698 Tasting Notes
Sipdown…and sort of sad for it, and sorta not. I’ve gotten decent steeps out of this reblend since Stacy said to steep it less than the package says, but it still isn’t the tea I fell in love with with the Amoda box for December. So, I guess it is a bittersweet sipdown?
With the shorter steep, it is less astringent, but maybe a bit bitter from the nutmeg now. I’m not sure. It is still creamy, though with this batch I’ve wanted to add milk, mainly to tame the astringency.
So, sad to see it go, even if I did not love this as much as the original.
Sipdown! This was a sample from Courtney and after reading the reviews, I opted to use the whole sample and steeped about 10 minutes. I had a little cream left in the carton from dinner, so I poured that in my mug while this steeped. Omg, it smells soooo good. Sadly, like others have said, it is thin on flavour, but it it still good, and I’m using my sense of smell to try to beef up the taste, if you know what I mean.
I definitely prefer this over the plain cacao, but I’m not sure I’d get this. It is tasty. I’m glad to have tried it. I’ll file it away into my non-caffeine teas I like and see if it makes it to order status.
Sipdown, but should not have been….I overzealously made the whole bag, thinking it was a milder teas from what I remembered, and that I was putting it in my travel mug, so this one came out a little more astringent than I remember, though still a bit juicy, I think. I’m gonna see how a resteep does. I wanted to try this again, since it has been a while since I last had some, and I wanted to see if I should order a small amount for myself when I place a Butiki order. At this point, I’m not sure, because this is not tasting as I remember, but it could be my own fault. Maybe if I split a half ounce with someone on a group order, I’ll consider, but I’m not sure at this point. I feel like I’m on the fence with this one.
Thanks, Courtney, for sending little more my way to try again.
TTG today, iced. I do prefer it hot over iced, but it’s yummy either way. I’m out and need to get more. Probably soon, but I’ve got stuff I need to sipdown first. Still a fave though. Might have to just get some regardless, as it’s my go to when I’m upset tea, along with With Open Eyes from Butiki. Hmmmm….
Ok, so this is part in and part out of my cupboard. It’s out as I’m giving it to CrowKettle but I decided to try some before I gave it up. I’m going to reserve enough for a small sample for her, and keep the rest.
It’s pretty weird and strong smelling, but I think that is mainly due to the strong ginger content.
I decided to give this a try because it really does have some good ingredients, even the sea lettuce (lots of minerals, yo!) and so I brewed this up as a medicinal tea.
I may actually make this a regular part of my tea drinking for the medicinal stuff…it’s got decent detox and female reproductive support stuff.
Not rating as I would not be drinking this for taste.
Flavors: Ginger, Mint
Made this as a cold latte today, which seems to be the best way I can make them. I used the whole packet sample in my matcha mug, a little raw cane sugar, a little slightly cooled water, used my electric whisk frother for a few seconds (maybe 15?) and then slowly added about 1/3 cold milk and continued frothing. At that point I decided to try using more milk, so I turned the whisk brother off, added more milk, frothed again for another 15-20 seconds. The flavour is fairly mild behind all the milk, but creamy. Only it is a bit more artificial than I like, but tasty still.
Thanks for the sample, sil.