2374 Tasting Notes
So I think this is better when it cools. The mint comes out and the stevia fades. Unfortunately it is still leaving me with the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners that I just can’t stand.
Thank you MissB for giving me the opportunity to try this. It almost definitely would have been something I bought and then had been very disappointed. Now I know that it is just not for me.
This smells sooooo strongly of orange and as I took my first sip, I realized why…this tastes almost exactly like a liquefied Terry’s Chocolate Orange. The only problem? I was never a huge fan of those :(. I can definitely appreciate why people would love this tea but I suppose it is just not for me. Nonetheless, I am glad I got to try it and it definitely has me intrigued as to how other Fauchon rooibos blends would taste. Thank you to both Dexter3657 and Cavocorax for sending me a sample but it seems as this tea and I were not meant to be.
I was packaging this up for a swap and realized that there is a pretty fair amount of tea in the little tin they gave me at Nina’s. Anyways, once I had the tin open, I decided I should make myself a cup.
What I have learned is that Nina’s knows what they are doing when it comes to vanilla caramel flavoring. Though I prefer Nina’s Japon to this (and pretty much everything else it seems) I still love this tasty cup. The black base is present but smooth and really allows the flavor to take center stage. There is a nice creaminess to this tea as well and the vanilla caramel flavoring is perfect.
Je t’aime is certainly right because I love this tea. Other phrases that would work would have been “Je t’adore”, “Incroyable!”, “Magnifique!”, “Extraordinaire!”, “Formidable!”, and other things of that nature.
Thank you Sophie and Laurent for providing me with this delicious tea!
Finally a sipdown! Not that I want this tea gone but rather I am trying to try all the SBTs I bought so I know what I need to restock and it is just such hard work to get through a pitcher alone in the middle of winter.
I don’t have anything new to say about this tea that I have not already said in my other tasting notes. Basically this is a delicious tea that captures the neapolitan flavor well. It will definitely be a restock.
Prior to trying this, it was a plus in my mind because it is a fruity tisane that actually DOESN’T have hibiscus in it. That is surprisingly rare so when I find one, I am immediately interested.
I got a generous portion from Dexter3657 and immediately prepped a bottle to cold steep. I am very happy that the melon flavors are strong and deliciously refreshing. However, there is a bit of a sweet bubblegum quality to this that I am not loving. Nonetheless, this is a very juicy drink and would probably be nice to have around in the summertime. Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing this with me. It is definitely something I would consider restocking.
OMG this is sweet. Like really, REALLY sweet. When I took my first sip I was expecting far more mint but this really puts the “candy” in candy cane!
I want to love this but I can’t help but wish for less stevia because I am picking up on that and not much of anything else. The peppermint is almost a background flavor.
I am sorry MissB because I know how much you love this but it is really not for me. Thank you for sharing though because at least now I know that.
I managed to burn the INSIDE of my nose today. I opened the lid of my roommates soup to smell it and forgot about steam and how hot it could be and ended up inhaling really hot steam. So I feel dumb but at least I have this tasty cup to take my mind off that.
It is an interesting tea because it is very different from most of my others. This has a herb flavor but it is not a herbal tea. And that works really well with the toasted rice of genmaicha. I am glad I got to try this but it probably won’t be a restock – not because it is not good but rather my tea preferences almost always gear towards sweet and I don’t think this would really be appreciated. Nonetheless, thank you Cavocorax for sharing it with me. I enjoyed it while it lasted.
This is a juicy fig tea for sure! Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing this tasty cup. I don’t know how often I would reach for it just because fig is not a flavor I think about. However, when I do have a fig, it is a delicious treat and this tea captures that flavor perfectly.