2088 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! So I grabbed this tea thinking it was a flavoured black…. clearly not. Brewed it up anyways though… I’ve had four other caffeinated teas, so my headache should go away soon – one rooibos won’t hurt! Anyways, this tea was from… uh…. it’s not listed on my spreadsheet?! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Well, I think it was from CHAroma, but I am very sad, because that means that this sip down doesn’t knock down my tea count. Boo :( I guess I sit steadily at 814 (which is actually more like 820, since I haven’t added my new teas yet. Argh.)
Anyways. I can definitely taste the chestnut in this tea – similar flavour to Lupicia’s Chaud les Marrons, which is unsurprising. There’s also a sweetness that I would attribute to the sweet potato/pumpkin, and the characteristic flavour of rooibos, which works fairly well here. I think I’d prefer to have CM, but this is better than I would have expected! Thanks CHAroma!
Meh…. tonight this tea is tasting a bit funky. It’s alright, and perfectly drinkable, but I’m getting a bit of a “flavouring”-y aftertaste to it that’s not pleasant. It mostly tastes like nutty chocolate to me tonight… can’t recall what it’s actually supposed to taste like!
Kind of can’t believe someone would give up this tea…. SO GOOD. I loved the black cotton candy tea (when I brewed it correctly), and mixed with blueberry? Heavenly. I think I like this even better than when I got it in the 12 Teas of Christmas. Very happy to have a sizeable amount to finish off now. So much sweet blueberry deliciousness. This one’s certainly heavier on the cotton candy sweetness than the blueberry, but it’s a nice mix that quite accurately mimics blue cotton candy (which I haven’t had in aaaaages….)
Also nabbed some of this from momo. I’ve previously tried it and enjoyed it, but wanted some more :D I have some of the Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish reblend from Sil, and the last time I compared these two blueberry teas (both from Azzrian), I preferred BCCD because of the yummy creaminess – but this cup is darn tasty, so I’ll have to see if the reblend can beat it! But that’s for another night… I have no idea where my samples are right now and have no time to find them (shouldn’t even be writing tasting notes, but it’s driving me bonkers having a bunch of tabs open for each tea so I don’t forget which I’ve drank…)
Oh, and as for the tea? Delicious blueberry flavour, non-astringent base with a 2-minute infusion. Quite nice as a dessert tea. The re-steep is good too, although as I mentioned I’m not sure which cup it is. Both taste rather blueberry-y…
Hot-steeped and chilled this one a few days ago… tasty tasty. I still think it tastes like berry juice, and not really of hibiscus at all. Delicious summer blend.
Headache… should have started having tea sooner. Bleh.
So this one’s one I picked up from momo’s sale – I’ve been dying to try it for quite a while! Now I have the better part of a pouch to play with :) Anyhow, I got the most awesome cheesecake aroma while the tea was brewing, but sadly, it didn’t stick around for all that long, and the tea didn’t really taste cheesecakey. However, it was a tasty cup of a light earl grey – not quite like an EGC, but certainly not harsh at all. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to coax a bit of cheesecake flavour out later!
Hilariously enough, I actually can’t tell the re-steep of this one from the re-steep of Blueberry Zabaglione…. let’s chalk it up to brain frying from thesis. Both are tasty, anyways, not that my palate is particularly discriminating right now.
Reasonably tasty iced, but I definitely prefer others to this one. I do like the white tea flavour, though. Anyways, farewell, tea! One of only a few that I’ve finished lately that wasn’t a sample from someone!
I hot-brewed and chilled this to see how it would fare… I think it was best before I inadvertently let it warm up to room temp. The hibiscus was a bit less noticeable while it was cold. However, still pretty refreshing and is helping to rescue me from this terrible humidity! (I’m a total humidity wuss, I’m used to dry heat, not repeated evenings of fog because there’s so much moisture in the air…).
Fairly similar response to last time, that this is a reasonably generic dark oolong. Tasty, but nothing overly special. I may have understeeped a bit though, so am missing out on some of the oolongy goodness. Will have to address that with cup #2.
Sipdown! 817. Wow – I was pretty harsh on this tea last time! I still don’t think that there’s anything particularly special about it, and I don’t really taste anything resembling honey nut biscotti, but it tastes like a decent, ambiguously flavoured tea, which I’m perfectly happy to drink. I do wish it had more flavour, but part of that could have been age. Hard to know.