2192 Tasting Notes
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.
This smells so extremely boozy. I think a lot of their teas are flavoured with alcohol-based flavourings rather than flavour oils, as “alcohol” was a prominent note when I was sniffing all their teas the other day.
This tea is warm brown sugar, rum, and cinnamon. There are apple pieces in it, but I can’t taste them. I also can’t taste pumpkin. I taste alcohol.
Not a favourite. It might be improved by some airing out, so I’m going to put it on a bookshelf, open, to see if the alcohol taste/smell diminishes a bit.
It, umm, smells like I’ve stuck my face in a spruce tree out in the forest. Cold, icy, woody, frozen tree pitch. I haven’t had the yabao before, so I’m not sure what part is giving me this scent.
When I think of snickerdoodle, I think of a vanilla cookie that has been rolled in cinnamon sugar then baked. Is that not what a snickerdoodle is? That’s not what this tea is.
The tea tastes like the forest. All bundled up on a crisp winter day, pushing through the forest, looking for the perfect tree. It’s quite herbal under there too, almost medicinal. Quite earthy, as well. And I feel the warmth of the ginger.
I need to preface this by saying I don’t like it nearly as much as the Gingerbread.
This tea brews up very light, and IMO makes a better afternoon or early evening tea. And as strong as it smells, the flavour does not come through nearly as much as I had hoped based on the other tea I tried.
So while it’s a decent tea, it’s not a favourite. Gingerbread is a favourite.
I ended up adding a little milk and sugar to this. The second steep is OK, but there’s even less Toffee flavour.
This tea smells amazing, and when hot, tastes amazing as well. I get apple crisp or crumble out of it. Sweet baked apple and delicious cinnamon.
My cup has been sitting out for a while now, and as it’s cooled it’s become extremely bitter. Still smells amazing, though.
I’ll have to try it with milk/sugar at some point, because initially I really liked the tea.