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I think I grabbed this single teabag from the last TTB. This smells just like green olives, and it tastes sort of like that too. The ingredients are pretty eclectic. I taste the fake fruit flavor and the lavender and also the random herbs adding some weirdness. Yeah I wouldn’t want this again due to the strong olive flavor.
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Last gifted sample, and my first ever Karel Capek tea! I’ve seen this Japanese company’s cute wrapped sachets shared before, and I’m so excited to finally try one. Thanks Tiana! :3
So this is a sakura and plum-flavored black tea, and it does have a nice underripe, tart sort of plum flavor to it. It almost reminds me a little bit of Momijigari, which technically has apricot flavoring, but it tastes similar. This also has a crisp and tart flavor that reminds me a bit of apples. It’s very nice because it tastes like the actual fresh fruits, not cooked or jam versions of them. It tastes like biting into a plum, skin and all. As for the sakura, I do get a hint of its savory floral notes, but the plum is definitely the star here. The base tea is very light in flavor but has a bit of a briskness and astringency to it.
Such a nice fruit and refreshing tea for spring! I might have to seek out some more Karel Capek teas to try in the future, though they tend to be expensive.
Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Astringent, Brisk, Cherry Blossom, Crisp, Fruity, Plum, Sakura, Savory, Sweet, Tart
I decided to buy a sampler of Karel Capek teas because I won’t come across them. This was the first one I drank because I wanted something fruity. I must say that it was much better than I had thought it would taste. The apple taste is quite evident but the black tea base wasn’t the best of quality so it was a bit rough on the bitter side. I ended up drinking the whole cup so that says something right?
Karel Capek is a Japanese tea shop famous for flavoured tea in cute tins. There are real apple pieces in the tea but it’s heavily scented with artificial apple flavouring! When I say artificial I am serious – when I opened the bag of tea, I was greeted by a smell that reminded me of my fruit-flavour toothpaste in childhood! :0 Fortunately, the taste is more natural than its smell… the mellow sweetness makes it a pretty nice dessert tea after all.