30 Tasting Notes
perhaps i stepped too long at 5 minutes. i wish the rose was stronger. it is sweet and somewhat astringent, almost lemony. the wood taste is not as prominent as i would have liked. i’d love to explore oolongs more.
Flavors: Astringent, Lemon, Rose, Wood
this is a robust tea with a light peach flavour and aroma. i don’t really taste any peach. i’m not particularly into ice tea, so i drink this hot with milk and it’s a satisfying afternoon tea on a cold first day of the new year.
Flavors: Cream, Peach
this is a robust tea with no need for milk. the chocolate taste is quite strong, but it isn’t a sweet tea. the tea has a slightly astringent aftertaste. i’m drinking a mug on the last day of the decade whilst overlooking the early morning snow.
Flavors: Astringent, Chocolate
this is my favourite tea and my fav version of this tea. it’s delicate smokeyness almost rivals lapsang souchong, but it’s not quite as smokey as that. this is a strong and hearty tea. i get disappointed by all the sweet-tasting teas. there’s nothing sweet about this tea unless you add sweetener. i drink it with a dollup of milk and it goes down smooth as silk for a good morning mug. this is the tea i drink first thing daily and the tea i go to when i’m feeling upset and it soothes me after a good cry. i have never had a tea as robust and satisfying.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Campfire, Scotch, Smoked
a lovely comforting tea i’m drinking on xmas night. i added milk to it. sometimes i’ll add a half teaspoon or so of black tea to give this a bit more strength, but it’s fine on its own. the overwhelming flavour is cinnamon. a slightly astringent aftertaste. it is a creamy and delicious tea.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Creamy, Spicy
has a substantial flavour, a bit like potato or barley, the smell of wet cotton drying in the open air. a sweet but not too sweet after taste. quite tasty.
Flavors: Apricot, Bamboo, Bread, Potato, Roasted Barley
can also be served as an ice tea, but it’s December 24 and grey outside, so i prefer hot. it is a delicious reminder of summer. has a bright and light flavour. tasty with milk. a little on the astringent side, due to the rosehips, no doubt.
Flavors: Peach, Summer, Sweet, Tart
this tea is sweet with a delicate flavour. i find it a little sweet, but it’s robust with hints of darkness. sip this tea with your favourite cello composition playing in the background on a dark, early winter morning.
Flavors: Chocolate, Dry Grass, Earth, Flowers, Sweet