2193 Tasting Notes
Sample from MissB! Thank you!
It does indeed smell like Christmas. All the spices. Something baking in the oven.
However, it fails a little with taste. Something about these MF greens just doesn’t work. I steeped pretty low, yet it’s still turning drying as it sits. Plus, there’s a LOAD of clove in here so my tongue tingles a little. :)
It’s reminding me of that Celestial Seasonings tea… the mandarin and clove one. But with green tea instead of hibiscus as the base.
I really think this would have been better as a black tea. Noel a Paris has similar flavours but not the same.
I’m glad I got to try it, but I think I’m going to be passing the rest of my sample on. :D
Hmm. I’m not sure about this tea. I chose it this evening because it’s kiwi lime GINGER on the packaging. But I’m not smelling much ginger. Just an intense lime-fruitiness.
Oh, that is interesting. I wouldn’t say it’s the best rooibos, but it’s not terrible. It is definitely lime, but an unexpected lime. It’s not candy so much as it’s peels without much pith. There is some ginger, but instead of being spicy ginger, it lends a warmth to the lime.
It’s also fruity without being identifiable (by me) as kiwi.
So not bad, but not that spectacular either. I’m glad I had a chance to try this.
I swear I’ve had this before. And that I was able to find it in the database. But apparently not.
Tea from MissB.
Floral citrus spice tea. I guess that makes sense, due to the “Christmas” theme.
It’s… alright. I’m not sure this is really what I wanted right now. It’s somewhat clovey with orange peels and lots of rose petals. So it’s quite floral. I think I would have been happy with Chandernagor, but that was underneath this, so I pulled this out.
Thanks for sharing, MissB!
Edit: Found it in the database. D’oh.
Yup, another tea from MissB and Sil. Thank you!
So. Flowers, curry something, pineapple, green tea. Again, this smells intensely fruity when dry. Steeped, it also smells fruity.
Oh, and this is good. Wow. I don’t know that I’d pick out the pineapple, but the blend with the different flowers is really nice. I think it’s the osmanthus. Because “curry” flavour? IDK that I’m getting any.
Thanks for sharing! (I see I had planned to cold brew this. Whoops. Next time I need to write notes on the labels.)
Another green tea from MissB.
Sadly, not something I like. It smelled nice and sweet and fruity when dry, but tasting it now it’s just… lacking. The green veggie water flavour is fairly mild, but it’s mostly what I’m picking up from the sample.
Oh well. Thanks for sharing, MissB!
As I’m trying to settle on a Yunnan Sourcing order, and the buckwheat they carry is only available in 250g increments, I thought I’d try this as an eggnog latte.
Because I’ll drink almost anything as an eggnog latte.
And! It is delicious. The roasty toasty grainy flavours go so well with the creamy eggy nutmeggy flavours.
The looks are rather… non appealing. The liquor of this buckwheat is a pale murky yellow, and adding the milk to it really does not improve its visual appearance. Oh well.