654 Tasting Notes
Backlog from last night….
After the issue with the Cheesecake Honeybush last night, I wanted to try something else from Dexter, but still low in caffeine, and I chose this. I wanted to try this one to see how it compares to the caramel houjicha I have from Bird Pick. I’d say they are similar, but where the BP one is more roasty toasty, this one is smoother. It’s really a quite nice tea, and I like them both, but for different reasons. This one was a little more caramel and less roast.
Nice chocolate and coconut tea, though there is nothing here that says amazing. It’s tasty, but it doesn’t taste as good as the one DAVIDs has for the TOTM right now. I get coconut and chocolate, but not really a candy feel. I’m sure I won’t have any issue drinking the rest of the sample, but I likely would not reorder, just cuz I can get practically the same thing a few blocks from where I work.
A nice mellow and simple tea…it is a dark roast oolong, so more like a lighter black, and the sweet caramel…it is like warm arms wrapping around my taste buds and giving a comfy hug. There is nothing overwhelming with this one…sometimes simple and sweet is all a girl needs. :)
I’m pleased with this one. It’s one of the better ones I have tried from my Della Terra order.
Nice tea…nothing too overpowering or overwhelming, but also nothing that wows me either. I did have this with milk, so maybe next time I will try without as it may be different that way.
I think this may cold steep well. I like this better than the Blueberry Crumble. It seems less artificial.
OMG, it smells so good. As for taste…
Definitely seeing the comparison to Pineapple Upside Down Cake…there ’s that same sort of artificial cake flavour. It is buttery and sweet with a little cinnamon, and I only needed half my normal sugar amount; as for the blueberries, they do sit a bit too far in the background, in my opinion. I can basically pick up a vague juicy berry note at the very back. The crumble/cake is more dominant.
I am curious how this would be with milk…will that give more of an ice cream on crumble note or cover up the flavour? We’ll have to see.
Not finding this a fave, but definitely not a a hate either. I have a decent amount, so I should be good for swaps with this one, as I drink the ounce pack down.
At long last, I got this as a TTG today, iced. I admit, I have been terribly terribly afraid of this one. Afraid of the tart. But something inside me said “Go for it, girl!” and so I did. The SA also said it has less hibby than Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, so that helped.
It is still tart, but not punch me in the face tart that I usually get from hibiscus in tea. It’s actually pretty good. I don’t know if I would get any of this on a regular basis, but I might play around with it as a cold brew sometime over the summer.
I’m so happy that I tried this, and don’t hate it. I don’t LOVE it, but it is better than I expected.
Sipdown…dumped the rest of the sample into the steeper without measuring, and it came out pretty good! I think maybe last time I underleafed. I was worried that I might be overleafing this time, but yay, I didn’t!
I liked it much better today than the first time, so I have to up my rating a bit. I’m not sure if I like it enough to buy it, but I am glad I could try some, so thanks for that, OMGsrsly. Maybe when the fall comes around again I’ll want more of this, but for now, I’m good. :)
Sipdown! Tried cold brewing the last of this, and it’s ok, but not great. It smells so good, I just wish it tasted as good. The best configuration I had was hot, with milk and sugar, though the milk seemed contradictory for this kind of flavour. It’s strange, though it mellowed the base, but seemed the wrong tea to add milk to.
This one is from CrowKettle and I wish I liked it more because it seems like it has so much promise.
I’m working on clearing out samples and sipdowns to make room for the Della Terra order I’m getting later this week, plus some stuff from Dexter to try soon.
This one is quite tasty, and I like the subtle toffee notes here. I did add milk which may have melded the flavours a bit more.
I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this one, but it is good, so thanks to OMGsrsly for the sample to try.