1221 Tasting Notes
Had to try this again tonight, for trying to (what seems like) kill JustJames from trying this one out last night. Really, if it was THAT spicy, I’d have given it a warning! Yikes. I feel badly. So today when I parsed some more of this out, I put right on the label: SPICY!
HAD to try it again though after last night. It’s still got a strong kick to it, which is mitigated by some sweetener. I love savory teas though, especially ones that attempt to ramp up your digestive fire and/or nature with zero caffeine. For me, this is only a 4 out of 10 on the spice-o-meter.. I must have a high tolerance or something.
This is more a, “get things moving” kinda tea for me. Meaning – I need to go for a run, or I have to finish a project late at night, or I need to get rid of some lingering junk in my chest or nasal passages. PLEASE though, if you’re sensitive to spices with heat, or have an easily upset tummy, take a pass on this one. :(
Unique tea! Really glad I grabbed the Amoda box for a few months to try this one out. Huge thanks to whomever gave me the heads up! Blanking out on who it was…
This smells very much like pralines, or at the very least, nuts. I can almost taste the nuts as I inhale, if that makes any sense at all. I’m fascinated and shocked by this blend – while it’s far from my favorite Butiki blend, it is superb, and Stacy has done an excellent job of blending two unique flavors into a green tea, well. I’ll likely be one of the folks who pass on this if it’s offered in the future, only because the flavors are a bit far from my favorite flavor profiles.
Oversteeped it slightly, however I’ve now learned this is just not the cuppa for me. Smells strongly of cherry prior to steeping, and while it’s delicately flavored, I get zero cake or cream or anything that I associate with Black Forest Cake. It was also über bitter, so I dumped it. :(
As it cools it’s definitely a boozy, rich eggnog – lovely! The spices are all there, and it’s surprisingly good (and an excellent fix for when eggnog is off your list of teas you can drink). I did remove the cute gingerbread sugar pieces however, and used Truvia instead.
This is bag #2 that I’ve ordered of this specific tea from Tea Desire, so I must love it. :)
This cup is very different than my last however. Less “full”, it’s a bit thin to be frank. I still like it, although there’s also less earthiness to it than before. A bit tart, which is odd. It’s almost tasting like a black as opposed to a pu-erh? Weird. Much better with sweetener. Wonder what I did differently, or if it’s a re-blend.
Fragrant is how I’d describe all of the S&V teas I’ve got, save one or two. This is one of the more fragrant ones, and I must admit that I love it. Sure, I need to package these up with tin foil so that they don’t take over the other teas in my stash, and that’s okay with me. When I open them… aaah.
This tastes more like a creamy vanilla or caramel with a touch of spice than crème brulee, however it’s still delicious.