1110 Tasting Notes
I’m not quite sure what to make of this tisane, yet. I was hoping that this could replace David’s Pink Passionfruit, which I miss, but it’s very different. Even in the large canister it lends a peach undertone more than anything else. Flavour-wise, it’s mega peachy, and very much on the artificial side. No passionfruit flavour, which I’m guessing would have been in the “flavouring” along with the peach, seeing that this tisane comprise dried melon and papaya. I can a taste a little bit of the starchy papaya in the background but it’s ultimately a peach tea. Artificial yet on the old side, as if the peaches are past their prime. It’s odd.
A coconut blend with pumpkin and carrot? Hmm, I don’t know about that, especially as a cold brew, but I grabbed some anyway because the scent of the dry leaf in the huge canister reminded me a lot of Hawaii Flower from Janet’s Special Teas, which I kind of miss having around.
I luckily don’t get any of the vegetables when it comes to taste. It’s mostly pineapple with a touch of coconut, and not obnoxiously sweet either. It’s refreshing but not amazing, and I think I may even prefer David’s current summer offering, Coconut Ice.
Lastly, I think I need a bigger jug. Now with my mom getting into teas (yay!), the 1 litre waiting for us in the morning doesn’t last very long, and it’s getting rather difficult getting through these 25° C+ days with just two cups of cold brew!
Cold brewed this, unsurprisingly, since I do that with almost all herbals these days. It’s almost straight up coconut this way and I didn’t detect any honeybush whatsoever. I actually forgot it even had honeybush in it until I got to this page. I barely tasted the cocoa in it, either, but I suspect that it would come out more if one were to steep this hot. Overall, it makes a light, creamy coconut cold brew, so naturally, I’m happy with that. I could see myself picking up 50g more of this sometime but I’m not in love with it or anything.
Piña colada with strawberries and hibiscus thrown into the mix. I can easily taste all of that with every sip. It’s a great idea, and while it works, I’m finding this a little too sweet for my liking. Maybe tone down the sugar-coated pineapple a bit and I’d be happier.
I see some Steepsterites mentioning that this is heavy on the hibiscus. Maybe it’s the mix of dry leaf I got, but I’m actually kind of wishing there was a little more tart hibiscus in mine to cut the sweetness. Never thought I’d say I wanted more hibiscus in something.
Yeeeeah, I’m still getting salmon teriyaki from this. Made sure to brew it at a lower temperature, didn’t over- or underleaf, and I splurged and made sure I got more nuts in the mix. My mom insists that I just throw out the rest, and that says a lot because she’s the type who will use something up despite how gross, stale, or old it is just because she doesn’t want to waste money.