1367 Tasting Notes
Expected little out of this, especially since I’d had Butiki’s Irish Cream Cheesecake just prior, and it underwhelmed me. Then, surprise, surprise! The flavor is bang-on. It’s missing the thickness of Irish Cream, and it’s lighter than any Irish Cream I’ve ever had. It IS a green tea though, so this makes perfect sense. Folks who love Irish Cream flavor yet would rather nix the heaviness of the drink should most definitely try this out.
I used to LOVE this tea. I found it accidentally about seven or eight years ago while housesitting; the owners had a big box and I was tempted to try it, so I did. I actually preferred it steeped way too long, because it would get all syrupy-sweet and cinnamon-y very quickly.
I had a bag of this the other night, and it was… lacking somehow. I oversteeped it my usual way, added zero sweetener, and it was just… thin. Flat. One dimensional. Lowered the rating in turn, however hopefully I’ll love it again someday soon.
Trying to review, comment, post and reply to messages tonight has proved too much for me. Or perhaps Steepster has decided to give me the cold shoulder tonight. Again. ;) Regardless, I’m around, just unable to do much of anything at the moment. I will reply/like/comment as I’m able!
Tried this one tonight thanks to VariaTEA who sent this out in a swap about a month ago now. I’ve been raving about Tea Desire’s caramel pu-erh so she graciously reminded me I had this one waiting to try out, too.
This is definitely a stronger tasting pu-erh, although that may just be because of the steeping parameters (1.5 tsp per 8 ounce cup). Initially, the caramel tasted… granular. I do mean taste instead of feel, and I’m finding it a bit challenging to explain. About half way through the cup now, I’m getting more of a cloying caramel note, with a darker, deeper, dryer pu-erh note in the background. I want to love this… I mean, I devour Tea Desire’s version almost daily now, so anything comparable is welcome. I think, in part, the tea feels a bit thin (odd for a pu-erh), and then the caramel used (perhaps flavoring, perhaps the tiny pieces in the brew) seems artificial.
Had a cup of this earlier today, and feel like I did something wrong with it. For starters, I underleafed. The bag said 1 tsp per 8 ounces, and Steepster says 1 1/2 teaspoons. I’m going to say then that this is likely user error, because I got little out of the drink. It was tasty, for sure, however it was more like what I imagine Caramel Vanilla Assam from Butiki to be, instead of an Irish Cheesecake. Will try again before rating.
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Tried this for the first time last night, and will have some more again here shortly. Sweet cup of coconut bakery-ish tea. I’m missing the macaroon part, however it’s still very tasty. Interestingly, I would have said prior to this incarnation of my tea-drinking obsession that I disliked coconut, and yet I’m finding that about 80% of the time, I love the creaminess it puts in the cup.
Oh, wow! I can get a tasting note up. Here’s to hoping I can post it…
Tried this last night for the first time, both hot and cold. I much prefer it hot, although I can see how it would be tasty cold as well. Mostly a cinnamon licorice bent, although the dandelion was very present. Got little spice or heat out of it, yet it was obviously a medicinal, herbal tea.