1917 Tasting Notes
This actually made a really tasty cold brew. I don’t usually cold brew anything but fruit tisanes due to flavour preferences.
But this was great! A little herbal, some berry flavour, and the tea base was pretty darn tasty. I think there’s blackberry leaves in here, so it was sweet and not at all weirdly tannin-y or anything like that. It was missing the vanilla flavour, but I was OK with that because I enjoyed the sage and sweet berryness.
I don’t think I’d get more of this tea (I bought it on a whim!) but I’m really glad I decided to try it cold brewed instead of hot.
I picked up a sample of this a while back at a tea meetup (WOO!), and for some reason (perhaps my general tea apathy) I hadn’t tried it yet. The sample was 3 tsp so I did the whole thing in my mug.
I quite like it! The leaves are really big, the chocolate is NOT fake at all, and the caramel is a nice accompaniment. It is a little watery, even overleafed, but I think that’s because I expect something that tastes like cocoa to be thicker.
I would definitely get more of this. I’m very happy with it. (Sorry Sil, none left for you. :( )
This is really, really floral. Jasmine, maybe? I was expecting a plain tea, as the name really doesn’t give anything away.
It’s not bad, but I don’t think I’d want more. The flowers almost give it a bitter tinge, although I only steeped 3 minutes at 195F.
Thanks for the sample, MissB, but this is one I don’t care for! :(
Cold brewed this for 24 hours, and I’ve drank almost the ENTIRE pitcher today. In fact, I’ll probably just finish it so I can make more tea for tomorrow.
Fruity juice teas are awesome. Really awesome.
(25g packet in 2L water, ~24 hours. I’ve even been diluting the prepared tea down a bit with ice, and it’s still deliciously berry-juice-y.)
I got a packet of this as part of the 4/$10 deal. And I’m actually really glad I decided to try it!
So good. It’s like candy. Fuzzy peaches, only not really peach. Definitely more floral ripe nectarine.
I’ve been steeping it at 175F for 4 minutes and putting it over ice (to make 16oz). I even brought some to work with me today!
I’ve had this iced a couple times over the last few days, and… it’s not as good as the one from Butiki. It really isn’t. I mean, it’s not a bad tea – I do like it. But it doesn’t have that magical fresh juicy pineapple flavour that Stacy managed to bring out.
So I need to find a different pineapple oolong, maybe for next summer. I’m going to need a break as I have 4 tsp left of this, and 1 tsp makes a LOT of iced tea because it resteeps so well.
Oolong with crushed freeze dried pineapple bits.
And pineapple flavour.
And maybe some flowery bits.
(I poured the tea brewed as below over a lot of ice. Multiple times.)
I still think this tea is weird.
It’s super warm here, and there’s a heat wave this weekend (it’s been the dryest June ever I think, all the berries in the forest are sad…), so I’m drinking iced teas.
The tea still tastes toasted, kinda like the rice in genmaicha, but I do like the mango flavour.
I used 1 tbsp in “some” hot water (to the top of the logo in my DavidsTea steeper thingamabob), over ice, and topped up my glass with cold water to make 16 oz. Also 1/4 tsp sugar.
I only have one serving of this one left, and I don’t think I’ll be buying it again. While I do like mango, the toasted tea flavour is not for me.