8055 Tasting Notes
third black pearl for the day and it falls somewhere in between the two. Given that Mandala’s may not be back…ever? I’ll have to be content with these ones, not that they are bad by any stretch of the imagination. I just love the flavours that weave through mandala’s black pearls.
These on the other hand are sweet, chocolately with a touch of malt, though not overly so. There’s another note to this that i can’t quite place as well, but i’m sure it will come to me. I could probably steep these a litter longer as well to enhance the flavour a bit. I was just trying to see where things landed when i kept everything the same for all 3 versions i was trying. good times! Not to decide what to buy if anything today haha
haha i really should remember to look at my notes before brewing things. 7 pearls for 16oz mug = a few too many pearls. 5 would probably do it, but i’m trying to compare a couple so i’m going to be consistent.
I know garett is working on getting these back. I certainly hope he succeeds since these are DELICIOUS. They’re slightly smokey, chocolately, grainy, malty delicious bundles of joy!
Edit: Loving the resteeps on these as well!
Terri sent me a few more of these so that i could see which i prefer of the dragon pearls currently in my cupboard. Since i’m currently having a bit of a blah day – no real desire to work on sipdowns or do much of anything in particular heh.
These are tasty – nothing knock your socks off but not to be entirely discounted either. If i was in need of golden pearls and my other sources were out, i could pick these up and be satisfied. they have a background taste that you could call chocolatey but not overly so. the brew is smooth and almost malty, but not quite. still a good cup for the morning.
Edit: 7 pearls for 16oz
TERRI! I WANT MOAR! seriously..this is damn tasty! It’s my christmas mor-er-afternoon tea and this is so delicious. Please remind me next year we want lots of this. This might be my favourite pumpkin tea this year.
Edit: this resteeps really nicely since you can brew it and forget it lol This is pretty much all i’ve had since we got up this afternoon.
The other tea i had last night to save the day. This is probably one of the most expensive teas in my cupboard because you can’t simply buy it in refill packaging. MF makes you buy the tin, which is lovely, but not worth the extra 9+euros it adds to the price, esp when you already have one. But i love this tea…and i’m nearly out of it, which makes me sad. It’s probably my perfect chocolate tea because it’s not sweet. It tastes like the mousse au chocolate made with dark, rich chocolate. I need to try this as a latte sometime. Regardless..it’s heaven for me.
I had this last night, in an effort to end the night on a more positive note. I spent more than 12 hours working on christmas eve – a night when most are going home early. As a result we didn’t get out to the store to pick up last minute things for today. Not the end of the world but it made for a super long day. So i bust out two of my favourite “treat” teas to have last night. I’m almost out of this one and it WILL be a reorder. Great tea base, nice flavouring (unless you’re Justjames). it’s one of my happy places.