834 Tasting Notes
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
No tartness, but a bit of tang is present which compliments the flavour profile. The flavour, however is quite faint with and only 4 minute infusion. Very authentic berry tasting. Possibly just a hint of artificial taste near the end of the sip.
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375ml of water. Infused for 8 minutes.
Very mild tasting. Coconut and pineapple flavours really come out in the aftertaste. The honeybush imparts a mild sweet-smokey flavour to the aftertaste. I am reminded of the extruded ‘Rockets’ candy by the scent and the flavour.
The diluted flavour is really driving down the rating for me. I maybe let the dry leaf sit too long in the bag before trying it. I’ll hold off giving an official rating for now.
Thanks to Kittenna for sharing this with me!
I used 1 tablespoon of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
Creamy flavour I can detect the coconut and vanilla. There is something that reminds of hard liquor smell and what I imagine it would taste like (but milder and much more manageable). There is a definite corn flavour. This tea could probably use 0.25 tablespoons more leaf.
I used 1.4 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
The aroma of the tea reminds me primarily of packaged berry oatmeal. I can detect the oolong as well as a sweetness which it likely sourced from the maple syrup.
Very sweet on the sip. The taste of this tea also reminds me of mixed berry oatmeal. I do appreciate the presence of oolong flavour (the oolong seems like a quality oolong that I would enjoy drinking on its own) and delightful astringency and toasted-ness imparted to the cup, however, I am not sure if it is best paired with a berry-type profile. I am detecting a sweetness and hint of saltiness near the end of the sip. The berry taste is a bit more on the artificial side. I can almost pull out the flavour of maple syrup from the mix but it is either very well blended or too faint for good taste detection.
As the tea cools, I’m getting hints of peppery notes.
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 400 ml of water.
The black tea is too prominent with the addition of the extra leaf (over 1 tablespoon per 375 ml) and drowns out the other flavours. More astringency comes through and borders on being bitter. Toasted flavour coming through. Bitterness comes through as the tea cools.
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375ml of water.
The aroma of the brewed tea is very maple syrup-y. I can smell a mellow sweetness and creaminess of the chocolate and possibly a hint of black tea.
On the sip, there is a sweetness all the way though which increases into the aftertaste. I am detecting an earthiness that is likely sourced from the beetroot powder. Creamy-tasting. The dark chocolate flavour mixes well with the black tea and earthy taste. Drinking this tea reminds me of biting into a dense, moist chocolate cake.
This tea pairs well with brie and raspberry jam on crackers.
Used 1.75 tablespoons for ~375ml of water.
The primary scent in the brewed leaf is that of honeybush which gives a warm feeling to the aroma. I’m getting that burnt-out beeswax candle smell that I seem to be associating with other honeybush teas from 52teas. I can also detect the tanginess of the kiwi in the smell. There is something in there that reminds me of cucumber-scented hand-cream, otherwise I have never really been able to find a smell from a fresh cucumber. I’m also smelling something that reminds me of citrus.
On the sip, I’m detecting mostly a melon flavour which evolves into something that tastes like the scent of cucumber-scented hand-cream. There is only a hint of kiwi flavour in this one. I’m also tasting the burnt-out beeswax candle smell.
Overall, this tisane has a very mild flavour.
As the tisane cooled to room temperature it took on a refreshing flavour profile and reminded me of the taste of cucumber-infused water. I’m also being reminded of mint taste.
Many thanks to Ellyn for sharing this with me!