3051 Tasting Notes
I’m surprised I still have so much of this left, considering I bought it as a partial pouch and feel like I’ve drank it quite a bit. It’s so good when brewed right (i.e. very carefully 2 min at 180, 1.5 tsp for ~10oz). But so finicky and bitter if not. It was perfect yesterday, though. All sweet blueberry candy.
Delicious, but I left it in my travel mug just a teensy bit long, and the fruit started to go off… so the rubber pieces are a bit smelly. Sigh. It’s not too bad though, thankfully. Anyhow, I’ve been cold-brewing this in my DT carry mug, since it has the mesh filter, and it works quite well. Aka I can probably justify to myself buying at least one more. Haha…
Hmm, tried this for I guess the first time last night, and wasn’t a big fan. A bit astringent, and not flavourful/chocolatey enough. The second infusion, which I drank tonight, was a bit better, so it’s entirely possible that the amazing Hello Sweetie just made this one pale in comparison. I’ll reserve a rating until I try it again.
So far, this is the tea I’m most impressed with. A more solid base than the others, edging on peppery (I believe that’s how one of the other reviewers put it, and it seems fitting), combined with a bit of cinnamon, a good dose of nutmeg, and not enough creaminess for me. I’m also almost picking up a hint of smoke? Either way, I am enjoying this (even though it’s not entirely the right season in which to be drinking eggnog!)
I have to agree with AJ (the other reviewer here) – this tea is surprisingly weak, especially for an assam. I LOVE the marshmallow flavour though, it just kills me that the base here isn’t robust and malty enough to back it up. Again, I had already overleafed (we’re talking 2 tsp/8 oz. here), so there’s not much more I can do. The second infusion was very bland, so infusing longer is unlikely to help.
Not bad; this tea tastes pretty much as it is supposed to. Very distinct pineapple, combined with a cardamom-heavy chai (which I like). The gunpowder base isn’t as smoky as I was expecting, but it works here. I’m a bit conflicted here, only because I prefer my chais with milk, but I don’t know how a) a green and b) a pineapple tea, would do with milk. I will perhaps try that combination out later though.
If a pineapple chai is something you’ve always dreamed of, this tea would most certainly fit the bill.