2920 Tasting Notes
I was thinking about this all day after it was mentioned by Roswell Strange on fb and all I could think about how tasty this would be as a smoothie with my jams. I mean i already knew it was a good smoothie but the jams would just make it better. Except when I got home and started prepping, I realized most of my ingriedients were m.i.a. so I had to improvise. Mango instead of banana. Cream and water instead of milk. The result is strange to say the least. The cream makes this thicker and more akin to milk chocolate mousse while the chocolate from the pudding has been heightened for some reason drowning out all that nice vanilla in the tea. The frozen mango is stronger and not as sweet as the banana so it’s present too and fighting for center stage. Add to that bits of anise popping up and you got one strange blend.
This is an interesting tea, full of spices and vegetables and something bright trying to break through. A hint of licorice here, a wisp of mint there and the whole time it is savory and green. It’s like a tasty veggie side dish. I am not sure how I feel…
Flowers! It’s like perfume sorta with that slight dryness and the spice you’d find in like lavender or dandelions. I wish I could describe this better…I think I will add the other teabag to my tea twins package I am working on and hopefully she will be better at explaining this tea.
This was my tea smoothie with some raspberry & star anise jam and it was amazingly creamy and so deliciously candy-like. The perfect dessert to end the night. Also, I was in the process of making my smoothie and only then learned we had no milk in the house. What we did have was cream so I use 1/4 cup of cream and topped it off with 3/4 cup of water so that probably made this all the more creamier.
Finished this off as a teapop and it really is weird to me that this tea doesn’t brew up clear. What is in this that makes it so cloudy? Also, for a pear tea, why is it so floral? If I think really, really hard I can imagine this as sort of pear-like but then it is mostly just black tea and perfume. Thank you for the share Sil but this one just isn’t for me.
That darn banana, bourbon, and vanilla bean jam is dangerous. It compliments so many tea smoothies perfectly and this one was no exception. It made for a delicious goodbye to a mediocre tea. Now I regret not grabbing the raspberry and star anise one that probably would have been a nice addition as well. I guess another trip to the jam store is in my future…or I can always mooch off my friend who picked that one up.
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.