4923 Tasting Notes
i think i’m almost done with this tea, or it really is just a tea for winter with it’s spiciness. I had a cup of this one because kittena had made reference to French Toast possibly tasting like this one. It does smell like this tea, but the taste is less similar, though i understand why it would certainly remind someone of this tea. Overall, not a bad cup for this morning.
Thank you Cavocorax for sending this my way! Since kittenna suggested this might tastes/smell like frank’s pumpkin caramel cheesecake tea, i figured i might as well do a side by side since i had some left. Opening this package was like opening a package of caramel pumpkin cheesecake, only slightly different… This comes across as less french toast than frank’s pancake breakfast is to actual pancakes…if that makes sense. there’s cinnamon in this one and it’s more like a cinnamon cheesecake sorta black tea. i think i prefer pancake breakfast as my go to morning breakfast tea if i were picking on.
There’s no astringency to this like there is the potential for with the pumpkin caramel cheesecake…and while this does remind me of that tea, this is a smoother, less spicey tea in comparison. of course without the side by side comparison, i’m sure i would have thought the same thing as kittenna. heh
While not a bad blend, thankfully nothing i must have in my cupboard always. I’ve got another cup or so of this that i may just try as a cold brew for fun :)
I have tried 874 different teas (roughly since i’m sure there are a few i never bothered to log); i have 2101 tasting notes; there are 235 teas in my cupboard with a mandala order, tea spot order and a travelling black tea box on the way (possibly a tea box from TEB as well); i have 2 swaps in the works and i’m looking at placing 2 butiki orders in the next month period (roughly) and would like a few teas from american tea room. I managed to go a couple months only placing 1 small order. I think i’m sliding again LOL
I forgot that i wanted to brew this cold and i ended up making it warm this morning. Strangely this tea doesn’t come across as overly floral even though there’s rose and jasmine going on in this. Still happy with this one, though today it tastes a lot less like “lychee” and is creeping more towards the floral side. Maybe Fusion needs to have their teas shaken up a bit more before pulling tea up? Glad to have tried it, will not be a reorder but i’d drink it if someone made me some :) Thanks NXTDOOR!
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I was hoping for something wow-ing this morning in this assam and it failed to deliver. it’s not a bad cup of tea but it’s lacking the strength that i like in a good assam as well as that bold flavour that keeps on delivering. I’ll likely finish off the rest of this and possibly share it with a few others so they can cross it off their black tea list, but it’s not a GREAT! cup of assam…and i don’t need to keep less tan great assams around :)
Finally got around to trying this one today while i try and get packed and organised for my overnight of work and my flight that leaves first thing tomorrow morning after the overnight. Yes…i should be sleeping still. But i’m not, so i’m drinking tea and organizing tea and then working on work and packing. This is a pretty tasty peach tea. I’m not sure why i’ve been so hesitant about trying it – i think it’s because it never registered that this was a peachish black. I’m pretty sure i’ll be making this into a cold brew to drink later on as well as the peach taste is pretty decent and not overly sweet, cloying or otherwise.
oh this was a marvelous treat yesterday. I so very much needed it as a treat to myself for getting through this week. I am so happy my parents were able to find some of this while they were in paris because it is a fantastic chocolate tea. I’ll be so sad when it’s gone but for now…for now it’s here and i’m happy.
Oh man….this week was crazy. So i treated myself yesterday to a couple of teas that i love dearly but have been saving and holding off on until i could sipdown my stash a little more. Terri and i jointly purchased more of this one and i am SO GLAD that i did. it will for sure be one of my staples in my cupboard until i someday find another tea to replace it…which isn’t likely.