271 Tasting Notes
I don’t know, I made the mistake of reading the other comments on this herbal—something I usually don’t do until I finish my review post—and I’ve got a completely different thing going on in my cup. What I have here is mango, and papaya possibly, with a hint of yogurt-like tang. There may well be hibiscus here too, but a few shreds perhaps, nothing that screams hibiscus at me. It’s all quite delicious.
Flavors: Hibiscus, Mango, Sweet, Tangy, Tropical, Yogurt
I can’t help thinking about Sil and her previous obsession with this one when I drink it. Hurray for tea obsessions.
For a person who is not all that keen on mint, mint in tea seems to find me.
This one in scent and flavour reminds me very much of 52Teas Peppermint Marshmallows in Hot Chocolate. The only flavours absent are the marshmallows and laoshan black. The mint insinuates itself gently, gently.Black tea and vanilla is a win. The vanilla mellows the frostiness of the mint out. The cacao nibs do too. The assam base is punchy. Another win.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Mint, Vanilla
I spent the day drinking multiple steeps of oolong from last night. It was delicious and the leaves were not quite spent, but I had had enough. I cold steeped the leaves for tomorrow. We’ll see what happens.
As the day drew to a close, I was craving a black tea before my caffeine cutoff point: not any particular one, just something frisky and black and delicious. This fit the bill though it is totally a surprise as it is my first cup of it. The name pretty much sums it up: creamy and sweet smoky coconut, buttery and lovely. The smoke is on the gentle side, but definitely present. This one is a winner.
I wonder whether I can manage a second steep before my tea deadline approaches.
Flavors: Coconut, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet