1429 Tasting Notes
This is from a sample Dexter3569 sent to me ages ago, and that I’m finally sipping down (yet it was already out of my cupboard – bah!) Anyway. Slightly floral, sweet, a bit honey-ish. I remember asking to try this, and now I’m wondering why? Ice wine is a common offering in these parts, and I’ve yet to really love it. I think it’s the concept that got me (ice wine tea? Yes, please) more than the reality of it.
Regardless, this is a sipdown, and I’m always grateful to Miss Dexter for sharing so much with me.
Flavors: Flowers, Honey
Oh my goodness, this is horrid. I wanted to love it – my daughter got me two of the automatically locking tins at DAVIDs with her allowance – and yet, this is repulsive to me. Bitter, fake and… of course, fake strawberry flavoring in it, or something I’m wildly allergic to. Bleh. This is the worst face I’ve made all day for a tea. Just disgusting.
Who was it that asked for a tea that I HATE? Yeah, you’re getting some of this. :)
Description from Adagio: leather… a distinguished, if tired blend. Yep, I’d say that’s pretty accurate. There’s something nutty and… old… it’s just not my thing, although I could see my Dad having wanted to drink this as he smoked one of his pipes. Yep, that’s what this tastes like — hazelnut tobacco, the good kind. (Is there a good kind?)
Anyway. Not for me. Anyone else like this sorta flavor? I’ll send it along.
Flavors: Leather, Tobacco
Okay, this is much better. While it’s still missing “roasted chestnut” for me to be spot-on, it is pretty close. To note, I eat a LOT of roasted chestnuts, although usually in a bag from a local Asian grocery. Comforting, rich, sweet, and a touch smoky in a roasted chestnut or carmelized onion sort of way – it’s far from a lapsang.
So…. I’m far from a huge EG fan, however I do find that EGs mixed with something else to temper them are quite to my liking. So, I grabbed some of this in the hopes that it would an orange-y chocolate kinda tea.
Nope. This is more floral than anything, with some chocolate richness in the background. I’ll give it another few tries when my sinuses have cleared.
I’m confused as to the high rating on this one, and am hoping it’s just that my taste buds are off with the throat irritation. While I like this tea – dark and faintly earthy with hints of mango – there’s something about it that tastes almost like flowery soap to me, and it’s just not sitting well. The floral soapy bit comes out more as it’s cooling, so I’m going to dump it and try something else.
Woke up with a severely sore throat and sinus inflammation, so I’ve been doing all sorts of fun things to help my body purge. Hot water, clay (externally), later on I’m getting a massage and hitting the sauna, salt water gargling, some spicy food, and now this: a herbal tea cold and flu remedy. Woot!
Tastes surprisingly yummy, like a sweetened methol candy. No idea what kind of tea is in here, I’m assuming black, and thus what I stuck in the type of tea category. Yep, I’ll have this again, although frankly? I could just make myself a Hot Toddy with Cold 911 (DAVIDs), and likely will later when it’s a more appropriate time to put some whiskey in said beverage. ;)