3132 Tasting Notes
Tea reviews! I have tons of backlogged stuff, plus tons of other things I drank and never even recorded that I drank… everything is a big mess right now. Oh well. On the plus side, my computer is giving me minimal grief right now.
So this tea. I had high hopes, and then I remembered that my love of coconut in teas has waned somewhat. And yup, that’s about how it went. So probably tasty enough for someone who still really enjoys coconut teas, and who loves oolongs, but it wasn’t what I wanted (yet it was pretty much coconut cream pie… I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting. Perhaps more of a coconut milk flavour?)
This is (at least) my second cup of this – the first is sitting in a backlogged list somewhere… Anyhow! I quite enjoy this tea. Pepperminty in that fresh, candy-cane-like way instead of that gross mint-leaf way (there’s a difference, trust me!), delicious chocolatiness from the cacao shells (and nibs, presumably), and of course, I adore the perfect base tea.
My only issue was that the tea in the bag smelled a bit like some of the old 52teas blends with cacao nibs did – a bit on the chloriney side? Thankfully it didn’t really impact the taste, but I did find it a bit concerning.
Backlogged; probably the tea I was most excited about for this particular box. Sadly, that doesn’t mean I wrote anything down for it, either. I see that other people wrote about florals in this tea, which I wouldn’t have overly enjoyed, but it’s hard to say – sniffing the dry tea, I’m not really getting anything floral, mostly a plain black tea with a bit of minerally/rock oolong aroma.
Backlogged; not the faintest idea if this is the right tea or not, though. I recently bought it (mid-2015), and it’s part of the Li Xiangxi Collection, just called “Big Red Robe”. Either way, as with many teas I’ve had recently, I really don’t remember my thoughts on it… at all. I typically enjoy this type of tea, though, so probably enjoyed it.