1263 Tasting Notes
Surprised I had yet to crack this in my cupboard, considering I’ve got another Apple Strudel tea (Tea Gschwendner) that I love.
Brewing this is a bit tricky, or at least it was for me. The apple pieces were all stuck together, and they basically clung to the rooibos. I decided to make two cups at once so that I could get one teaspoon of apple pieces and one of the rest of the ingredients.
Steeped (and I steeped it too long) there’s definitely an apple strudel feel and taste. Having said that, the apples are tasting like there’s a chemical base (odd, considering I can see the apple pieces), and the rooibos is mighty strong. I’m finding I have issues with some red rooibos, and unfortunately this is one of them.
Like Ysurella, I smell figs when I opened the bag. Ripe, juicy figs. It smells a bit less so after steeping, and I’m getting astringency from the brew after sipping, however in a good way? I find it pleasant and fitting the tea, oddly. I’ll have to play with this one a bit more on the steeping parameters however; I think I can get it more… fleshy. Juicy. Better.
Again, this tea needs renaming, and I’m putting it forward to the gent over at Herbal Infusions with my suggestion. For those wanting “vanilla”, you’ll fail to find it. If however you’re looking for a true cacao like you’d get in Mexico, replete with history (look at my last tasting note for those details), this is definitely a go-to. More mild spice cacao than anything, and still utterly delicious.
Hm. Either I did something wrong, or Random Carpe Diem and I have very different tastebuds.
This is okay, however I’m missing anything really.. minty. There’s some chocolate in here, more so with a touch of stevia. I do taste the green base, which is okay if unmemorable.
Thank you to VariaTEA for sending this my way in a swap!
Smells lovely in the package, light lemony loveliness. I get the lemon bit drinking it, however it’s missing anything creamy, custardy, or tart-like. It’s okay, however my mind is wandering, wondering how Butiki’s Stacy would make this…