2614 Tasting Notes
After watching the horrible video out of Japan I needed comfort this am. This seemed to fit the bill as it was quick and effortless. I brewed this sachet in a big Starbucks mug (these sachets are made for 12oz. water). Added 2tsp sugar, a touch of vanilla honey, and a healthy splash of 2% milk. Served with oatmeal raisin cookies. Feel marginally better, but really need to turn the news off and focus on work.
I cold brewed this pitcher way longer than planned (and also probably used too much leaf) so it turned out a golden color with a syrupy mouthfeel. I’ve been cutting it with cold water or ice when I pour a glass, which makes it just fine. It still tastes vaguely minty to me at times, but that’s ok – it feel fresh and crisp!
Had an 8pm urge for Irish Breakfast + Bailey’s, so I went for the decaf. Will have to remember this next week for St. Patrick’s Day (and drink it earlier, full-caf!) The decaf definitely tastes “thinner” than the normal tea, but the richness (and booze) of the Bailey’s helps give it more heft.
I finally opened this up and made a pot to share with my mother at lunch today. (It was her pick!) This was very refreshing, perfectly sweet without any additions, with a juicy pomegranate flavor and a hint of tartness on the finish. My first thought (as often happens with 52teas’ blends) was: “I bet this would be great iced!” I am currently christening my Bodum “Bistro” iced tea pitcher with a cold brew of Tropical Explosion (also 52teas) though, so it will have to wait.