Remember getting your very first ‘scratch and sniff’ sticker for being a good little girl or boy? You may have decided to be extra good just to enjoy more of the novelty.
Or did you discover the scent of a new perfume scratching a card bound into the pages of a glamour magazine?
The 1970s technique of encapsulating micro-sized beads of aroma for release when rubbed had lost its popularity by the 1990s, but Wuyi Star – China’s biggest supplier of Wuyi Rock Tea – has reimagined the technique as a way of introducing tea drinkers to subtle flavors in the cup.
Wuyi Star’s scratch and sniff cards feature Wuyi Rock Tea aromas. There are 36 cards with basic fruit, floral, and spice scents including coconut, hazelnut, cocoa, raspberry, violet, and lemon scents. The aromas are mainly spot-on, with one or two superficially artificial.
The cards are perfect for those who want to enhance their sensory experience in a fun way by priming the olfactory system before preparing teas.
$60 | www.wuyistar.cn