2769 Tasting Notes
Smooth, buttery, floral. But no discernible cherry taste, despite the description. This is probably because the rose petals overpower it. Blegh. They aren’t terrible, but I’d prefer ti without them. Why did I order this? (It was a very long time ago, to be fair.) I should’ve given this tea away to someone it would suit better, but instead I horded it and finally opened it and drank it and am underwhelmed.
I found this a pleasant surprise! I added a spoonful of milk as suggested in Lupicia’s newsletter, and had it with a side of dark chocolate creme-filled cookies, which was ideal. The dry tea(bag) had a slight musty smell (it is a pu-erh!) but in the brew all I noticed was a hint of earthiness. The chocolate and strawberry flavors are just a hint, which is perfect because so many flavored teas are cloying in this respect. I may have to buy some of this (but first I have a pile of Lupicia samples to get through!)
trying to make a margariTEA, based on a friend’s description. I thought she said that she mixed equal parts frozen margarita mix and tea, but that tasted a bit too much like straight up margarita mix still, so I upped it to 2 parts tea. It may be because the tea I am using is light in body/flavor – an iced green tea, sweetened with agave & sugar. Not sure if I was supposed to use sweetened, but that’s what I have on hand and felt like using. I can still taste the puckery lime so I think it’s ok. Will let it chill and mingle in the fridge for a bit and come back to it later. It’s going to be a hot day, so hopefully this will be nice to cool off with.