1248 Tasting Notes
Not getting a lot of cacao or cocoa in this at all, other than perhaps in mouthfeel. I do get the mint – it’s soft and velvety, and surprisingly buttery/thick for a while tea. It’s okay, in that it’s a lovely tea, just not as billed.
Flavors: Butter, Mint, Thick
I needed to enjoy this more today, the second steep left over from last night. So I added a teaspoon of Verdant’s Chai Spice to the mix, brewed it again, hoped for the best. Is it good? Yes. Better than before? I’d say so… but nowhere near as good as it was. Boo. Reducing my rating.
I want to love this tea. Many of my tea frienz love this tea. Me? It’s just okay. Coconut, I get. Chocolate, not so much. Thick, for sure. But just missing any depth of flavor that I long for. It’s on the tip of my tongue and that’s it, and these days I expect so much more from a tea.
I think (?) I grabbed this in a joint order about this time last year. Jeepers. Time to start seriously sipping things down if this is the first time I’ve reached for it.
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Paper, Thick
Hm. I wonder if this is better as cold steep. It’s okay like this (hot) but nowhere near an 80 rating. I think perhaps my attitude needs some adjusting though today, so I’ll just leave it as-is for now. Getting mostly mango this time around, which is nice.
Flavors: Apple, Floral, Mango
I love anything Rocky Horror themed, and I think this is the second tea by the same name I’ve tried. Miss roswellstrange sent it in a surprise package, and let me tell you – it made my day! Hell, my week. :)
As for the tea itself, it’s just okay, sadly. Wasn’t a fan of the base, and it kinda tasted like a mud pie with some pumpkin pie spice in it. Which, if it was a puerh, I’d think it interesting and notable, but this literally was too muddy for me to really enjoy.
It’s the thought that matters though, right? Of course! And so I sip happily with this surprise tea gift, knowing someone cared enough to send it along my way.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Mud, Nutmeg
Somewhere in my house I have a previous incarnation of this brew, and for the life of me I can’t find it. So instead I’m having a cup from whomever so generously put it in the SSTTB, and while I do love it (licorice! excellent puerh!) it’s just not all that I’d hoped for. Sure, it’s really nice, and high quality, I just thought it would be… more.
Flavors: Earth, Licorice