1612 Tasting Notes
This was ok. No additions.
Light blueberry flavour, which is a refreshing contrast to David’s Blueberry Jam.
I’m not a huge on the base, but I imagine there aren’t many Assam’s out there which would pair well with bluberry. (assuming the base is ceylon, as most flavoured black teas are)
Also found it very smooth, and easy for sipping. There are some teas out there that I adore, but for some reason I can’t easily drink quickly if needed. I’m happy to say this isn’t one of them :)
This would go well iced, I think!
I must have underleafed this. My cup was smaller than normal since I’m at the boyfriend’s place and he only has a few mugs. (or room for mugs, or else I’d bring some!)
So using a regular teaspoon seemed too much. Next time I’ll know better.
There was a peculiar tartness that I once associated with astringency, without the mouth dryness. Very ceylon-esque.
Adding milk helped a bit. Hmph. I had planned to make my next cup with a bit of eggnog, but now I feel like it needs another go as a regular tea. But I only grabbed a sample… what to do, what to do?! #firstworldproblems
This is quite tasty!!
I’m enjoying the slight buzz from eucalyptus, along with a sort of tongue numbing effect, in a pleasant way that reminds me of the drink. It really does taste similar to a mojito. That airy effect from Graveyard Mist (52teas) is there as well. Lots going on here, which pleases me! It is clear that a lot of work and thought went into crafting the mix of flavours.
Not 100% spot on Grapefruit Mojito because that would really call for fresh mint leaves and well I know that isn’t possible. The grapefruit isn’t quite what I imagined either although I can’t pinpoint why, but I would definitely say it is very much there… a tad mild, which is ok by me, I fully expected the mint to take over.
oh. Also, I added a smidge of sugar, since mojitos are quite sweet. It really brought out the flavours more, and helped them gel. Didn’t need much, but that tiny bit was helpful.
Altogether, the blend is well executed and unique. I bought another sampler for a friend this Christmas and I’m glad I did, I think she’ll love it!
On a more personal note, it’s Christmas Eve and I’m feeling quite all over the place. Emotions are high for a bunch of reasons; Holiday demands being one of them, of course :)
Then there is the fact that I’m on different meds now for adhd. they don’t address my anxiety issues directly, not like my previous meds, and the dosage needs to be upped… a lot… which my doc won’t do til I meet with the specialist she plans to refer me to(he’s on vacay til Feb). In the meantime I forget alot of stuff, constantly. and I worry about everything. I’m mostly ok with that for now, since the previous meds turned off my ability to get excited about things, or appreciate them properly. I feel like it affected my empathy as well, so had to use my logic in order to not be an arse to people. My logic always didn’t come through, nothing is perfect right? Sorry for the ramble. Just felt like getting things off my chest! So yeah, all of that and residual work stress, Nothing feels “right” these days. Like I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop, or… well that is another story haha.
Oh. Also. My aunt is unwell, this may be her last Christmas, so we all had to get the flu shot for the sake of herd immunity. First time ever… as I’m seriously not a fan. I always planned to get it if and when I needed it and not a day sooner. For some reason having flu vaccine in me is quite creepy, yet I have no problem with other ones. Perhaps because the flu version is annual? I dunno.
Anyhow. I’m grateful for a lot of things in my life, so am trying to focus on that. I’m headed out to Christmas Eve dinner now. Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas/Kwanzaa to those who celebrate!
A great cuppa!! Nice and malty. More malty than your average tea, which is what I have always sought out in my morning teas. Yup, I’m a fan :)
Definitely also getting plenty of cocoa notes, and a bit of copper. And a hint of smoke. Similar to the Cupan Tae blend, but different enough that I could justify, barely, having both in my cupboard at once. So glad I got this one
I loooooooove the combo of orange and chocolate so you can bet I’m there to try it when I see it in a tea flavouring! I guess that kinda means I made this cuppa with high hopes. And I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed :)
Spot on flavour. It was rich, and toasty and had just the right balance of chocolate vs orange. Worked well with the base I think but the flavours did obscure that a bit. I don’t mind, I got the terry’s chocolate orange experience without the calories or need to guzzle water! A much more pleasant culinary delight, I daresay (those chocolates tend to make me so thirsty).
Piping hot, this was delish!! Love.
But once cooled down, something in there just wasn’t working for me. I’ll try it again to see if I brewed it up all wrong somehow. But I may have to gift this to someone, as it made me feel a bit queasy. Brought back memories of when I tried forcing myself to drink Earl Grey. The ingredients don’t say anything about bergamot so I doubt my that was a factor. .
I can’t offer much of a tasting note otherwise. It didn’t taste very appleish, to me, which is a sign that maybe I am allergic to another ingredient.
Not a bad tea. Fruity in a familiar way, but well done. Very well blended.
I enjoy the mix of light and dark flavours: bold puerh, light fruit… kinda like a complex wine. Heck, throw in some spice and I could be fooled into thinking it was mulled wine. Well, not really, but it could be a great alternative for those who don’t drink :D
After finishing my mug, I’m now noticing a slight sharp aftertaste, followed by a bitterness that I’ve never experienced before. Similar to tonic (soda)water. For that reason alone, I’m dropping the rating a few points.
It isn’t something I want a lot of in my cupboard, but I found it extremely easy to drink, and quickly. Perhaps I should keep it around for those days I feel dehydrated
So not what I expected. I may have underleafed?
It was very green and light. A bit fruity, definitely vegetal. and kinda brothy. Surprisingly sweet with a lingering bitter yet sweet aftertaste that is actually rather pleasant. Reminds me a lot of Jiaogulan, an herbal tea that I thought was Greek but apparently comes from China. Bah. I digress.
Perhaps my palate hasn’t been entirely cleansed from the Tomato tea? I did brush my teeth between cups. Hmmm.
Must try it again soon…