764 Tasting Notes
Third steep: less flavorful this time, and less enjoyable. I also added cream to this one to make it more chai-like, so that may have affected it. Will try one more steep, with a much longer steep, to see if it makes any difference.
Unusual tea, this one. I get mostly chamomile with hints of cocoa, something floral, and a sweet berry-ish flavor – I’m thinking this is the huge pieces of goji in the mix. I doubt I’d ever go out of my way to buy this, however it’s pleasant enough this afternoon as I prepare to go grocery shopping.
This a straightforward black with a hint of floral and orange notes. I purposely underleafed this, only because I’ve found floral orange pekoes to be outside my tastes, usually. 1 tsp in 12 oz.
Thank you to Kelci for sharing this in the 12 Days of Christmas swap!
Flavors: Flowers, Orange Zest
Ooh, I’ve wanted to try this for a bit now. It’s been in my sipdown container for a few weeks, and I’ve just been making my way through things as I can. It’s got quite the lineage, this particular cuppa – there are three names on the bag: OMGsrsly, Sil and then myself. I love it when great tea gets swapped all over the country and back! So much fun.
To the tea. It’s almost a chai, more chocolately than chai however, plus a nice thickness from the huge piece of cardamom in this particular teaspoon. It’s creamy and savory, sweet and dessert-like.. I may need to (finally) go find Steam and get some more.
EDIT: What?! This is rooibos? Jeepers. Had I put that together, I would have enjoyed this long ago. Most definitely on my to-order list now.
1 tsp in 12oz., because the sample package sent to me shared I should steep 1.5 tsp in 250mL.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cream
Ah! I’m almost out of this. One more cup and it’s gone…. forever. Because DAVIDs stopped making it sometime last year. For whatever reason, this is by far my favorite in my turmeric teas, so I’m going to have to find a replacement or start making my own.
Soooo delicious. Rich, thick chai with notes of cocoa and spices. Really comforting on my first night ‘off’ in almost two months. Also saw three episodes in a row of Psych with different friends in each one… always fun!
Will re-steep the leaves in the morning , and hopefully it’ll be just as amazing then.
I think (?) this came from JustJames – so thank you! It’s lovely.
Second steep, and this is a bit more enjoyable — although I fail to get anything even remotely close to candy hearts. I get cocoa first, jasmine strongly, then a touch of rose and honey. There’s still some granularity to the brew that puzzles me and a few other flavors that I’m finding hard to place. I doubt I’ll steep this again – it’s just a weird tea, and one that falls outside my “must try” interest.
Flavors: Cocoa, Honey
Okay, my tastebuds must really be off, because this is tasting merely mediocre to me at this moment – or as someone said to me last night, “Aggressively mediocre.” I get a bit of astringency, a hint of maybe burnt butter or maybe (if I stretch) caramel, and that’s about it. Boo me. I should stick to teas that I like less already right now, methinks.