2913 Tasting Notes
Well this was unexpected. I anticipated a more brisk tea, meant to wake you up and instead I got silk and sweet. My first thought was “I wonder if this was contaminated by the vanilla teas in the package because there is a whole lot more vanilla than I anticipated?”. Then I thought, “wow, this is creamy and smooth?”. Then I checked to see if this was just black tea or if it was a blend. Then I got the citrus notes which are slightly on the lines of pledge. So things started off good but the citrus is a little off. The fluffy lemon of L’Hiver or Lemon French Macaron is what would have suited this best but the citrus is more harsh and thus compromises an otherwise lovely tea.
Thank you Sil for the share! This made for a fun surprise this morning and definitely an unexpected tea.
Sipdown (199…yay for under 100!!)
DAVIDsTEA Red Velvet Cake, is that you? Is that what is hiding in my cup, disguised as TeaTaxi’s Fireworks? Yep. Must be. Same cake flavors. Same white chocolate note. No cherry. It’s alright but I don’t stock Red Velvet Cake and I probably won’t stock this. It was a fun trip down memory lane to an old favorite.
So my cupboard number is high but a fair amount of the teas are sample sizes. Perhaps I should take a page from Sil’s book and weigh my stash again to see how much tea I have.
As for this tea, it is a pretty pleasant berry tea and it makes for a delightful tea pop. Not too sweet. Not too tart. Delicious and perhaps it will be one I see again. Until then, I have DAVIDs Bear Trap which is much easier to get a hold of.
I made this hot and though it isn’t as sweet as the teapop was (according to my note), I am still offput a little by the little bubbles of oil floating at the top. I even touched one and it was like I just put oil on my hands it was so slick. Not really something I want in a tea.
Taste wise it’s not so bad though. It’s not a tea for sipping since that would make the oiliness more apparent but in big gulps this is a generic tropical fruit flavor. Sweet with a hint of pineapple here and some coconut there. The hibiscus is present in so far as it keeps this tea from being too sweet. It’s not great but it’s drinkable.
This is my smoothie today and I added some of my Banana, Bourbon, and Vanilla Bean jam to it and nothing could be more right….well for now at least. I was worried the frozen strawberries in the strawberry banana fruit blend or the chocolate pudding would drown it out but nope. Those add depth of flavor but this is a sweet banana treat all the way. Yum!
So Sil reminded me of this tea (thank you for both the tea and the reminder :P) and I figured it was an easy sipdown to get to 200. Then I realized I bought DAVIDs Halloween teas and that pushed me back over. Oops.
Nonetheless, this is a nice bedtime tea. I am still not needing to keep this stocked but it is definitely one of the more tolerable herbally herbals I have tried. The orange adds sweetness, while the peppermint is fresh, and the lemongrass is bright. The flavors combine quite well and make for a pretty subtle tea. It’s not bad, just not what I tend to drink.
An oolong I actually don’t mind?! Read about it here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/10/16/oo-peppermint-harlow-tea-co/