721 Tasting Notes
I was on the fence about this one but the Canadian relationship to moose description won me over. When I was first learning to drive, we were driving round the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton and I had to stop the car to let a moose cross the road and then lazily eat some shrubbery along the side. Needless to say, I have a love of all animals, but the moose holds a special place.
This is an interesting cup I must say. It truly reminds me of a hazelnut coffee, but surprisingly not in a bad way. As a general rule, I haven’t like coffee flavoured tea, because let’s face it, if I wanted coffee I’d just have coffee. This tea is different – it really pulls it off. I’m not sure I’m getting a lot of coconut, but there are subtle hints of it amongst the hazelnut.
I am continually impressed with how natural tasting and not artificial Herbal Infusions teas have been. I have a feeling this is the beginning of a good relationship.
I’m not sure what exactly possessed me to try a dessert-like black tea at 10:30pm, but there you have it. Maybe that ridiculously long day at school affected me more than I thought.
When I opened the package, the scent really intrigued me – dessert-like, but not sickly sweet smelling. Almost like a true dessert smell and not just an overwhelming amount of sugar. The consistency of the tea seemed almost ‘sticky’, which reminded me of Della Terra’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I know so many people here really enjoy that tea, but I was not one of them hah.
There is a natural sweetness to this, but it’s so very subtle. The graham flavour really comes through and it’s very enjoyable. The graham seems to be the most predominant flavour, followed up by the coconut, and then that natural sweetness. I musty say I’m really happy I ordered this sample size and I may contemplate rotating this one in occasionally.
I’ve been quickly making my way through the 50g of this I ordered. I really have only two herbals and I’ve been trying to alternate my black teas with herbals to make it a bit easier on my stomach lately. I also find this tea comforting, and the name suits it so well.
I want to order more, but the shipping is much too expensive when the order is less than $50. Bleh.
I wasn’t quite sure if I was in an oolong mood, but I took the leap anyway. I’m writing up a term lab report and just finishing up compiling my data now. It’s always a good idea to have an inspirational oolong when writing long reports.
Freshly steeped, this one smelled almost overwhelmingly vegetal. Somewhat impatiently, I waited for this to be cool enough to drink and was pleasantly surprised. I’m halfway through my cup now and it’s creamy with maybe the most subtle hint of spiciness and vanilla. That’s sounds bizarre, but that’s what my taste buds are telling me. I’m looking forward to subsequent steeps.
1st steep – 2 tsp. @ ~208 F for 1 min.
2nd steep – 2 mins. — The steeped scent is much more floral this time around.
I’ve been going through my package of this rather quickly and I’ve yet to write a tea note so I decided to take a break from histology and do just that.
This is delicious! So much carrot-y goodness in every sip. The vanilla creates a nice mellowing of the flavour and there is just the perfect amount of spice. I had to order another package before it disappears!