1429 Tasting Notes
Jeepers, it took me so long to get this from the border, that I’d completely forgotten I’d ordered some!
Smells strongly of licorice, of course, and tastes pretty much exactly like black licorice. Really, truly lovely drink. There are only so many postiive and yummy adjectives I can come up with for Stacy’s amazing blends!
Was it Tea Sipper that had this the other day, that also prompted me to go find this in my cupboard and finally try it? It was one of you, and whomever it was — thank you!
Smells of peppermint mostly out of the (sample) bag), more earthy after brewing. This is a nuanced blend, and quite surprising. I taste little of the vanilla, it just seems to smooth things out a bit, and then the peppermint is what’s mostly present, but it’s more of a creamy candy cane -type mint than an in-your-face mint. Will definitely need to order a normal amount my next Zen Tea order.
Wow. Definitely a dessert/treat -type tea. Went low on the steeping side, just because I could (although oversteeping was something I wanted to avoid as well). Brews up a dark caramel color, and smells vaguely of chai spices.
Drinking it is an interesting play on texture and flavor. There’s something sweet and thick in the mix (I’m guessing coconut?), and I can definitely taste something barley-like, adding to the meatiness of the blend. The spices are mild, and I get something else sweet at the end of the sip with zero sugar added. With some Truvia, this quickly becomes a hot chocolate chai – exactly as the name suggests. Wow! I’m in love.
I think I erred a bit too much on the side of caution with this one; I could have steeped it longer, I think. Still delicious!
I can smell the pu-erh base, but taste little of it, surprisingly. Brews up surprisingly dark, and is subtle in it’s flavoring until I add some Truvia. Now I’m getting a surprising amount of flavor and sweetness from the orange and mildly so from the other spices. I’d be hard pressed to call this a chai as it stands, however I still really enjoy it.