2221 Tasting Notes
I think I liked this tea better this time than the first time I drank it. I really do think that 2-minute infusions are the way to go with flavoured black teas. Anyhow, I gulped this one down too quickly so I can’t entirely remember how it tasted, except that it was nutty and a bit sweet, completely smooth, and quite tasty! It looks like I may not have resteeped it last time, so hopefully I will manage to tonight, and see how it holds up.
You know, I could see myself picking this one up again. I see I previously also liked it a fair bit – there’s a clear, creamy lime flavour (more along the lines of 52teas’ Lime Jello than Della Terra’s Lime Chiffon, in case anyone’s wondering), and at 2 minutes, the cup is quite smooth. I imagine it would make a great iced tea, so perhaps once my stash is a bit lower (i.e. next year), I’ll wait for an ESP Emporium sale and pick up a bag of this for summer 2014. (I can hope!)
Sipdown! 827. (Inaccurate, but that’s what the spreadsheet says currently, minus a few things).
I did like this one a fair bit. A light, fruity honeybush that probably would have been great for iced tea (ooh, speaking of that, I should set some Lime Chiffon to cold-brew!) I kind of wish I had more of this one. Buuuuut I don’t! And that’s ok, because I have too much tea anyhow. Sigh.
Fished this out so Sil could try some, and decided to have a cup of it myself. It wasn’t too bad; couldn’t really taste the oolong, but definitely got caramel apple. Given that I love caramel, I definitely would prefer more caramel flavour, but it’s ok as is. Nothing I’d pick up again, though.
I am still pretty meh about this tea. It has similar spicing to Strawberry Pie Honeybush, but in my travel mug, I couldn’t taste the banana. I can’t recall if I previously could taste it. At least with a 2-minute infusion it wasn’t astringent and therefore was perfectly enjoyable! I just wish it didn’t taste so similar to other teas. Also, that it had more banana flavour.
I have been chewing through a lot of this lately, and am nearing a sipdown of one packet! Yay! This one’s great in a travel mug if brewed a bit strong and consumed within a couple hours, otherwise it does that green tea thing and starts tasting off. This is so tasty though.
Had a travel mug of this over the weekend (while travelling, go figure), and have come to the conclusion that it tastes an awful lot like Mandarin Silk! But, I think I prefer Mandarin Silk, which is good, because I have waaaaaay more of it to finish off than this one. But yes, it’s a combination of light oolong flavour, vanilla, and a slight hint of citrus, which is pretty tasty. As I recall mentioning last time, however, I do not care for the second infusion of this tea, for whatever reason. It just tastes astringent and off. So, down the drain it goes!
Thanks to KallieBoo! and Sil for this one.
While I am enjoying this, and it certainly tastes like creamy strawberry Campino candies, it’s not quiiiiiiiite what I was hoping for. I’m not sure why… maybe I’m just not in the mood for it. However, there’s plenty of flavour, and no astringency, so it’s definitely worth trying for those who like strawberry cream teas!
Sipdown! Let’s go with…. 850 on the dot. Number subject to change once everything’s added to my cupboard. :/ Thanks to Sil for letting me try this one :)
So although I used about 1.5 tsp, I think I accidentally used a bit too much water, so the tea’s a bit weaker than I’d like. Still tasty, though. And I can see how this one’s different from other milk oolongs, as it’s quite creamy/milky with less oolong flavour than I’m used to. I don’t think I like it as much as other milk oolongs I’ve tried, though it would be nice for switching things up every now and again.
ETA: Sadly, second infusion didn’t hold up very well. There was a definite oolong aftertaste, but the majority of the creaminess was gone. I’m not sure that this is even close to some of my favourite milk oolongs. Perhaps I’ll give it another shot sometime in the future.