2031 Tasting Notes
FINALLY this last cup tasted SO MUCH like strawberries! What on earth! If it was this good every time, I’d buy more. As it is, this is a lovely send-off for this tea. :)
Over ice, with a little sweetened condensed milk.
Thanks for the really old sample, CrowKettle! This is from the Victoria meetup last year!
Iced. With sweetened condensed milk.
Do it. Actually, try it with any black tea you can brew very strong. I love this in the summer, even though it isn’t the most healthy. :)
It is making me crave a root beer float, though. Ohh, that would be so good with fancy root beer and coconut “frozen dessert”.
(Steeped in 8 oz, added 2 tsp sweetened condensed milk, poured over enough ice to chill it thoroughly. I use mugs for this as I’ve had too many glass things break.)
Edit: Thank you, Fjellrev!!
Normally I enjoy the smell of chamomile, and I absolutely adore frankincense. This, however, does not inspire those reactions. This. Smells. Nasty.
Steeping 1.5 tsp in 14 oz water for 3 min. Let’s see how this goes…
Steeped, thank GOODNESS, this smells like a high quality honey’d chamomile. It tastes like chamomile too, but there’s more lurking back there. I think it needs to cool a bit.
Hmm. Yeah. Spicy chamomile. Flavourful spicy, not hot spicy. Really interesting. Definitely like it a lot better than I thought I would, although I likely wouldn’t go out of my way to get more.
A chunk of anise in the basket today, so this tea definitely taste more anise-y. This brings out the mint and cedar as well. So neat how naturally flavoured (ie: with just ingredients, not spray) will change cup to cup.
I do quite like it, it’s calm and soothing, and the white base is lovely as well.
Thanks, Crowkettle. :)
Ok. Green earl grey and chamomile and just what.
Smells like chamomile and oranges, which I can get behind.
Tastes like chamomile.
Sweetened with honey.
I’d honestly rather mix up my own chamomile blend with orange peels and marshmallow root and maybe some lavender or lemongrass. It’s not that this is bad, not by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just… easy. Which I suppose Dr. Banner might be into. But chamomile flowers and orange peels are easy too! And I don’t think the antioxidants in the green tea are gonna help with the gamma radiation there, big guy.
(Thanks, Shmiracles! Much appreciated. :) )
Oh right. Rooibos Earl Grey. Hmm.
Thank you for sharing, MissB. :) Sadly this isn’t for me.
It’s just so… rooibos-y. And woody. And the bergamot makes it so medicinal in a bad way, not a good way. Like cleaner.
Oh well. I’ll add some almond milk to this and drink it. I’m thirsty!
A sample from Shmiracles! Thank you! :)
So Steve is apparently spiced apple pie. Ok, I can get behind that.
I probably overleafed a bit because I just dumped the whole sample into my mug to steep. And wow, this is way more complex than I was expecting.
Lots of different spices, apple, maybe some caramel. Yum! I added a little brown sugar because it felt right, then added some almond milk because it was too hot. Heh.
If I ever made an order from Adagio, I might throw this in. Sadly, shipping is about $30, so the chances of that ever happening are slim to none. :)
Thought I’d try this again, since I found it when I was cleaning up yesterday.
Smells like coriander and pine forests.
Anyone whose address I have want it? I have the 1oz blend club pack and I’ve tried it twice. It needs to go to a home where it will be appreciated.
A sample from Fjellrev!
This smells intoxicating. Candied violets! So cool! Because of the sweet smell of the dry leaf and the steeping tea, I added a couple tiny rock sugar bits to it.
Taste-wise, it’s not quite there. It’s floral (duh), green, and soapy. Boo. Violet candies are not supposed to be soapy. Well, they are, but in a good way and this is kind of more the bad way.
Thanks for the sample, Fjellrev! Too bad this isn’t for me. Doesn’t change the fact that I want to try other Violet teas, though, so it’s not all bad. :)
Flavors: Soap, Violet