5357 Tasting Notes
SIPDOWN! (232) Another one from cavocorax I can’t remember if i asked her to send this to me or it was a random H&S tea because i hadn’t tried it yet but hey..it’s here and i’m drinking it up! :) I didn’t really pay attention to the flavouring of the tea, just brewed it up and took my first sip. I’m happy to say that my tastebuds aren’t totally wonky because this was for sure a chocolate and coconut tea!
What i like about this is how the chocolate and coconut are really well balanced in this. Neither one is over powering the other, which is good for me because it means i can drink it and am enjoying it! I’m not overly a fan of coconut in teas but with the chocolate it’s really nice and not the least bit cloying or too sweet.
Thanks again Cavo!
Had a cup of this a while back, mostly because I had the mint chocolate matcha :) that’s how I roll yo! Haha mostly this was chosen as part of my effort to sip down my 52 teas stash because I have tooooo many of those that I’ve been hoarding. :) still enjoying this one, though likely not a reorder as I seem to have somehow accumulated a large number of chocolate mint teas. I find too that I prefer the herbal versions over the black base…
SIPDOWN! (233) Thank you cavocorax for sending some of this my way. This is a weird blend for me. I totally get the almond taste, and that’s delicious but then the cranberry taste is like HEY! HEY YOU! Yeah..i’m tlaking to YOU! LOOK AT ME! and of course i’m like “but i don’t wannnaaaaaa”
Yeah, that happened. True story and all that jazz. haha ok but really? I can see how a large number of people would like this tea. I think though, I prefer my rich creamy teas to not have fruit in them. It’s like those fruit and nut chocolate bars…what’s up with that? You’re enjoying the delicious creamy chocolate taste…the nuts blend in nicely with it and then there’s this fruity. right in the middle of all that goodness. BAH! and i like fruit…but not when it interupts my deliciousness…it’s like nuts in brownies.. ick. why ruin a good thing!
LOL so anyway this tea? I love the almond/creamy/deliciousness but i could do without the cranberriness of it all…which means this probably isn’t the team for me but its not a BAD cup of tea :) Thanks Cavo!
Having a cup of this as it’s a milder black that doesn’t demand my attention this morning either. I’ve got a ton of things to finish up before the day really gets going and i’m in back to back meetings so i wanted a few cups of tea to kick off the day that i could just absent mindedly drink. I still enjoy this tea, though as i’ve branched out and tried a number of other teas, i think i like this one a little less now. I haven’t yet had a chance to drink it gongfu style yet though, and i suspect i’d get more out of it by doing so. Overall though, i am happy with this purchase :)
SIPDOWN! (234) Thanks again to terriharplady for being so awesome! I’ve really enjoyed this one from Mandala even though it’s not my all time fav keemun. This is a cup that i could enjoy most days because it’s that kind of tea that doesn’t deman attention but is still flavourful and is enjoying to drink. I’m working from home today so look out cupboard! i hope haha