2799 Tasting Notes
I decided to use up the last of my pouch (still, there is enough for another cup but I’m getting through it) because it is getting quite old. The base doesn’t have a lot of flavour, but I can taste honey flavouring. I overleafed and brewed for quite a while and found I got more flavour from the base this way. It has cocoa notes, some bitterness, wood (like old antique furniture) which almost makes it a tiny bit smokey.
Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa, Dark Wood, Honey
Advent from AJRimmer day #11
Ooh lala! This is a fancy looking pyramid sachet with small rolled pearls. It smells of fragrant jasmine and I am so excited to drink it. I love me a jasmine tea. The sachet also gives the pearls lots of room to expand and unfurl.
I forgot about the steeping tea for about 15 minutes but luckily I had only used warmish water instead of proper temperature water and therefore it did not overbrew. This is a very smooth jasmine white tea with distinctly aromatic jasmine and some nice vegetal tea notes underneath. There is a hint of sweetness, followed by a touch of astringency in the aftertaste.
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Smooth, Sweet
Advent from AJRimmer day #8!
I don’t mind teabags at all, since I find them handy for travelling to and from work. I enjoyed the citrus in this, however IMO a good mojito uses spearmint or English mint and never peppermint. Peppermint like in this blend is more menthol-heavy and lacks sweetness. The lemon mint (or lemon grass?) is a great addition to add some additional flavour notes. I can taste some generic citrus, however I don’t taste anything distinctly lime. It is a pretty good blend, although it might as well be herbal since there is no green tea flavour coming through. I’ve had better mojito teas before.
Flavors: Citrusy, Herbs, Lemongrass, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Pleasantly Sour
Silly me forgot to bring any tea with her to work. I found this in the coffee cupboard. I’m not sure how old it is, but it smelled sweet and spicey.
The main note is cinnamon. I find DT cinnamon is too sickly sweet. It does not have any flavour from the cardamom, unfortunately. No green tea is visible in the looseleaf or the brew itself.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices, Sweet