1422 Tasting Notes
A lovely sample from Roswell Strange. Thank you!
I cold steeped it overnight. It’s so weird! Fruity, and almondy. That’s what I thought. But it’s apple-hibiscus-coconut? What? IDEK.
I’ll have to think on it some more when I get home and finish the jar. But my initial impressions don’t jive with the product description.
Thanks for the sample, Dexter! (As an aside, WTF is the note window defaulting to “Yes I would recommend this tea”? That’s terrible. Ugh. Have I accidentally been recommending everything?)
Anyways. I thought this was something else, so steeped it ~2 minutes Western style this morning. Then realized by the colour and smell that it was a puerh and removed the leaves before I did a 4 minute steep. Haha. Tasty, but not what I wanted at all.
Still, this is a nice puerh. Not fishy, but it is mushroomy. A little savoury. Takes accidental longish steeps fairly well.
Note 1400, plus sipdown!
I really enjoyed this tea this morning, with a splash of cream. Nice and strong and rich. Definitely caramel and vanilla. Mmm. I steeped just over 4 minutes, too. (My usual is 3!) I needed something delicious and comforting, and this worked quite well. :)
Thank you to… Dinosara for sharing the sample with me!
This tea. THIS TEA.
Another one I bought for my BFF (hee! Two friends!) and stole a sample of. (I have another week to try all these teas!)
I mostly taste the PTA, with hints of chocolate and orange. Not too much for me, which is good, because I do NOT like Terry’s Chocolate Oranges.
So. Delicious sweet assam tea. Hints of dark chocolate and orange. A touch of sugar to sweeten it even more. Could be good with milk but I’m sitting now and it’s too much work to go back into the kitchen. Highly recommend trying this one if you get a chance. :)
(And because it’s PTA, it’ll resteep! Yay!)
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Orange Zest, Sweet
(EEE!! I got my order!)
Oh. My. God.
This smells SO good!
Why didn’t I buy lots for me as well as my BFF?! This tea is fantastic! I love it. LOVE it. Possibly even more than Watermelon Xylophone.
Delicious and amazing creamy lemon pastry-ness.
I steeped a cup, then took the leaves and put them into 16oz cool water for a cold steep. Fingers crossed!
Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Pastries
Sipdown! Well, it will be as soon as I finish my thermos.
I cold brewed overnight. Really fruit punch like, as others have commented. I was going to call it citrus, but no. It tastes very similar to red fruit punch, although since I didn’t sweeten it it’s nowhere near as sugary.
I’ve enjoyed this one, but I wouldn’t get more. There are other teas that don’t have candied fruits in them that I enjoy as iced teas more.
Oh yum. Yum yum yum.
It’s mild because I didn’t steep it super hot, but the spices and the pumpkininess are so delicious. Yes, pumpkininess. Also some fruitiness that I think might be from the base tea.
I added a touch of cream, and will definitely resteep (because this time I remembered to put the leaves in the fridge right away to keep them safe).
I’m kinda sad I didn’t pick any of this up in my friends birthday order, but that’s OK. I’ll enjoy what I have and keep whichever version is available on my order list.
Steeped for about 10 minutes as my coffee cream + water mix heated up on the stove. Pretty much just steeped until the caramel all dissolved.
SO GOOD. Incredibly rich, I mean, this drink has got to be 10% milk fat. But so good! Definitely recommend this as some sort of tea latte.
Thank you, Roswell Strange! This is from the SSTTB, but it was a sample added just for me. :)
This is really nice. I really like the papaya in it. Quite different from Gold Rush. Not nearly as sweet, for one thing. Also, no coconut.
This tea is sweet and creamy. Definitely something I’ll pick up if I order from River Tea.
First I’ll do a couple re-steeps, then I need to cold steep and see how it works that way!