4889 Tasting Notes
I cannot figure out how to hot brew this tea. I think it’s the raspberry leaf that’s just not working for me. I’ve tried a couple times now and have apparently forgotten to log them. Overall, i’ll take this cold brewed over hot anyway but in the grand scheme of things it’s just not a tea for me. thanks to hallieod for sending this my way! (sipdown)
I can’t quite figure this tea out. It’s a really nice blend – fruity and slightly creamy but it’s not exactly strawberry :) It’s more of a pineapple, type black that’s not exactly pineapple either. just that sweetness that comes from pineapple. At the tail end of the sip there is almost a hint of strawberry cream but then it slides away.
SIPDOWN! (bringing me to 255 and still a few more hours of tea drinking left in the day…..i can do this! lol) I’m not sure i agree with the steeping instructions on this one. 3 mins leaves a pretty astringent brew. I’m thinking 2 mins might be a better spot…and this is for sure a milk kind of tea. oh well…it IS a pretty tea lol Mostly i just wanted to drink this since it’s another one of those darjeelings i have kicking around in my cupboard. Still not a win for me…
mmm another one from terri’s tea box! I will get through these someday lol! I’m actually pretty proud of myself…i think i’m down to the last 10 or so of the 70+ she sent.
This is a pretty decent green tea. The flavouring is really subtle but it adds to the green instead of overwhelming or taking away from it. I can get behind this one for sure :) thanks terri!
sipdown! meh. this tea should be better. it smells delicious but the taste is lacking in my opinion. it’s like a watered down chocolate o or something to that effect. it’s not BAD..but it’s not delicious and wonderful and probably never needs to be restocked. But that’s ok because i’ve tried it, and i’ve got others from della that i like. There just happen to be better chocolatey teas out there. :)
oh man…i didn’t realise that this had chocolate notes in it when i opted to brew it up. This is another one from terri’s swap with me and i have to say it’s pretty delicious. I don’t taste much puerh to this but that’s not a bad thing. It just means that this falls into the flavoured category more than the straight black :) This is a win in my books!
sipdown! Another one of terri’s teas! I think i’m beginning to discover that i’m not as much a fan of darjeelings as i used to be. There’s a flavour in a lot of darjeelings that tends to not agree with me. I’m not entirely sure what it is. This isn’t a bad tea but there are others i like better. Maybe i need to have a darjeeling journey to figure things out :)