So, after treating myself to that special offer of Teatoxy’s, I’ve been rather busy so I haven’t had chance to write up my thoughts! With all of the intrigue around this tea, I had to try this. To my delight, I enjoyed it so much that I tried it again.
The first time I brewed it, I took a spoonful of tea (taking care to get a full mix of ingredients) and brewed it up in a small porcelain cup for around 5 minutes. This produced an amazingly blue liquid – almost ink blue! :O
The smell was nice enough – an unusual, but certainly pleasant, combination of citrus and pastries (NOTE: when I saw ‘pastries’ in someone else’s tags, I assumed it would just be a mild note – I was so wrong! In smell and flavour, this tea shares a clear resemblance with very buttery, freshly baked pastries :O!!!). The flavour was amazing, though – an initial wash of lemongrass subsides to leave a longer lasting flavour of Iranian pastries (that is to say a lovely rose-water flavour, but not too sweet, with a deliciously creamy, pastry flavour). I couldn’t really believe the depth of flavour.
The second infusion was a little less impressive – I used 2.5-3 tsp in 300ml and brewed for 8 mins. It still produced a refreshing, fruity cup, with delicious pastry flavours, but it didn’t bring out as much of the rosewater complexities of the first.
Still, this is a surprisingly delicious tea with an amazingly dark, ink-blue colour. I deffo recommend trying it :D
I think this is one I’ll experiment with a little more! :D
Flavors: Lemongrass, Pastries, Rose