558 Tasting Notes
I tried this tea at lunch today.
Used hot (nearly boiling) water from the water spigot at work.
Steeped 1.5 minutes
Liquor was a pretty cinnamon bark brown, darker than I thought white tea would get, maybe from the berries?
I think the temperature of the water really hurt this brew of tea. At first sniff I didn’t smell anything but a very faint berry. First sips while still very hot tasted like infused cardboard. After cooling down for a few minutes I noticed a bit more of the berry, but not really any tea flavor. Quite a bit of cardboard like aftertaste.
I’ll give it another shot with a much cooler controlled temp, but first taste this was awful!
Had this tea with hot water from the water spigot at work. Let it steep in a paper cup the whole drive home while sipping throughout.
This tea smells great: ripe red apples with a bit of floral undertone (not sure where the floral is coming from, maybe part of the apple?). I didn’t taste much apple, but I did taste a very creamy (the roobios?) with spice (cinnamon) that got stronger the longer I kept the teabag in.
I really thought I’d love this tea after sniffing it, but it tasted different then it smelled. I don’t know what it was about this I didn’t like, but it kept turning up a floral note in my taste buds that just didn’t sit right.
I’ll try again soon with a smaller cup and steep time I can control.
Having this Iced again. Used 3 teaspoons to 12 oz water (boiling) and steeped for 9 minutes. Then poured immediately over ice.
I love how potent the raspberry and lemon are in this mate. I usually add splenda to my iced teas, but this one is so sweet on its own that there is no need for it. Delicious citrus berry flavor with a hint of mate, this was a great way to start my morning.
I like this tea blended with Sour Cherry Serenade. Alone I didn’t taste much strawberry, but blended the cherry really pops and you get a chocolate covered cherry with a chile burn. This blend had noticeable flavor but wasn’t remarkable enough for me. Make sure the water is hot enough so the chocolate peices melt!