598 Tasting Notes
I found this surprisingly well balanced tonight. I don’t really know how I found it so tart the first time, because despite a bit of tartness the overall sip is rounded and full of berry-like flavor. It smells strongly of hibiscus, but the taste is very much sweet currant and a bit of tart raspberry like flavor. The aftertaste is a natural fruity sweetness that lingers.
Fiance found this sweet and satisfying as well.
And tasting notes might have actually gotten more horrible to write from mobile with the recent interface change. It wasn’t that great before, but this is pretty awful.
I perpetually bounce around with my feelings on this tea, because I think it’s weird. My attitude on whatever day determines if that’s good weird or bad weird on a given day. Tonight is good weird.
There’s a lingering licorice root type of sweetness to the cup that counteracts most of the spice in the cup, but leaves just enough cayenne kick to tickle the back of my throat. There’s a lot of ginger flavor here as well, but the licorice is easily the dominating flavor. I like the cup a lot more as it cools as the sweetness lightens slightly and the cayenne packs more punch. I don’t really get much in the way of cocoa, but I want to try brewing this up in a cup of hot chocolate some night to see what that does for me.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice
Oooph this is like drinking melting tropical fruit gummy bears mixed with a slightly vegetal green. And strangely not in a bad way. It’s very sweet and very fruity. I can pick out mango, pineapple and peach for certain, but it’s almost like there’s more fruity flavors in there that I can’t identify. Regardless, it grew on me throughout the cup.
I can only imagine how good this would have been cold steeped with frozen strawberries for ice cubes on a hot summer day. But of course, I’m drinking it hot and it’s below freezing out.
While I do enjoy this tea as a tea, it’s definitely not carrot cake and if I had bought it as a carrot cake tea, I’d actually be pretty disappointed. It’s a definite subtlety spiced blustery day tea. A tiny touch of sugar does a lot for bringing the spices forward, but I’m really finding myself longing for carrot and cake.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutmeg
I wish that pumpkin wasn’t considered a seasonal flavor, because pumpkin doesn’t just stop being amazing after Thanksgiving. I hate that I feel like I need to squirrel away pumpkin teas so I can enjoy them year round. Rawr.
I just want it to be the gift that keeps on giving, is that too much to ask?
This cup has plenty of natural sweetness and a satisfying blend of pumpkin pie spices, which coax out the pumpkin flavor. The marshmallow doesn’t really come through, but adds a wonderful creaminess to the burnt sugar and caramel undertones of the whole cup.
Thanks jeweledthumb this is quite good!
Oh man. This is like a whole new Steepster experience. I don’t even know what to do with myself right now.
I forgot this one in the fridge on Saturday. I’m pleasantly surprised it held up until today , though. Sometimes teas can start tasting muddled and almost dirty if you leave them too, too long. This one stayed clean and crisp and has that wonderful mouthfeel.
In other news, I made another loaf of the Vanilla Earl Grey Cranberry Bread, jotted everything down, shared the recipe with some friends who asked after trying it. So I know the recipe is a winner. If anyone else wants the recipe let me know and I’ll gladly share!
Flavors: Earth, Honey, Malt
So I had this this morning while I did some laundry (I’m so exciting!) and it kind of blew my expectations completely out of the water. From the dark cocoa powder smell of the bag to the rich, earthy cocoa essence in the flavor, this cup seriously delivers. This is a true replacement for dark chocolate cocoa. I just. Wow.
I’m mildly uncomfortable with how good this is being a bagged tea and all.