1145 Tasting Notes
I’m really surprised I haven’t written tasting notes for this tea before! My brother went to France several years back and brought some of this back for me. I have several people trained to get me tea when they are pondering souvenirs for me. <3
This tea is really fruity. It’s hard to pick out the individual fruit since they all blend together so well, but if I had to pick a prominent flavor it would be peach. I get flavors of tea in the start of the sip with a little peach, then something a little ashy and alkaline in the middle to end and the finish is all fruit that lingers for a while. It’s enjoyable, but it hasn’t grown on me significantly in the time that I’ve owned it. I think I’d like to try it cold steeped once the weather warms up.
This is such a pretty tea! All the different shapes and colors of ingredients make it fun to look at. I can imagine it being mesmerizing in the end of a tea kaleidoscope.
The lapsang is center stage here for sure. Smokiness is dominant in each sip, but there is more going on than in a straight lapsang. I don’t think I can pick out the puerh on it’s own. Under the smoke there are savory herbal notes that I can’t name. I kept thinking the green twigs were Juniper, but the ingredients say Cypress. This tea is very much like tasting your way through a forest! I’m liking it!
I first steeped this teabag two nights ago. I noticed the water turning pink and was worried about hibiscus ruining the cup for me. I’m starting to realize that Theodor might know how to do hibiscus in an appropriately moderate amount! I enjoyed the cup. The hib added a slight tartness that went well with the other fruits. I didn’t take any notes on the first steeping, but I did a second steep tonight. The flavors are weaker than the original cup, but still there. The hib is almost non existent. It almost has a pear flavor to it, but I think the fruit in this blend is a berry I’m not very familiar with. I can pick out the papaya which blends right into the pineapple. My mouth is left feeling a little dry, but I actually like this one which surprises me! I’d like to try it again for sure!
On a trip to Santa Fe I ran into some tea from this company and decided to place an online order for samples, excited to try a new company.
I followed the instructions of whisking it in just under boiling water and adding it to milk. It’s really good. The mixture of anise seed and cinnamon in milk is SO biscotti like and creamy. There is a little bit of soft herbal grit that are at the bottom the cup, remnants of the spices. I could see ordering more of this.
I had some chocolate with crisped rice before this cup and I keep getting toasted rice notes while drinking this. It’s nice, but distracting from the flavors of the tea. It smells like honeyed almonds and I get a little bit of that in the sip, but there is also a flat dough taste too. I can pick out the orange if I think hard. I’m not digging on this one so much, but I don’t often find white teas I like.
This has a strong scent of coffee when dry. Once steeped I don’t get much coffee on the sip. About half way through the sip mate and coffee creep in and last through the finish. It’s an okay cup, but I feel like it needs an extra element. If there was orange or something bright included to make it more interesting I think I’d like it better.