2229 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! And I’m currently not keeping track of numbers, since I’ve received a bunch of tea that I haven’t had time or the inclination to add to my cupboard. But be assured that I’m in the mid-800s, or higher. Sadface.
Anyhow, this is a delicious tea, and I’m sad that it’s gone… except that means I have one fewer tea!
Apparently I’m the first to log this tea?
Anyhow, I found it to be quite an enjoyable cup of earl grey. I’m pretty sure this is one of the teas I took to New Zealand, and so my sample packet was finished off pretty quickly! I can’t really say how it compares to other EGCs, but there was a strongy creaminess, and the bergamot was strong, but not overwhelming. Quite a good balance. I’d certainly pick this up again if making a Tealux order, though other places are a bit more convenient otherwise.
I’m pretty sure I’ve tried this before… but may not have logged it. Anyhow, it’s actually pretty tasty! There’s a fresh, fruity flavour mixed with definite creaminess. The green base blends in seamlessly until the end, where it appears a bit more in the aftertaste. I don’t recall it being this good previously, but it may have been in a travel mug… or maybe I didn’t actually have it! Either way, more realistic strawberry flavour would be great here, but as is, I’m really appreciating the softening effect of the creaminess. Quite a delicious cup.
This tea really needs to go! Likely owing to its unsealed bag, it’s definitely losing flavour, though it’s certainly still tasty enough to drink. Almondy (without tasting like amaretto) and very much baked-goodsy, I should be able to finish it off pretty quickly if I try, since it’s definitely the right season for it!
Mmmmmm. A good old standby. I usually pick this tea when I’m craving an oolong; I don’t know what I’ll do when it’s gone! I did start off with 2 ounces, though (I think), plus a sample pouch, so I’m not in the danger zone quite yet… Roasty, creamy, nutty, oolong goodness. Not much floral to speak of, making it a grounding, rich winter beverage.
I’m with Sil, here – this really tastes nothing like grapefruit (ok, I get the slightest hint of something I could be convinced is grapefruit), has pointless sprinkles in it, and is overall a pretty meh tea. The flavour reminds me of some other Della Terra one I’ve had previously…. maybe a kind of berryish one? And there’s no way this is contaminated on my end, since it’s in a nice sealed pouch. It’s not bad, but it’s not good either. The sort of tea you’d drink because it’s hot and has more flavour than water, but then you wouldn’t be able to remember how it actually differed from hot water…
Not sure what I think about this one… the flavours were much milder than I had anticipated (which is good!), and nothing was unpleasant, but I can’t really taste the elderberry… or anything else specifically, for that matter. It’s just kind of a spicyish water. Maybe it’s partially related to the fact that I’m kind of sick, although I do seem to be able to taste reasonably well at the moment.
I think I’ll try steeping it for longer next time to see what happens. It did only get about a minute this time, as per the recommendations.