From TGCTTB (round 3)
I tend to really enjoy gunpowder teas and I love cherries so when I saw this one in the box I knew I had to try it. My holy hesitation is that I didn’t want it to come out artificial but given some of the reviews here that hopefully won’t be the case.
The scent of the dry tea is very interesting, cherry (sweet but yet tart) mixing in with the slightly spicy green notes from the gunpowder, honestly it’s certainly not something that I would have envisioned but it’s definitely got my attention, especially with the little darker notes from the almonds.
First impressions? Huh… Good, almost sour cherry flavor lifted up by the gunpowder vegetal notes. The natural spice form the tea also adds an interesting contrast to the cherry flavor. I don’t get much from the almond until the back end of the sip, at that point too there’s a fair bit of astringency as well.
Overall? Not bad! I’ll have to see how the following cups are but this is one that could see holding onto :)