858 Tasting Notes
Here’s one I was surprised to really enjoy! I guess I have to give in and say when employed sensibly and not in great quantity, licorice root isn’t the worst ingredient I’ve ever tasted. But darn if it isn’t a fine line.
This one’s from a Monstrositea box from some time in the last three months and I’m always grateful for the opportunity to try teas that I wouldn’t always necessarily reach for, like this one for example! I don’t think it holds well in a resteep, despite what the blurb for it says, but the first brew is super tasty straight and has made for a lovely afternoon tea on the multiple occasions I got out of the sample. I’d actually consider restocking this, which has shocked me. Better bump up the rating.
Welp… I finally did it. I polished off the last of this limited edition I’d been hoarding since last Christmas. And do you know why I finally did it? Because I realised it reminded me enough of DT’s Fantasy Island that I could accept seeing the end of it and knowing there would still be Fantasy Island.
I’m not sure what’s so supermood inducing about a fruity green blend but then I’m biased against greens so not the best mindset going into trying this one from a recent Monstrositea box. HMM. Recommended as a cold brew so I’ve got the rest of my sample steeping, but it also says cold brew overnight and I find greens still get too astringent if steeped longer than 3-6 hours.
Right, I pulled my finger out and added the last three months’ of Monstrositea samples to my cupboard, in an effort to light a fire under myself and get through them. I’ve been so focused on sipping down the cupboard that I’ve been largely ignoring the monthly samples as they roll in and that just won’t do!
I went for this one first soon after filling the cupboard up, because the description intrigued me. As did the taste once I got to it! Intriguing and a little confusing… fresh minty but sweet fruity with a nice black base. Definitely one for someone with a more adventurous tea palate but I had a lot of fun with it.