So I’m trying this one more time because I really didn’t like it the last time I had it. It tasted like a sea-weedy green tea to me. This time I used less leaf and steeped it at a lower temperature it was better.
There are dueling flavors going on in this tea. The first is a vegetal, creamy quality that tastes like a green tea. As it cools, this develops a little more of a nutty flavor. The second flavor is a very bright, tart, almost coppery tone. It is a distracting flavor and almost makes my mouth pucker each time I sip.
These two qualities kind of fight for attention in my mouth, almost always ending in the coppery flavor winning out in the aftertaste.
Although I like it better than the first time I tried it, this just isn’t my tea. Off to Rosehips it goes! :-)