1368 Tasting Notes
Hm. After a good scrub, my teas are still tasting weak to me. Perhaps I’m coming down with something – again? Geesh.
This is tasting thin and less lovely than normal, although I am getting more carrot out of the blend this time than any other time. Also a sipdown, which is sad, because I think I forgot to grab more of this when I ordered the other day.
Thank you to JennyFur for sharing some of this with me in our swap!
I love Rocky Horror. I love it so much that most years I find an excuse (at least once) to dress up like Magenta and make a fool of myself in costume. This past Hallowe’en I did so, and I’d say 85% of the people I came in contact with looked at me quizzically when I said who I was. Sigh. Ten years ago, most people while out and about would literally jump me to guess who I was dressed as, or would start singing a song from the movie as I walked by.
Thus, I wanted to try this tea. Anything with the same moniker, I’d be sure to love, right?
My first sip was less than pleasant, and I seriously considered dumping it right then and there. Chemical cinnamon spice and something off and sweet assaulted my taste buds. Huh?
Okay, okay. I left it a few more minutes and tried again. There’s a an odd spice in here that I’m struggling to place. It’s also a bit drying and tart, likely from something hibiscus-y. There’s a lot going on in here, and none of it works, in my opinion… I’m just going to leave the rating off this review and say it’s someone else’s cuppa. :)
Finally tried this again, after it sitting in my cupboard for a few months. There’s definitely a strong key lime smell and flavor, with less pineapple than before. It does taste creamy, instead of feel creamy; I would have preferred both. It’s still really tasty, and I do get both pie and key lime out of this, with little out of the base other than to fully flesh it out in the background. I like it…. just missing something for me to LOVE it.
Yikes. So… I left this to steep accidentally for more than an hour. Argh. So sorry, VariaTEA I should have paid more attention to this swapped sample from you.
It’s surprisingly flavorful however with zero bitterness or even a hint of the base, yet within a minute of my sipping it, I’ve got a stomachache again. Ah yes, this is an oolong. Why, oh why do I have such issues with oolongs? Argh.
I’ve rated it for flavor, and for the fact that it held up amazingly well to my grossly over steeping it.
A huge thanks to Janelle for sharing this with me. I only found out about it after DAVIDs discontinued it, and Janelle graciously shared some with me in a sealed sample-size envelope. Thank you!
I’m enjoying this more as I drink it, and as it cools. Initially it was a bit faint on the chocolate side, and yet now it’s surprisingly chocolaty. What I thought were chocolate chips were actually nibs, and they do well at imparting a dry cocoa feel and taste to this. I’d definitely buy more, were it available.