4026 Tasting Notes
Just tracking tea drinking… I’ve been, over the holidays, drinking the samples that Stacy provided to me for the strawberry Rhubarb pie blend that won her contest. I’ve been trying to spend some time drinking both versions to get a sense as to which one i prefer, and which captures that strawberry rhubarb pie essence. It’s looking like the one with hibiscus may yet win out, which i know may have a few ppl questioning trying the blend, but i promise if it does get added to the blend it will be in moderation lol. Anyway it always amazes me how stacy (butiki teas) can so amazingly capture flavours. I’m having a blast with this blend, so much so that I may need to do another custom blend from her sometime in the future!
I’m trying this blend today, though I typically let frank’s blends sit for a few weeks before i try them to let the flavours sit. I get the strawberry flavours from this but not a lot of the tart rhubarb I expect from strawberry rhubarb pie. I added a bit of cream to this since there’s an abundance of it in my place thanks to christmas dinner and it made it a bit smoother and pie like.
I’m going to withold rating this until the blend has had a chance to sit for a bit but tentatively i’d put this around a 75.
backlog from yesterday…
I’ve discovered the way to drink this is with a splash of milk – something i don’t normally ever put in my teas. I tried it last night because we have an abundance of cream in the house as i’d picked some up for my parents to have with their coffee and now i don’t know what to do with it! lol
The addition of the cream made this taste like a cookie! it toned down the cinnamon and just made it into a melty delicious cookie.
Sip down! Which is totally weird because apparently I never logged this prior to the sip down. This is a nice enough vanilla black but I prefer the version from steeped and infused. Th black is a little lighter than I’d reefer and the vanilla not as strong. Still I’m grateful for the sample from zen tea!