2699 Tasting Notes
This tea was really calling to me and when I opened it and smelled the familiar strawberry scent I love so much, I was excited to have a cup. Unfortunately, after steeping for 20 minutes, this got dumped. The strawberry flavor was hidden underneath the cacao and cacao is really not for me. I am officially giving up on it and letting go to the hope that one day I will enjoy it again.
This is yet another tea from the package Courtney sent my way (Thank you!!). I am really enjoying the nutty flavor to this. However, the base is also quite prominent and I find it is competing with the flavor and really taking away from the cup.
Flavors: Malt, Nuts
Thank you Courtney for helping me get a couple more cups of this delicious, delicious tea. I really loved the sample Roswell Strange sent and having it again tonight, I am still very impressed with it (Good job Sil!). It makes me really, REALLY happy that I have more on the way in my group Butiki order.
Thank you Courtney for sharing this with me! I know it is one of your favorites so I was very excited to try this out and I can definitely see why you like it. It is quite tropical and delicious. Sweet coconut and vanilla with a great hint of ginger to round everything out. Plus, I am getting grassy notes from the base that are actually making the taste better as opposed to worse.
I don’t know if I would stock up on this but I certainly would not turn down another cup. And I have 24 oz to enjoy right now that I am happily sipping away at while I watch Bones.
Flavors: Coconut, Grass, Vanilla
I actually quite enjoy this tea. For me, HI’s strawberry smells just like a strawberry milkshake or the fake strawberry syrup they use to make strawberry milkshakes (which I quite enjoy). I just wished I liked either the Cacao or their black base more so I was not hesitant about stocking up. For the most part, the strawberry flavor is what is prominent but the base creeps in from time to time and really ruins the cup.
Flavors: Berries, Cream
Okay so Adagio’s The Woman led me astray and made me think I might like a Lapsang Souchong. I do not, at least not this one. I think my craving for “smoke” was actually a craving for The Woman.
This smells smokier than it is and ultimately it is a bad black tea with more smoke in the smell than the taste. I might try combining this with some other, sweeter teas, in an attempt to drink it up. At least now I know.
This is something I have been craving for a while but have not been motivated enough to go into the store and get it. Nor did I want 50 g of it so I did not add it to my most recent DAVIDs order. Today, I went into DAVIDs to grab something for a friend and since I was there I figured why not grab some of this tea. Of course I started brewing up a cup as soon as I got home and it is just the vanilla pudding flavor I so desperately desired. Delicious!
In other news, I asked the saleswoman and she told me the Spring line comes out March 5 and she was quite excited about the new products (though would give me no hints as to what they may be). Unfortunately, I will be in Florida when the stuff is released so I won’t get a chance to try it until I get back.
Flavors: Cream, Orchids, Vanilla
First cold brew in my Mason Jar mug. It was so easy to just pull out the infuser when the tea was ready. I honestly love this teaware.
As for the tea, nothing new to report. It is rhubarb tart with a hint of strawberry sweetness and a delicious custard creaminess. Yum!
Oh and hello tasting note 900! 1000, here I come!!