4 Tasting Notes
This tea tastes thick to me, like it’s not flavored water anymore. If you look beyond that, it tastes pretty good. It tastes yellow, even though it’s not. It smells much more citrusy than it is. I did a series of very short steepings, probably thirty seconds or less.
Flavors: Citrus, Orange, Orange Zest
This is one of three teas I take something with: I put in about a teaspoon of strawberry jam. On its own, the smoky flavor is really overpowering. I’m the only one in my family who drinks it because they all complain that it smells awful. It doesn’t smell particularly fabulous, but it tastes good. I also let it steep for more than ten minutes, and it doesn’t turn bitter. I just sort of get it when I think about it.
The jasmine is subtle, not big and loud like in normal jasmine teas. All the other ingredients go beautifully with the pearls. The inherently sweetness of the tea can come out if brewed correctly.
I went to Teavana with my parents, and my mom fell for every last one of their ploys. ARGH! One of the things she bought was this sugar. I take about half a teaspoon in certain fruity teas, but the primary use is just eating it. I would recommend buying rock sugar from other, less pushy places.
Flavors: Sugar, Sweet