1790 Tasting Notes
Sip down! Haha. Thanks, Incendiare.
I steeped 3 minutes, took a sip, and went, “Oh crap that was too long.” I ended up adding sugar and creamer so I could enjoy sipping on this tea.
It’s very blueberry, but I don’t know that I get cream cheese or danish. I like the blueberry flavour in this one, for sure. If it was something I could pick up locally, I’d be tempted, but I think I’m going to stick to trying 52teas through swaps. :)
Maybe it’s because I’ve been drinking dessert teas all day, but I don’t find this one as rich as Crowkettle reported.
Either that, or the paper bag I used (too lazy right now to clean strainers) really makes a difference in the amount of sugar that makes it into the cup.
The flavour isn’t quite as strong as I thought it would be, but it’s pretty darn tasty. And if I was motivated enough to go put a little sugar in here, I bet it would taste just like the candy nougat it smells like…
I made this earlier, drank half the mug while I was packing up tea-care-packages for friends, and now I’m sipping on the rest cold.
I quite like this tea! It’s closer to my ideal strawberry tea, even with the slight tartness from the rhubarb flavour. I had this hot, with no sugar or milk. I’m drinking it cold the same way, and as it’s chilled it’s become a little astringent. Not much at all, though. I like this one better than Creme Brulee, and I’d definitely consider getting this one again.
Yeah, the flavour is strawberry, with a little lingering tartness. Yum. I can hardly wait to try it iced, or with some sugar to help boost the strawberry-ness.
I’m drinking more of this tea right now, Cavocorax. You may have created a problem. :) I do not need more of this tea. I do not need more of this tea.
In other news, I’m working on packing up tea care packages for friends. We’re having a memorial dinner tonight, there’s a thingie tomorrow, and on and on. Tea is something I can do for people.
Oh, I don’t know about this one. It’s my first mint tea in absolutely YEARS, AND it’s peppermint.
It smells very chocolatey, with a hint of mint. I’ve added some sugar and creamer, because it feels like a dessert tea.
And… I’m scared to try it. Hmm.
I sipped, and this is pretty good! Not something I’d go buy 7oz of (Cavocorax cough, cough), but the chocolate isn’t too fake (must be all those chocolate chips!), it’s sweet and desserty, and the mint just offers a cooling effect on my tongue.
Nom nom nom. Thank you for the generous sample! I think I’ll try this one as a latte next, because it seems like it was made to be a hot chocolate analog.
This one is strange. Very strange. It’s an almost savory tea, and yet I can consider it iced with some honey or sugar syrup.
The basil is prominent. The tea is smooth, and even though I accidentally let it sit out and cool for an hour and a half, it still tastes nice. The lemon is more lemon oil or lemon zest, but I think with sugar added it’d turn more lemonade.
I’m not sure how frequently I’d ever drink this (I’ll have to try it iced… maybe I’d go through it faster!) but it’s definitely something to consider trying.
(I let the water cool while I washed my tea dishes. IDK what the temp was. I think it took about 10 minutes?)
Edit: It’s really good with my batch-cook of the day: ham, pea, roasted squash and goat cheese pasta… :) If I had added some basil to the food, it would have been perfect!
Thank you, I quite like this one.
I cold-brewed it starting this morning before I went to work, and I’m drinking it now that I’m home. It’s a little twiggy because of the honeybush, but the berry/pineapple flavour is really quite nice this way. The tea is really sweet, even cold-brewed with no added sugar.
Ultimately it’s nothing I’d rush out and buy, but it’s a tasty sugar-free treat for me to have instead of boring old water.
(I had to strain it through a tea bag. WOW, was there a lot of ‘stuff’ floating around when I used my normal strainer.)
I steeped this up and added milk and sugar crystals this morning. It’s cooling on the table outside the lab, and I take a sip (gulp!) every time I walk past. It really does go well with milk, the grapefruit flavour lends a bright summery note that is no where near “furniture polish” territory.
I think this one would be AMAZING iced, maybe with a couple grapefruit juice ice cubes.
A 2.5 minute steep was perfect. No astringency or bitterness or anything. 3 minutes for the Creme Brulee I had last night was almost too long, so I’d suggest being a little conservative with your steep times.
This is a tea I can see buying again. It’s an Earl Grey, yes, but it’s different enough that it’s refreshing the flavour in my mind instead of being the same old thing.
Yay sipdown! Haha. More like a perfect one-serving sample from Incendiare. (Robust flavour.)
This was delicious. I mixed it with a little hot water, and whisked it (with my tiny balloon whisk) until it was combined. Then I added a couple big ice cubes and filled my sippy cup with unsweetened plain almond milk.
It was like pudding. Really tasty! I’m not sure I’d want a whole 30g of this matcha, but it was good to try it, and I’d be willing to split it if we end up with a group matcha order at some point (uhh, not right now though. I need less tea before we do that!).