2761 Tasting Notes
I used a lot of leaf to make my smoothie today, which is okay because I still have a lot of leaf. I was actually surprised though that among all the other flavors, what stood out was the white rhino base. Notes of cream and hay really shined through which was unexpected but lovely. That and the hazelnut were what I noticed most among the strawberry and peanut butter in the blend. It was not what I thought it would be but I was delightfully surprised.
Finished this off as an iced latte and I have come to the conclusion that this is just too oolong-y for me. Next to the oolong, which I probably noticed more because I don’t like it, the most prominent flavor was the coffee beans. I was missing the cherry of my first cup and chocolate was completely MIA. It’s not a bad tea, just not for me. Nonetheless, I appreciate the chance to experiment and be sure so thank you, Sil for sparing some for me to play with.
I think I’m in a cotton candy mood. Last night I cheated on the diet and ended up having a cotton candy blizzard. It was great but sweet and I couldn’t finish it however what I did have left me wanting more cotton candy flavor, I guess, because when I went to make my smoothie, I could think of nothing else but this tea. I was practically drooling when I smelled this brewing. Alas, that smell didn’t transfer over to the taste of the smoothie because the fruits just completely drowned it out. I think I’ll stick to having this one as a latte.
Having this as a hot latte (well, warm I guess since it cooled a lot) and though the rooibos is present, when I paid attention to the sip, I realized it was like 65% caramel and 35% base. Apple pops up now and then but isn’t as prominent as you would expect from an APPLE caramel tea. I don’t know if I am bothered by that though as this is still quite nice. Thank you Sil for sharing :)
This is significantly better iced than as a cold brew and even greater as a teapop. The cloying sweetness of the cold brew is gone and there is a hint of fruitiness I can make out as rhubarb if I concentrate on that notion. Mostly though, it’s a generic apple/fruit flavor and the taste of carbonated water. I have probably one more cup of this left and I think I will try it hot but I am just not loving this one.
I have owned this tea for a long time…as in 3 years or so. It is actually the first tea I had as a bubble tea/bubble tea latte and I loved it. When I moved back to Toronto, my roommate and I actually split what we had of this so for the longest time it was just hiding in an unmarked plastic bag shoved in the darkest corner of my stash…until today when I was trying to think of what would go well with peanut butter and vanilla pudding and I remembered this tea. Turns out it was a great call because this tasted like a milkshake dessert. Creamy but with a nutty/baked goods flavor. And, the frozen fruit really took a backseat to the tea and other components in the smoothie which is actually quite unusual. All in all, I was pretty happy with it and this tea is still delightful.