433 Tasting Notes
Had this again today (and forgot to try & adjust the amount of syrup)… I wish there was a way to add a bit of something spicy and tone down the sugar level. It’s very good but it could be perfect with a couple of adjustments. It was definitely a nice change from my regular Friday chai though!
Sampled this today, thanks to the traveling tea box! I realized as I was brewing it that I had no idea how long to steep it so I quickly got online and saw all of the 2 & 3 minute brewing times in the reviews. I was already at 4 minutes at that point, so I was worried I had oversteeped by a landslide, but honestly I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. The tea is a beautiful golden yellow colour, with a sugary, slightly caramel scent (that reminds me of the Creme Caramel blend by The Tea Spot). The taste is sweet with a vegetal aftertaste, but honestly I don’t get a blatant caramel flavour from it… it’s much more subtle. Overall, very pleasant and light. This would make a great afternoon or dessert tea in my opinion. I might just put this on my shopping list for future purchase (once I pare down my collection a little bit… I have way too much tea at this point)!
Tried this today (the bagged version)… thanks traveling tea box (v. 1.2)! I have to say, I was sorely disappointed. I think I should’ve gone at least 5 min. on the brewing time, because honestly there was very little flavour to this blend. I am thinking that the loose version of this blend has to be better (especially with so many positive reviews here), but really there’s not too much to say about this at all. Smells great, tastes like nothing. :(
Pulled this out to drink today and it’s satisfying enough. I can’t help but wish it still tasted as good as it used to when I first started buying it years ago, but it’s decent. It tastes pretty good when I have to reheat it throughout the morning too, so that’s a plus! (wow, I’m boring)
I chose a sample of this when I placed an order with TeaFrog, and to be honest it’s a little out of my normal “comfort zone”. I thought I’d try something different than my usual types of tea, and that said I’m not a big chocolate fan at all. I didn’t think the chocolate flavour was overwhelming, by any means, but overall with the cocoa bits and chocolate chips, it was perhaps a bit much for me. The chocolate notes worked well with the black tea blend, and even though I probably over-steeped it a bit, it wasn’t bitter and still had a nice flavour. I have maybe another 2 cups left in my sample and I’ll definitely try it again/use it up but it isn’t something I would order more of.
I don’t know what happened, but this didn’t taste as great today as it usually does. I had to add some half-and-half (ugh shudder) because it was on the verge of bitterness. Chalk it up to the full moon (and my oversteeping), I guess!
Ugh. Yeah, I’m not going to bother with this any more. Giving the rest away!