2068 Tasting Notes
So lately I have been feeling a bit head cold-y (it’s that time of year) and so I decided what better time to try Cold 911 than now. As soon as I opened the bag, the peppermint and eucalyptus started to open up my sinuses. There is a very mild flavor to this tea (unless it is just my tastebuds right now) when compared to the smell of the dry leaf. Brewed that mintyness has gone away a little bit and in this case, I miss it. I am getting an unexpected sweetness and I am not sure where. Nonetheless, even though it is not as strong as I anticipated, it is not a bad cup.
There seems to be some pretty harsh reviews on here. I found this tea to be light and fruity with a hint of pear. There is a slight chemical taste at the very end of the sip but I did not notice until I was looking for it. With that said, this tea is really nothing special but not offensive either. It was free and pleasant enough so no complaints here.
ETA: I let this cool a little bit and found the chemical taste. That was not a nice surprise at all. Perhaps this will be getting thrown into the swap box after all.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this with me. I was trying to hoard it but between trying to get my cupboard sort of under control and craving something sweet and delicious, I just could not resist. This cup is liquid caramel and oh so tasty. Gold Rush, you will be missed but perhaps you will be back in my cupboard soon enough. There is just no other white tea like you :)
Most chais have been huge misses for me because I often find them too overspiced with one spice or another. When I brewed this, the cocoa that was prominent in the bag was definitely being overpowered by the smell of the spices. That made me worried. However, with my first sip, my fear subsided because this is one chocolate-y tea – more a fudgey, baked-good type chocolate than a milky, smooth chocolate bar. Of course, there is also a nice spice to this cup to really round out the flavors. All in all a nice chai.
This is a light and peachy bloom tea. It might be niced iced. It has a very fresh flavor – like peach infused water. I am not as in awe with it as I first was but I still think it is nice for every now and then. Plus the bloom teas are always pleasant to look at.
Tea number 3 in my Hanukkah present from the roomie and so far it is my least favorite. Luckily that is due to the others being so awesome and not this one being bad. In general I don’t usually grab greens or florals and this is both so I was a bit hesitant but it smelled really good so I was excited to try it nonetheless. This tea is light and floral and sweet – a nice tea for the afternoon although nothing particularly special.
Like so many other herbals, it smells sweet and fruity but tastes tart. I don’t know why I continue to buy herbals and teas with hibiscus when I know what is in store tastewise. Nonetheless, their sweet smells always sucker me in. This is not as bad as other herbals because the mango/papaya flavors provide a nice contrast but in the end it is just not for me. Perhaps it will serve better in the summertime as an iced tea.
Once I was rummaging through my swap package from Dexter3657 for the Pineapple Bacon Rooibos, this caught my eye. It was creamy and delicious smelling and a good contrast to the smokiness of the bacon tea. Tastewise there is a slight tartness from the rhubarb but it is coupled with a deliciously sweet creaminess which I suppose is meant to be the custard. All in all, it is definitely making for a nice treat tonight so thank you Dexter for sharing yet another tea with me.
So I have now finished up the sample Dexter3657 sent over and though it was an interesting tea to try, I am not too heartbroken that it is gone. This tea is sweet and pineapple-y but ends off with a smoky bacon note. Unique to try but not something I will really crave. Thank you Dexter for sharing with me. It was fun while it lasted :)
Second tea from my Hanukkah present from my roommate and so far she is two for two! This tea smells like a candy and tastes like one too. I can’t quite put my finger on which candy but it is a delicious cherry hard candy. Luckily, it manages to avoid tasting like cough syrup so it is a delightfully sweet hard candy in a cup with some hints of floral to round out the flavors.