62 Tasting Notes
Oh dear, I had so much hopes with that tea. But the nutmeg… The nutmeg. I don’t like nutmeg. I tolerate it, that’s it. I received the tea by mail when I came home for lunch, so I tried it in the afternoon at the office, just like that, in hot water. It was OKAY. I was so disappointed. I wanted to like that tea so much because it looked sooo appealing at first. Thus, I decided I had to try it with some milk. So, tonight, I’m trying it with milk. Oh, and cinnamon. To hide the nutmeg taste, you see. I must say I’m starting to like it. So, well, mission half-accomplished. I don’t believe I’m gonna buy it again, though ; I think I can recreate it my own way.
First thing you’ll notice is the great smell of that tea. Yum! I’m actually gonna give it a 90 because I like it a lot. It doesn’t taste what I was expecting, but it’s ok. It’s not tart as a raspberry. Of course, because it mostly contains leaves and few fruits. This is a good and soothing tea!
In 2012, I gave a 100 note to this tea. It had became my favorite of all time. I was so excited when I heard its comeback for 2014. This year? Not my favorite anymore. Why? THEY ADDED SPEARMINT. Why in the world would you add spearmint to it? It was PERFECT 2 years ago. Now, it has a strange spearmint gum taste. The old version was DEFINITELY BETTER. I’m still gonna give it a 90 this year because I can’t stop drinking it anyway. But it’s a lot less awesome now.
I tasted it as a TOTD today and I liked it. It’s a bit sad that I decided not to buy black teas anymore (I drink coffee in the AM and after that I’m looking for something with weak caffeine). Otherwise, I would have bought it. I loved its sweetness and the hot spicy final. It’s a win for me :)
So I was working in the garden this afternoon and I had to drink. I decided to get an iced tea. Since I had this one for 1 week and hadn’t tried it yet, that was the perfect occasion. I steeped it hot, then poured it on ice. I fell in love. It was yummy and I don’t know what else to say. Great summer tea :)