2229 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! Ahhh, iced wine sweet deliciousness. Still love this tea, although I must note that it’s critical to infuse it at 180F otherwise it just doesn’t taste right. At 180 though? Yum. I only gave it a five minute infusion this time, and I think I was a bit short on leaf so the flavour was light, but it was still good. Looking forward to additional infusions, assuming the leaves don’t go moldy… Darn humid basement…
Sipdown! Yum! This one was great, and I am debating picking more up (although I really need to not buy more tea… Oh well!) Anyhow, I seemed to remember hearing good things about this flavour previously, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Sweet candy raspberry, tasty black base that wasn’t too astringent with a 2-min infusion. Made a great iced tea to keep in the fridge and pour into a Timolino every morning. Sadly though, I live in a basement which is super humid, and the stupid tea bag went moldy before I got a second infusion :(
Sipdown! Not a big fan, sadly. I preferred the other two SBTs I’ve drank recently (Monkey Fart and Razzleberry). This one just tastes kind of like a sweetish, flavoured black. Nothing special. I prefer the honeybush version; the flavour nuances of vanilla/chocolate/strawberry worked better with that base.
Sipdown! And another tea from Janelle :)
Not great, IMO. A bit of blueberry flavour, no chocolate, and a bland black base. Pretty substandard, and not what I expected from Della Terra, but oh well. I don’t think I needed a chocolate/blueberry tea anyhow; I like blueberry cream teas better.
Another tea from Janelle! Again, don’t really recall anything I’ve read about this tea… definitely thought it was just a herbal, but it sure looks to me like there’s black tea in here!
Anyhow, first impression: omg, hibiscus. Definitely purplish hue to the cup, which had me pretty worried. And the hibiscus is certainly noticeable, although I found it fairly tolerable (also, I kept the infusion short). Once I got past the hibiscus, though, I noticed two things: 1 – awesome cherry flavour, 2 – a stale tea sort of taste. The cherry flavour (totally sour cherry-esque, no cough syrup here!) was perfect, but I wish it wasn’t so covered up by the hibiscus. And, unfortunately, I’m thinking that the black base was contributing the stale, old teabag flavour. It wasn’t unpleasant enough to dump the cup, but made it such that I’ve never purchase this, despite loving that cherry. Oh well. A better cup than I expected, since for whatever reason I had been anticipating a hibiscus nightmare, so there’s something to be said for that! (Also, I doubt that freshness is an issue here, as in, I don’t think Janelle had it overly long, though the company could have used old tea for it. Or, it’s just a wierd flavour that I’m perceiving as stale.)