1351 Tasting Notes
Called my mom this morning to tell her about our latest adventures (dishwasher broke, pipe burst, and sick cat) and she was sitting down with some of the Buttered Rum I’d sent her. This inspired me to make a cup of my own, as I’m in dire need of a pick me up, and boy did this work! So creamy and rum-y and delicious.
This was my last cup of caffeine before night fell.
I have to admit to blasphemy…I like this tea despite not like chocolate. I like this tea in spite of the chocolatey flavor. So before I brewed this tea, I…well, I pulled out all of the chocolate chips.
It wasn’t bad! It still managed to be chocolatey but not as strong. I look forward to having my vanilla black tea delivered so I can mix it with my beloved spearmint and float away.
But yes, read my lip – chocolate = yummy!
So, learning from the horror that was Painfully Strong Hibiscus Raspberry from this same company, I brewed this with only a teaspoon of tea, instead of a tablespoon. When I sniffed the finished product, I hate to say this, but my immediate thought was of a cheap motel room by the pool. Kinda musty and chlorine-y, but not….I don’t know, it wasn’t a bad thing, kinda?
After I take a sip, I realize the smell reminds me of a hotel coffee, that’s what I’m associating it with. Not terrible…but not all that great, either.
My wife’s going to try this when she gets home, but I think I can safely say that if there are any coffee cherry enthusiasts out there, I’d be happy to send you some of these teas.
Maybe milk would help…
Ugh these teas confuse the heck out of me.