drank Raspberry Ganache by Tea Forte
17 tasting notes

Love the smell of this tea!!! This is from a single steeps sampler Warming Joy I picked up at Home Goods—needless to say I went back for more, even though the others are drinkable but not favorites. I only need to use half of a “single steep”—the whole sachet is too strong for me (then I get double for my $, right?) The smell of this chocolate raspberry is fantastic—like a high quality truffle. I pass it around work to smell and everyone goes “ooooh, ahhhh, that smells great!”. I use my tea forte kati cup, and the “hot” setting on the water dispenser, and seems to make the perfect tea, not even needing my usual honey. I am really good at determining fake smells, but this reeks of true chocolate, and juicy raspberry to me. Had it not been in the sampler, it is not a flavor profile I would normally be drawn to.

Flavors: Chocolate, Fruity, Raspberry, Vanilla

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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The oldest memory I can recall about tea—for many family gatherings, we would travel to New Orleans for 70+ extended family members, and we would always go by Martins Wine Cellar (not so large back then). I may have been about 12 or so. I picked out this cute little box of Ashby’s tea, that had all variety of little teapots on the sachets. I loved picking each little one to try. (I think at this point, I decided I did not like Assam or Darjeeling!) Many years later, I picked up a variety box, perhaps yamamotoyama, and fell in love with Genmaicha, and started really expanding my tea tastes.
Now, I have a cupboard (too) full of tea, and it seems to be an obsession! So, I believe I am in good company here for a sympathetic ear. I am not well versed in the finer points of tea, but I enjoy learning, exploring—and drinking!
So, my tastes thus far: I seem to like genmaicha, china white, flavored teas/earl greys. Pretty sure at this point I haven’t been liking rooibos (one exception so far), mate’, too much dark berry, or most chai, or jasmine.



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