3021 Tasting Notes
Thank you Arby for the share. Your swap package is actually one of two packages I have been carrying around in my purse all day, the other being my teas from Liquid Prost. I was super excited to try everything but haven’t gotten a chance until now.
Tbh I worried that this tea would be gimmicky and thus not very good. I am happy to report that’s not the case. The base is mellow and subtle which leaves a whole lot of room for the pomegranate flavor to shine. To me, this is actually a cross between cassis and pomegranate since it’s not quite as sweet as pomegranate and has a touch of that cassis richness. It’s actually quite an enjoyable tea to sip on.
So my dad is at a food festival in California and just called because he found a tea booth and wanted to know if there was anything I wanted to try. For a family that doesn’t drink tea, they are getting pretty good at sniffing it out and finding me new companies to try. Unfortunately no one has found a Butiki replacement. Luckily I have a fair bit of this left and it is holding up well over time. Not to mention that even if the flavor fades, I am left with the tasty White Rhino tea so all is well for a while.
Finishing this as an eggnog latte and it is incredibly decadent despite being underleafed. It actually tastes like a chocolate/Nutella covered strawberry with an emphasis on the chocolate. It’s a rich tea and a little more of a flavor punch than I anticipated this morning. It definitely delivers on what’s promised.
Apparently I am in a holiday mood between this tea, Sugar Plum Waltz, and a Candy Cane Crush eggnog latte. I am also in a cleaning mood since my mother and I have been trying out cleaning hacks throughout the day. Fun fact, ketchup cleans brass. Personally I find this a little unsettling though our candle sticks have never been shinier.
Anyways, the tea certainly has a eggnog like flavor. Smooth and sweet and slightly eggy. There is a generous amount of vanilla and also a dash of nutmeg at the tail end of the sip to round things out. It is accurate albeit slightly weak. I don’t know if this flavor would stand up in a latte or smoothie or anything like that but as a plain tea, it is a flavored yet simple choice and lighter than some of the other options I have, which can be a good thing at times.
I have no idea what a sugar plum is but this tea is sweet and fruity and captures what I imagine one would taste like. It is flavorful though a touch thin. Still a nice tea though and I am glad I have more to play with.
ETA: well this can get a little bitter and artificial as it cools so best to drink it quick :P