2088 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 803. Pretty tasty today – I think I had been craving chai but didn’t know it! Why did I rate this so poorly previously?! I don’t care for the sprinkles, nor is there anything in the way of pumpkin flavour, but it’s a decent chai.
Sipdown! 804. Strangely, this is better than I remember…. in spite of it being a year later! It tastes reasonably mango-y, though I can taste some rooibos and don’t particularly care for that flavour. There’s a bit of throat scratchiness going on as well, which I dislike. Bumping the rating a touch, but still not a tea I’d go for again.
I think this one has sadly lost some flavour… not all that surprising. It tastes a bit rock sugary and vegetal, but nothing like I described it the first time. Ah well. Still drinkable, but a lesson not to leave such teas for so long!
Unfortunately, while good, I got that slight cat pee aroma from this one, which is a little strange. Just seems to be a thing with some greens, for whatever reason. However, I still drank and enjoyed it. Thanks Sil.
Well, I can taste a bit of peachiness once this has cooled, but it’s too subtle for me. I also way-overleafed (intentionally) and used my normal oolong parameters instead of the recommended ones. Not my favourite tea, but as it’s an oolong, I’m still happily drinking it :) Just wish there was more peach!
Ummmm…. deliciousness! I didn’t recall having this previously (though I apparently did), and got such a shock when I drank some, because it’s so incredibly tasty! Roasty, sweet, nutty, almost chocolatey. I thought I had perhaps ruined it by using boiling water, but clearly not (and I see now that the instructions also suggest to use boiling water).
Anyways, this is really quite good. I feel like at some point, I should make an effort to try all the roast/toasty/unconventional green teas, because I suspect there are some I will really enjoy – like this one! Thanks Mercuryhime :D
ETA: Re-steeps = fabulous. First infusion is the best, though.
In stark contrast to Pina Colada HB, this tea is AMAZING cold-brewed! I think it’s even better than Cinnamon Roll HB, which I quite enjoyed. I’m down to nearly the last of my packet of this one now, and am sad that it’s no longer a “permanent” blend (at least, as far as I know), but I do hope it is reblended one day, because the strawberry-cinnamon combination is delicious, both hot and cold.
Cold-brewed… and bleh. Pretty much flavourless, and I even overleafed. Sadness. I don’t think I was ever terribly fond of this one, but I hoped it would work ok as a cold-brew so I could get rid of it quickly, but no such luck. Not sure what I’ll do with the rest…
Sipdown! 807. Read my note from last time, saw that I intended to make this into a latte… belatedly did so… and yay! Deliciousness! Tastes like a lovely nutty coffee beverage. Yum. I’d certainly drink this again if I had some. On that note, I should really try making Malted ChocoMate into a latte… can’t actually recall if I’ve ever done so…
This is pretty interesting! I think I was under the impression that it was a pepperminty rooibos, so had been avoiding drinking it, but it’s actually pretty citrusy and refreshing. Kind of reminds me of DT’s Razzleberry, but without the icky stevia. The lemongrass works very well here. Probably would be great cold-brewed, actually! Thanks for some of this one Indigobloom!