61 Tasting Notes
Very green and verdant with the beautiful characteristic taste of TGY – milky, nutty, leafy, sweet. I shared this with my mother who is completely unfamiliar with loose leaf teas, oolongs, or tea in general. She enjoyed it, which I mark as a big win since it is not like anything she knows she likes. I could drink this over and over again.
I’m in love with this tea. I was already in love with it as I unwrapped the fragrant little ball composed of downy leaves and dropped it into my basket. What could be easier? After brewing a dozen different teas in a week I admit I am lazy.
The flavors were bright, fragrant, lightly floral but in no way as forward as some jasmine or oolongs, and subtly sweet. Brewed well even after a few long infusions (forgot it, as I said, was lazy).
Something about rooibos and dessert flavors together don’t add up to a dessert experience for me. Something is missing. The peppermint and chocolate flavors remind me of a candy-scented toy from the 1980s or 1990s, or flavored lip balm.
Others might not have that association, so I don’t feel fair rating it.