12 Tasting Notes
i cold brewed this and the apple scent is delightful. however i don’t taste much of the green tea beneath — but that isn’t really a problem, because i like the apple so much. I will try hot brewing this later and see how it compares.
contrary to a lot of the other reviewers, I really liked this tea and didn’t find the taste to be too medicinal or sweet — it definitely smells very strong, but once steeped the flavor is a good balance between the mellow woodiness or rooibos and the fruity flavors.
a bit too dusty/bitter tasting for me, but it smells wonderful — flowery, sweet, and after three steepings i ate the leaves with salmon furikake (wish i had rice as well) and that was wonderful. it’s a bit too light with the 160F temperature so i went up closer to 180 for shorter steepings, which is when i got a stronger astringency and vegetal taste.
has a sweet smell but a robust spicy rooibos chai taste. warming. should’ve gotten more of this instead of the cinnamon rooibos chai. was afraid of coconut but didn’t taste much.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Peppercorn, Rooibos
Yes, very gingery. However there is very little green rooibos taste and I think I could produce a better tea just boiling ginger on my own. There’s also a weird sweet smell that is a little bit savory/soup-like, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.
Flavors: Chicken Soup, Ginger, Peppercorn
I don’t drink white teas often, so I don’t have much to compare this to. But it was very light and substantive at the same time. I had it at a Cafe Venetia and unfortunately they oversteeped it a bit, and my initial cup was a little too astringent, but the second steeping was just right.
Flavors: Corn Husk, Walnut