659 Tasting Notes
Backlog…didn’t really look like pearls much, and I found the flavour lacking, by comparison to other black pearl teas like Teavivre’s Fengquing Dragon Pearls. Those were rich, this was thin. Maybe it was my brew. I have more sample from Cavocorax so maybe a steeping down the road will yield a better brew.
This one is really good.
In the words of Oliver Twist, “Please sir…I want some more”.
If you like hazelnut, do not pass go and skip this one. It is super desserty, and delicious. I can say that I honestly don’t care much about the base…it is all the hazelnut and creaminess that I care about. That said, I think the base is a wee bit finicky, but pretty good in general.
I probably underleafed this one because I shared some of this with a good friend, and there was about 2 tsps left, so it was either 2 1 tsp servings or 1 big serving, and I opted to have this one again so I went for less leaf. It is still incredibly tasty, though probably a little milder than I would like normally, so I might add the last of my caramel vanilla assam which is also a small amount left. But maybe not…we’ll see.
How is it that Stacy has such a smooth black base that doesn’t get bitter or astringent or anything? It’s so mild that the flavour blends beautifully with the tea in an amazing harmony and balance. And this isn’t mild in a bad way….sort of like the difference between real and artificial flavoring or something. I’m not sure I’m explaining that well enough.
Anyway, on the the tea…I love the chocolate chips in the mix, and it smells divine, but then I love this kind of blend…Chocolate Orange Pu Erh is a winter staple tea in my house. This one is not as strong or as bold, being a lighter base, but that doesn’t mean it is less yummy. They are both tasty in their own ways…I do love the heavier pu erh base from the DT blend in winter, because it seems heavier and heartier on a cold day, but I think this could hold up well enough too, perhaps with a little heavier hand in the leaves.
It’s going on my wishlist for sure, because it is so yummy. It’s just so smooth.
Had this one iced today. Whether here has been strange for a few days, but by the time I got home for the Gardens today, the sun had finally come out and it was warm, so I opted to try this one finally, iced. It’s a different flavour than Lime Gelato, from DAVIDs, but equally delicious tasting, and I am so glad it is a honeybush, because I can handle that way better than rooibos.
I only have a small sample of this, but I have a larger amount of the Lemon Chiffon, which smells equally tasty to this one. Interestingly, it tastes exactly how it smells, which is pretty rare these days.
I’m glad I finally tried this. Although I do prefer Swampwater over this, it is nice to know I have an alternate caffeine free blend.
Made this to go with my spruced up Salsa Salad kit (I added fresh corn, red bell pepper, avocado, black beans and chicken to the kit). Cilantro always makes me think of either Indian food or Latin/Spanish foods…so I chose this one. It was a nice refreshing cup, better as it cooled off…
I have a little of this left, so thanks to CrowKettle for tossing this one my way.