2221 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! I gave the last bit of this that remained to Roswell Strange, after taking aside about a half cup’s worth so I could have one last sip. It tasted much like I remembered – the characteristic DT peach flavour (which I’m a bit over), and a dark, smokyish base that wasn’t overly strong. Probably would have a made a great iced tea, but the peach flavour just wasn’t quite to my liking.
Steeped this one up for my mom a few days ago – I think I understeeped, as she said the flavour wasn’t as obvious as the aroma, but it was still ok. I drank the resteep the next day, and it was definitely pineappley, oolong, and delicious. I should really compare it to the Lupicia version, as I seem to quite like that one as well, while the DavidsTea version fell flat.
Ahhhh, wonderful. I brewed up what may have been my last package of this tonight (I really couldn’t say, though… I haven’t kept great track lately). I gave the most to my mom, and she’ll likely drink the resteeps tomorrow, but I poured myself a nice small cup too. Mmmmmm… I brought far too few oolongs with me on my holidays this time, so it was a welcome treat. I can’t wait to get back to my full tea stash (although in some respects, being constricted to just a few means I get more sipdowns!)
I’ve been oh so terrible at writing notes lately. That last attempt didn’t work very well.
Anyhow, drinking a bit of this one tonight, and the smell is just insanely delicious. So much burnt-sugaryness. Wonderful. The flavour isn’t quite as spectacular, but then again, unsweetened flavours rarely are (when they’re meant to mimic dessert treats, anyhow!) Almost done my bag of this, and it will unofficially go on my “acquire small amounts in the future” list.