Hawaii Sweet Roast ~ Arbor Teas

Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ loose leaf by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

I held out as long as i could. My excitement for trying more Hawaiian teas has gotten the better of me and i just had to brew Hawaii Sweet Roast at my next opportunity, which ended up being about two weeks after i described it in the Arbor Teas Incursion (and this review was written a good 21 days ago–impatient and lazy aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive…).

Hawaii Sweet Roast has an astringent (despite their best efforts) roast almond and pineapple aroma. Its flavor has a fascinating grilled sweet corn taste with a wet Huang Shan Mao Feng aftertaste. It’s obvious that Hawaii Sweet Roast is given a different manufacture from traditional Greens to accentuate its roasted aspect (though i couldn’t have told you it was “roasted after drying” exactly). Hawaii Sweet Roast has an okay texture, though i guess i was expecting something gritty considering how small the leaves have been chopped and the particulate content of the liquor. I guess i’d call it a medium-low Green tea grit? Hawaii Sweet Roast has a delightful neon green-yellow liquor the likes of which i’ve just never seen.

  1. Aroma – 93
  2. Taste – 92
  3. Texture – 92
  4. Spunk – 96
  5. Price – 95
  6. Availability – 99
  7. Appearance – 94

Mean score – 94%

Highly original with an eccentric character. I really want to give Arbor Teas’ other Hawaiian-grown teas a try now (or anyone’s for that matter).  Remember, as usual, since this tea’s from Arbor Teas, you can be fairly certain it’s 100% organic. ;)

 

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src= /></a><br /><span xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" property="dct:title" rel="dct:type">Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ loose leaf</span> by <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://parting.gifts" property="cc:attributionName" rel="cc:attributionURL">Jocilyn Mors</a> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.
Creative Commons License
Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ loose leaf by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src= /></a><br /><span xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" property="dct:title" rel="dct:type">Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ loose leaf Macro</span> by <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://parting.gifts" property="cc:attributionName" rel="cc:attributionURL">Jocilyn Mors</a> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.
Creative Commons License
Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ loose leaf Macro by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src= /></a><br /><span xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" property="dct:title" rel="dct:type">Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ spent</span> by <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://parting.gifts" property="cc:attributionName" rel="cc:attributionURL">Jocilyn Mors</a> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.
Creative Commons License
Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ spent by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br /><span xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" property="dct:title" rel="dct:type">Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ liquor</span> by <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://parting.gifts" property="cc:attributionName" rel="cc:attributionURL">Jocilyn Mors</a> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.
Creative Commons License
Hawaii Sweet Roast (Arbor) ~ liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s