318 Tasting Notes
Holidays TTB #1: This may be a weird one to start with, but it just stood out so much. I really love lapsang souchong, and the thought of these other flavors mixed with it was really interesting.
The smokiness seemed to be covered up by the other flavors. The hibiscus was also mellowed out and not really tart at all. Maybe the marshmallow root just calmed everything else down? I wasn’t super into the flavor of this, but I’m happy I tried it.
I’ve been scared of trying this one for a while now, I had a bad experience with yerba mate in the past. But this smelled so good when it was steeping. And, while it didn’t taste like chocolate to me, it was still really good. I got more of a toasted honey flavor honestly. This experience makes me curious to venture more into this side of tea
Finishing this one off today. I’m having a better time with it than I’ve had previously. I can get a chocolate flavor, some creamy sweetness, and a tangy aftertaste but I definitely wouldn’t place the flavors as pumpkin or cheesecake. This is an enjoyable tea, but I just don’t think it lives up to the name
I’ve had another go at this, using some brewing recommendations from the owner of QTT, and I’m liking this much more, though I definitely feel like this is just a subtly flavored tea overall. I think part of the problem is the only similarly flavored tea I’ve had is the chocolate orange puerh from DavidsTea which is like BAM in your face flavor.
I added milk today, and am getting a nice creamy chocolatey note and a hint of what I think is the orange. Slightly cooler temps definitely works, but like I said, don’t expect this one to knock you down with flavor.
I’m pretty surprised this tea didn’t have an entry yet, unless I completely missed that?
I haven’t ever had mulled anything as far as I know, so I can’t speak for how it compares to the original, but this is definitely an interesting tea! As soon as I opened this bag, I got all kinds of sweet, fruity scents. Steeped up, this kinda smells like bubblegum honestly. I’m mostly getting an orange flavor, with a bubblegum aftertaste. What is it that’s causing that bubblegum flavor? Is it the mulled spices maybe?
I don’t know why I haven’t logged this yet, because I’ve had quite a few cups. I can’t stop drinking this. It’s really good, and I’m so glad that I got the large size of this. It’s mostly a dark chocolatey flavor, and is dominated by the mint, though of course the mint is still there. This is an amazingly smooth tea, and I’m not sure how much of that is the base and how much is the “marshmallow.” I’m not actually getting a marshmallow flavor, but I’m guessing it’s contributing to that overall smoothness and melding of flavors. I don’t think I’ve tried this with milk yet but I will have to do that soon, to see if it brings out any more marshmallow
Finished this one off last night. The cup was much more spice than vanilla, but I think that was because all of the spice bits fell to the bottom of the bag and I didn’t bother mixing it up as much as I should have. Still tasty, but I like the vanilla-y cups better!
Flavors: Cake, Cookie, Spicy, Vanilla