433 Tasting Notes
Backlogging from last week… this was on sale and sounded different, so I thought I’d try it. I’m not a mango fan at all so I this blend could’ve gone either way but I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t love it but it wasn’t disappointing either. I didn’t get much coconut out of it but the mango note was actually kind of nice. Normally Stash teas don’t do much for me so this is one of the best blends of theirs I’ve tried. Next time I drink this, I’ll review AS I’m drinking so it’s a little more coherent but for now I’ll just say that I wasn’t sorry I bought this!
It’s funny that I don’t drink more of the teas I really enjoy… I think I’m usually more of the mindset of “oh, I have to use this mediocre tea up” so I focus more on those than the best ones in my cupboard. Go figure—my mind works in mysterious ways. Anyway, I brought this one into work today and am thoroughly enjoying it! I almost taste a “rum” note because the way the coconut blends with the black tea creates it almost as an aftertaste. There are plenty of thin but long coconut flakes in this blend, so the coconut taste is definitely prominent (and it smells incredible). I’m a fan of just about anything coconut, but this is also just really great tea in my opinion. :)
I got this as a gift, and I have a sneaking suspicion that my friend received a gift basket with this in it (and she doesn’t drink tea), so she gave it to me. I have to say, it’s pretty terrible. I drank the whole cup (mostly because I was too lazy to get up and throw it out and make another cup of something else), but I don’t know if I would drink another by choice. What’s left of the box is now going into the tea cupboard where I work!
Backlogging… I tend to forget about this one because I hear “blueberry” and think HERBAL (and I don’t like herbal teas). I always forget that this blend is a black tea! So I dug it out again the other day and had some, and was pleasantly surprised by how slightly-better-than-okay it is. I don’t love it but it’s not terribly disappointing either, just a fairly good slightly fruity black tea.
I keep drinking this at night and then forgetting to review it, so I’m backlogging a bit… I just moved to my own place and have started drinking tea at night again (not sure why I stopped, but I’ve been out of the habit for years, and I also generally hate herbal teas so it wasn’t a terrible loss overall). I realized that I barely had any non-caffeinated blends, so when I saw this at the store, I thought it would be a good candidate. I really don’t love the regular Sleepytime blend, so I was pretty skeptical about the vanilla version, but this is pretty awesome! The vanilla note hides the lemongrass and it’s a pretty pleasant blend. I don’t like to steep it too long or it gets a bit overpowering, but overall it’s a really nice before-bed cup of “tea”!
Somehow oversteeped this, even though I was paying close attention! I had to add half & half (which I hate) so overall, not my best work. Not the tea’s fault, but it isn’t a fantastic blend to begin with. Ah, well!
YESSSSS, I found this at a local store for the first time ever! Bought 5 boxes (and considering going back for more since it was on sale, which I didn’t know when I was at the register). SO EXCITED. ahem Anyway, this tea is just as excellent as it was the last time I had it, so there’s not much else to add. Ignore me, I’ll just continue squeeing in the corner!