1613 Tasting Notes
So I finally cracked into my HUGE Lupicia sampler. I needed to sleep after night float and decided to open a yellow-orange packet. Pommier it was. It smells… very strong. Almost like celery (and I absolutely hate celery). Some liquor-esque smell going on too.
Anyhow, I brewed up this rooibos. It is stinky! I decided to look up the tasting notes before I took a sip. Maple syrup, apple, honeybush, and rooibos? Strange combination. I would have expected it to have a different flavor and scent. I could detect apple in the aftertaste, but that was it. Not my favorite for sure.
I finished this tea up today. It is funny how my taste in teas have changed and evolved. This tea used to be my absolute favorite tea. After a few years, this tea doesn’t seem as great as I used to think it was. Nowadays, I’m loving oolongs! This tea is still a great dessert tea. It is sweet and has a nice blend of vanilla and caramel.
Just got home from nightfloat. This is day 2! I always have this strange boost of energy around 7am hence the tea drinking. I figure I will become sleepy again. I steeped this for a shorter time because I wanted to try to avoid the bitterness. Again, the crushed up leaves don’t appeal to me.
Sip… am I drinking straight up hot water? This is a tea that I can’t get right. I drank this down so I have none left. I am thankful for that for sure! Now I can open up and try another tea!