24 Tasting Notes
SUMMER IN A CUP. The smell of it dry is so heavenly too. I was gross today and did something I never do… I went around letting people take sips from MY CUP. It was THAT good and I had to share my excitement. If you’re going to ice hot tea, brew it really strong otherwise any melting ice at all will water it out superrr quick. I need to cold brew this next.
Holy mother of pearl! I just got my first (and massive) DT online haul delivered and since it’s early enough, I brewed myself a pot of Chocolate Rocket. The smell is UNBELIEVABLE. It reminds me of Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Raspberry bars. Pure deliciousness… I could barely wait the few minutes it took to steep! The taste is yummy though I did have to add some sweetener (agave) to make the flavors pop. I might brew it stronger next time. I like things STRONG.
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to have gotten a job right near a brand new David’s Tea in Brooklyn and I’ve been in to try one or two different, non-adventurous teas. When my box came this morning, I sat on my porch ripping open each packet – just a little – to get a whiff and I literally wanted to bang my head against the wall for not diving into DT sooner!!! I have a feeling I am going to drink A LOT of tea today.
RESTEEP: I wasn’t sure if I should resteep a tea with cocoa in it (?) but it’s mate so I went for it and all I have to say about that is HECK. YEAH.
Blegh. This should just be called Ginger Ginger Ginger. And I like ginger but this has the same medicinal scent/taste that Apricot Amaretto does, both dry and brewed. Maybe I tried this too soon after that experience, but I had to pour this baby out. Sadness!!!
I have to mention how beautiful all of Tea Forte’s packaging and the actual teas look – which is why I have about 15 more flavors on hand to try! I am a little worried.
Probably exactly what I was expecting even though I was secretly hoping for more. It is what it says it is: Green tea with Thai flavors. It looked and smelled lovely. Upon the first sip it was very creamy but mild. As I continued and the creaminess faded, it got rather boring. No vanilla. No ginger. Lots of lemongrass and a hint of coconut. The name led me to expect it to be almost savory, and yes… I feel like if I just add a little salt, some veggies, and a few leaves of Thai basil it would work as soup! But in an effort to pull some more coconut and vanilla flavor I went the other way and added agave. Nope, a waste of agave. I will drink this again, but next time I will try it iced and I will brew it a little stronger to see what other flavor comes through.