2196 Tasting Notes
Oh, this is perfect to end my evening with. I had considered sharing some of what I have as a Christmas gift, but forget it! ALL MINE!
I really like it hot with a little milk. A tiny bit of sugar (Maybe 1/4 tsp for 16 oz, or 1 drop stevia) brings out the flavour so it’s more like the soda. It’s so amazing. Definitely need to keep this in my cupboard.
There are little gingerbread men in my tea!!
I decided to take a break from wrapping and try a new tea. One present left, but it’s a doozy!
This smells like sweet and spices. Steeped, it smells like sweet and cream and spices.
I think the base tea needs a shorter steep than 3 minutes. I think the flavours might also need a touch of sugar. Yes, that’s better. But I’m not sure it’s eggnog.
I do find the flavours lovely, but the gingerbread men made me think it was gingerbread. There’s definitely a lot of nutmeg in here, and some clove. Not really any booze. Maybe spice cake?
One more serving left!
Paris, I’m gonna miss you.
This tea is definitely an Earl-Grey-with-stuff, rather than a fruity caramel tea with some bergamot. I really like it. The flavour is more rounded than a straight EG.
I’m not sure I’ll get more of this one specifically, just because the base isn’t as forgiving as that of some of the french teas I’ve been introduced to. The flavour combo, though? Total winner.
Sipdown! Thanks, Cavocorax, for sharing with me. :)
I’ve had a few cups, and I don’t think it’s something I’d buy. It smells so good, and tastes pretty good, but something about it just doesn’t make me reach for it.
So now I have a tin for my S&V GINGERBREAD tea. :)
Overleafed and steeped for 2 minutes = amazing toffee tea. I added a little honey and cream.
Hope it goes well with my gingerbread cake!
Not bad. This one will stay in my cupboard, I think.
A 2 minute steep worked way better. It’s definitely cherry. A little tart, though. Is there hibiscus or rosehip in here? IDK. Waiting for the ingredients.
There are slices of freeze dried green figs, though. Can’t really taste them, I think they mostly just contribute to a sweet tea flavour.
I got a whole cherry in my scoop. I think I’m going to eat it. (Edit: OMG THAT WAS SOUR!)
This tea didn’t work for me either. I steeped 3 mins at 195C. Next time I’ll try 2 minutes. It smells pretty good – at least the flavouring isn’t strong alcohol like the Pumpkin Spice – but it didn’t translate into the cup. I mostly got overbearing base.
I didn’t add anything to the tea when I tried it, and my kitten is super sick right now so I’ve only been taking sips here and there of the teas I’ve been making. I’m fully prepared to admit to Operator Error.