442 Tasting Notes
Why do I not hate this tea? It is full of hibiscus and brews up bright reddish pink but I love it! Pink Flamingo, your lemon and awesome additions just make me love your uniqueness in my collection. I didn’t realize how much I had missed you until the weather warmed up and I wanted something like this on ice. Definitely glad I can keep some for a while longer. And that there is at least one thing I like in the spring collection.
I knew going in with this one that it would be an offshot for me to like it. It was almost a tea-dare for me to try it.
And yeah, I got burnt lemon ass. No, I don’t mean lemongrass. Dry and brewed the smell almost turned my stomach and now . . . not so much.
Ooooh, apparently if you make it a latte that’s when the spiced notes come out! Normally all I get is a lovely dark chocolate flavour, but tonight I used this to make a latte with vanilla soy. The result is a delicious cup with a bit of a tingle and all sorts of flavour. Delicious!
This was as lovely a coconut oolong as the one I have from Rishi, if not moreso. Mellow and flavourful and just . . . delightful. Yum.
I definitely love this one. I think it may almost be my favourite straight black. Had a nice big pot of it to nurse all afternoon. Mmmm.
Cold steep overnight last night (can you tell I’m looking forward to iced tea season already?) This is a tea that most definitely benefits from a long steep and being on ice. The peppercorn pop comes out and really accents the strawberry flavour. I’m actually kind of sad that this didn’t become permanent because it really is a lovely summer tea.
Wow it has been over a month since I had this? No wonder I have been craving it. Made a pot this morning and just revelled in how delightful the flavours are. This is a must- have in my cupboard.
How have I never reviewed this one? This was one of my favourite teas almost from the beginning, and was possibly my first green. The mango flavour here is true to the fruit, unlike some that add pineapple or other random citrus flavours. And even better, the tea and the fruit flavours combine into a lovely cup. This is the tea that taught me to appreciate a good sencha, and a more delicate cup to a black or herbal.
I had my doubts about this one, and between that and my fear of it, I left this one as my last 52teas tea to try from my order. I had no idea what to expect, and so it was with trepidation I sipped tonight.
My first sips were of a roasted flavour with a slight sweetness. Curious I added a dash of sugar, and there, in the aftertaste notes, was most definitely pancake. Pancakes cooked much more well done that I have the preference for, but definitely an identifiable pancake taste.
Not sure yet if I actually like the tea or not, but it does fulfill its name. I think I’ll need another pot or two to decide if I actually like it or not, though.
This tea did nothing for me when I was sick. It seemed flavourless, I was that ill. This tea when I’m healthy is anything but flavourless! If you like mint-like teas, especially ones with more of a juniper woodsy feel, this is a great tea. The only reason I’m not stocking up more on it is that I prefer Northern Lights just a little bit more.