1349 Tasting Notes
I think I need to try this again when I know for sure this is the tea I’m drinking… although this tastes so roooibos-y, that I have to assume this is the right tea. Regardless, this is a bit too much rooibos and something a bit off, and not enough chai for me.
Uh, hm. I think I should have had this before the almond amazingness from yesterday, because this is comparable, yet, nowhere near as good. I can see where it’s going, there’s just too much hibiscus or whatever it is in there making this tart and bitter.
Thank you khamilton611 for sharing this with me in the Tea and Yarn swap!
This is the tea that exploded ALL over my kitchen, and the one I made the order for initially. Bah!
It’s more mint than chocolate, and while the peppermint is quite lovely with little red rooibos taste at all (and zero itchy throat as I find I get of late with red rooibos), the chocolate needs amping up a whole lot for it to be a go-to. It’s still tasty, and I have a feeling it would be an excellent latte and cold brew.
Woot! My T2 order arrived today, and I’m over the moon. This is the most I’ve ever paid for tea (due to shipping) even with the massive BF orders for multiple people last year. So this is the first tea I’m trying, because I’m craving some tulsi right now.
First, the packaging: amazing! All of the teas came in a black box, kept together with a magnet. Everything, including the paper packaging to keep things from shifting during transit, had T2 written on it in black on black. Super classy. Then the tea came in boxes with T2 prominently displayed, all lined up in a pretty row. Inside however, the tea came in basic, clear plastic wrap, with zero way to zip it back up again. Not cool, and the brittle plastic broke already with one of the teas, making a huge mess with a lot of expensive tea. Boo. Note for next time (if I order again): buy the tea in tins.
On to the tea! It’s an odd yet comforting blend. Herbal cream with some faint cacao/chocolate in there is what I’m getting. Something dry at the end, which I’m attributing to the tulsi. Yep, for what this is, it’s quite excellent.
Brews to a light orangey-pink, and both smells and tastes strongly of… apple brown betty? It’s quite fascinating really, and comforting. I think I may need to buy some of this.
Got this from khamilton611 in the Tea and Yarn Swap. Thank you so much, this was my first tea from this company!