2199 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Dexter and Sil for sharing this.
It was… bad. So astringent. The chili barely made itself known, and the chocolate did not blend well with the astringent Ceylon base. “Brisk” is what they call it…
Even milk didn’t rescue it for me.
So disappointed. The flavours sounded like such a great combination after I tried Passage du Desir.
Chocolate and something. The caraway (which honestly I usually detest) wasn’t extremely prevalent. But it was more of a savoury chocolate tea, and I much preferred the sweetness of Passage de Desir (or whatever).
Nice tea, but the flavours aren’t for me at all.
Thank you for sharing all the teas, Sil!
Has this the other night while a bunch of us were on Facebook egging each other on to make an order. It’s nice. The chocolate is a good chocolate, but what really made it for me was the sweet and nutty flavours.
This is, however, nothing like Chaud les Marrons! from Lupicia. Which is sad.
But I still bough some of this because it’s unlike anything else I have at home, and I happily drank the whole mug, and then uhh, a tea friend whose steepster name I forget came over and had the second steeping, and then we tried Leatherbound.
It was a good evening. :)
Honestly, this tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb. So I put a good teaspoon of honey into it… and it still tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb!
Really really neat tea, but extremely savoury. Fairly rich, which is nice, especially compared to that tomato-and-red-pepper-water tea I had a few days ago. Not something to drink when you want a sweet treat, but I actually quite like it. I have enough for another cup, and I might also use the leftover leaves from this cup to flavour a piece of chicken… guess it depends on if I manage to get out and do grocery shopping tonight, or if I stay home and continue hassling the cat.
Thank you, Sil! :)
Ugh oh gods no there’s licorice root in this too? Bear With Me, you are a trouble maker. ;)
Huh. Actually, this mostly just tastes like rooibos. I didn’t steep it long, and I added honey, so maybe that… no, there’s the sweet licorice root grody aftertaste. Haha.
But it’s no completely terrible and I am SO COLD today, I will sit here cuddling my mug.
I possibly should be embarrassed to admit this.
Day 3 of Grandpa Style steeping some unknown black tea sample from Sil. Unknown because I can’t remember what it said on the packet!! Dragon Bohea something something? I’m really not sure.
It is, quite frankly, delicious. And gives and gives and gives.