2811 Tasting Notes
So I don’t think I know what 1/2 the ingredients are in this tea but what I do know is it tastes like oolong and not much else. I suppose that is okay for some but I am just not a lover of oolong so I am thinking this is probably not for me. Still, it is always fun to try new things so thank you Sil for the opportunity!
Now back to studying…kill me now :(
Made this as a smoothie and it was rich. Very, very rich. The chocolate pudding and berry mix were highlighted by this tea so the entire thing was a chocolate blueberry flavor punch to the face. Depends how you feel about the flavor combination. For me, I am on the fence about it so I need to be in the mood to enjoy it. Today, though I can appreciate this, I would have preferred more banana or some other fruit (although that is a reflection on me, not the tea).
The leaf for this has little graham cracker crumb marshmallows and you can taste them. This is definitely a good s’mores tea, up there with the likes of the Della Terra one, if not better. The base is mild but thick enough to support the heavy flavors of S’mores. The chocolate is smooth and milky which compliments the marshmallow sweetness beautifully. The graham also pops up making for the complete package. Delicious!
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Graham, Marshmallow, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet
I tried making this as a smoothie since I figured the cinnamon blueberry of the tea would compliment the chocolate blueberry of the other smoothie ingredients. Alas, this didn’t so much compliment as it did cover up everything else. It meant I tasted nothing but the sorta wet-dog flavor I sometimes get from this tea. Luckily, just one more cup to go since I am over this tea and cant wait to say goodbye.
I made a cold brew of this and I took it to go see my sister for her wedding dress fitting. Apparently she was thirsty because she took the bottle from my hand, which is rare since she doesnt love tea all that much. However, she must have liked this one seeing as she drank half the bottle before we were even taken in for her appointment. I can see why she liked it so much. Sweet, candy-like strawberry melon – it reminds me of laffy taffy, which I was obsessed with for a while – and just a hint of floral to keep things interest. Plus, the end of a sip has the slightest tartness to it which rounds out the flavor so wonderfully. I really am a fan of this one.
I debated having this in a smoothie or as a teapop and then when I looked at the leaf I had left, I realized there was just enough for a simple iced tea. Not that that is a bad thing. Sipping it now, I wish I remembered the cold brew of this better but from what my note says and what I remember, I think the cold brew is better. This seems to have more hibiscus upfront and only after that subsides do you get strawberry. Kiwi has basically disappeared and you really have to focus to get even the strawberry. This is not to say that it’s bad, just cold brewing would be my preferred method if I were to get this again. And I think I could get this again.
Made this as a latte and decided to cap it off with some fat-free whipped cream, a couple of sprinkles, and a cherry on top. It made for a cute idea but a sloppy execution because the foam of the latte couldn’t hold the added stuff so this just caved in on itself. That left the cherry to sink right to the bottom. Add to that the fact that this is so subtle even the milk drowns it out and you are left with a slightly sweet cup of warm milk with a tiny cherry aftertaste.
Speaking of cherry, my friend bought a cherry liqueur when she was in Cuba and we decided to do a shot last Saturday while we were celebrating my friends birthday. The start of the sip was a medicinal cherry flavor (read: cough medicine) but the aftertaste was what really got us. We drank it and looked at each other puzzles going “I know I know this flavor…what is it?!” And then someone said “curry”. Yep, cough syrup with a curry finish. Pretty damn disgusting. Not that I did much better because I brought a bottle of wine that I bought in Greece and alas it went bad so we were left with a wine that tasted like caramel syrup coated raisins, and vinegar. Blech.