2368 Tasting Notes
Backlog: I got this as a sample a few months back when it was still a mystery tea in search of a name. It has been a few months but I remember it tasting pretty good. I recall thinking it was very reminiscient of a York Peppermint Patty. Today I saw it was released for sale as “Mint To Be”. Had I not forgot my wallet at home, I think I would have ended up heading to DAVIDs to pick some up as I recall enjoying it and would be interested to see if my impressions remain the same now that it has been a few months and a few hundred teas since I had it.
Backlog: I made this in addition to resteeping the Lemon Meringue I had earlier. I got distracted cooking so I could not try it hot but as a warm tea, it is very similar to Santa’s Milk and Cookies. Actually, this was slightly less astringent than Milk & Cookies and may even have more of a cookie quality to it. No eggnog or alcohol though. Again I only drank this after dinner so my taste buds may have been off but luckily Cavocorax was generous enough to send me a very generous sample that I can have another cup in the future.
Backlog: My taste buds may have been a bit off given I drank this with dinner. However, from what I could taste, this came off as a cross of Orange Pekoe and Glitter & Gold. I will hold off on rating the tea until I can properly taste it. Thank you Eve for sharing this tea.
Backlog: Right now I am having the most INSANE craving for either carrot cake, carrot cake cheesecake, or a cronut. Something about the creaminess of those desserts are calling to me. Alas, I do not have any of those things and even if I did, it would be highly frowned upon that I eat them. What I do have is a ripe banana and a package of Bavarian matcha courtesy of the wonderful MissB.
I have no idea what Bavarian Cream is supposed to taste like but it sounded like it might hit the spot. Unfortunately, I forgot to grab milk while I was out so I stole a glass of almond milk from my roommate. Together the flavors are creamy and sweet with a hint of nuttiness. I don’t think there is anything particularly distinctive but it is creamy and delicious and actually helping a bit with the cravings.
Thank you MissB for sending this my way :)
Backlog: You know, I think I like this one even more than Lemon Chiffon. Now I know why you drink it so often, MissB. Thank you so much for sharing this delectably creamy treat. The lemon meringue flavors are spot on, right down to the hint of lemon tartness that makes it such a tasty dessert. More and more I realize my caffeine-free options are limited so I am grateful you gave me yet another thing to put on that list!
Also, the ladybug the flew right past my face and into the cup also seemed to enjoy it!
Backlog: This one is good. Amazingly good. It is like having a amooth and creamy piece of cherry cheesecake, complete with the cheesecake tang and the sweet cherry syrup. That isn’t actually the right word for what I am thinking of but right now my mind is blank – I am talking about the sweet saucy cherry (or strawberry or blueberry) stuff they pour over cheesecakes, funnel cakes and other tasty desserts. You know what I mean. Anyways, as if that weren’t enough deliciousness for one cup, it has a nice bit of buttery caramel to really top things off. MMmmmm…thank you MissB for this one. I will definitely be getting more of this (especially when it is only $5.50 for 4 oz! – I might have already been shopping around Darlene’s website :S)!!.
I think I am definitely the majority but I am not loving this one. I am getting woodiness from the rooibos and a bit of smoke so the campfire is definitely present. Unfortunately, I am searching but can’t find my s’more. There might be a bit of malt from the black base but it is not the creamy milk chocolate my s’mores have and it is lacking the marshmallow sweetness. I am grateful that I did not need to order a full 2 oz as I surely would have been disappointed. You never know unless you try though so thank you MissB for giving me the opportunity to try this one. If nothing else, you satisfied my curiosity and saved me some money :)
Sipdown!! (although a very sad one)
Okay so basically I think my next tea order is going to be from S&V. I have only had two of their teas so far but both have definitely lived up to their names. This one is like indulging in a fresh baked cookie. There is a nice bit of almond and a hint of vanilla that is found and delicious home made treats. I am actually really impressed right now. Thanks to the generosity on steepster, I have a few more of their teas to try but if they are all as good as the others I have had, I will 100% be stocking up! Thank you MissB for sending me this one :)