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drank Cherry Vanilla Ala Mode by Teas Etc
911 tasting notes

I got this tea not because I thought I’d like it, but because I thought that having lemongrass in a cherry tea was weird and that intrigued me.

It smells like tart cherries with a little fake cherry sucker on a wooden stick. The taste is fairly similar to the smell but with a dash of cherry Crème Saver thrown in – you know, those fruit and ‘cream’ candy LifeSavers? (Or were the pink ones strawberry? I dunno, I always got the orange ones.) Anyway, it tastes like that. With a bit of wood, like how a popsicle tastes when you are right up to the wooden stick. But sometimes I pick up some of that sourness that I dislike so in rooibos. So maybe the Crème Saver popsicle is really old and the wood is going bad in spots.

Anyway, I don’t really get the lemongrass. Though if I close my eyes and imagine a bit, I start think it comes through in a kind of fresh top layer the tea seems to have. The Crème Savers certainly didn’t leave that fresh feeling in my mouth.

So yeah, this basically tastes like supermarket candy. On a old stick. Which doesn’t sound that positive, but I will say that I liked the second half of my cup (once it had cooled) more than the first since all the tastes seemed to meld better and become smoother. So it was a fresh, smooth Crème Saver on a stick.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
mpierce87

“So maybe the Crème Saver popsicle is really old and the wood is going bad in spots.” ~ Yummy

Auggy

Rooibos usually gives me rotten wood tastes, so the fact that the popsicle stick was only bad in spots is a… good thing? :)

mpierce87

Yea, the rotten wood taste it what has been scaring me off of rooibos. I have been on the lookout for rooibos blends that do not taste like that.

Auggy

Yeah, rooibos is a hit or miss thing for me… more miss usually. Tea Etc’s Coconut Custard is one that makes me happy, but they are out of stock until mid-July. Boo. I like Lupicia’s Rooibos Green, which makes me almost think of chamomile and has zero woodness. Anyway, I’m with you – on the look out for non-sour rooibos. They are rare beasties!

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mpierce87

“So maybe the Crème Saver popsicle is really old and the wood is going bad in spots.” ~ Yummy

Auggy

Rooibos usually gives me rotten wood tastes, so the fact that the popsicle stick was only bad in spots is a… good thing? :)

mpierce87

Yea, the rotten wood taste it what has been scaring me off of rooibos. I have been on the lookout for rooibos blends that do not taste like that.

Auggy

Yeah, rooibos is a hit or miss thing for me… more miss usually. Tea Etc’s Coconut Custard is one that makes me happy, but they are out of stock until mid-July. Boo. I like Lupicia’s Rooibos Green, which makes me almost think of chamomile and has zero woodness. Anyway, I’m with you – on the look out for non-sour rooibos. They are rare beasties!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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