3187 Tasting Notes
I am not a lover of chai teas but this one smelled really great. Plus, it was a convenient tea bag so I decided to give it a taste.
I am getting a very thin caramel flavor mixed with hints of cinnamon and clove. Overall, it just seems very weak to me so I am guessing this was underleafed. Perhaps I will try this with two teabags next time to see if that is better because the cup has potential to be pretty decent.
ETA: Tried brewing this up with two teabags and it is still pretty weak when it comes to the caramel flavor. The spices come out a bit more though which actually overwhelms what little caramel there is.
Compared this tea with TeaG’s Rooibush Eggnog. Review can be found here: http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/241510
Brewed up a cup of this and a cup of 52 Tea’s Eggnog Honeybush. They are both teas I wanted to try so I jumped at the chance when I found both in the box.
This one is not really what I would refer to as eggnog, though it is a touch creamy. It mostly just tastes of rooibos with a hint of nutmeg. Not a bad rooibos either but at the end of the day, it fails to deliver on what is promised so I am left a little disappointed.
Unfortunately, 52 Tea’s Eggnog Honeybush is not much better. It has a very sweet smell, almost like icing but tastewise there is not much else other than sweetened honeybush. Once again, not horrible but not something I need stocked either.
Of the two, neither is really all that great but I think I slightly prefer 52 Tea’s just because I think I prefer the flavor of honeybush to rooibos.
I fell in love with this tea when I first had it. So much so, in fact, that I acquired quite a bit of it between picking up an 100g tin for myself and being sent multiple packages from the ever so generous MissB (thank you!!!). Unfortunately, I eventually fell out of love with this tea and ended up sending most of what I had left away. However, I left one of each of the packages MissB gave me at each of my different homes and now that I have returned to my family home and my mother has brought my stash back from Florida, I was reunited with 2 bags of this. Consequently, I decided to cold brew it to see if maybe I would enjoy this more that way.
Tastewise, the lavender is much more prominent in the cold brew. This is both good and bad given that I am not a huge lover of lavender but its enhanced presence tones down the lotiony aspect of the coconut that I got in the hot brew. Not bad, but not great. I think I will continue to have this cold brewed until I use up whats left because, if for nothing else, at least it is hydrating.
Thank you jump62359 for sending this my way. It is really a decadent tea. Dark and rich and oh so sweet. The caramel flavor really shines, while the honey is also present and the base is almost chocolatey. It is not something I could drink everyday as it is quite heavy but it is delicious nonetheless and something I would love to have around for when the mood strikes.
Sipping on this tea hot, as expected, all I got was smoke. However, once I get past that, I can notice a bit of cocoa coming through and just the tiniest sprig of mint. I will continue to let this cool to see what comes of the tea but as of now, it is quite pleasant and definitely captures Jayne’s character.