687 Tasting Notes
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.
This is a pretty nice tea. It’s not as strong as say, Divine Temptation from Bayswater, it does still have a light hazelnut and vanilla flavour and warmth, but it is pretty mild and smooth.
I don’t know if it is something to have on hand all the time, or whether I would buy it, but it is nice, and I thank Cavocorax for including this with her samples at the Vancouver meet up/swap.
Had this again today…double steeped for kid’s mug and timolino since it was cool and wet out this morning (though the sun did poke through eventually and warm up some). It was careful on my steep time, and I got a nice earl grey tea with a slight grapefruit taste at the end of the sip. With milk and sugar. I’m sure the milk makes the grapefruit a little less in your face.
I only have about one serving left, and I may bag it and have Starbucks or someone give it the London Fog treatment. :)