170 Tasting Notes
Opened up this package today. The first thing I smelled was the marshmallow root. It was very prominent. After brewing the wet leaves smell like lemon. But, in the cup, I don’t think either one is overpowering. I had a 2-minute steep, which may have been too short, but there is a blend of the flavors. The base is good…I don’t know what a hair needle is, but the base is not overpowering either. I think everything is a good blend.
First time I’ve tried this since buying it during the close of Butiki madness. I have 2 words to describe this tea (which I added some liquid stevia to, since I like most of my teas that way):
That’s exactly what it tastes and feels like. It FEELS like flavored milk, and I know I didn’t put any in. Instead of buying an overpriced soda while my son plays dodgeball at the rec center, I made a thermos of this tea and brought it with me. It was such a great idea!
Allergies are in full swing, and messing with everything, so I went with a stronger flavor, but not chai, tea this morning.
I also went with a shorter steep time, and that seems to have benefited this tea. Although this tea can taste medicinal, the shorter steep time helped with that. It now tastes more like how I thought it would. Still not sure about the fig…the only fig I know is from a Fig Newton, but it has that sort of note somewhere. Mostly cherry, though.
I enjoyed this tea, which didn’t really taste like I thought it would. I expected a more tropical taste for some reason, and didn’t get that. It wasn’t too tart like if it was just cranberries, either. I got 2 good steeps out of it, probably because of the shorter steep times.
I know, this tea hasn’t been released yet, so hopefully, no one will be looking at my posting. However, I just HAD to rate this one.
Wow…this is amazing! Tastes like chocolate and Kahlua. That’s exactly what it tasted like to me. The first steep was really good (3:30), the second steep, not so much (4:00). But still pretty good, and I really do like this. I guess I went out of order on this month’s weeks.
Now to find out what Qu Hao is.