3065 Tasting Notes
This is interestingly fruity tonight. Fruity, malty, and slightly smoky. I believe that the first (few) times I had this, I was less into black teas, but I can now appreciate it quite a bit more, and it’s actually really good. I would have assumed the fruitiness (a bit floral, perhaps a darjeeling in the blend?) to be contamination, except that LiberTEAS packed this into a smell-proof baggie, so it’s not. Haha. Anyhow, this is tasty, and I’m kind of sad to see it go, though it’s nice to get a sipdown of what I know to be a very old tea (it’s been 2.5 years, I believe, since I got my box from LiberTEAS).
Anyhow, bumped the rating. This probably isn’t a tea I’d drink overly often if I did have more, but it would be nice for changing up the straight blacks in a mug rotation, or something.
Still a pretty mediocre tea for me, and I neither understand nor care for the hibiscus here – it doesn’t make the tea overly sour, but it certainly doesn’t add anything pleasant. I’d rather have Two Friends or various other chocolate orange teas. (Also, I’m getting throat-scratchiness. Always an extra couple points knocked off for that, though I have yet to determine the reason for it.)
I’m so torn between hoarding and enjoying this tea. It’s really quite a good one – great base tea, perfect sweet creamy lemon flavour, and GREAT in a travel mug. I think I actually prefer it that way, because otherwise it’s maybe not a flavour combo I’d really pick out, but then I see that I have enough for a mug, and make it, and it’s all fluffy lemony goodness.
It’s odd that I don’t have a prior note for the split of this that Sil and I got, because I know I’d tried it. But perhaps it was just one of the many that I missed logging.
Anyhow, this tea does smell (and taste) quite cherry cola-y, and as I had noted for the sample I first tried, I think it would be wicked good sweetened and iced. Of course, I’m drinking it hot, so it’s a bit weird, but that’s alright. I will say, however, that it’s not great in a travel mug. I think it saps the fizzy cola aspect, so it really fell quite flat.
Picked up an ounce (or two?) or this in my last Verdant order, because I like the roasty, creamy profile… and it did not disappoint. First infusion was for a travel mug (which is probably a bit of a waste, though still pretty enjoyable); I had two more infusions at my boyfriend’s place on the weekend, and am having a fourth now, though I think that might be it for it. Kind of that twiggy/autumn leaf pile oolong flavour, with a rich creaminess rounding it off. Yum.
I think I missed logging a couple of teas last week, because I most definitely drank some of this one (the loose leaf, not the bags). I think the coconut might be turning a bit soapy, but it was still drinkable, and I still enjoyed it – it’s just now in the “immediate sipdown” basket, so I will get through the last couple servings in the nearish future (before Christmas? Fingers crossed…)
Sipdown! 986. This is pretty delicious, and I’m sad it wasn’t permanent. Delicious minty, creamy, wintry tea. I don’t recall if Santa’s Secret is fairly similar, but it’s probably not creamy enough for me. Kind of wish I had more of this, but I probably have enough chocolate/mint teas to get through already. Maybe one day it will return…