2229 Tasting Notes
Meh… had some more of this one, and it just doesn’t work for me. There are hints of the chocolatey flavour that I love in Cashew Turtle (and Almond Happiness), but something’s a bit off. Ah well. I think I have a small cup’s worth left before this is gone (but sadly, it’s another tea that isn’t listed in my cupboard because I thought my roomie would take it… but she ended up leaving me all the 52teas Christmas sampler remnants).
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…
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.