1108 Tasting Notes
Bah. I should know better than to buy iced teas from DAVIDs anymore.. I’ve yet to be pleased with these blends. Regardless, I bought it, made it for my kids, and they had a few glasses before refusing to have any more. So… I had a glass tonight. Yep, I get it. It’s super hibiscus tart unless you over-sweeten it, and there’s little else to it.
This smells strongly of cardamom, and tastes mostly of it as well. While I like cardamom, it makes the tea too drying for me, way too drying. Zero chocolate as well, which really blows considering T2’s other flavored blends are quite yummy.
As I may have mixed this poorly before steeping, I’ll try again and leave the rating off for now.
Wowza, the super small, curled leaves kinda surprised me. Drinking it reminds me of a lighter, more caramel and less chocolate version of Laoshan Black, with a hint of honey. It’s quite lovely, and I may just need to add this to my wishlist to get more at some point. As it stands, it was a freebie sample that Teavivre sent me (thank you!) and I’m sharing the rest with someone that I think might enjoy it just as much.
Flavors: Caramel, Honey
Hm…. light and super creamy with the smell of caramel, even though it’s lacking a bit for me with caramel flavor, it’s still delicious. Thank you to Suziqzer for sending this to me!
On an unrelated note: Mother’s Day. Happy days to all of you who are celebrating as mothers, with your mothers, or with other people’s mothers. This (used) to be a really challenging day for me, when I was still grieving my Mom’s passing (I was 16, she was 45). Once I got through that first year of celebrations however, things became easier, to the point of where I forgot the pain or sadness at all, and now only think of her fondly.
Why am I sharing this? Because a gent I dated briefly, who ended things because he “needed to figure things out,” is having his first Mother’s Day since his mother passed late last year. Part of him trying to figure things out was realizing he needed more time to mourn and release, and I understood that completely (and did the same thing with a relationship I’d just started prior to my Dad passing, many years ago).
And so, I dedicate my tea-drinking, the lovely peonies sitting on my desk right now, and all of my happy, warm-and-fuzzy thoughts to those struggling with today for whatever reason that may be. I hope that you all find joy and peace in the comfort of knowing you’re far from alone, and that it really does get better.
This is one of those teas that, if described to me, I likely would have never tried it. However JustJames so graciously sent me some of his custom blend, that I had to try it. I drove through that sample a long time ago, and this is my first time drinking it from an order.
And.. amazing. I find this better than I remember! It’s creamy and delicious.
Had this iced in-store today, and was surprised at how sweet it was with zero additions. Yep, there’s way too much (and I had it unsweetened — there’s a LOT of sugar in there).
So, with that in mind? It’s a decent tea. Reminded me a lot of Chocolate Orange (a puerh blend from DAVIDs), but with coconut for added creaminess instead of orange. I liked it. Not enough to buy it.
Only fitting that my 1000th tasting note is such a delicious tea! (and yes, I did make a point of putting a tea that I love here).
Stuck it in my Timolino prior to going on a first date, walking around rainy Central Park. I brought him tea! Heh. Anyway, I had my first sip as I walked up on the date, and I actually stopped in my tracks. So good! Creamy, light, lemony, fluffy, very much like a sweet macaron. Have to admit, now that it’s cooled, I like the tea less. It was by far the best hot, and it’s been six hours since I made it with the lid off, so…
Definitely yummy though, just wish that these last few sips tasted as mind-blowingly great as the first few.
So surprised at the rating on this one (78) since all the reviews I see are high – higher than 78. I steeped this a bit long for me (5 minutes), and so there’s a bit of astringency in there at the end of the sip that I’m not a fan of. Having said that, this is a very creamy blergamot (I can barely taste it), and I’m missing any sort of minty flavor or feeling. I’ll need to try this again at a three minute steep and see if I feel differently then.