1220 Tasting Notes
So on Monday I undercooked some fiddleheads and gave myself intense food poisoning. As in, I’m still sick today, three days later. So that means this has been coldbrewing in the fridge for three days. But I’m feeling up to some tea, so I’m working through the cold brews I’ve abused so I can stave off dehydration.
The mint is actually really helping, but the melon…ugh.
I am not sorry to see this go.
Can someone explain to me how this is different from Peaches and Cream? Or why Davids felt the need to come out with another peach herbal?
It tastes like the peach drink from Tim Horton’s. I’m just…not impressed. Same false peach flavor, different tea. I will say that this has less of the metallic flavor Peaches and Cream gives me, but it’s still there.
Although, I did just get an amazing idea. I bought a tin of peaches and cream and I regret it, but I think I’m going to use it to make Fuzzy Peaches martinis.
And the verdict is in! This is not a tea I need to have in my cupboard.
It is hot in my condo, and I do mean hot. They haven’t turned the AC on yet and while I love the huge windows in every room, I’m essentially living in a green house. Curtains are no help at all.
So I’m sprawled out in front of two fans and I’m chugging my iced teas to try and beat the heat. Even the cats, who don’t always get alone, have called a truce to all be sprawled out in the coolest room in the house with me.
So a cooling, refreshing tea is just the ticket, right? Wrong, This is just not the tea for me. It tastes like a melony toothpaste and it’s not a sensation that I enjoy. When I’m hot, I get nauseous, and this tea is only making things worse. It’s not cooling me down at all and the taste is off-putting.
I put the rest of my sample in the fridge to coldbrew for tomorrow, and then that will be the end of it.
The smell of this made my mouth water and I couldn’t wait to try it. My wife took one sip and gave me the rest of hers, but I was so excited that I was happy to have the whole pitcher to myself.
You definitely get a starfruit flavor, and the white does come out to play…it reminded me of a fruitier Buddha’s Blend. At first, I was all for using my rewards to get a free 50 g of this in July. But as the pitcher wore on (all 64 ounces of it), I grew less and less impressed. Luckily, I pawned some off on my sister in law, and she put it best. “I like it, but it’s not my favorite.”
The day ended with me chugging the last 24 ounces right before bed and then eating a good two cups of watermelon >.t ask me ;).
So…meh. It was alright, but the price definitely affect my rating in this case.
I love this pitcher. I love it. I want to use it for everything. I love that the infuser is average size (my issue with the Mason Jar infusers is that they’re so long that it’s hard to clean the bottom of them), and I love that it reaches to the bottom of the pitcher, so if I only want to make half a pitcher, it’s entirely possible. The chill core is amazing, this is definitely a pitcher I’ll be using to take sangria to my in-laws, who live about an hour away, and I can trust that it will still be cold when I get there.
And it holds so much! Even just filled to the fill line, which is just over half of the pitcher, it makes enough for me to fill my Carry Travel Mug four times. It’s great for helping my wife and I decide if we want to purchase more of a tea, because if we’re not sick of it by the end of the pitcher, it’s a winner!
Finally, I love that it is plastic. Glass and I are not friends, my wife doesn’t like me to even have it in the house because I have a terrible habit of dropping glass things and then instinctually trying to catch them just as they shatter. D’oh.
I love this pitcher.
When we came home with the summer teas (minus the mango fruit punch, which we remembered from last year), De wanted to try this one first. So I put it in my new 3 in 1 pitcher (I love that thing!!) and set it to cold steep overnight.
I didn’t think she’d like it due to the licorice root, but we both really enjoyed it. It tasted like the Señorial Sangria soft drink I drank like a FIEND when I was younger. That alone is enough to make me want more of it. And my in-laws love me for my sangria in the summer, so I feel this might be an excellent addition to that.
All in all, it is a great summer drink that I think we need to get more of. My only complaint is that it’s a touch cloying in the sweetness area, likely due to the licorice root, but that is work-aroundable.
I liiiiive! So much has happened in the last few weeks, but the biggest is that my wife, De, quit her job with the abusive boss and found a new one with better benefits and pay within two weeks! Go De!!
And we got a tortoise, a redfoot, named Da Hong Pao, aka Big Red Robe because most of our pets have tea-themed names (an orange cat named Pekoe and a grey cat named Earlie). We call her Pao for short .
Anyway, onto the tea! We finally got to get our hands on the summer collection (it came out THE DAY AFTER De quit her job, so money was not to be spent of frivolity) and this is the tea I just had to try to go. So good. So weird. It tastes like that juicy fruit (I think) gum that was mint on the outside, but the middle was liquid watermelon. Weird. But incredibly refreshing and enjoyable. I’m just not sure if it’s something I need to keep around. I got 20 grams to try coldbrewed at home, we’ll see what the verdict is!
This is still a tasty, tasty tea, but I’m starting to notice a pattern. When I cold brew rooibos, it seems to trigger a migraine of epic proportions. Sometimes bad enough to send me to a dark room with an icepack. So I’m going to give all my rooibos that I only have cold to my sister in law and in a few days I’m going to try some hot to see if it triggers the same result.