2379 Tasting Notes
I recently went on a cruise of the Greek islands with some friends and aboard the ship, we had the ship we had the option to buy unlimited drink packages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I sprung for the alcoholic package and basically spent morning to night drinking and getting my money’s worth. One of my friend went for the non-alcoholic package so she essentially lived on Shirley Temples.
Now, I have had Shirley Temples made differently by different people but this tastes like none of them. If I stretch my imagination, I can sort of see it especially if this is one made with orange juice but mostly I am getting the taste of cherry (which I guess is the grenadine) and a nice brightness from the citrus. I am actually enjoying it quite a bit. It reminds me slightly of the Cherry Snowcone mix from last year though, personally, this is preferable as it is a little brighter and not quite as tart.
All in all, I don’t think I would call this a Shirley Temple but I would call it juicy and refreshing and that’s all that counts in an iced tea for the summer time.
Flavors: Cherry, Orange
First day in London and my friend and I have already gone for afternoon tea. I ordered this because there wasn’t a large selection and though I had this and was less enthused than I expected, I thought I could coax out the Nutella flavor with some sugar. What I found instead was though the sugar brought out the hazelnutty goodness at first, this tea quickly became bitter and earthy while sitting in the pot. It was weird because there was no leaves sitting in the tea but overtime it just became muddy. So, try as I may, I think it’s fair to say that this just isn’t for me and that’s okay.
Roswell Strange sent me this many months ago and I have been at a loss for what to do with it. Usually I drink my matcha with milk but Champagne milk just seemed like an odd choice. However, for some reason, a champagne vanilla smoothie seemed like it would work better. In hindsight I’m not sure why but that’s how I made this and unfortunately all the champagne flavor is drowned out by the vanilla smoothie mix. Seriously, I am getting no flavor at all and seeing as it’s distinctive flavoring, I should be able to taste something but alas I got nothing at all. Still, thank you Roswell Strange for the share!
I was excited about the raspberry component but not really that enthused about the violet or green base. Still, MissB was kind enough to share so I figured it was at least worth a try. However, I find myself drinking the cup trying to ignore the strong florals of the violet instead of enjoying the sweet raspberry or the tea as a whole. In the end, as fun as it is to try, this tea just isn’t for me. Still, I would like to thank MissB for sending some my way!