1247 Tasting Notes
Pleasant, fruity and light – although something I’m drinking, I’m having an allergic reaction to. Very pineapple-y, depending on the sip, with little coconut, but it’s still in there vaguely.
(Just moving this; I think this may be an original).
I’m questioning if I’m drinking and describing the right tea. Honestly, I do taste lime in here, and smell it. Could this possibly be Nina’s Je T’aime? Bah. I swear this is lime, and it’s creamy and good… but then there might be vanilla and caramel. Darn it.
I am so confused as to why I loved this so much the first time, and am barely able to finish it this time around. It smells like many of HI’s and Della Terra’s chocolate blends, and it… just is bleh in the flavor department. Astringent, faint chocolate cookie, and black tea.
Methinks I need to put more leaf into my Timolino, as an aside, because most of my teas made it in seem to feel weak of late. Which is weird, considering I’ve measured it several times.
Also… yay for me… I’m down almost 60 teas today, due to three enormous packages and two smaller bags being sent out shortly. Finally under 400!!
A very good chocolate tea, and one that surprised me a bit. Chocolate is so hard to get right in tea, and this is still lacking something for me… maybe it’s the slight bitterness in the cup, even after steeping at less than the recommended time. It’s still very good though – like a liquid brownie, depending on the sip.
Well, it’s decided: passionfruit is a flavor I’d just rather avoid in my teas. While this is a well-constructed, lovely fruit tea, and I really do want to give it all the credit that it’s due, I want it to be anything other than this passionfruit flavor. It’s also got some flowery Frenchness to it, which I actually like in this blend… just not the tea for me.
Thank you to JustJames who helped me assuage my guilt about trying this, and in a small enough quantity that I could justify having one cup and that’s it. :)
I’ve had this bag for ages, and I found it last night at the back of my cupboard, unopened. What?! So, I made some before sending out some larger-than-normal packages of tea, just in case I needed to share some with others. ;)
I was a bit surprised brewing this up – had to double check it’s a black. By far the lightest flavored black I’ve come across – it brews up looking like a green. The sprinkles added a bit of granularity to the brew, and it’s definitely creamy and sweet. I want to love it, and yet it’s just meh for me. I feel like I’ve already tasted this, like many of Della Terra’s offerings are the same.