4833 Tasting Notes
I reached for this as my first cuppa this morning. I woke up incredibly early this morning – I just couldn’t sleep. Bums me out because it is the holiday break, which means I don’t need to get up early to get the little one off to school… oh well.
At least I have something nice and warming to turn to! I love this tea. Strong, malty, slightly smoked, with a nice fruit quality in there too. Very wonderful flavor to this tea.
Lovely. The lavender really comes through nicely here, and I like how the fruit flavors linger throughout the sip. It is deliciously fruit-flavored without being too fruity, and nicely floral without being too flowery. And the rooibos are barely discernible.
A delicious cuppa.
This is the first tea that I tried from the many, many teas that my secret santa (Jaime!) sent to me. She individually wrapped each tea, and sent just enough of each tea for me to taste it and review it. She knows me well! This is absolutely perfect for me, because as much as I like tea, I think what I like best is being able to drink tea and then write about it. Having just this much… is PERFECT, because then I don’t have to find a place to stash the rest of it. (there is no such thing as too much tea, but there is such a thing as too little room to keep tea)
So, since these are all individually wrapped, I don’t know what I’m going to be selecting until I’ve selected it and opened it… kind of like the 12 teas of christmas thing, which was a lot of fun for me. Jaime has allowed me to extend that excitement for many many more days! Thank you Jaime!
OK… on to the tea. This is delightful. Delicious. YUMMY even!
Sweet strawberry. I can taste the honey-esque tone to it, and I like that. A beautiful tea!
I am having the last pyramid that I have in my stash… This time around, I can taste more of the cinnamon, which I really like! This really isn’t terrible at all.
Why do I find that I enjoy something as I am sipping on the very last of it? It is still not something I am CRAZY about or anything, but, today’s cuppa is quite nice actually.
This is a little unexpected, but in a very yummy way. What I expected was something more along the lines of a peppermint tea that has been jazzed up with a little bit of crushed candy cane. But, the vanilla adds a wonderful dimension to this tea that makes it more like a candy cane and less like a breath mint.
A very nice treat! I am glad that Frank found a few of these and added them to his inventory… because it is really YUM!
This is a decent rooibos blend, but of the four in the Festive Medley package from Suffuse, I would have to say that this one is probably my least favorite. The reason: I can taste the rooibos a little too much here, including that funky aftertaste that I get from rooibos sometimes. I don’t really like that aftertaste, and with many of the rooibos blends out there, the flavors added manage to conceal that funkiness… but somehow this one missed the mark.
But, a little bit of brown sugar does fix this, and also enhances the apple pie-like flavor. Not my favorite rooibos blend, but, not horrible.
Finishing off the last that I have on hand of this lovely tea. As much as I love this tea without any addition (it is really yummy straight), I have discovered that it is EVEN better with a splash of dark chocolate breve creme… OMG. It’s like chocolate-gasm. YUM….
PS: just noticed that my full length review of this published this morning:
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has lots of whatever it is that makes you happy on this special day (and every day).
On to the tea that sits before me!
This is delightful. You can read my full-length review of it here: