259 Tasting Notes
Extract of a review from www.tastethetea.co.uk ; I’ve had Rosey Rhubarb a few times now and it’s safe to say this is one of my favourite blends from Bruu. The green tea, adds a minor grassy under note, but nothing too detectable because the predominant flavour in this, you may not be surprised to read, is rhubarb; a slightly unusual ingredient and something I’ve not encountered previously. However, it works so, so well, to implement a fruity, sour flavour with a slightly creamy finish.
Flavors: Creamy, Custard, Rhubarb
Extract from the review at www.tastethetea.co.uk ; Flavour
The first thing to note, the suggested brewing time creates a heavy bitter citric note (kind of like orange peel). When brewed for a shorter time, approximately 1 minute, the bitterness reduced to a palatable level, letting the orange-like flavours extend without being overpowering, perfect for those sleepy afternoons at work when you need a pick-me-up. Alternatively, if you like something punchy in the morning, this is your tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Malt, Spices
Extract from a review at www.tastethetea.co.uk ; Flavour
In comparison to the aroma, the flavour is much more floral, with a slight herb finish. However, all the tasting notes in Gentle Giant are subtle, giving the tea a light body. This all unites to make an incredibly soothing and relaxing brew, perfect for destressing. And… there is next to no caffeine in this blend, so if you don’t have any stresses (and I hope you don’t) then this is great as a pre-bed tea.
Flavors: Earth, Floral, Moss, Sage
Partial review from www.tastethetea.co.uk ’ Oolong is known for its ability to go through multiple brews and develop in flavour. No brewing technique was stated on the packet, so it was a little bit of trial and error! The first steeping was brewed for 2 minutes creates a light and delicate brew and emits the first tickle of coconut in the undertones of the flavour. The second cup, left for 4 minutes, developed a medium body with a coppery, metallic taste and a mild coconut undertone. The third steeping was left for about 10 minutes. This retained the medium body, however most traces of coconut disappeared and were replaced by a gentle citric palate. The fourth round produces a very light body, but is still quite pleasant. At this point I stopped steeping the leaves and used fresh ones.
Partial review from www.tastethetea.co.uk ; I’ve been incredibly curious about trying Milk Oolong for a while. Surely not.. A tea that is naturally milky in taste? Hmm… Contemplation followed by the conclusion, in defiance, that this just cannot be… OH HOW WRONG. Gosh, opening this tea is like falling into a milk carton, head first. The creamy, milk aroma hits you hard, willing you back to childhood. Once brewed the creamy smells are sickly sweet, with a curious, light floral backing.
For tasting notes… http://tastethetea.co.uk/2016/02/10/review-milk-oolong/
Flavors: Creamy, Sweet
partial review from www.tastethetea.co.uk ;
Gosh where to start on this one! This has unexpectedly become one of my all time favourite blends due to its completely otherworldly characteristics, having the ability to send you travelling through space and time. When brewed for a couple of minutes the flavour is medium bodied, smokey yet smooth, bordering on sweet. The tastes and aromas of Russian Caravan are so suggestive that by merely closing one’s eyes the experience develops into anything your mind can imagine, As the description suggests this is a storied blend, seeping with adventure and inviting you to create your own. One minute you could be a sailor in the dusky Shanghai docks or in Victorian London, as a little urchin next to a crackling coal fire. The possibilities in this cup are endless stories for you to discover, making it a perfect companion brew for a good book.
Flavors: Smoke, Smooth
As reviewed at www.tastethetea.co.uk : If using a large mug of water this needs to be brewed for a little longer than 4 minutes to allow the flavours to fully develop. Herbal blends can often be weaker than tea so I find the balance between too strong and too weak is more varied depending what herbs the blend contains. Rose tends to be subtle but isn’t easily overpowered. This blend does well to combine rose with lemongrass, in order to tone down the citric notes that can sometimes be overbearing with lemon based herbal blends.
Flavors: Lemon, Rose
Everything about this Green blend is animated; the aroma is sharp, the colour is vibrant and the flavour is tangy. This is definitely a tea that awakens the senses and so makes a great morning brew. The strength of the raspberry flavour itself is a tad more neutral than the smell, however your taste buds will still receive that sharp transmission that raspberries usually provide. The raspberry elements provide, not only a tangy taste, but also a medicinal quality. Raspberry leaves are high in magnesium, potassium and also contain iron, vitamins B and C, making it a super little drink for anti-inflammation of oral issues such as sore throats and gums.
For the full review see: http://tastethetea.co.uk/2016/02/06/raspberry-green/
Flavors: Fruity, Raspberry, Sour
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