2159 Tasting Notes
My decaf choices are quite limited right now and after the not-so-awesome Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, I wanted something with a lot of flavor but not particularly fancy or novel (like the unique Cacao teas or Pistachio Cream). That left me with this and Jessie’s Tea and something about mint was just particularly appealing. I actually really like this since it is a no muss, no fuss peppermint tea. It has a lot of flavor and it is a tea that can be pleasant no matter my mood.
So I am having this tea hot, plus I added some Monkfruit in the raw and I am still getting a soggy cracker tea. I know that is a weird thing to say but to me this tea tastes like an unsalted premium plus cracker that got a bit wet. I have no idea why and I tried it different ways and with different additives but that is all I am getting. I had such high hopes for this one too. In my mind, if I were to like any of the Celestial Seasoning holiday teas, it would definitely have been this one. Turns out I was wrong but you never know unless you try.
I am having this tea yet again. I don’t know what it is about this blend but I have fallen in love. It is a delicious cookie with a delicious cinnamon sugar glaze on top. However, I think the sweet spot is at a 4 minute steep as opposed to the shorter steep time recommended on the box. Nevertheless, this is still a great cup of tea and oh so easy to make!
I have come to realize that this tea was delicious the first time I had it but it is a tea I really need to crave in order to enjoy. I find each time I reach for it, or any of the other cacao teas, I am not super excited for it and so I really don’t enjoy the cup. Today I am actually debating about dumping this cup. However that could be due to underleafing which is making this taste like very weak and not very pleasant chocolate water. I know this is a good cup of tea because I LOVED it the first time I had it.
Now I am worried if this is another Forever Nuts situation where I loved the cup and then completely lost interest. I hope not but I am sure someone will take it off my hands if it is. I am not quite ready to let it go just yet though as I suppose it is good to keep around for the odd times I do get those chocolate cravings.
I am still not finding any coconut in this tea and I think it could use it as the combination of lime peel and black tea can get bitter. Luckily Herbal Infusions samples are large enough that I have a couple more cups to try and get it right before I officially write this off.