6 Tasting Notes
I bought a sachet of this tea on my trip to Seattle. To be fair, I didn’t brew this according to the instructions at all. But when you’re stuck away from home with only an automatic coffee dispenser to provide hot water, you do your best to make due.
Anyway, first of all, I would strongly recommend using more water than I did. 8 ounces is definitely not enough for the size of the tea sachet they sell. I also oversteeped this (that’s what I get for not setting a timer! ), so it turned out a little more bitter than I would’ve liked. Regardless, it has a soft honey/caramel smell after it’s been steeped, and a slight earthy flavor.
Given the chance, I’d love to try this again! But I’ve got an entire cabinet of teas to get through before I even start thinking about buying more!
Flavors: Caramel, Earth, Honey
I picked up a sachet of this tea when I visited Seattle, because they were sold out of the loose leaf. The dry leaves really do smell almost exactly like sour patch candy! Once brewed, the tangy/sour notes become more subtle and there’s a sweet aftertaste. Definitely a great tea to try, and one I wish I’d bought more of!
Flavors: Sweet, Tart
This is the weirdest tea… I don’t know how many people are familiar with a Chinese pickled radish-y vegetable called dai tau choy, but when I brewed this tea and took a sip, all I could taste was a lingering flavor of dai tau choy. The tea bag smelled like caramel, sweet and malty… but once brewed, there was none of that. Just salty, pickled radish, and me sitting there feeling more and more confused with each sip.
I only had one sample bag of this, so I don’t know if this is just how the tea tastes. But this is definitely the most unique flavor I’ve experienced in a tea.
I am by no means a huge fan of rum or rooibos, so I wasn’t particularly excited when I got two sample packets of this with my purchase. But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it! The strong scent really mellows out to a light caramel flavor with only a little hint of rum. I do think the rum flavor came out more clearly as it cooled down, so if you’re like me and don’t enjoy that, drink it hot!
I also tried it with milk, and I think I the caramel and nutty flavors shine through better without.
This is a sweet black tea that smells very strongly of muscat. It’s visually very appealing and includes little pieces of confetti candy, along with blue cornflower petals and some other colorful bits I can’t identify. I personally love sweet, fruity teas and muscat flavoring, so this is one of my favorite teas, especially iced!
Flavors: Fruity, Muscatel, Sweet