1176 Tasting Notes
I picked this up at the CNE. $4 for 100g. Too bad I only had a ten left on me, the prices were sooooo cheap, I could have made some serious change reselling their bargain teas! seriously!
For that price? wow. This was a STEAL.
The tea itself is a little overflavoured. But then I haven’t had the chance to get to the second steep yet. This is my third try already and life just keeps getting in the way?! Maybe next week… I get the impression (distantly) that there might be something floral hiding underneath. We shall see!
Bah. Either way, this is SO going in the TTBA, which ships out on Tuesday! fyi! This one’s for you Ssajami:)
Anyhow, I don’t taste much of the green base, if any, but that’s ok. Creamy strawberry campino candy anyone? Yeah, it’s pretty sweet on it’s own! Very sweet. SO much so that I doubt even a young kiddo would add sugar.
There is a hint of waxiness in there as well, but not much. So bare that I really don’t notice it, and in fact I don’t mind it at all because everything else about it is so lovely.
Steepster ate my note again. Who forgot to feed it?? :/
So long story short? SUPER strong start. When hot? Holy malt balls this is great!! and then as it cools? Holy fail?! Gross. Licorice and something that tastes like stevia. Me no likey.
I’d have scored this much lower than the already somewhat abysmal score I’ve bestowed, but those initial few sips were so gloriously yummy.
Also, it occured to me that whatever it is that I dislike in here is very similar to whatever it was that rankled me in Lime Chiffon. I should go look at what common ingredients they have…
Anyhow, sorry I haven’t been reading everyones notes asides from a few today! I miss catching up. Tomorrow!!
I understeeped this, it seems. Was rushing, as Dad asked me to make him a cup at the last minute (of another tea, don’t worry haha) and then Mum wanted one so I was scrambling to get things done before the water boiled. Anyhow.
Hmmm. What I ended up with was a very tasty, smooth, slightly bubbly chai rooibos. Quite enjoyable! but I won’t rate it, as I certainly didn’t get rootbeer, or “float” and it’s probably my own doing. C’est la vie?
Steepster ate my note!!!!!!
So I’ll expand on this later. For now, I’ll just say… Stacy, you are a tea guru, and please do not ever stop selling this one!!!!
Ok so from what I can recall… this was exceptional. Malty with a mineral cocao note that danced around. Oh it was glorious.
As others have noted, there was no astringency, and it was super light in texture.
Reminds me of a mineraly oolong, only with black tea flavours. What could be better?!
Buttery. Floral. Fruity.
When hot, yes there is apricot! Those few sips were so good! I wanted more. But then, as it cooled? bye bye delicious. Boooooooo. That’s all there is to say. Sighs
Peppermint and watermelon smoothie? Uhhhhh yes please.
Funny, I’m not a huge fan watermelon in general, but real watermelon in a beverage? Oh goodness! YUM! (though it is my fave melon overall, I really couldn’t care less for the others, they taste chemical-ish to me)
At first I wasn’t sure which matcha to use but then I remembered that mint helps headaches, and have a pounding one today. So mint? It made sense! and ya know, they really seem to go well together.
Also, I gave some to Dad and he went down memory lane… apparently my Grandmother used to make all sorts of smoothies, unheard of teas, and other experiments, with him as the guinea pig. Ha!
Well, I’m happy to have something in common with my grandmother. She left a bunch of costume necklaces behind and I wear them often in a bid to remember her. Also because she had great taste :P
But this? This is SO MUCH BETTER than retro fashion. It even makes my headache worthwhile. Miss you Grandma xx
I love the little pressed disk this comes in. Neato!
But the flavour? hit and miss. I like the floralness of it all, but it is rather intense, even after only a three minute steep. I’m not inclined to go for another.
If I had to rate this on the floral meter, it’d actually be at only about 7, but that’s more because it isn’t as perfume like. The actual “flower” taste is quite intense. Oddly so!
Also, I don’t taste ANY goji berry, though I can certainly see quiet a few. How did they pack so many in there?!
Oh wow this was delish. So smooth!!
Mates can have a bit of a bite to them, which is why I’m very hesitant lately to indulge. Not so in this case. It was just perfect. Earthy, though not excessively. I like it.
As for the Hazelnut, yes I taste something nutty, but it’s very well blended… playing off the natural nut like nature of the mate. You have to let your sip sit on the tongue for a second or three before finding the nutty part. More like a hazelnut cream though. Not so harsh as the actual nut!
Interesting. I don’t taste the cocoa note. Boo. But there is something distinctly spicy, and a background somethingorother that is kinda creamy.
Usually I don’t make any additions to a straight Chinese tea, but this was a little TOO spicy for me, so I got out the milk and that toned things right down, and enhanced that creamy note as well!
With a dash of milk, my cup was quite delightful. Malty and complex just the way I like it. The spicy note did really well like that, so I may investigate Yunnans further after this.
It also left me with a happy buzz which I am still riding. I think I’ll go downstairs for steep number two now!