2806 Tasting Notes
This is actually a resteep of earlier’s cup but since there is so much time between the two I count it as a new time having this tea and thus it gets a tasting note. However, the flavor hasn’t really changed and I don’t have much more to say about the tea itself. Instead, I will use this note to talk about my excitement.
Tomorrow, I am going to the American offices for Nina’s Paris again. YAY!!! I had such an amazing time the last time I went that I look forward to seeing them all again. Also, I get to stock up on Japon which is always something to be happy about. Plus, I plan on trying some new flavors and buying some other teas since my cupboard is shrinking fast and needs to be replenished.
This tea is a touch weak but that is probably due to it being underleafed. Consequently, I am not getting as much blueberry as I usually do (though there is still a fair bit). Instead I am tasting mostly a buttery baked good quality that is still very nice. Now that this is gone, I doubt I will be restocking anytime soon but I certainly would not say no to another glass.
My friend messaged me this morning in search of a tea that tastes like DAVIDs Pumpkin Chai. I just sent mine off last week but I recommended Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie and keeping an eye on DAVIDs web specials. If anyone has any other recommendations, I would love to hear them!
As for this tea, I have never tried this without milk prior to this cup. Surprisingly, it is still very good. It is reminiscent of an instant hot chocolate made in water. It has some nice warming spices thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg and there is almost a berry-esque quality that I am quite enjoying. Though I still prefer this as a latte, I now know it can still be enjoyable on its own.
I swear every time I have this cup, it tastes different. Today it definitely tastes chocolatey but rather than a buttery and creamy white chocolate, it is more earthy and reminiscent of dark chocolate. The white base also has prominence in the cup which I think adds to the earthiness. Not bad, but not something I plan on keeping around after the sample is finished.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth
This tea has a billion elements in it and yet I am finding it to be a watery, jumbled mess. There is nothing that stands out but rather all the flavors are muddled together. It is not horrible but really not great either. This is not something I plan on restocking once I finish the 50 g I got for free (thank god I didn’t pay for it) last Halloween.
This is a tea with a pretty distinct flavor which means you really need to be in the mood for it to truly enjoy it. When I first went about brewing the cup, I was not really that excited but smelling the rich cream scent of the dry leaf made me happy that a cup was a mere 5 minutes away. Now I am happily sipping away at the nutty, creamy cup of sweetness :)