408 Tasting Notes
So. Much. Blueberry. I really enjoyed the sweetness of the berries combined with the tangy cream cheese note. There weren’t any pastry flavors that I could detect, but the great blueberry flavor more than made up for it. I hot brewed my tea and then let it cool in the fridge. Next time I’ll try cold brewing it to see how it changes the flavors.
This was in my cup for most of the day yesterday. I wanted to relax and play video games with my family, and this was the perfect tea to sip while getting my butt kicked in Mario Kart and while building my fortress of solitude in Minecraft.
My thoughts on this tea are the same as always. It’s an amazing EGC.
Steepster just ate my tasting note, so let’s try this again…
I made a pitcher of this for dinner last night, and it was a hit. The strawberry flavor is excellent, and the hint of custard is nice. Given that the empty pitcher was sitting on the table when I walked into the kitchen this moring, I think my family agrees.
I woke up this morning wanting summer. Not sure if I had some great summery dream or if I’m just tired of being cold (or both), but since summer is still a ways off I thought I’d enjoy a summery tea instead.
When I make this tea I have to baby it because it can turn into a bitter mess really fast, but when I make it properly it’s so nice. The peach flavor is fruity and juicy, and even though I don’t taste the apricot I find that I don’t miss it. This morning I added a touch of milk to my cup and thought about homemade peach ice cream and picnics. I’m not one for picnics on frozen ground, but I will be making a batch of peach ice cream this weekend. Take that, winter. :p
I’m a big fan of mint and of Darjeeling, so I was excited to try this tea. I had several cups of it over the holidays and I always thought that the mint tasted nice, but I wasn’t really picking up on the tea. This morning I paid closer attention while preparing my cup and realized that there is almost no tea in this mix. In fact, you really have to look to find any at all. Really irksome. I actually dumped the entire bag into a bowl so I could see if the tea had settled to the bottom, but no. This is a peppermint herbal sprinkled with a little bit of Darjeeling. So while the mint is tasty, I am disappointed with this tea overall. I’ve also moved this from my tea shelf to my basket of herbals because, really, that’s what this is.