944 Tasting Notes
Had this again today, and I’m just plain failing to feel it. Too much of a rooibos-y flavor, not enough yummy flavor. Yes, I’m steeping it at a lower temperature, however the other amazeball blends are holding up nicely to it, or even exceeding prior, higher temperature steeps. Time to let go of it and give it a new home.
Interestingly, when I had this hot last night, I really disliked it – for the first time. Then when it had cooled and I drank some this ‘morning’ (my morning wake up was 4:37pm today!) it was delicious, and the best version of this tea that I’ve made so far. I could truly, actually taste every note clearly. So interesting, and surprised. Makes me even more excited to try My Blend that I ordered via the Kickstarter iced tea project, which (I’m assuming) would be a black.
Hm. And now I’m thinking… I need to try this flavor combination as a puerh. Anyone have mad tea mixology skills, or know someone who’d be willing to work with me to try to make it?
Had to try this after the root beer debate from Butiki’s lovely honeybush blend, just to see how it measures up.
First off, this is a super fragrant tea. It smells strongly of root beer, and it needs to be quarantined from the rest of the teas. Steeped, it smells less of root beer, however still pleasantly so.
Steeped, I find it less amazing than Butiki’s offering. Butiki’s is creamier, which is a flavor/feel that I absolutely adore, especially with a root beer -flavored tea. I must admit though, this gets creamier and even better tasting as it cools; hot, it’s just okay.
Another cup of this the other night when Steepster first started going AWOL and refused to let me do much of anything. It really, truly does taste like a ginger snap to me – other than maybe the ‘snap’ part (I say this laughingly, as really, it’s tea). The lower steep temp definitely brought out the flavors a bit more. I think I may have to leave my kettle at 200F!
Y’know, this is a good blend. A decent blend. A sturdy blend. I did quite enjoy it earlier last night, however I did keep on saying to myself that I like both Lime and Lemon Chiffon from Della Terra more. There’s just something missing here, something less creamy… and I completely fail to get any sort of tart out of it, this time at least. Still delicious.