99 Tasting Notes
I almost don’t want to admit how long it took me to figure out the plastic piece across the top of the package. But I figured it’d out. I did it. All by myself, and before drinking my tea!
The dry leaves smell so strongly of cocoa! I had my mom smell them because I thought it so novel, but she couldn’t smell anything. :/ I did a short Western-style first steep, and on top of the chocolate smell is… grapes? Yes, that there be a grape smell.
Oh, it tastes just as good as it smells. How can this be? Just when I think all of my socks have been blown off… A bit vegetative/vegetal/planty taste peeking through. I totally skipped the sweetener on this one because it smelled so great I didn’t want to risk ruining it.
I wish it would cool down faster. So I can drink it faster.
Second steep called for sweetener, as it’s turned more vegetal than the first steep. Like a totally different tea. Hmmm. I wonder what I did to displease these great tea leaves?
I let the third steep cool to room temperature and the candy flavor came back. Yay! :D
Flavors: Cocoa, Grapes