1789 Tasting Notes
This one was from Doulton (and continued thank yous for all the little surprises in your care package!).
I do like rooibos, but I am still trying to classify the flavors and additives that belong with it. Chocolate, definitely. Mint…not sure.
I think this would be better with some doctoring…maybe a bit of milk or a spritz of sugar.
Trixie Belden and the Missing Tea
A Steepster Mystery
The first morning sip was fine, light, and winey. But within twenty short minutes of pouring it into a travel mug, the flavor was flat and tasteless as dishwater. Did a nefarious and sinister villain switch the mugs in transit? Who wishes the poor tea taster to suffer a poor morning cuppa? Can the missing flavor be recovered? Only Trixie and her new tea-sniffing Labrador named Tippy can crack this case!
Smells heavenly; disappointingly hibiscusy. Just had a small sample, so I’m chilling it and adding a bit of grenadine syrup to see if I can camouflage the tartness.
(MUCH better after overnight in the fridge with a generous dose of grenadine, but now it’s more like HI-C with no tea-ishness to it at all.)
More detailed review is up at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/ (with some other really enjoyable tea & product reviews
- I’m enjoying reading them.)
Nice to find a local Bob Evans that serves a selection of Twinings instead of food-service-grade stuff. This was nice, even though the metal carafe couldn’t keep the water hot as I would have liked. Nice balance between the black and the “juicy fruit filling.”
Tried this one chilled without having a cup hot first, but it makes a good plain summer cooler… poured into glass bottles, cooled, straight into the fridge. I’m never very precise with my water temps, but I must have accidentally hit the butter zone on this one—no bitterness or strong veggie taste at all.
(Sorry, wombatgirl … this does deserve a limerick, but a have a post-lousy-night’s-sleep headache that’s even making full sentences a stretch. Maybe next steep.)