1199 Tasting Notes
Backlogging from 11/24
I’ve been having problems liking rooibos if it’s not fruity, but I figured this might work just fine because I do love chocolate and peppermint.
But they are not enough right now to cover how red rooibos will stand out and just taste horribly woodsy and sickening to me right now. So I didn’t drink much of this at all. I’m going to hold on to it though in hopes one day I get my taste for chocolate rooibos back.
This is so amazing! It’s like a 2nd flush Darjeeling meets a Yunnan black. Out of all the black teas I’ve been drinking in the morning, this needed absolutely nothing added to it.
I taste nuttiness, honey, chocolate, and just a nice touch of floral notes to it. Maybe a bit of caramel too! The caramel especially comes out now that the remaining tea has cooled a lot.
It’s a very mild tea, I found myself sipping it very easily, without even thinking about the taste, other than about how good it tastes!
I’d definitely get more of this in the future, I really wanted to take advantage of Butiki’s sale yesterday but I couldn’t justify it, and I tried to get my mom to buy even $15 of it and she just tells me she doesn’t like tea (and 10 minutes later she liked the chocolate tea I had last night when I gave her the mug to try it). Oh well. I’ll have money one day.
My brother doesn’t drink much tea, but he would not take his nose out of the infuser after the tea steeped.
SO MUCH CHOCOLATE. This was perfect with our birthday cake. My brother’s is today, my dad’s tomorrow, mine Sunday, so we sing “Happy Birthday to Us.” The cake was white frosting and yellow cake, so chocolate on the side was excellent. I added a little bit of milk for creaminess, and it’s like a really rich, malty hot chocolate. No more sugar, so much already in my system, and it doesn’t even need any!
A 3 min, 45 sec steep was really good. It’s more like a dark chocolate flavor, a bit bittersweet, and all around tasty. I think I only got this in a sample pack so I am definitely going to need more in the future!
This tea gets a seal of approval of not needing any more chocolate flavor, a rare feat!
Ok I can’t find this on the website so I guess it is no longer around.
It looks like it’s gunpowder with peppercorn, and it tastes like that too. I steeped it twice this morning and it was just really easy to drink. A little smoky, as you’d expect from its name I guess, but very mild.
It also had a bit of fruitiness to it, and I quite enjoyed it.
I apologize if this is a bunch of nonsense because after I drank it I went out to a bar just to get out and there was the most amazing IPA.
This really tasted more like a papaya rose oolong to me. Then again I try to avoid Chardonnay as much as possible, though I have a general idea of how it tastes. This to me tasted far better than Chardonnay and it was very delicious with the pumpkin cheesecake bars I made. I ended up also making a maple apple pie because my mom accidentally baked her pecan pie’s crust, and if any had been left when we got back, I would have drank it with a small slice of that pie.
I would definitely have avoided this tea just based on how I associate Chardonnay with this horrible oak taste, but this is far better than any Chardonnay I’ve had. Like I said, strongly papaya and rose, with a little vanilla. Not bad, but not my favorite so far of the Vintage Teaworks teas. Again though not the kind of wine I normally go for so don’t take my word on it.
I already can’t wait to get back to my full supply of tea LOL
I enjoy this for breakfast but it’s definitely not a favorite by any means. If I found it on sale again for $5 when I run out, I would probably get it again.
I just met my grandpa’s new dog and she is already attached to me. She doesn’t play, sadly, but she really like to smack people with her front paw. Apparently everything is “shake.”
I decided to have some different breakfast blend this morning. This sounded interesting so I ordered a sample.
I steeped it for four minutes, and added a little milk. I’m not entirely sure I like it compared to just the Yunnan tea I’ve been having the past couple of days. I like it and I like Assam but together it’s just not a flavor I really would go for.
It comes off kind of smoky, not in a lapsang sort of way at all, I feel like this might be the spicy notes mentioned in the description. It is a pretty smooth, bold tea other than that note that is just a bit too strong for me. And I steeped it for a minute less than the bag called for, next time I might try 3. Or maybe the 5 min is the way to go, somehow.
I feel awake though so it does its job as a big, robust breakfast blend.
Adagio sent me this in my most recent order because my birthday is right around the corner. I previously bought this and had the worst time with it. So I’m hoping now things might be better.
So far I can confirm NOPE. Let the water cool, steeped it for 2 min, 45 seconds, and added milk and it’s still a tasteless, slightly bitter black tea.
However, this tea is saved by Nonna’s Biscotti…they have salted caramel and chocolate biscotti! SO GOOD. I dipped it into the tea so it added a decent flavor to the biscotti. And so in turn I’m hoping it makes the tea tasty.
It did not help. I really do not like this tea.
My mom was holding on to sachets of this stuff that had an expiration date on the bottom of the tin of 2008 LOL
She made the final sachets into iced tea and I had some today and it wasn’t bad at all for its age. Not very blueberry tasting anymore but just slightly berry in the mix of the green tea.
But I am not letting her make any old tea anymore, I of course finished it and then saw the date on the tin!
I tried to drink this without milk today but it was WAY too much for me to handle, so in the milk went again. It was actually the color of coffee I noticed, I was almost confused as to what I was drinking!
It definitely needs milk for me, but I guess if I cut down on the leaf again, I might get something that is drinkable without additions.