of caramel. Will I buy it again? Probably, but not in the near future.
The black tea in which I compare every other black tea to. This is available in almost all the supermarkets in my country so it has established itself as the most commonplace tea and a staple in McDonald’s or any other restaurants that tries to overcharge you. It has a milder scent, which is appropriate as it caters to the masses. Not my go to, probably because of its availability. But for those who have not drank tea before, this is a good tea to start on.
One of the strongest full-bodied black tea I have ever tasted. Compare this to your average lipton and you would probably understand why there’s a huge price gap although both are basically just black teas. This feels like concentrated essence of black tea. A very good breakfast tea to jolt you alive, and an equally good one to keep you awake through late nights. Not for the faint-hearted.
Flavors: Bitter, Roasted
This blend smells better in tea leaf form than when its boiled into a cup of tea. It has a strong malty chocolate-y scent which, unfortunately, translates only partially into a cup. Nonetheless it is still quite a delicious tea to have. Steep longer than needed to get most of its scent into your cup of tea.
Flavors: Chocolate, Malt
Currently my favorite tea. The leaves give off a strong perfume of flowers and berries which translates into the cup of tea. The thing is, its so aromatic I feel its better to drink this on its own than try to pair it with food. Overall a delightful tea. Will buy more.
Flavors: Berries, Floral
The tea mostly has a popcorn scent, which is due to the use of Genmaicha as its base. I would prefer a stronger hazelnut chocolate flavor which was, unfortunately, masked by the popcorn scent. Maybe normal green tea as its base would do the trick. Then again, its just my preference.