1317 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this a few times now with varying results. Twice it’s been fantastic, with notes of hazelnut, cream, and nutmeg. The other two times it was heavy on the tongue and a tad bitter, and I made sure to not burn the tea. Though I may have gone to three min one of the times.
Either way, I’m determined to get it right. Next time, I’ll actually get out the tea thermometer, as lately I’ve been relying on watching the bubbles and steam.
On another note, I lost count of my cupboard! Been doing so well with sipdowns that I need to do a recount. Woot! I should be down to about 280 or so, down from 292. Victory shall be mine!
Thanks for the sample!! Either from Lala or Starfevre… so sorry, your packets got mixed up when Mum went through my cupboard looking for some tea! Not that I mind, it means she was looking for tea!!! This is a big deal…
But the tea itself was quite amazing as well. I kinda wish it was a black base.
The cider taste really punches through, creating the sensation of apple spiced liquor warming your throat! Phenomenal. I am so impressed. In fact I’d order some today if I was able to :)
Ohmygoodness I forgot to review this!! Had it awhile back but I was on a conference call… and then had to dash out the door. Sorry TeaBrat, and after you were nice enough to send me a sample!
Anyhow, I am very particular about my chai and this one did not quite fit into my ideal. I remember trying to figure out why, and I think it was just a mix of spices that don’t appeal to me as much as others. There was a sweet note in there as well, that I found odd. Ginger perhaps?
Milk and a dash of sugar certainly helped of course. Overall, a pleasant cup!
I rarely indulge in this beaut, owing to how tasty it is… so much that I’m afraid if I catered to my whims, it’d be gone in a week.
In fact, this is the only tea I’ve ever come across that manages to seduce me with the occasional second mug. Then, eventually, I erase the bliss from my palate memory, and when I see the tin next, somehow I end up thinking that I don’t really want it at the moment. Seriously? what madman convinced me of this?!
Thus, I put it away in the corner someplace, only to find it again months later and repeat the process all over again.
Of course I am now beginning to notice it losing a bit of oomph, owing to age I presume… so I feel that I can now reasonably chain drink it and avoid any overwhelming guilt!! That said, I’m on a tight budget at the moment and I’ll be so incredibly sad when that looming sipdown rolls around. Eeeps!!
Also, I’d like to add that this especially hit the spot today. I am positive that my entire cup vanished in record time.
On a final note, I’ve been looking forward to this review because I’m a nerd and wanted to make my 1234th post about something special. I can’t think of a more appropriate tea to achieve that!
I accidentally steeped this for a long time. Six minutes maybe? I’m not sure, it went way over my timer, as Mum had asked me to help her with something and it slipped my mind. Oops!
No matter, the tea was great. Really!!! I love cherry, and I love tart cherries even more! And boy was this tart. Not overwhelmingly so mind you, and I could definitely taste the puerh. Like one of those sour cherry candies. Mmmm. No sugar required.
Also, it’s a really nice change to have a flavour besides orange, chocolate, or toffee associated with puerh. Thanks TeaBrat for the sample!!
I made a cuppa for Dad yesterday, and he loooooved it!!!
When I ask him what something tastes like, he usually can’t pinpoint it beyond the basics of “fruity” or “green” etc or worse, as simply good, really good, or ok! So being that this is really his review I’ll just leave it at that. Still. Definitely a squee moment :D
Well hum! Now I wish I’d tried this first, out of all the Xmas teas. I do believe it is my favourite! Somehow it ended up in my bin to try. Ah well, I can drink this tea any time, right? Breaking tradition…
Anyhow. I find it odd that while there is no chocolate here, it has more of the texture of chocolate that I was looking for. So yeah, there is no cocoa flavour, but it’s somehow what I want in a chocolate mint tea?! Hrm.
No milk or sugar, this was perfect on it’s own. With a bit of sugar, maybe half a teaspoon, it was more dessert like. Rich and creamy, almost like an aero bar. Yum.
I think this is the packet that Lala sent me. Thank you so much!!!
And now I’m glad I didn’t go and buy a whole batch of it. Somehow, it seems way different than what I tried ages ago. The base is not what I initially tried so that could be it.
I’ll have to try it again with more precise parameters.