2362 Tasting Notes
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 :)
I have so many awesome loose leaf teas and yet for some reason all I could think about was the two teabags of this sitting in my box of swaps. I finally gave in and when I opened the package all I could smell was a scent I could only describe as eggnog. Tbh, I could be completely wrong as the last time I had eggnog was like 4 years ago and I hated it but something about this tea just appealed to me.
Now I am not sure if it is the smell that is so strong or it is actually the taste but this tea is eggy for sure, in a good way. There is a creaminess to it and a hint of cinnamon spice. All made better by a delicious vanilla sweetness. This tea is exactly what I expected. I have one more tea bag left and then I will simply need to wait until next Christmas and go in search of it in stores. Thank you Eve for sharing!!
keychange got me thinking about cheesecake and this was sitting in the package from MissB just begging to be tried.
This is delicious! I don’t know if I would call it cheesecake but it is sweet and creamy and delicious. I would think this were a vanilla flavored matcha rather than cheesecake but I am happy nonetheless.
As part of my Jenny Craig diet, I need to have two low-fat milk servings a day. In the states that meant fat free Yoplait yogurt because it came in a million tasty flavors (ummm hello Boston Cream Pie and Red Velvet Cake…yum!!). Unfortunately in Canada we are not so lucky. For a while I would eat Oikos Black Cherry greek yogurt and nothing else when it came to my milk serving. Then I realized I could make lattes and get milk that way. Then I was given matcha and taught that I could make it in a glass of cold milk and everything changed. Each day I get to have a new tasty cup of matcha milk in a multitude of different flavors. Alas, I forgot all my matcha in my fridge in Florida and my Red Leaf order was delivered somewhere, just not to me. So when I got my package from MissB that had 4 different matchas, I was ecstatic!
This is one I have wanted to try and as soon as I unwrapped the aluminum foil it was sealed in, I could place the smell instantly. I was a little unsure about making this flavor in milk and then realized it could be the liquid version of apple pie a la mode. In reality, that isn’t exactly the case but it is definitely close. Flavor wise this is distinctively apple but more akin to an apple jelly belly than the actual fruit. It adds a sweetness to the milk that combined with the apple is reminiscent of liquefied ice cream. This is creamy and delicious and I am so grateful this was sent my way. Thank you so much MissB!!
I grabbed this out of the package from MissB because once I was brewing a tea at boiling, I might as well make another.
This tastes like sugar-free cider. It has a hint of apple sweetness as all ciders do but it remains mellow due to the guayusa base. Not my favorite cup but definitely very pleasant. Thanks for sharing, MissB!!
Every time I see Adagio’s fandom blends I want them. Instinctively I press shopping list just because I like the show/movie/cake/etc. that inspired it. Then I need to rethink my choice and actually look at the tea and ponder if it is something I would actually drink. Unfortunately most of the Sherlock blends, as much as I want them, don’t see like something I would actually enjoy. This was the one exception and of course MissB was right there to satisfy my curiosity.
I am actually very glad I got to try this because it is a really good cup. The bergamot is not overpowering because it is balanced by the caramel and the hazelnut. Moreover, the hazelnut lends a nuttiness to the aftertaste while the caramel incorporates and burnt sugar sweetness. Tasty indeed! Unfortunately, I used the whole sample in one 16 oz cup. So long wonderful Sherlock tea! Our relationship was brief but pleasant while it lasted. Perhaps we will meet again soon. And thank you MissB for introducing us :)
First off, thank god I am alone in my home because I am pretty sure I look like a psycho. I literally cannot stop smiling as I go through all the surprise teas MissB sent my way. There are so many ones I have been DYING to try! It is like she knows…I think she might be inside my head :P. Anyways, THANK YOU SO MUCH MISSB!!! I don’t think I will ever be able to thank you enough for your generosity.
On to this tea…
This has been in my sample box for a few weeks now and today when I opened it up to send some to Josie Jade, I decided to give it a try myself. The smell of the dry leaf was wonderfully cinnamon and maple. The taste is very similar. It is like having a thick slice of French Toast (that got a good dash of cinnamon in the batter) with maple syrup. Frank really does know how to blend a delicious breakfast tea.
Actually, I worried this would be the exact same as Pancake Breakfast but it is quite different. This has less maple and the mouthfeel is not as thick. Plus the cinnamon really sets the two apart. As much as I love Pancake Breakfast, I think this is a tea I could drink more often as it still captures the breakfast taste without being as dense (which of course is part of the charm of Pancake Breakfast but hard to drink everyday).
Oh and for anyone wondering, I used 2 tsps for 16 oz of water and brewed the tea for two minutes in water that was slightly below boiling. Came out quite well!