675 Tasting Notes
This is nice, but as it cools down, it is starting to get bitter. Like others, I also find an absence of coconut, though there is a little bit of a creamy taste, so maybe the coconut is mixed in there? I tried this brew with only a little organic cane sugar. Maybe next one will be with milk? I wonder if that will draw out the hidden coconut.
Thanks for sending this one to me to try Dexter! :)
Brewed this one up this morning, well, afternoon when I actually woke up…it was a little tart from the rhubarb, and a little floral…it was almost like Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait from DAVIDs, only with a black base. Is rhubarb supposed to have a little floral note? Is something else giving me this taste?
I liked this but ultimately threw it into the pile of tea for my friend’s “this day of the year can suck it and I refuse to get older” pile with a few others.
Sipdown! I decided to make the rest of this sample tonight. It’s yummy, but I do like Nina’s Japon better. As to compare to Bird Pick’s Caramel Houjicha, I maintain it is still milder, but really, they are both equally tasty. I get down to LA once a year and pick the Bird Pick one up because it is easily accessible, but if this was, I’d get this too. I can’t say if I like one over the other. I’d need to have them side by side, but I’d wager that this one is just a bit more demure a flavour. The BP is both more sweet and more roasty. So I think it depends on what I want, really, when I am making it.
This one is weird. I am getting a strange syrupy note, that I think is supposed to be blueberry, but tastes artificial to me. I get a bit of an oily sheen on top, likely from the coconut, though that isn’t an issue really. I can hardly make out any true flavour notes. I must agree that I am not fond of the base on this one. I have slightly astringent fighting with artificial with flavour trying to be seen. I tried adding milk and it is only weirder.
This is the first of the Harry Potter teas, but I’m not a huge fan of this one. I hope I like the other ones Dexter sent.