524 Tasting Notes
Sample packet from cooking gift box. Sipdown.
Dry – smells of cocoa, candied raspberry, artificial sweetness
Wet- smells of raspberry, savory, coffee-esque, almonds
Tastes of raspberry and almond with raspberry coming back to linger. It was an easy drinking tea. Still, I didn’t care much for the flavor profile I was getting and didn’t end up finishing the cup.
Flavors: Almond, Cocoa, Coffee, Raspberry
Sipdown. Added the rest of sample packer to my steeper. I got a lot of artifical taste from this previously, so I added milk to hopefully mask it. It’s still not a great tea.
I stopped drinking rooibos a few years ago and I am now finding that I don’t care for it. Giving me weird woody aftertaste.
Flavors: Artificial, Wood
Interesting looking tea – leaf at the end of a long branch. I had a bit of difficulty measuring the leaf.
Wet leaves smell of lilacs at first then nuttiness. It looks like a bush exploded in my steeper.
At 3 min (1st steep) – taste is nutty then flowers kind of a lilac/violet chaser. Taste is soft. Neither flavor is very strong. When I was done, I had a very drying sensation in the middle of my tongue.
5 min (2nd steep) – still lilacs. I lost the nutty, just flowers. I feel like I’m eating them. I’m not sure the tea is improved with the longer steep. I didn’t steep this a 3rd time.
It was interesting to have tried this. I usually like floral teas, but I think their is just too much lilac taste in this tea for me.
Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Nutty
Dry leaf smells nutty – hazelnut specifically. Wet I smell hazelnut, vanilla. I don’t smell the oolong base. I get hazelnut from beginning to end of sip with vanilla in the middle. The oolong underneath gives depth to the tea. The flavors appear more as tea cools which is nice. However, I also get more of an artificial taste like hazelnut coffee creamer thing as it cools. A decent desert tea.
Flavors: Hazelnut, Vanilla