2088 Tasting Notes
Hmm, this is an interesting one. The dry tea smells like malty, sweet apples – which is pretty good, but again, the flavour doesn’t quite coincide. It’s not bad, and certainly tastes autumnal (without cinnamon, which is a plus for those who are sick of pretty much all fall teas being heavy on spice), but wouldn’t be one I’d hang onto.
Bleh, I see what Sil meant about the soapiness. This tea smells deliciously limey, but the flavour definitely doesn’t live it. There’s some nice citrus flavour, but there are overtones of soap, which kind of wreck it. It’s possible that it’s tequila flavour or something – it’s not nearly as unbearable as soapiness in some other teas I’ve tried – or it could be rancid coconut. Tough to tell. Oh well.
Wow, the dry tea actually smells like carrot cake with cream cheese icing! Yum! Sadly, the flavour doesn’t live up to the aroma. Again, not a bad tea, but there’s not a great deal of flavour. Perhaps it could be likened to plain, un-iced carrot cake, but the aroma promised so much more.
ETA: Re-steep also pretty bland. I’ll try a longer first infusion next time.
Digging into Della Terra’s autumn tea collection! So far, everything smells delicious!
There’s definitely a cola-like smell to this tea, both dry and brewed, and it carries into the flavour, which is a mixture of what tastes like cola and chocolate cake. It’s really quite interesting, albeit rather weird. There’s no cherry to speak of, although I’m not sure I got any cherry pieces in my infuser either.
I’ll see what I think about this one after another cup, but I think it will be classified as “glad to have tried, would drink again, but not re-stock”. If you’re into cola-flavoured teas, I’d recommend this one. It’s definitely better than DavidsTea’s Cherry Cola!
This one mostly smells like Autumn Leaves – very mapley, and not much else. Unfortunately, that’s also how it tastes, which in itself isn’t bad, but considering that this is supposed to taste like something other than pure maple, it’s not what I was hoping for. Bacon teas have always failed to live up to my expectations :(
I thought this was a sipdown, but there was too much tea left. Booo. So, one small cup’s worth left.
This tea is a pretty good oolong, creamy and “oolongy” (haha), but I’d rather drink straight teas from other companies, and there are other oolongs I’ve found that I prefer, that may even be somewhat cheaper, from other companies (e.g. Verdant, Teavivre).
Ok, this is actually a pretty darn caramelly (and tasty) cup of tea. Apparently I also enjoyed it last time, although I now think the rating should be a bit higher…. at least 80. The flavouring is really working for me today, and the black base is perfect. I could almost be fooled into thinking that this is Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam, although that may be because my experiences with that tea have been less awesome than expected. Either way, yummy tea, recommended if you like smooth caramel blacks.
Still pretty meh about this one. Fruity greens and I typically don’t get along, so it’s not too surprising. There’s a bit of fruitiness coming through past the vegetal green tea base, and there’s no astringency with a 2-min infusion, so it’s not terrible or anything, just not suited to my preferences.
OH MY GOODNESS. This tea is an absolutely delicious treat! Sweet, nutty, nougatty (uh, is that a word?) … wow. There’s just a hint of amaretto/almond flavour here, but it’s very subtle and therefore quite bearable. … Who am I kidding, this tea is far more than bearable – it’s absolutely freaking delicious. I think I may need to acquire more. And by that, I mean I absolutely must have more once I finish my sample from the very generous Cavocorax.
If you like nougat, and sweet teas….. I highly suggest you try to get your hands on some of this. The name is quite fitting.
Again, an interesting flavour combo from Bayswater! Thanks Cavocorax!
I’m not sure that this will be a favourite of mine, but the flavour is pretty interesting – nutty and a bit citrusy, with a hint of spice that’s not overwhelming. A twist on a spiced tea that I haven’t come across before. I do wish that the tea was perhaps a bit nuttier, but perhaps a longer infusion would help with that.