1349 Tasting Notes
Yikes. Poor ingredient list here. Started drinking it, and immediately had a reaction. Strawberries. Must be. Searched my calendar (where this came from) for ingredients: nope. Just that it’s “lemon meringue and toffee” flavored black tea. Went online and searched, and the French description mentions fruit pieces (just general “fruit”) and red rose petals. Sigh. Dumped.
OMGsrsly sent this to me to show me there was more than the pancake syrup maple-flavored tea I was getting out of most of Della Terra’s offerings. Many thanks!
I needed to add some Truvia to this to make it more juicy, and although this amped up the floral notes, I still found it tasty.
EDIT: Wow. There’s definitely something floral in here – I mean, I can see the flower buds. Zero in the ingredient list though. Not cool.
Really unusual tea. Definitely smells like an Earl Grey, with chai notes? Something licorice-like as well, although that may just be from the mix not the actual ingredients. Also confusing is the name: I ordered this along with the TARDIS (Blend) which is the much more well known and beloved tea with (I think?) similar ingredients.
With some Truvia, I quite like this confuzzling blend of green and black tea, earl grey and chai, caramel and berry, creamy and sweet.
Serious cold tea, and wish I’d grabbed some more when I went with the young’un I’ve started dating. He’s now a loose leaf convert, and I’m his tea pusher. :P
Tastes like liquid Vicks, but much sweeter and pleasant. Seriously overleafed it, as I bought the gent one of DAVID’s perfect spoons just to realize they’re 1 tb, and the measurement was supposed to be 1 tsp.
Randomly grabbed this from a bunch of samples that OMGsrsly and I met up to swap with just before the holidays. Thank you again for your generosity!
Really earthy smell to this, even brewed. Almost like mushroom soil, if that makes any sense. It’s a bold, strong pu-erh, and I’m confused as to whether or not I like it. I’m drinking it straight, with zero sweeteners, and am wondering if a touch of orange zest and some Truvia might make me love it more. Keeping the rating off for now, until I get a better understanding of how I feel.
Another one of the wonderful samples from Dammann Freres’ advent calendar.
Smells really odd out of the package – like chocolate prunes? Then I looked at the ingredient list. Okay! This smells as it should. Steeped, I actually get the texture of prunes (interesting) and dark, bitter cocoa. A little bit of sweetness brings out the orange/clementine a bit more. Missing all of the caramel, however it’s still really yummy. Steeped for only three minutes, and I think that’s what I’ll do for the rest of these instead of the recommended 4-5 minutes.