1468 Tasting Notes
Oh my goodness. I was not expecting to like this one as much as I do. I was craving a straight black tea this morning and instead of reaching for my usual Nepal Black, I reached for a sample in the sipdowns pile. There was SO MUCH LEAF in this little sample package. Definitely 2-3 cups worth. It has a metallic taste, kinda like licking a penny, but I don’t dislike it. It’s all good.
Imagine my heartbreak when I opened my tin of this and it smelled stale ; . ;. I made a cup anyway, hoping it was still good.
Brewed up, I smell the yummy spiciness of cinnamon and allspice. I get a hint of marshmallow with every sip.
But it’s stale. Not going to adjust the rating as the staleness is my fault for hoarding this tea obsessively. But I am going to move the tin to sipdowns and hope that my sealed bag lasted longer.
The eucalyptus is throwing me off, it smells like Buckley’s. I forgot about it and couldn’t try it hot, but cold this is…interesting. Kinda medicinal, kinda berry-y, but at the end of the day it kinda tastes like cough syrup. A high end, organic cough syrup you might find at whole foods, but cough syrup. It makes me think of having the sniffles and curling up with juice and medicinal tea. Might be worth picking up a bit more for just those days.
This is oddly satisfying, it tastes like a milkshake without the banana taking over. A light milkshake, maybe? I like it, maybe I’ll try a resteep over ice. It’s strawberry green tea yumminess. Maybe I just need to try more greens, because at the end of the day, as tasty as this is, I’m not a huge fan of the banana, as light as it is. But that’s a personal preference and doesn’t reflect on the quality of the tea .
I see why this is called strawberry scent! It smells amazing, like the Strawberry Body Butter from The Body Shop, which I love.
…but I don’t usually drink or eat my body butters and while the taste is strongly strawberry, it’s also kinda…soapy. I don’t know if I just can’t get past the scent making me think of lotion or what, but I don’t think this will be one I need more of. It’s a very strong, in your face, little bit artificial kind of strawberry, and I prefer the light, vegetal strawberry I get from TeaVivire’s strawberry oolong.