1012 Tasting Notes
Another gift from my sister, a sample of this.
Hmm. I was expecting something…. I dont know. More butterscotchy? I’m not quite sure why I thought that.
I can taste the buttery flavor in this, but not any of the rum. Still, its enjoyable. Its one of those teas that you were glad you were given, rather than bought. This little bit has satisfied me on it.
First to review this, eh? Well, tall-ho!
First observation is that, when hot water first hit the tea bag, the water turned purple! It has turned, upon further steeping, into a rich magenta color. Woah.
I cannot say that I get any rose flavor out of this at all. I get a tart sweetness, which could be the infamous hibiscus (never before has a flower had so polarizing an effect as it does here on Steepster). I cant say I’ve had enough hibiscus to really form a strong opinion, but I’m dissapointed in this.
I was expecting something more… English. The idea of a decaf rose tea was very appealing, but all in all I’m glad this was just a sample.
I figured I have more than enough tea, and some incoming (eep), so I should sip down some.
You really do get what is advertised, here. The cherry and chocolate are noticable, and pleasant. Still, it doesnt stir my soul, so I’m not heartbroken that its my final cup of this.
Many thanks to my sister, who is the giver of this.
(Sherlock was amazing! I love Mary, as it turns out. Now I cant wait for episode three!)
I love Tower of London. The fruit is almost a savory fruit, and the touch of honey to the flavor is magnificent.
I’ve paired it, this morning, with an english muffin with clover honey on it. Delicious. Highly reccomended.
This is not my favorite vanilla. I’m trying all the tricks, overleafing, lowering the steep time, rasing the steep time. Its all resulted in a dusty tasting black base, with a suggestion of vanilla following afterwards.
Its not a bad tea, I should say. So far I havnt found it bitter, but its not the highly coveted perfect vanilla tea that I am questing for.