676 Tasting Notes
Hmm… from my timolino steep today this seems a lot less exciting than my first rating (95, gosh!). I tried for a short-ish steep time so I could try a second round but it’s really just tasting like black tea. Delicious black tea, but fairly plain black tea nonetheless. Hmm.
Second steeping after my disappointment with last night’s first steeping: left leaves for around 30mins in a timolino. Far less almond essence in the second steeping, a far more natural nutty flavour coming through. Upped rating from 45 to 50 because I’m still not over the moon.
I had to calm down after my original tasting note because I was crazy for this tea for a good couple of months there. I am still a huge fan but not as crazily obsessed with it as I once was!
Still a fantastic iced tea, and I also love it hot. I love the tropical notes.
All I got from this was almond. I suppose with such an almondy scent I should have avoided it—I am just not a big fan of almond essence. But there were so many other exciting ingredients in the list, I thought surely they might come through too! I suppose if I were going to suggest any other flavours they would be fake cherry and fake coconut, but mixed with the almond essence it was just a big bunch of blah. Such a pity. I’ll try a second infusion and see if that changes the mix any but I’m sincerely underwhelmed.
Killer fruity mix, fresh and tropical and great both hot and cold. Loses a bit in a resteep so it’s sad you have to use so much for the great flavour but it’s still super excellent.
I don’t pick up the weird vegetal note that some steepsters are mentioning but it looks like we fans of this blend aren’t fazed by that at all.
I’ve tried one other bamboo tea before, T2’s plain bamboo blend, and the bamboo is presented very differently in that one. Interesting comparison.
Flavors: Bamboo, Peach
Fruity good times. I normally have this one on hand as a go-to iced tea but I felt like it hot tonight and it definitely delivered. Upped the teaspoon/cup ratio to get a stronger hot flavour out of it and it was definitely successful.