768 Tasting Notes
For some reason, I assumed this would have marshmallow leaf in it like other blends Stacy has created, such as Birthday Cake or Peppermint Patty. Alas, this is marshmallow flavoring, and there’s something in it that sits oddly with me. I love the orange (delicate yet present), the chocolate (fully fleshed out), and the base (rich, delicious) however the marshmallow leaves a weird, almost sour taste in my mouth that turns into astringent very quickly. I think I may need to look into getting the Two Friends version of this instead to compare.
Thank you to akgrowngirl for sharing this large packet with me!
2.25 tsp in 12 oz.
Flavors: Chocolate, Orange Zest
Raspberries and chocolate, chocolate and raspberries. Yep, this tea definitely covers both, and well. Neither are hit-you-on-the-head kind of flavors, yet they’re both still there, like a rich truffle that goes for subtlety. I’m confused as to why there’s rooibos in here though, which adds a bit of a throat-tickling feel that I get from about half of the rooibos teas I try these days.
Thank you to JustJames for sharing this with me! So delicious. I realize now as well that someone had asked for this in a swap (Cavo?) and I mistakenly left it out, thinking she only wanted Simpson & Vail teas to try. Boo on me. :(
1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
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.