2661 Tasting Notes
Not getting the rhubarb, but this is a tasty spiced strawberry black. Great comfort tea in the evening. I did oversteep a bit, and this base tea does have the tendency to get kind of astringent when that happens, but the delicious flavours make it worth drinking anyhow!
Thanks to Raritea for a sample of this one from quite a while back :) I’m trying to get a few sipdowns out of the way today… just to make myself feel better. Haha. I so shouldn’t have placed those two joint orders…
Anyhow, it’s not bad. Does kind of taste pumpkiny, and spiced, but it’s not quite the way I’d like a pumpkin spice rooibos to taste. Maybe a bit light on both? I’m not sure. On the plus side, the rooibos is just fine here – no weird aftertaste or anything, so it’s a perfectly enjoyable cup, just not quite what one would hope from a tea with such a name. The spicing in Della Terra and Butiki’s pumpkin teas is definitely superior.
So my lovely boyfriend bought me tea for Valentine’s Day! I take that as proof that he is really not concerned about my tea addiction, and instead supports it. Haha. He got me 5 bags of tea from Teavana, 50g each (I think), and I’m super pleased – not only had I not tried most (any?) of the teas, I ended up enjoying them all! He knows me :D Apparently they tried wafting all the teas for him, but he had no idea what to sniff for. Amusing.
Anyhow, this is the only tea I think I’ve tried previously. I don’t recall caring for it a great deal (if it was this tea), but I quite enjoyed it this time – it tastes like peach juice! I’m guessing it would be great during the summer, so I may hang onto the rest of it for the hotter months. I think I may have previously been under the impression that there was actual tea in this blend, which there is not; I think I prefer it this way.
ETA: Second infusion got at least half an hour…. and it’s pretty good. I’m almost detecting a bit of chemically flavour, but it’s bearable. And fruity. And sweet. Hehe.
Thanks to Roswell Strange for this tea as well! I don’t really recall what it was like, as I also had it in January, but I recall it being tasty enough, and reminiscent of Pumpkin Creme Brulee. Drinking up the last of it shortly, so I can hopefully write a better note!
Another tea from Roswell Strange! Thanks!
I found this to be pretty light in flavour the first time I had it, which can be typical of Butiki teas; I could certainly taste the carrot cake spicing (nutmeg?), but not the vanilla frosting, sadly. It’s possible that it was a flavour-loss-in-baggie thing, as has happened to me before with a few of Stacy’s teas, but it’s hard to really know.
Delicious travel mug of this one today, and the aftertaste tasted so apricotty (and it was in my uber-clean travel mug, so wasn’t contamination). Nom nom. Better than the Tim Horton’s gingerbread white hot chocolate I had today!
Thanks to Roswell Strange for letting me sample some of this blend! I drank my first cup of it waaay back in January, when I first got it – and was pretty impressed. Butterscotchy, and that banana flavour that just treads the line between artificial and natural-tasting. The aroma reminds me of my beloved Banana Oolong, that DT tragically discontinued.