2369 Tasting Notes
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.
Sad, sad sipdown. (235)
I am going to need to get more of this soon. Alas, I feel like I need to reign in my cupboard which is quickly spiraling out of control. I swear each time I get a sipdown, I end up adding 2 more teas in its place. It is amazing to have so much choice but I worry that I won’t get through it all before it goes bad. It is stored properly though and a lot are just a few cups worth so I am not too concerned but no more buying until I get through it. Plus, there are Butiki teas I have yet to try and I should probably do that before placing an order.
Okay, on to the tea. Thanks to Sil and Stacy, there is this amazingly delicious pie tea. The crust is present thanks to the awesome teddy graham flavor. Sweet strawberry filling is the prominent taste with notes of vanilla and just the right amount of rhubarb tart. It is perfect. And now it is gone :(. I can’t thank you enough for sharing, Roswell Strange! I would not have bought this without trying it but now I know it would have been something I missed out on.
This is a weird experience because I know I am having cheesecake matcha but if I don’t pay attention, it sort of seems like I am drinking very creamy milk. There is no strong cheesecake flavor so it sort of just bumps up the creaminess and makes the milk sweeter. It is very tasty, don’t get me wrong, but it is not cheesecake. Perhaps it would be more pronounced if it were distinctive or robust? Nonetheless, this is still very good so thank you MissB for sharing this with me.
I have accumulated a fair bit of this tea. Basically, Roswell Strange sent some to me back in December but it was either in a package that is lost somewhere in the world or a package that is stuck at my house in Thornhill. So, being a bit impatient to try what many have called “fuzzy peaches in a cup”, I asked Aimee Popovacki if she wouldn’t mind including some in our most recent swap. Then I ended up receiving a bit more from Roswell Strange in our most recent swap. So now I have a fair bit of this tea and thought it was probably a good idea to try it out.
Unfortunately, this is not the tea I was expecting. This smells like fuzzy peaches but tastes like oolong and more and more I am realizing that is not a taste I particularly enjoy. Thank you both Roswell Strange and Aimee Popovacki but I just don’t think this one is for me :(.
Every time I go into DAVIDs I consider getting just a bit of this tea to try. It never had a huge appeal so I always ended up grabbing other stuff instead. However, it is a bestseller and my curiosity has persisted so I asked to try some in my most recent swap with Roswell Strange.
This is actually a pretty tasty mate. The roasted mate actually helps to highlight the chocolate. This combines nicely with the nuttiness of the almond and a touch of raspberry sweetness to round things all out. I know this isn’t something I NEED to have around since I typically don’t reach for mates and am not really sure if this would ever be something I crave but I am glad I have more of this tea to enjoy for a little while more. Thank you Roswell Strange for being an awesome swap buddy and allowing me to try this and so many other tasty teas!
ETA: I think I actually like this better as it cools. It becomes more chocolate-y and the raspberry becomes more prominent as well where as the mate fades away to the background. I am going to up the rating.
Aimee Popovacki sent me a bunch of this blend in our most recent swap and I decided the prep a cold brew immediately. After brewing for around 12 hours, this turned out pretty awesome.
Normally I avoid hibiscus at all costs but it works in this blend to help add just the right amount of rhubarb tart. However, unlike other blends, this hibiscus does not take over at all. There is a lot of strawberry sweetness here as well. Most impressive though is the yogurt creaminess and slight tang that is captured so perfectly. From start to finish, this cold brew is 100% a strawberry rhubarb parfait. I look forward to trying this one hot as well but something tells me this will be a restock come the summer months. Thank you Aimee for sharing this tasty treat :)