2871 Tasting Notes
I wasn’t a lover of DAVIDs Bamboozled but this, I really like this. The bamboo provides body and a solid base for a nice fruity flavor of berries and currant. I could definitely enjoy this often. I think I see a Tea Desire order in my future. Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing it with me :)
Thank you Fjellrev (and Sil) for some of this delicious matcha. It is sweeter and creamier than the mocha matcha and with a bit less of coffee flavoring but it is still very good and the two are quite similar. I think out of the two, for my tastes, I would get this again but I am not sure if it would make the cut when compared to all the other matchas I have tried.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me more of this tasty, tasty blend. Just a whiff of lapsang souchong and I start to crave it. It has a whiff of smoke to compliment the sweet cherry and creamy vanilla – a blend that perfectly captures Irene Adler. Luckily I picked up 3 oz along with samplers in the most recent Adagio sale but I won’t see that until I go back home at the end of April/beginning of May so I am super grateful to have some cups to hold me over.
So I was pretty worried about this because my swap partner, Roswell Strange, did not seem to be a fan. Luckily she sent me some to try though because I actually am enjoying this. It is chocolatey until the sip is almost over, at which point a little chili kick comes through. I don’t know if I would want 50 g of it but I would not turn down another cup. Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me a sample to try.
Thank you keychange for sharing this delicious tea with me. It is subtle but brilliant. Floral but not perfumey with a beautiful champagne flavor. Somehow the fizziness was even captured in this blend. Sipping on this makes me feel as though I should be at an afternoon party held in the backyard of someone’s estate home, sipping on champagne while clothed in a beautiful dress. Okay, I may have watched a bit too much TV today but you get what I mean. The only downside? 6 cups cost $6.50 :(
I think it was originally Cavocorax and then Courtney who had the idea of mixing this with milk and letting it sit for a few hours. That method seemed to get positive reviews so I decided to try it out. I find that the peanut butter flavor is a little more infused into the milk as a whole making for a thicker cup that is more reminiscent of peanut butter. However, with that said, there isn’t as much a difference between this cup and the cup I usually have to justify the wait if I want a cup immediately.
Thank you Roswell Strange for yet another RiverTea blend to try. This is a flavorful rooibos but most of the flavor is coming from hibiscus which is making me sad. There is also a hint of cherry hanging in the background but it is being completely upstaged by the tart attention-hog that is hibby.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me a sample. It is nice to get to try RiverTeas prior to placing an order however this is not for me. I am getting hibiscus and not much else. Surprisingly, I don’t mind the hibiscus in this blend as much as I minded it in others, but I think that is because I was expecting it to be tart. Nonetheless, after I get through the sample I was sent, I doubt I would want it again.
Thank you Roswell Strange (and also aisling of tea) for the opportunity to try this tea. This sort of reminds me of Vicki’s Sponge Cake which I really enjoyed. It is deliciously creamy thanks to the meringure while maintaining an amazing sweet-but-tart raspberry flavor. This would definitely be included in my RiverTea order if/when I place one.
Thank you Fjellrev (and I believe also Sil?) for the chance to try this matcha. I love the idea of maple syrup everything so this is a matcha I really wanted to try. However, now that I finally have some, I was really unsure of what to do with it because maple syrup milk sounded weird to me and so did maple syrup soda. I decided the soda seemed like the lesser of two evils and sipping on it now, I am actually enjoying it. It has the flavor of carbonation (that I am not a huge fan of) but once you get passed that, there is a distinct maple syrup sweetness that I am really enjoying. All in all, not bad. I might even try this in milk.