2493 Tasting Notes
I probably should have read my previous tasting note about steeping this for longer or using more leaf as I used the exact same parameters this time around. I am still enjoying this though. It is predominantly apple. There is a slight hint of cinnamon but mostly it is like sipping on warm apple juice. Not bad at all. Thank you MissB for passing along the sample! Luckily HI is pretty generous (as is MissB for sending me the whole thing) with their sample size so I have a few more cups to play with.
Thank you Eva for sending me this tea. Alas, it seems as though my initial love might have just been excitement over a new tea. This is still creamy and certainly eggnogy. Both qualities I really liked in the first cup but a tad off-putting the second time around. I think I am done with this tea after this cup, at least for a little while, but I did have a nice time trying it!
Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me this and forcing me to try it. I actually looked at this on Adagio’s sight and immediately deemed it not for me. However, I could not be more wrong. I actually LOVE this tea. I have been thinking about it since my first cup (made all the more difficult to resist as it smells so strongly). Yes, it is smokey, very smokey but the contrast emphasizes the vanilla and cherry flavors. This is really good and perfectly captures the spirit of Irene Adler. Alas, it is sold out on Adagio’s site or I would have already got more. Now it just has me rethinking every blend I determined not for me.
Sipdown!! (of sorts as the last tsp is being sent to my matcha loving friend so she too can taste it)
So I think my initial love of this has died down just a touch but I still really enjoy it. Yes, it is a tad chemical tasting but I find that gives it a store-bought quality as opposed to a homemade apple pie. Still apple pie nonetheless. Thank you MissB for sharing this with me. I might not have tried it otherwise and now it is something I would consider ordering :).
Apparently I was in a very “love” oriented mood this afternoon as I ended up making this at the same time I steeped another tea called “Sweet Love”. I only noticed after asking my roommate if she wanted to try some tea and having to awkwardly tell her such cheesy names. However, I suppose it is the right month to be in the loving spirit.
This tea is definitely in the loving spirit, starting with the dry leaf that has flower petals and cute little heart sprinkles. There is definitely a strong chocolate flavor to this, though it is more reminiscent of a cheap chocolate bar than smooth and creamy chocolate deliciousness. Furthermore, mixed with the floral, I am just finding this a little off-putting for my tastes. Plus, I cannot find the strawberry anywhere :(.
Thank you Scheherazade for the opportunity to try this tea. Alas, it seems I am just not loving the love-inspired flavors.
This is like a licorice chai, two things I am not a fan of, however The Teaist was so sweet to send me over a bit to try that I decided to give it a taste. Unfortunately, with my first sip, I immediately know this is not for me. The licorice is simply too strong. Although, thank you The Teaist for the chance to try something new.
Thank you Roswell Strange for the opportunity to try some RiverTeas. I have been quite impressed with the ones I’ve had thus far. I am really like the combination of flavors I am getting today. This has less cinnamon and more fruit. I upped the rating a bit. This is like a surprise tea where each cup is a slightly different experience.
Thank you Scheherazade for sending this to me. I am actually impressed that this is reminiscent of root beer as opposed to simply tasting like the 52 teas black base. There is even a hint of vanilla ice cream creaminess. I guess the extra 30 seconds really makes a difference.
I prepped this to cold brew for tomorrow and that left me with one serving left. Made hot it is not bad. I think papaya is the most prominent element. There is also a hint of rooibos but I think it works as it is neither woodsy or medicinal, just a subtle base for the fruit to stand on. I wish there was a touch more fruit flavor but I can still enjoy the cup.
Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing this with me. You shared so much that I was able to try this both cold and hot brewed. Personally I prefer this hot. It loses the overly sweet bubblegum quality while still maintaining the melon flavor that I really enjoyed when it was cold.