1172 Tasting Notes
This is the first tea I decided to try out of the package MissB was holding for me (OMG! Thank you SO MUCH. I’m now at 258 from 219. :) ).
It… could be more. It’s actually pretty good, but it’s not quite what I was hoping for. There’s ginger, there’s rich black tea, but there’s hardly any smoke and there’s no molasses. I guess the “smoke” would be the slight campfire aftertaste. And by campfire aftertaste, I mean a flavour like when you’re slowly roasting marshmallows but then you accidentally set it on fire, so it’s delightful and melty and roasted, but there’s a bit of char as well, that usually tastes mildly yet distinctly of pine or cedar. THAT kind of campfire aftertaste.
So. I think I will be drying some ginger to add to the tea, I’ll also be mixing in some marshmallow root (IDK, I just feel it’s necessary), a few cracked peppercorns, and some Russian Caravan. I’ll probably end up having it with molasses as well, unless I decide to really go too far and dry some molasses and grind it up to add to the tea.
I’ll probably decide to go too far. :)
(1.5 tsp for ~11 oz)
I ended up getting 50g of this. It’s good. I really like it.
Yes, it’s rooibos and no, you can’t pretend it’s not.
The almond flavouring is definitely flavouring, but in the good way. Like if I steeped this up with cacao it might resemble chocolate covered marzipan bars. The cheap ones you can get around Christmas.
Hmm. I steeped this like a normal tea and I think that was a mistake.
It’s not good like this. Tastes like dirt and mate. With a little spice on the side. And it’s making my tongue numb.
I hoped I’d like this, but it’s a no for me.
Thank you for the sample, Veronica. I do appreciate it! This is definitely one I was looking at purchasing.
Unsweetened almond milk, hemp matcha, 1/2 tsp sugar.
Whisked up for ages because of lumps. I think I finally managed to get most of them out. I might need a frother, just because my Mad Whisking Skillz are disintegrating.
It’s pretty nice. Just… nutty. A little green. I don’t think I’d buy it, though. I prefer the fruity flavours. Or caramel. Thanks, CrowKettle! I’ve finally finished all the samples you gave me. :)
I really like this tea. It’s not so much earl grey as it is caramel blueberry for me.
Definitely need to get more, once I’ve worked through more of what I have.
I mean, MissB did give me a little pouch of this, so I’ll be good for a while. :)