790 Tasting Notes
Having been disappointed with most peach flavored teas, I was pleasantly surprised by this. I picked up one sachet in a gift store in a tourist trap, remembering a friend mentioning liking the Charleston teas. This was a good buy and I’ll definitely be buying more. Very strong peach smell and flavor as well. Nice honest, basic black tea as the base.
Smells like cucumber. Very clean and crisp smell. Tastes like cucumber as well. This would not be my favorite flavor for a tea. I don’t think I care much for the savory flavors in tea. But this is all it claims to be and I’d recommend that anyone at least give it a try if you have a fondness for cucumbers. Could be a good substitute in those cold winter months when fresh produce is only a snow covered dream. :)
Took this with me on a recent roadtrip. I oversteeped it and it was much, much more flavorful than previously noted. Still smells amazing in the sachet and nice when brewed this time as well. I do tend to like my teas strong and leaving the bag in the cup while traveling seems to have moved this tea up in my ratings.
I like the mixed colors of the brewed leaves. Reminds me of autumn. Which is appropriate since this is compared to an Autumn Darjeeling, my favorite Darjeeling season. There seems to be a high percentage of sticks to leaves in the bag I have, though this is my first bag so it may vary with subsequent batches. I noticed no floral notes, though I suppose there could be an argument made in favor of a “sweet” characteristic in comparison to other blacks and Darjeelings. Very nice reddish golden brown color liquid with a thin mouth feel. Very low astringency. I would definitely keep this in my pantry.
Very nicely flavored. Good scent. I’m not a huge fan of apricot – I was trying it before giving it to my Mom. A good, honest basic black for the base and an unadorned apricot for the added flavor. I’ve found it somewhat difficult to find an apricot black without other spices like ginger added. This is a good choice.