3021 Tasting Notes
Thank you Angel at Teavivre for sending this my way as this is a lovely tea, both aesthetically and flavor wise. The leaves have been steeping for over a half hour and yet there is no astringency or bitterness whatsoever. Just smooth black tea with a hint of rose. Malty and floral with a hint of honey and a dash of pepper. It’s mellow and would be nice for those days when you just want something simple that you don’t need to really think about.
Having this as a smoothie again and I’m actually sorta blowing through the 50g I accidentally bought so I guess that’s good. Today the mint is a little more toned down but I think that’s because I used a more flavorful fruit mix. Still good though and pretty refreshing. For a winter tea, this is a pretty summery smoothie.
I went to DAVIDs today with the intent of grabbing a sample except when I said 15g, they heard 50 and now I have quite a bit of this tea. It meant I got to use up my free tea which was nearing expiration so that was good.
Anyways, because I have so much I figured it was a good choice for a smoothie. It’s really creamy and sweet and the peppermint is bold and cooling. It’s delicious though I will say the peppermint builds and can have a bit of a medicinal quality at the start of the sip where the flavor is harshest. It does mellow and then sorta settles into the rest of the flavors.
Made this as an eggnog latte with a marshmallow drink topper and though the marshmallow and eggnog are contributing a great deal of sweetness to help bring out the vanilla, the creamy orange is the finishing star of each sip. It’s lovely though I don’t know if I need to have it again. This one cup can make for a nice little fling that’s fun while it lasted and will be fondly remembered. Thank you Sil for the share!