7440 Tasting Notes
i think i forgot to add this to the boxes that went out to omg and dexter (and terri but i’ve already started a second box for her…) That’s sad as i think that this would be enjoyed by them but might just get finished up before i get around to another package. Unless…. mwahahaha ok so anyway, i digress. I am enjoying this one a bunch. It’s a rather decent every day black tea with just a little bit of special to make it a little more than that lol. I don’t really know what else to say that hasn’t been said before heh. Noms.
nope. NOPE. nope. this is weird. I thought it wouldn’t be too bad, but there’s something in here (omg says licorice) that makes this sweet and weird tasting. it starts out as a decent sort of herbal, hibby blend and then it’s just…nope. something about it just turns the blend for me….oh there it is. ingredient listing online says licorice root. BOOOOOOOOOO! no one seems to be able to balance it in blends these days, which is unfortunate because in small doses, i don’t mind it.
Final Count: 140
(Ingredients: Organic rooibos, organic hibiscus flowers, organic sarsaparilla root, organic lemongrass, organic rosehips, organic licorice root, natural passion fruit flavor, essential orange oil, organic orange peel, natural pineapple and mango flavors.)
one from omgsrsly that i don’t mind. I like hibby, and this one is sort of like a blueberry hibby blend, that isn’t really blueberry like at all. lol. I know, not terribly helpful but it’s an almost muted sort of blend when you factor in how much hibiscus is in it, and that makes it interesting and enjoyable for me in a different sort of way than your typical hibby blend.
ew. ok so i don’t love darjeelings much in the first place…but this, with the added flavouring is just ick. it’s got a nice aroma brewed, but taste wise this just isn’t for me, even brewed at a very low temp. it’s got a weird almost bitterness to it that makes for a rather jarring taste experience. Happy to try new teas but this one is NOT for me either. Sorry MissB/omgsrsly!
the more i have this one, the more it reminds me of the ones from fauchon and DF but with a black base…or roasted oolong, i forget which this is lol i don’t think i need this in my cupboard for a while – maybe once i’ve finished the fancy french versions and i get a longing to have that taste again – then i might consider it. :)
Another one from this morning. I think dexter and i got different batches of this tea. Both are tasty, but mine was a little smoother and refined…or something hahaha Either way, still nice o have this back in my cupboard again for a little while. especially since i don’t have a lot of yunnans currently in my cupboard.
noms. Pulled this one out today because i wanted a yunnan. After organising my cupboard yesterday, i need to get cracking on a few more of my samples so that I can feel like things are under control. I think i prefer the version of this one from Yunnan Sourcing that i’ve had before. they’re both good teas, but teh one from YS has a heavier feel in the mouth than this one – which is a little wimpy for me :)