2823 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! 819. The rest is off to Janelle. (Also, I got to remove Cinnamon Crackle from my cupboard as well – yay!)
Anyhow, I just brewed up a half-cup of this today, and I think I underleafed (or understeeped), as the flavour’s a bit light. It does taste like pear, but there’s just an air of perfuminess that’s a bit too much for me to handle, and I seem to recall it being even worse when the tea was fresher. Probably a great tea for those who enjoy pear as well as floral teas.
Thanks to momo for this one. I don’t mind this one, but really am not getting anything other than “flavoured black” from it… which could be an age issue. It’s a tea I would like to try again, just because of all the glowing reviews, which mine is not. Ah well!
I can’t taste any particular flavours in here that jump out as not being part of the flavour profile of yabao itself – I probably should have compared the blend directly to the straight tea to figure that out. Although I do find the flavour of yabao itself to be intriguing, and at least once, I’m pretty sure I was craving it, it’s not terribly high on my list of desirable teas, so I’m not too sad to bid farewell to this blend.
Such a perfect caffeine-free chocolate mint tea. No weird rooibos flavour, just pure chocolate and mint. Considering the main ingredient here is peppermint, and I loathe peppermint tea, I’m really quite surprised that I enjoy this one as much as I do, but I guess the chocolate masks any unpleasantness. Tasty bedtime treat.
It’s weird – as much as I adore Two Friends and plain PTA, this tea just hasn’t quite worked for me. I brewed up a mug of it over the weekend as well, and it’s just not as good as the others. I’ll probably pick up a small bag of it later to give it another shot, but unfortunately what I have is just not what I was hoping for. (That said, the other two are so amazing that I can live with this one not being a favourite.)
I’m definitely tiring of this one, so glad it’s almost gone. The cinnamon sweetness is just a bit too much for me now, I think, although it’s still enjoyable, and the sparkles are pretty awesome. It’s really a wintery tea though, so maybe that’s part of the problem – I should save the rest for a few more months!