2221 Tasting Notes
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).
Free tea from DT! Much better than the times I made it myself, although admittedly both agave and milk were involved. Also, a shout-out to the barista (er?) who looks like Orlando Bloom at the Guelph DT who let me have the tea without the coupon, since I brilliantly locked myself out of my Facebook-linked email.