1920 Tasting Notes
So this one came to me from MissB who got it from Angrboda. :)
It was labelled “herbal” so I dumped it into a basket last night… then decided it looked weird and checked it out on steepster. Mate. Of course.
So I’m having it this morning instead. It’s a green mate. I much much prefer them roasted.
But now that it’s been sitting around for a while, it tastes more like lemongrass. I can get behind that.
Thanks for sharing the tea, MissB, but it’s not really for me.
9 months ago I made this and noted I had 4 bags left… and I just made the tea up last night.
4 tea bags in 6 cups water overnight in the fridge.
I think I have finally come to the conclusion that I prefer fruit tisanes as cold brews. Even when they’re loaded with hibiscus, I would rather drink this than a cold-brewed black tea. Black tea can be hot brewed and poured over ice for immediate gratification, or in smaller amounts (2-4 cups).
So. I like this better than all the SBT’s I bought just because it’s not a black tea. Even though the SBT’s have better flavour, I just… have been brewing them and then leaving them in the fridge so long I have to throw them out.
So even last time I said less hibiscus-based bagged brews, maybe I should buy more?
This is actually pretty good. Definitely chili and mango – there was a HUGE mango chunk in my sample from MissB that I needed to chop up for more even distribution. :)
The base isn’t too anything, which is nice. The mango sweetness and chili spice are readily apparent. I’m not getting a lot of pineapple, but there weren’t many pineapple pieces in my sample, at least compared to mango.
Thank you! This was a really interesting tea to try!
I am getting seriously annoyed with the jerk in my building (or jerks, who knows) who keeps turning the heat off. When I get up in the morning, it’s cold! I’m wrapped up in a fleece blanket and a fleece robe (still bare feet tho..), with my hands wrapped around a giant mug of tea.
Brr! “Spring” doesn’t mean “turn off the heat so the north facing apartment over the storage area gets really cold”!
I keep looking outside, thinking there’s snow all over that tree. But no. Cherry blossoms. Phew.
I haven’t had this tea in a while, and I also forgot to set a timer. I steeped closer to 4 minutes though, I can tell because there’s some dryness to the tea that I don’t usually find present with my usual 3 minute brew.
So good. So, so good. Other-Flavoured earl grey’s are definitely my preferred earl grey intake method. This one is creamy and fruity and just. Yum.
Robust level, from Dinosara. :)
Soooo… I made this as a matcha soda. Umm. I’m not so sure about this. I dissolved some sifted matcha in a little warm water, then added ice and club soda. It mostly tastes of club soda and grass.
This one might be better with a more recognizable (to me at least!) matcha flavour. Maybe some sort of citrus would go well with the club soda. Because I’m not loving this. Which is weird because I love club soda…