2088 Tasting Notes
Argh. I hate that this tea was discontinued. I’m addicted to its deliciousness; it’s pretty much my favourite orange spice/caramel tea. I will be quite sad when it’s all gone (just like Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, sigh).
Yum. I’m getting really addicted to aged oolongs. Love the nuttiness/bakiness. I chilled the second infusion, and it was pretty tasty that way as well.
One thing I did notice is that I do not like this tea hot, as I can’t taste the flavours properly (though the aftertaste is great). I suppose that’s true for most teas I drink, but I particularly noticed it with this one. (AKA if I want this in a travel mug, I should dilute it with some cold water).
Yum! I think I have a soft spot for dong ding oolongs. The first infusion (travel mugged) was a bit light, but the second could have been that of a milk oolong. I don’t get the floral notes like I do with TGYs (which can be overpowering) – it’s just nuttiness, creaminess, and “oolong” flavour. So smooth and delicious.
Thanks for letting me try this Sil!
Hot-brewed a travel mug of this over the weekend, and then cold-brewed the leaves. It was ok in the mug… nothing special, but it certainly made a tasty iced tea. I need to work on finishing up the rest of this… but I have a looooong way to go.
Hot/cold-brewed this one. It’s ok as a tart, berry blend, but not my favourite iced tea. Still better than juice, though, and certainly tons of flavour! My tin will be done soon… woo!
Mmmmmmm, another cup of this one. I still think it tastes like Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake, which I apparently miss quite a bit. Ah well. Bumping the rating just because the spice combo in here is absolutely delicious.
Tried this brewed hot and chilled… I like it better than a cold brew. I can taste the white tea a lot more, and there’s no astringency. Yum :)
ETA: Hmm. Sadly the leaves have very little flavour after the first infusion, so the second infusion (where I just let them cold brew) was pretty flavourless. Good to note… maybe I should hot/cold brew this one instead (as in, leave the leaves in instead of removing them).
Sad to see this one go… it was pretty good for icing. Tried hot-brewing and chilling this time instead of a cold-brew… I think I like it better this way, not that it matters now! This certainly tastes margarita-like to me right now. Yum.
Sipdown! 834. Another quick hot/cold-brew. A very small one, too. Why I didn’t just finish this off last time, I have no idea.
Anyhow, I do quite enjoy the melon flavour in here, but I think I’m not a big fan of unsweet melon, so it would be better with sweetener for me. I’m also not a huge mate fan, though it’s not really noticeable here.
Sipdown! Would have been 830, but I must concede to adding my teas from Cavocorax… so instead, it’s 835. This is a never-ending battle…
Did my hot/cold-steep with this one, e.g. hot brew in half the water (say, 2 minutes at 90C), then add cold water and chill, with the leaves in. It was pretty delicious. I think, in general, I prefer hot/cold steeps to just cold-brewing. They’re a touch more effort, but the taste is better. Lime Chiffon seems to be an exception to this, though (and I’m sure there are others).
Anyhow, this tea’s pretty awesome. Sad to see it go, but it’s a DT permanent, so I’m not too worried about stocking up.