2661 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 807. (Lies, I haven’t added all the teas I picked up from Sil to my cupboard yet…. so that number is probably more like 907, eep.)
Anyhow, this tea is as tasty as I remember. A nice, sweet, fruity herbal with no hibiscus. I wish there was a stronger cherry flavour here, but it’s tasty regardless.
Thanks to Sil for letting me sample a bit of this one! Unfortunately, I oversteeped my cup of it (3.5 minutes instead of 2), and the result was rather bitter. However, I could tell that there was a nice fruitiness present (more like plum or peach than pear, though), and the vegetal green base really shone through. I’d perhaps give this one another shot at some point, just to see if the bitterness was user error or inevitable, because it was pretty tasty, even though it won’t fill that currently-empty pear tea niche for me.
Tried some of this on the weekend thanks to Sil! The flavour (and aroma) made me think of freshly baked, doughy cinnamon buns… it was pretty good. It also reminded me of S&V’s Almond Sugar Cookie, although perhaps a touch better? I’ll have to have a bit more of the S&V version soon while I still remember how Brioche tasted.
Anyhow, while it was good and I would happily drink it again, I don’t feel the need to purchase it – which is great, because it was on my shopping list on here based on all the rave reviews! Thanks for sharing a bit with me, Sil :)
You know – this is probably the best pineapple oolong of the ones I’ve had! Brewed some up in a travel mug over the weekend, and it was absolutely delicious. Real, fresh pineapple flavour, creamy oolong. I am quite enjoying it. One tea I’m definitely not sad to have acquired in the happy box!
This perhaps tastes a bit more like gingerbread now, but I think there’s cardamom in it and that’s why I’m thinking it tastes like that delicious Indian rice pudding thinger. Nom nom nom. Just had to have one more teensy cup before sending off the rest!
I wasn’t expecting much from this tea, especially since aniseed was listed as an ingredient, but I’m pleasantly surprised – this is less chai-like and more of a nice, honey-spiced beverage. The spices actually blend together quite well, with none really dominating over the others, which is unusual for most spiced teas. Perhaps the honey brings everything together. Either way, worth a shot if you like spiced teas but find chais to generally be a bit overly spice-heavy. I imagine it would take a bit of milk and sweetener well, although the flavour is not strong so it could possibly be drowned out.
Hmm, not sure if this has lost flavour, or perhaps I underleafed, but the flavour is pretty light, and leaning a bit towards the chemically side. However, it does most closely resemble s’mores when compared to any other “s’mores” tea I’ve tried – the aroma is sweet and marshmallowy, which carries into the flavour, though I’m not really picking up graham cracker, and the chocolate is a bit muted. It’s not bad though, just not wonderful.