1677 Tasting Notes
Yay! One week after we were discussing how it’d be nice to have free shipping from A&D, they offered free shipping! (Or, with a $5 discount to Canada!) Mine showed up today, along with a super snazzy dinosaur magnet!
I’m not a huge Earl Gray fan but for some reason I really like this one. The bergamot is very potent but it’s nicely balanced and the basee isn’t at all astringent. I swear I can taste creamy lemon in this as well. So fantastic.
I think that between this and TARDIS I’m well stocked on EG’s. (About 10 oz combined)
Ok, I’ve got enough to be worried about with my interview tomorrow – I’m not going to let this tea get in my way. It’s time for a sipdown and I’m trying this is my little gongfu pot.
Oolongs are difficult for me because they all taste so similar. This one is floral and a little grassy with a very clean/spring-y taste. I don’t get the “intense juiciness” promised in the description, but I am getting a bit of the peppery aftertaste.
I’m not going to rate this because I have a long way to go before I can appreciate oolongs.
Thanks Courtney for the sample! I was curious about this as I like the Hot Cinnamon black tea, but wasn’t sure how the green would compare.
Apparently it’s just a milder version! The cinnamon is hot but I can still taste the green base behind it. I couldn’t tell you what kind of tea it is as I’m not a green tea expert. I don’t think I’d switch over to this version, but I’m happy I was able to try it out!
So Kittenna’s review of this tea made me a bit apprehensive about the 1 oz that just arrived in the mail today, but I am enjoying this.
It smells delicious. We both agree on that! But I find that this rooibos is very reminiscent of carrot cake – vanilla frosting and all. I’m actually getting a cake-y mouthfeel too with each sip, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t had rooibos for a while. It smells sweet – like caramel and vanilla.
I won’t bother resteeping it though. I find DTT teas are one-use only.