I've become an especially big fan of some interestingly blended teas as of late. David's Tea based in Toronto, Ontario Canada offers a delicious Gunpowder green they call Gunpowder Taffy... and it's delicious!
|Blend Name||Gunpowder Taffy|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Price per Package||$7.00 USD|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
You know right off that bat this tea will be tasty. The beautiful green and brown lightly twisted and curled leaves combine with orange apricot & yellow marigold blossoms for a stunning visual profile rival any tea I've reviewed yet. Brewed this tea provides a lightly green tinged light gold liquor.
The aroma is rather notably filled with sweet caramel and lightly pungent apricot, but I couldn't detect any of the typical gunpowder astringency I had been expecting.
The flavor is smooth with a distinct caramel creaminess. There is also an underlying sweetness provided by the apricot and marigold blossoms. Contrary to the notes from the aroma, the Gunpowder Taffy's base green tea does come through with a light astringency for a Gunpowder green and with a slightly long tailing finish leaving you wanting more.
In short, if you were to imagine a creamy, sweet and lightly tart tea... this would be it. I can't help but recommend it for everyone. I have yet to try it iced, but I imagine you won't get the same smooth flavor profile.