Trying to catch up on reading tasting notes at some point! I noticed today that Maya Tea is discontinuing many of their teas, and by the time you read this, they will probably be out of stock. (Banana Macaroon went fast.) I wasn’t planning on buying any more tea right now, so didn’t. Many of the teas on clearance are teas I bought samples of and haven’t even tried yet, so I guess I should make an effort.
This is an odd one. The base: rooibos and green tea. But looking at it, it looks like black tea is mixed in, and since it tastes like a barbeque sauce, my mind goes to lapsang… or maybe that’s the rooibos. I taste no jasmine whatsoever… really it’s that flavor that is like orange that is supposed to be jasmine flavoring. But there is also orange here, so who knows. I like the “sunset” in the name – makes me think of a big ol’ orange. The second steep takes on that bubblegum flavor. So, eh, not the blend I imagined but I should have known better. So maybe they shouldn’t have even marketed this as “jasmine” and it would have done better. And then there is a drying to mouth sort of thing happening, which isn’t pleasant on a hot day. Not really thirst quenching. Hey, it was $1. Would I buy it again for $1? No.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 min after boiling // 4 min