1216 Tasting Notes
When I think of terrifying in the future, I will think of this epic shootout scene in True Detective. The buildup was fantastic, and I thought – like most shows of this nature – it would be a major scene… and yet nothing ever prepared me for this. The sheer terror, the way it was filmed in one long sequence… even with the distasteful nature of it all, my breath is still taken away. I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall as that scene was written (little comprehensible dialogue to boot), and then, in turn, to have watched it being filmed. Amazing.
This tea? Yes, it’s smooth… kind of like the cinematography I just had my mind blown by. Thank you Janelle for sharing this with me!
It’s definitely mango-flavored, almost syrupy mango juice-like. There is however a weird flavor that’s making me enjoy this tea less this time around, and one I’m failing to place. It’s creamy in the mouthfeel, and a hint of vanilla perhaps, and yet this…. almost metallic?.. taste creeps in. Could be the rooibos.
Accidentally oversteeped, so this has a stronger-than-normal taste of rooibos in here, plus the added loveliness of rooibos induced scratchy throat. I wonder why some rooibos I have this reaction, and others I have zero reaction to?
2 tsp in 12 oz.
For the life of me I cannot tell if this is the tea I’m drinking or not – although I did make myself a cup earlier. My guess is that what I dumped just now is Indian Spice – a nice chai-like tea, however it was getting grainy and astringent as it cooled, so I just let it go to the Gods of the Copper Pipes. Whatever it is I’m drinking now is honeyed and sweet… methinks I need to keep better track of what I’m sipping.
Shockingly sweet and smooth, and even though it’s 10pm and I’d really like to get some sleep tonight, I want to finish this cup. It’s just so tasty! I do love cardamom mind you, so I’d recommend a love of it prior to trying this tea out.
Huge thanks to Dexter3657 for sharing this with me! 1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
Like Dexter3657, who gave this sample to me, I only get clove and cardamom out of this – zero pumpkin. Too bad, because it had potential for a lovely chai-like pumpkin tea! It’s still drinkable, just less so than the cup of amazingness (Indian Nimbu) next to it.
1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
Caramel lemon Darjeeling? Sure, sounds yummy, I’ll try it. Definitely has the caramel element in full swing, and I do love the lemony twist to it – although I wish there was a bit more. I made a tiny cup of this (3/4 cup with 3/4 tsp of tea), and now I’m contemplating having a huge mug, it’s that yummy!
Flavors: Caramel, Lemon Zest
I’d say this is a straight licorice tea – thick and sweet – with a few added tidbits in the mix that you can only barely taste. Do I like it? Yes. Would I drink it every day? Nah, it’s a bit too one dimensional for me.
1.5 tsp in 12oz.