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Pukka Tea Tasting with The Spark Team

 

Week four

This week we tasted Pleasure and Protect!

Tasting panel: Darryl, Beccy, Ann, Kristina, Vicki

 

Protect

Organic jasmine green tea with cardamom: 'to boost natural defences'

 

 

Darryl - 'the nose' – kicked things off with the first sniff, correctly identifying an earthy quality in its aroma. While cumin was wrongly guessed at first, the licorice root was soon distinguished as a reason for its woody flavour. Beccy's nose wasn't on such top form ('not smelling much'), however her taste-buds were; she described the drink as 'herby', 'delicious' and, coincidentally, 'tea-like'! Unusually, this one can be 'imagined with milk', said one taster. There was agreement that the tea is distinct - 'unlike some other vague herbal teas', suggested Ann. All-in-all, its warmth, floral 'lily-like' notes, and all-embracing niceness, make this tea a beverage that we'd happily buy!

Pleasure

Organic cocoa, cinnamon & roasted chicory tea: 'to enrich & nourish'

 

 

With sounds like 'Mmmm' escaping tasters' mouths, as opposed to actual words, I think we were onto a winner with 'Pleasure' tea! Hints of chocolate, praline and caramel were all mentioned as we tasters sipped. Darryl even going so far as to say that he'd chose a mug of this stuff before any cup of cocoa! Another brand of chocolate-tea was written-off in disgust, by comparison to Pukka's 'Pleasure'. Sugary notes of hazelnut were mistakenly identified, alongside a very real presence of cinnamon. Concluding thought, which could certainly cover more types of pleasure than the tea-kind: 'that's nice!...'

 

Kristina. 17 June 2010

 

 

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