3013 Tasting Notes
Had some of this from a different bag the other day, and it was the weirdest thing – I didn’t recognize the tea initially when I drank it, and actually thought it was perhaps a cotton candy-flavoured tea! It had that spun-sugar sweetness to it, with a delicious fruitiness. I later realized it had to have been PTA (since nothing else I brewed up fit that profile at all), and after that, I could pick out the raisiny notes a bit more, but it was really odd – but delicious! Doubtful that it was a different batch – perhaps I just brewed it differently or something. Either way, it was good.
Sipdown! Had a teabag of this from ages ago from the lovely CHAroma, and since I’ve been burning through teabags more quickly lately, it came up.
So… this tastes like Jingle Bells. Or perhaps, Jingle Bells tastes like Muscat. Either way, it’s grapey and tasty, but grape just isn’t a flavour I like to have overly often.
Sipdown! And blech. Lemongrass/mint herbal tea. The orange peel was only for looks, I’m sure. Either way, this wasn’t extremely terrible or anything, just not a tea for me, and I didn’t feel like finishing it. So I didn’t. Sadly, I have another teabag of this in my book of tea (I think), so I’ll perhaps have it again.
Bought a single tea bag of this tea at a tea shop just for curiosity. It wasn’t bad, though it was more astringent than I’d like despite a 2 or 2.5 minute infusion. Vanilla flavour was noticeable, but not incredibly decadent or anything. Worth a try, but not a tea I need to have again.
Meh. Falls into that weird category of vaguely chamomile-esque gross herbal teas. More palatable than chamomile, but not good. Actually slightly better than the ground juniper tea I tried last night, but they were remarkably similar (drank side by side). Don’t plan to drink linden flower tea again.
Had a sip of my friend’s cup of this tea. Not bad, for a hibiscus herbal. Characteristically pink and somewhat tart, but actually had a bit of additional sweetness that was good (and smelled way better than the oner two herbals I had going at the same time). Probably would be yummy sweetened. Not bad for a random tea selection.