3013 Tasting Notes
Another gem from MissB! I’m skeptical of all these French teas, probably because going into it I haven’t a clue what’s in them… but so far, everything’s been tasting pretty great. With this tea, I correctly identified it as a rose/chocolate black, which tastes fairly good – add some bergamot and you’d have DT’s The Earl’s Valentine! (Not quite). Anyhow, I’m not overly fond of floral notes, but I’d happily drink it again. Which I will, because I only drank half my sample today.
ETA: Ok, I also taste the coconut, and I can be convinced that there’s marzipan flavouring in here, though it’s not overly strong (otherwise I’d find it very cloying). Pistachio though? Not so much.
Thanks MissB! Wow, this tea is interesting. Very tropical-fruit-y, but in a way that I haven’t previously tasted. There’s an interesting depth to the flavour, and I can’t pick out the exact fruits. Looking at the description, it makes sense – definitely tasting guava, though not really picking up lime, and the cacao must be the depth in the background. Surprisingly, I kind of like this tea. I’m not sure I’d want it more than a couple times, but it’s really interesting. And completely not related to Christmas. At all. Glad to have tried this though, simply because of its uniqueness!
Thanks for passing this along MissB! I recently saw OMGsrsly mention this tea, and curiosity made me pull it out of my sample bags tonight. I’m trying valiantly to make progress again (without buying too much more).
Anyhow, this tea is interesting. Definitely grapefruit, and something floral here. I’m having trouble discerning what, but perhaps rose? Only because I recently drank DavidsTea’s Vanilla Rose tea, which the flavour reminds me of. It’s not entirely my thing, as I prefer a more tart version of grapefruit than this floral melange, but it’s not at all what I was expecting based on the name (I was assuming a straight floral or berry tea).
Thanks Sil for a sample of this tea (that I’ve held onto for quite a while, yes). I’m finding it fairly enjoyable though, even if it is old – I can pick up hints of cinnamon, a lovely vanilla, on a reasonable black base. Somewhat “cakey” but not overly so. For some reason, I had it in my head that this was a pu’erh, so that is one reason I’ve been tardy in trying it, but I really should have just looked it up. Yum. I wouldn’t have been averse to 50g of this for travel mug purposes, but I see that the company closed quite a while back now. Oh well.
Backlog from last Monday.
Bleh, I don’t like the fishiness of the barley teas. I ended up adding sugar and milk to the second infusion and that was better, but I just don’t like that weird smell. It really overwhelms any apple flavouring otherwise present here. Kind of disappointing, but not entirely unexpected.