2354 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 828. Thanks to LiberTeas for including this in my tasting box, which I have yet to make a great deal of progress on.
Anyhow, this is delicious, and perfect tonight. If anything, I brewed it a tad strong. It tastes like an aged tieguanyin to me, all creamy and delicious and roasty. Similar to the aged tgys from Verdant that I’ve enjoyed recently, although perhaps more… burny. And very good. Yum.
Thanks to momo for a sample of this one (although I ended up getting my own entire packet in a grab bag, bleu). Anyhow, this has more flavour than what I remember from my own bag, and although I am getting some figgy flavours that remind me of a few DavidsTeas with figs (e.g. Forbidden Fruit), I’m not a fan. I can taste the rooibos, and I don’t really like it, nor do I particularly care for the flavour combination, apparently. Ah well!
Sipdown! 830. The rest is off to Janelle :)
I do like this one, even though I don’t think it’s a favourite of others. It tastes a bit reminiscent of Blueberry Crumble, with a jumble of berry flavour dominant over the sweet crumbly flavour. Farewell, tasty tea!
This is quite peppery today, and I can pick up a hint of smoke and the basil, but am missing out on the tomato, as I think I did last time. It’s probably because there wasn’t a chunk of sundried tomato – I should have added one in. Definitely a savoury blend, though!
Thanks to Indigobloom for letting me sample this one. It just tastes like a plain oolong this time. Tasty in that sense, but no pomegranate flavour whatsoever. I did snip open the teabag and put the contents into an infuser this time, but it didn’t really help.
Bleh, this one isn’t particularly good, but I suspect that it’s mostly because the tea was practically powdered. I’m not sure if that’s because I was the last of the three of us who split the packet to get it, or if that’s how it was the whole time, but either way, it resulted in astringency/bitterness that does not mix well at all with the tartness of what is presumably hibiscus mimicking the tartness of raspberries. (Now that I’m actually on Steepster, I see that it looks powdered in the picture as well…. not a fan.)
I actually think that were it not for the bitterness, this could be a decent tea – it tastes rather fruit punchy; the hibiscus (or raspberry flavouring) is well-done, and I can envision it being quite tasty iced. However, I only infused it for about 1.5 minutes, and even with that infusion, it’s unpleasant to drink. Perhaps it would be half-decent sweetened.