1285 Tasting Notes
Here I was trying to have a tea I hadn’t tried yet – and I grab the one I’ve already tried.
I steeped this way too long, so it’s a bit bitter. Still vanilla creamy though, however I’ve lost all the citrus. When done right, this is a lovely, elegant green. This time? I messed it up completely.
Flavors: Cream, Hay, Vanilla
Not quite sure where I grabbed this, other than it was in Paris. The unusual list of ingredients grabbed me (ginseng? Coptic? Peach stone?) so I decided to try it. Spicy sweet is a good description on the box: a touch of ginger and herbal with something mellow and sweet in the background. No idea what that is… Most of the ingredients here are new to me.
Flavors: Ginger, Spicy, Sweet
Grabbed at Kusmi, had no idea it was a different company until I tried to put it in the database. It smelled like heaven at the store – sweet, sweet peach and apricot. Flavor wise, it’s a sweet peach mostly with blackcurrant in the background, and an aftertaste of apricot. Light yet creamy… Wow.
Flavors: Apricot, Black Currant, Creamy, Peach
Bought this at a Nature et Découvertes store, I think, in Poitiers, France. They have a surprisingly large tea selection, including steepers, pots, books, and looseleaf tea.
Trying to figure out if I like this or not. It’s quite a strong apricot with a bit of sweetener, but then there’s something I think I’m allergic to in it as well. Strawberries? My lips are burning. There’s also a creaminess to this tea, surprisingly thick for a green, zero trace (that I can tell) of the pistachio.
I like it, quite a bit, but this prickly burning has to stop.
Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Thick
Second time I’ve had this (first was yesterday), and I’ll say it’s decidedly different today. Not as chocolately? Mind you, yesterday was another of those hard water situations, whereas today the kettle in the hotel seems clean and fresh with zero buildup. So, who knows.
Regardless, this had a bigger punch of flavor yesterday. Today it’s mild at best, if pleasant. However I’m not so much a fan of pear in tea to be – YES!! Perhaps someone who really loves this type of flavoring would appreciate it more. Plus, the chocolate is completely out of sight today. Boo. Too subtle for me.
Was given this as an afterthought in a café in Lyon, where I’d purchase a set meal (the only thing available on a Saturday or Sunday) that included an additional pot of tea. I think because they were busy and I was the “demanding Amercian”, I was given this. It’s been a few days now (feels like a lifetime ago! it’s been four days) so I tried it.
Well, it’s nice. Nice for someone else. (All I got was a faint apple thang, maybe something like a Shirley Temple. Is there grenadine in here?)
Flavors: Apple, Grenadine