Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"smooth, enticing, and satisfying; the pistachios and almonds maintain their roles as primary flavor contributors, giving the tea well-balanced nuttiness and sweetness. "|
My sample of Tealish is bursting with bits of almonds, pistachios, and peppercorns among black leaves. Although I did not initially know what they were, there are also bits of coriander and cumin. This is certainly a unique blend of ingredients, and I can state with certainty that I have not had a blend similar to this one before. I brewed my sample using boiling water and a three-minute steep time. Unlike some black teas that can be very heavy, this tea was rather light in color and definitely on the transparent side. Given the list of ingredients before hand, I was prepared for a strongly-flavored spicy tea. However, the flavor profile of this tea is actually smooth and somewhat understated. The pistachios and almonds maintain their roles as primary flavor contributors, giving the tea well-balanced nuttiness and sweetness. The sweetness is ample enough that the tea really doesn’t need to have any sugar or other sweetener added. The peppercorns, cumin and coriander are surprisingly subtle, adding just enough of a spicy flavor to the aftertaste. The soft spiciness added by these ingredients makes the tea interesting, yet doesn’t approach stealing the thunder from the almond and pistachio, which are really the hallmarks of this tea. This blend is smooth, enticing, and satisfying. I can see this tea being especially well-suited for cool autumn days. This is only my second sample from Tealish, but I know that if/when I submit an order on their online shop, Patisserie will be on my purchase list.
— To purchase Tealish Patisserie, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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