2494 Tasting Notes
Kind of can’t believe someone would give up this tea…. SO GOOD. I loved the black cotton candy tea (when I brewed it correctly), and mixed with blueberry? Heavenly. I think I like this even better than when I got it in the 12 Teas of Christmas. Very happy to have a sizeable amount to finish off now. So much sweet blueberry deliciousness. This one’s certainly heavier on the cotton candy sweetness than the blueberry, but it’s a nice mix that quite accurately mimics blue cotton candy (which I haven’t had in aaaaages….)
Also nabbed some of this from momo. I’ve previously tried it and enjoyed it, but wanted some more :D I have some of the Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish reblend from Sil, and the last time I compared these two blueberry teas (both from Azzrian), I preferred BCCD because of the yummy creaminess – but this cup is darn tasty, so I’ll have to see if the reblend can beat it! But that’s for another night… I have no idea where my samples are right now and have no time to find them (shouldn’t even be writing tasting notes, but it’s driving me bonkers having a bunch of tabs open for each tea so I don’t forget which I’ve drank…)
Oh, and as for the tea? Delicious blueberry flavour, non-astringent base with a 2-minute infusion. Quite nice as a dessert tea. The re-steep is good too, although as I mentioned I’m not sure which cup it is. Both taste rather blueberry-y…
Headache… should have started having tea sooner. Bleh.
So this one’s one I picked up from momo’s sale – I’ve been dying to try it for quite a while! Now I have the better part of a pouch to play with :) Anyhow, I got the most awesome cheesecake aroma while the tea was brewing, but sadly, it didn’t stick around for all that long, and the tea didn’t really taste cheesecakey. However, it was a tasty cup of a light earl grey – not quite like an EGC, but certainly not harsh at all. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to coax a bit of cheesecake flavour out later!
Hilariously enough, I actually can’t tell the re-steep of this one from the re-steep of Blueberry Zabaglione…. let’s chalk it up to brain frying from thesis. Both are tasty, anyways, not that my palate is particularly discriminating right now.
I hot-brewed and chilled this to see how it would fare… I think it was best before I inadvertently let it warm up to room temp. The hibiscus was a bit less noticeable while it was cold. However, still pretty refreshing and is helping to rescue me from this terrible humidity! (I’m a total humidity wuss, I’m used to dry heat, not repeated evenings of fog because there’s so much moisture in the air…).
Sipdown! 817. Wow – I was pretty harsh on this tea last time! I still don’t think that there’s anything particularly special about it, and I don’t really taste anything resembling honey nut biscotti, but it tastes like a decent, ambiguously flavoured tea, which I’m perfectly happy to drink. I do wish it had more flavour, but part of that could have been age. Hard to know.
Delicious, delicious PTA. I hadn’t had this in ages, since I’ll be tempted to re-order as soon as I finish it, therefore am trying to hold off drinking too much of it (because I can’t justify purchases, even though I just made one…. oops.) I decided to indulge, though, and got to enjoy it on the weekend while attempting to watch the boy’s soccer game. From my car. In the pouring rain. With the wipers going full-speed and the a/c blasting because it was crazy humid. Sigh…
Unfortunately I paid little to no attention to this one as I drank it, so only noticed that it was tasty, and really nothing else. Bad me. Re-steeped it just now to enjoy shortly (though at this point I’m letting everything cool to at least room temp, because I’m still too hot…)