3713 Tasting Notes
This one is a little disappointing. I’d really hoped for more out of this. I steeped it in water that was a little under boiling to prevent the astringency that raritea mentioned. There is guava taste to this but it’s more in the aroma than in the taste of the tea. I almost think this might have been better as a green tea. I’ve tossed the rest into a cold brew to see how that fares tomorrow.
hmmm yeah this is not the tea for me. I suspect it’s due to the flowers that are in it but then again maybe not. This is like a weird tasting green soap flower almost berry tea. Ick. I’ve tossed the rest of it into cold brew for tomorrow to see if maybe that will bring out the berry flavours. If it does, this might be ok for a summer tea but otherwise…no way.
So let’s talk about how well i was doing at drinking down all those little cups of tea sample that i had in the house. And then… and then! my swap package arrived from Scheherazade and now…if i want to get my cupboard down to 190 before dinosara gets back from vacation, i’m looking at 9 sipdowns a day! bwahahaha now sure i’m going to even get close to that but i’ll keep trying :)
This tea has a bit much hibiscus in it but i still like the cinnamon spiciness of this tea.
Thanks to rarietea for a sample of this one! I’m not sure if herbal infusions is selling this at their store or if its another version of this but I want more. It’s totally like when you make hot chocolate from cocoa powder on the stove top. I’m sure if I added just a bit of sugar it’d be exactly like that. But I don’t want the sugar, I just want the roasty goodness of this. Oh this is super tasty if that’s what you’re looking for.
Also, the sample packaging was super cute. Little glass bottle with a cork top!
So I totally understand why kittenna and Indigobloom don’t like this as much as me. This is a black that I actually find nice. It’s not overly strong, and there are notes of sweetness hiding in the tea. It’s not a must have for my cupboard but I wouldn’t be opposed to picking up more. If I had more than a sipdown, I totally would have sent some to terriharplady :) overall a really nice afternoon cup of tea.
Soooo again, no recollection of who let me try this one, I’m assuming raritea based off the notes on this one but if not, sorry! So this one? Tastes like not much of anything to me. I’m thinking this is maybe too subtle for me today and my taste buds are sort of off, but I didn’t realize it with the stronger teas I’ve had today? I mean its dead smack in the middle of its tea. Ill have to pick up some more of this sometime and see if I get anything out of it later.
SIPDOWN! This is a weird tea. I feel like i’m sipping on a cup of sweetened veggies, something like carrots and spinach. I think i’d actually prefer it sans sugar since it’s the sweetness that’s throwing me off.
I used about 12oz of water and steeped this a little longer than 5 mins. I don’t feel the need to buy this again ever, but i don’t dislike this. I just don’t tend to prefer green teas. Interesting to say the least.
(on a random other note…the name of this and the way it looks, totally took me off on a tangent imagining this as a little plant monster that explodes out of it’s ball state screaming it’s name JIAOGULAN!)