2515 Tasting Notes
Thanks to JoonSusanna (I think) for passing this tea on! Unfortunately, I’m not getting even the slightest butter-pecan flavour; it just tastes like a mildly astringent basic black. I don’t know if it could be age, but it’s in a nice sealed pouch, so that would surprise me a bit. I may give it another chance at some point, but sadly was pretty unimpressed this time.
So sick. Plus intense muscle pains from Thursday and Friday workouts. = one very miserable Kittenna who has spent an entire weekend in bed. I don’t even want tea, especially since I can’t taste anything unless I sniffle really hard (ew), but I think I’m dehydrated, and so I’m trying to get any sort of liquid (caffeinated or not) into me. I just took a big sip of this one, and yup – it could pretty much be plain warm water. Can’t taste a thing. This sucks.
Anyways, I’m just being a big whiny baby, all I have is a cold, it just really sucks when it’s combined with hamstring/hip flexor/shoulder/lat/tricep/pec/ab soreness. I’m walking like I’m at least 3x my age. Whine whine whine.
Assuming this is the tea I got from Indigobloom via MarkB, even though it doesn’t quite match up…
Anyhow, it was a pretty decent green oolong. Some creaminess, a bit of floral (but not overpowering), and oolong flavour. What more can you want?! Drinking the second (possibly third…) infusion now, and it’s still quite enjoyable.
Bleechhhhhhhh gross. This one smelled awful while being brewed up, and I only managed a single teensy sip (was gross), before it ended up down the drain. I don’t know… I’m thinking bacon in teas may not be for me, and pineapple can be pretty hit or miss. Combine with rooibos, and…. yeah no.
Thanks for passing some on, Roswell Strange!
One of the three teas in the “chai” pack that my boyfriend’s mom bought me for Christmas :D This was one of very few DTs I hadn’t yet tried, so I wasn’t too unhappy to get some of it, haha (tryalltheteas!)
The aroma was pretty good, and from what I could tell, the flavour was ok as well, with the “correct” chai flavouring for me – big on cardamom, light on cinnamon. Unfortunately, though, I ended up over sweetening it with honey – not only was it just too sweet, but I forgot that honey is a pretty distinctive flavour. Hence, it tasted more like honey-milk with a hint of chai. I’ll go for maple syrup next time, which fits with chais better, IMO. Still perfectly enjoyable and drinkable though!
The other TOTD that I tried today. Possibly better than Cool Cucumber in my opinion… I love teas with creaminess, and this didn’t disappoint. The peachy flavour was also quite glorious, and the creaminess was what saved it from tasting like delicious peach juice, and instead made it taste like… peaches and cream. Shocking…
Anyhow, it’s always great to get a herbal that doesn’t contain 1) hibiscus, 2) mint, 3) chamomile, 4) licorice, so I was pretty stoked. Another one I’ll have to try iced/chilled at some point.
Picked up samples from DT today post-gym… bad me. Although I did get a sample of this, it was also one of the TOTD, so I tried it in-store. I was pretty impressed – had been expecting the mint to be overpowering, but it is present in such a small amount that it just adds a lovely freshness. I’m a big fan of the fact that they included honeydew in here as well, as it adds a fresh sweetness that you don’t get with, say, cucumber water (I had a terrible experience with carbonated cucumber water a few years back. It was one of the most terrible beverages I’ve ever tried.) Of course, the dominant flavour in this tea is cucumber, but it was that perfect sort of sweet cucumber (not bitter), which I’m sure is in part related to the honeydew. It’s also fine with the black base, which I honestly didn’t taste at all. I’ll have to see what it’s like when I brew it up myself. Also dying to try it chilled, because I think it could be amazing (and for those of such an inclination, it might be great for a tea cocktail as well).