1424 Tasting Notes
Yay! I have this tea again! So awesome. :D I love the flavours so much. (50g! WOO!)
It’s more like roasted chestnuts that you get on the city streets in the winter. There’s a bite to the flavour that tastes like the roasted shell. So awesome. The tea itself is a little thin this morning, but the water was cooling and I was lazy, etc. I’m also drinking alongside some Welsh Cakes I made last night (baked because, again, lazy) which are surprisingly rich for a dry-ish biscuit. What a great (late) breakfast.
Thanks for enabling me, Sil, and sending me this and those delightful samples. :)
(In other news, I’m dressed up for work today because I’m interviewing people. OMG, some of these applicants are SO terrible. Others are SO annoying. I applaud anyone in HR who does this sort of thing for a living.)
Flavors: Chestnut, Roasted, Sweet
Seriously, Steepster? THREE copies of this tea? Isn’t that a little excessive?
This sample is from Sil, and I kinda hate her for it. This is sooooo good! Rich, a little earthy, chocolatey. YUM. I could probably stand to steep it a bit longer, but since it’s a puerh blend I can try that in a second steep.
How do I get more?
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth
I’m not worthy.
This is SO FREAKING GOOD! And I don’t even like melon! But it’s so good! What is up with my taste buds?!
Thank you SO MUCH, Sil, for sending this to me. And thank you to Anna for infecting us with the Lupicia bug. I totally need more of this. I could drink it all the time.
(Delightful floral green oolong with a slight touch of bitter. Amazing melony flavour. YES.)
Flavors: Floral, Melon
Why am I trying this tea? Because Sil and Anna are mean, that’s why. They should know that I have to try almost all the teas (almost because there are some things that are just “no’s”).
So it’s pear. Ripe jelly bean pear. And rooibos. Yep.
It’s not terrible, but I really dislike ripe pears. Please give them to me when they are hard and crunchy. Thanks.
Flavors: Pear, Rooibos
It’s not terrible, but it’s not for me. Even steeping at a lower temp and starting the 2-min countdown as I started pouring the water, it’s still leaning towards astringent and bitter.
The strawberry flavour is nice, but somewhat weaker than I expected from the scent.
I have one or two more of these, and I’ll drink them, but they definitely aren’t for me. Iced caffeinated tea isn’t something I love to drink all the time, so IDK what I was thinking when I bought the SBTs.
(Steeped in 2 cups of water, added ice and cold water to make 7 cups.)
Flavors: Astringent, Strawberry
Another lovely sample from Shmiracles. :) I adore the name of this tea. So much fun to say.
But.. poppy, biscuit and marzipan flavours? What? This is a sweet, fruity, floral tea to me. Are my taste buds confused due to the coffee I had earlier? What is going on? I LOVE marzipan, so why can’t I taste it?
But.. poppy, biscuit and marzipan flavours? What? This is a sweet, fruity, floral tea to me. Are my taste buds confused due to the coffee I had earlier? What is going on? I LOVE marzipan, so why can’t I taste it?Sorry, tea. I’m feeling kinda let down.
Woo! I was right! From my sniff, I decided it was apricots and peach. :)
Taste-wise, it’s not as good as others I’ve had. I tend to prefer apricot or peach mixed with ginger for a tea, so that might be why. I also don’t get any caramel, which is interesting, as I almost always get the caramel in these blends! The base is also quite prominent on this tea, and it has some flavours I don’t enjoy. Almost… cardboard. Under the fruit. Hmm. :/
It’s also not what I’d think Elven Nectar would taste like… it’s been so long since I read the books, I have no idea what the description was. But I’d think a melomel, but potentially not fermented long. Maybe just fermented for some fizz. IDK.
Thanks for the sample, Shmiracles! It’s so fun to try all these fandom blends. :)
Flavors: Apricot, Peach
I sniffed this one and it smelled cinnamony so I decided to give it a go.
Solid food is still iffy, so I’m supplementing my all-fruit “ice cream” with tea. (I still need to make congee…)
Floating apple pieces, you make me lol. Sadly the flavour just isn’t enough when I’m sipping it. It pales in comparison to my favourite chai, and it’s not different enough for me to want to keep it around. Maybe I should have steeped it longer.
Thank you for the sample, Shmiracles! Definitely one I wanted to try, so I’m sad it didn’t live up to my hopes and expectations. :)