I also decided to drink my little freebie sachet of Verdant’s Big Red Robe this weekend. The dry leaves had a lovely smell of red apples and dark chocolate, whilst the wet leaves had their very distinctive BRR smell. I wrote down smoked/charred meat, which I stand by, but it has a really complex aroma that I do find kinda hard to peg down…
The first infusions was a pleasing caramel colour, which had a scent of apples, smoke, and rosemary. On the palette, it was lightly astringent (it was “juicy”, I think I’d say), with a general minerally smoothness that I very much enjoyed. The flavours of apple and rosemary were present, like the smell, and there was just a hint of smoky undernotes.
The second and all later infusions I got through seemed to smell more like rosemary and lavender than I remember it doing before, which was a lovely treat. It really did feel like a light aromatherapy session. To taste, it was still very much dominated by apples, rosemary, and smoke, but that was fine by me.
Lovely, as ever.
Flavors: Apple, Smoke