433 Tasting Notes
Hmm, very unimpressed with this today. Brewed for what I thought was too long (although looking at my past notes, I see that I brewed it for 5 min. previously and it turned out okay), and did not enjoy the taste. The ginger was amped like crazy and the pear note almost tasted bitter. It was kind of a mess, to be honest. I only made it through 1/2 of the cup and gave up. I have to echo my previous review and say this is my least favourite Remedy Tea Bar blend out of everything I ordered. I’ll try it again before I adjust the rating, but it seems too high after this round!
Pulled this out of the cabinet today to try, and quickly remembered why it had been pushed to the back and forgotten about. The little wooden box that the tea is packaged in has really affected the scent and flavour of the tea and there is no cherry anything to speak of. I don’t know what kind of wood this box is made of, but it tastes like it smells. In the trash with the rest of this!
Drinking this again today… it’s so nice to have a higher-quality black tea for work! I tend to drink so many flavoured teas because the bagged black blends I have just aren’t that great (I need to start bringing more loose teas to work again). This tea holds up well to over-steeping too, which is an added bonus!
Kind of re-discovered this while unpacking the rest of my tea collection over the weekend, and brought it to leave at work so I could finish the rest of it off. I went through a phase of loving this blend, and it seems I’ve outgrown it or fallen out of love with it because it just doesn’t hold the same charm now! It’s okay, but honestly not much better than mediocre. Very smooth and almond-y but otherwise not very notable. I tend to brew it for a while to make it as strong as possible.
Almost over-steeped this today, but it turned out to be a happy accident because it actually tasted better! Not even slighly bitter either. I think 5 min. will be my standard steeping time for this tea from now on!
Backlogging… had the hot version of this Friday. There’s something about this blend that’s underwhelming/kind of bland, so I actually prefer Starbucks’ chai, but every once in a while I like to switch it up. I guess the Caribou blend is more milky (as opposed to spicy), and I prefer SPICE (which is why I wish more places offered the local Bhakti Chai blend!). Still a nice hot drink on a cold wintery day!
The CFO gave me her box of this today, since I guess she bought it for the pretty packaging and then realized she would probably not manage to drink it before it went stale. Everyone at work knows how much I love tea, so that finally paid off!
At first taste, I wasn’t overly impressed (especially with such fancy packaging—I really expected to be blown away), but this is a really solid black tea blend. Partway through the cup I realized that it was actually pretty good. I don’t know that I’d buy it again (I’m assuming it was pretty expensive), but I will definitely enjoy the rest of the box!