2229 Tasting Notes
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!
Sipdown! 809. This tea is pretty tasty! Before having any idea what it actually was (aside from green), my guess would have been that it was a caramel apple tea. Looks like I’m not too far off! Just missed the plum and strawberry flavours, which make sense as it tasted a bit different than just straight apple. This is definitely the best caramel apple tea I’ve ever had though – nice green base, delicious caramel, and distinct apple flavour. I’m pretty impressed! Thanks Sil!
I didn’t realize that this was a darjeeling – just assumed it was a standard black, but now that I know, I can pick out some muscatel notes that I previously assumed were just part of the flavouring. Anyhow – this tea is pretty decent! I’m not tasting champagne, but I’m picking up on the candy strawberry flavour that I enjoy in tea.
Overall, pretty tasty, but would just be an occasional tea for me. Thanks for sharing some, Sil!
Woah. Steeped up a crazy strong cup of this last night! Good thing it’s not caffeinated, but I bet if you gave this to anyone without telling them what it was, they’d identify it as super strong coffee! For the re-steep, I plan to dilute it with a bit of milk and perhaps a touch of sweetener, as it was pretty darn strong.
Though I do still like this one, I definitely have more of a soft spot for plain roasted buckwheat teas. The flavour of buckwheat is just sweeter, nuttier, and tastier. Lowering the rating a bit here, but may up it if I can recreate the flavour of a sinful coffee drink with far less calories! (And no tummy upset!)
ETA: Tried the resteep as a latte?? YES YES YES. Soooooo good! Maybe a touch over sweetened, but this is pretty tasty!
Shrug, this was pretty mediocre for me today. Yeah, I’m getting a bit of the muscatel flavour, which I can now attribute to darjeelings, but I’m getting very little in the way of additional flavouring. Still not bad, and no astringency at 2 min. Really, it’s quite enjoyable as a plain darjeeling, but I’m expecting a bit more!
Finished off this one from Sil last night. It was ok, but gave me a scratchy throat (happens with some rooibos), so I may not even re-steep it. It’s too bad it isn’t a honeybush, because I think these flavours would mesh well. Frank – vanilla berry HB? With real vanilla? MMMMMMMMM…
Sipdown! 812. Why on earth did I leave only half a teaspoon of this?! Ugh.
Anyhow, I drank it pretty quickly yesterday, it was a nice fruity black. Will re-steep today and see how it fares… I wasn’t in love with this one though. Smelled quite fruity, tasted less fruity, and just wasn’t thrilling, but it seems that I’m not super keen on fruity blacks that lack cream (ok, I’m in love with cream flavouring…).
Sipdown! 813 (because I’m a terrible person and bought 6 DAVIDsTEAs recently)…
Anyhow, this was a sample from Mercuryhime from ages ago! And apparently I’ve previously tried this one, but not the Li Shan oolong… whoops! Perhaps that one will be next up.
This came off as a fairly tasty oolong to me – nothing special, but interchangeable with other creamy oolongs that I enjoy. Not quite a milky oolong a la DAVIDsTEA, more of the natural creaminess variety. Either way, delicious, and looking forward to at least another couple infusions!