475 Tasting Notes
I brewed up a pitcher of this as it is one of my perennial favourite iced teas. I have been busy packing though, and managed to forget it in the fridge for a day and a half, as opposed to the over night steep time I usually allow it. It is still a great tea, but the stevia has shown up a little too much for my liking. Lesson learned and I will be keeping a much closer eye on the steeping time for this from here on out!
I really am enjoying this tea especially how buttery and smooth the caramel overtones are, the only part that I am not sure about is the final apple note. It sort of comes across as nice cross between Forever Nuts and Movie Night, both of which I adore. However, the apple notes from Movie Night are definitely present. Personally, I find that the apple note does take away from the popcorn flavour a little bit. But, overall, I really like the flavour of the tea.
It was such a chilly day today that this was the perfect cup to brew. I love the caramel notes and the malty depth to the base tea used in this blend. It needs a bit of sweetener to really bring out the flavour, but, when brewed right, it is such a decadent dessert tea! This is one of my favourite teas to drink, hands down!
I cold brewed a pitcher of this and was pleasantly surprised. It was a nice, light, tart cherry. It definitely reminded me of a cherry snow cone or popsicle. I think it is going to to be really refreshing on super hot days, but it is not a tea I am absolutely in love with and have to have available all the time. I am glad I have some to play with, but I don’t know that is needs to have a permanent home in my cupboard.
I am really not feeling this tea. I brought some home and tried a different brewing method (low temperature, short steep) which has worked for me before. This tea is just a no go though, all I ever get is a slight rooibos taste and a lot of sugar water. It is sweet, but it really does not scream cotton candy to me. I will have to leave this tea to those who have had more success as with it than I have!
I have only tried this tea hot, but it really tastes like a jolly rancher to me. I don’t know that this is a bad thing, it is just unexpected. I like the idea of a bit of a bite from some balsamic vinegar, but this is not what I had imagined that would taste like. I have a bit of this to play around with, so far it is… Interesting?
I think this tea is fantastic!! I adore the buttery taste and it really does remind me of sweet popcorn. I prefer a shorter steep time, which prevents the apple from showing up too much in the flavour, but either way it is super amazing! I can’t really see this cold, but I could easily imagine myself tucking into to it on cold evenings! I had it unsweetened and it worked, but I think it is going to be amazing with a bit of sugar!
I made the world’s hardest deal with myself. No tea reviews until I had found a job for next year, given that I didn’t need the distraction while I was supposed to be working on applications. A month later and I am back!!
I have so much tea to catch up on!! I am finishing my last real batch of this tea until we move and unpack. As always, it is amazing. I love the blackberry leaves along with the sweet passion fruit notes.I had really hoped this tea might reappear this year, but that does not seem to be in the cards. For now, I will continue to hoard the bit of this I have left and hope that one day it might reappear.
I drank a cup of this today while we packed and sorted the tea cupboard. Given that a.) I bet away my tea buying privileges for a month and b.) we packed all but the essential teas, the samples we had, and the ones we don’t care too much for I might be facing a pretty limited six weeks of tea drinking!! Here’s hoping we find a house quickly and I can unpack my teas again! :P
As always, this is wonderful. Orangey but with a nice malty base tea that really works to make a mature tea taste. It is consistently one of my favourite orange teas and today was no different!