Wild Quince Tea

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Chamomile, Earthy, Vegetal, Walnut, Squash
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Courtney
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 4 g 11 oz / 320 ml

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  • “Stunning herbal tea. gmathis’s bunny fluff is apt. In hand it smells like hay, walnuts and milk chocolate. A dry, fluffy scent. Absolutely unfiltered first impression: dimethyltryptamine,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea was a gift from derk, who sent me lots of goodies to try! This is so light, and reminds me of the envelope of milkweed fluff that I just gifted to my son! Light and soft and oh so airy. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Oh, gmathis, your “bunny fluff and garden seeds” description of the dry tea is perfect. I just kind of want to snuggle it. Walnut skins, green melon rind, wheat germ… there is a toastiness that...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Derk kindly shared a little packet of this very Easter-appropriate tea: dry, it looks like bunny fluff and garden seeds. After a five-minute steep, it had a lovely wheat-chocolate scent and...” Read full tasting note

From Georgian Tea 1847

Wild quince trees grow in forests of Guria and Imereti regions. The drink made from its leaves has been used for centuries in traditional Georgian medicine for treating heart problems and blood pressure. We have improved the traditional technology to extract more flavor and useful properties. Young leaves are picked by hand in the spring and processed according to the technology of black tea. Great option for herbal tea lovers. Can be brewed independentally, but we recommend to mix it with black tea.

5g/300 mL
95° C
5-10 minutes

Place of Origin

Imereti & Guria Regions, Georgia

Altitude

400-600 m

Tasting notes

Silky body Balanced notes of walnuts and honey

Health benefits

Caffeine free Regulates blood pressure Maintains healthy heart Improves immune system

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1553 tasting notes

Stunning herbal tea. gmathis’s bunny fluff is apt. In hand it smells like hay, walnuts and milk chocolate. A dry, fluffy scent.

Absolutely unfiltered first impression: dimethyltryptamine, Payless Shoe Source, mothball, dung. I’m finding it so difficult to shake the associations that I struggle to come up with other words.

Sweet-dry hay and earthy walnuts? Something vegetal? White grape-ish? Old flowers? Mineral. Cooling – I didn’t expect that looking at the dry bunny fluff.

I would love to run this herbal tea through GC-MS.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

Aw, you made me miss Payless!

beerandbeancurd

This note is dripping with hippie nerd and I am Here. For. It.

Martin Bednář

I wonder if my friend have access to GC-MS; but I am afraid that not anymore.

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3259 tasting notes

This tea was a gift from derk, who sent me lots of goodies to try!

This is so light, and reminds me of the envelope of milkweed fluff that I just gifted to my son! Light and soft and oh so airy. I know it said you can mix it with black tea if you wish, but I really wanted a caffeine free pot to share with Ashman so we had it plain.

I thought it was good, really better than I expected after seeing the recommendation to mix it with black tea. I thought they were suggesting that due to a lack of flavor or to cover an unpleasant one, but I found it sweet and an amiable cup or three before bed. It did remind me of chamomile, warm hay, and soft herbs.

Thank you, derk! :)

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391 tasting notes

Oh, gmathis, your “bunny fluff and garden seeds” description of the dry tea is perfect. I just kind of want to snuggle it.

Walnut skins, green melon rind, wheat germ… there is a toastiness that makes me want to sit down to breakfast, but maybe that’s just because “quince” has always meant jam to me. Squash and green beans coming off the wet leaves.

For the second infusion, I added some of my precious: pure bud golden snails from What-Cha, as Georgian Tea recommends mixing this with black tea. Experiment’s on… I should have divided this sample into two, because my pot is now running out of room.

Mm, that’s lovely — the cocoa base of the snail, and that green-wheaty high note from the quince. If I needed my blood pressure lowered, I’d be happy to hear this was the answer.

Thank you, dear derk.

gmathis

Snails belong in a garden—that just makes sense. You sold me. I some good quality Golden Snail and just a little bunny fluff left to experiment with.

beerandbeancurd

Ah, snails in the garden, of course. I was torn between snails and WP’s North Winds. I think the quince brings enough bright and bitter that the snails were a good choice to cover all the smooth and creamy bottom notes.

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2914 tasting notes

Derk kindly shared a little packet of this very Easter-appropriate tea: dry, it looks like bunny fluff and garden seeds. After a five-minute steep, it had a lovely wheat-chocolate scent and burnished gold color. The flavor, however, reminded me of a good Darjeeling or apple peels. A couple of you mentioned chamomile as a descriptor; I can see that, too.

Best of all, I was able to enjoy it outdoors: first day it was warm enough to sit out and feel sun on my bare toes watching a couple little woodpeckers dining on our maple tree.

derk

Bet that sun on your toes felt great <3

gmathis

Absolutely delicious. Of late, my internal solar battery has been down to its last bar and even that was flickering.

Martin Bednář

Happy you get to try some!

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1854 tasting notes

Weird looking, but lovely in flavour; that’s this tea in short.

I have brewed 5 grams in family pot today, steeped for rather long; I guess it was around 10 minutes (well, big volume of the pot).

Result was welcomed by everyone. It has got quite distinctive flavour, some say herbaceous, some say camomile to be more precise, and I have to agree — it is earthy camomile with vegetal notes and I will add one descriptor by me and that’s walnuts. Yes, a little weird and uncommon, yet it’s there.

I look forward to try it more (maybe with black tea, as they suggest). Also, I have some extra… so, if anyone wants to give it a try, I can send a bit your way.

Flavors: Chamomile, Earthy, Vegetal, Walnut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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1444 tasting notes

Quince is something I’m not familiar with in its fresh form, so I was excited to try this tea. The tea itself was beautifully fluffy — it immediately made me think of pussywillows.

There is a nuttiness about this tea that does remind me of walnut. There’s also a unique sweetness at the end of the sip that’s a bit difficult to describe. This is calming like chamomile, but a much nicer flavour.

I noticed the website says to mix this with black tea, so I’ll have to give that a try. Though it’s quite tasty on its own!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 11 OZ / 340 ML
gmathis

Ooh—this sounds interesting!

Courtney

It is! :)

Martin Bednář

If I had some to share gmathis, I would. I am not sure if it is not one of the teas I received an extra pouch of. Sadlz, I ordered only 25 grams for myself.

Martin Bednář

gmathis, drop me a message, I have something extra :) if you are interested to try something interesting!

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676 tasting notes

This was an interesting and unusual tea. The fluffy, pale gold and white leaves feel weightless and look different from any tisane I’ve ever had. They feel like packaging peanuts or styrofoam and smell not like quince or any kind of fruit, but rather milk chocolate. Hershey Kisses to be precise.

Anyway, I went ahead and steeped it pretty close to the instructions on the website. The tea brews up medium amber and the wet leaves smell like chamomile. I was expecting some of the chocolately aroma to make it into the brewed tea but there wasn’t even a hint of it. Instead, it has a mild, slightly earthy chamomile-like flavor with a vegetal backdrop. Notes of okra and raw yellow squash. In a blind taste test, I might mistake this for a green or oolong tea.

Not the biggest fan of this kind of tea but it might appeal to someone looking for a caffeine free alternative that resembles camellia sinensis. For me though, I will try blending it with another tisane as the flavor of the straight tea isn’t for me.

Flavors: Chamomile, Squash, Vegetal

Nattie

Interesting!

Martin Bednář

Well on their website they suggest blending it with their black tea and I can see it as an interesting opinion. ALso, in my notes I have slight walnut (?) taste.

LuckyMe

@Martin I saw that too. Curious to give it a spin.

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