2661 Tasting Notes
Blar. Was going to leave a short review of this one since I thought I had previously reviewed it, but I guess it’s another tea hiatus victim. Anyhow, it’s not a favourite, though it’s not too bad either. Soft ginger (like in gingerbread), a few other spices, and a nice green base. Another one that will probably be relegated to travel mugs to finish it off. It is nice, though, that I dug it out in the appropriate season!
Another tea shared with my boyfriend’s mom. I don’t think she was as much a fan of it as I am, but that’s ok. Regretting a bit that I only got one infusion out of it, though, since it was pretty late in the evening and she must have discarded the tea before I went upstairs. Ah well. Creamy apple yum.
Pro-tea-n latte with this one today… but I managed to curdle the protein powder! :( I guess I hadn’t ever put it in such hot tea before? (I was in a hurry to get out the door). Whoops. Although it was just a bit of curdley stuff on the top, and they were congealed enough to kind of chew… so it was like denatured-protein cheese? Haha. Either way, I’ll try not to do that again, because it’s much tastier made properly.
Shared this with my boyfriend’s mom yesterday while celebrating the first Sunday of Advent. Since she likes this sort of tea (hibiscus blends, Christmas-themed blends), it was a hit :) It was pretty neutral for me – I tasted sour hibiscus and cloves, and while it certainly tasted Christmassy, I’m not too sad it’s gone! We didn’t bother resteeping, as it was in a teapot and I think it would have been pretty weak. Good Christmas-themed blend, though.
Actually did not realize I had this tea. I was on the Della Terra website just browsing, noticed it, and was interested. A day or so later, I was grabbing some flavoured rooibos to take over to my boyfriend’s mom’s place (since she prefers uncaffeinated teas), and to my surprise, I had a pouch of it! Opened, but probably only because I sampled it out to Janelle, maybe? Anyhow, it’s pretty delicious. Fits my recollection of Pineapple Upside Down Cake perfectly; it’s all that delicious sweet sugary deliciousness, with no pineapple or fruit to speak of. Which I’m fine with, because it’s quite good. No rooibos weirdness, and it lasts through a couple additional infusions, too. Glad I had a random ounce of this one! :D
Not a huge fan, although this tea does set out what it intends to. Definitely smoky (I’d prefer a bit less, personally), and the banana comes out in the first infusion, but not so much later. Maple is present in the aftertaste, but I think some maple syrup would help it out a bit more.
Yum – this one is fairly tasty, all nutty and fruity. I do wish there was a bit more raspberry, though, since it’s not quite jammy enough for me. Good base selection though, definitely; enough body for the flavourings but light enough not to mask them, and the lovely oolong aftertaste. Kind of want a bit more of this one, but it’s not quite in the same category as the Nutmeg-Dusted Custard.