2159 Tasting Notes
Every component of this tea is distinctively present. When the tea hit my lips, I immediately thought that this tasted just like the Butterscotch Pudding tea but then the pumpkin spice took over. Cinnamon and clove were strong but not overwhelming and they gave way to the subtle coffee notes that ended the sip. It’s definitely something I enjoyed but ultimately I find myself craving Butterscotch Pudding/Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies. Doesn’t mean I will have a hard time getting through this but I doubt I will become too attached.
Made another eggnog latte with this tea but I added in a touch of DAVIDs Swampwater just for something a little different. Well, despite there being almost double the amount of this tea in the mix, Swampwater took over. Sure the strawberry popped a bit more than usual but mostly it tasted just like a creamy, eggnoggy cup of DAVIDs Swampwater.
This is one of my older teas but the flavor is still going strong. It’s stood up against the eggnog used for the latte, which ultimately only served to boost the “cream” element of this tea. The cantaloupe was spot on and delicious as usual so this led to a latte that tasted like fresh, juicy cantaloupe and whipped cream. Then there was the hint if nutmeg thanks to the eggnog.
I tried this tonight for the first time and honestly, it’s just not my favorite. I found it basically just tasted like tea. No white chocolate flavoring to be found anywhere. In a blind taste test, I would never have guessed what this was. At least the base was nice, if not slightly astringent. It had honey notes and a sweet, generic fruitiness along with hints of breadiness. However, with that said, I used a tea bag to brew this cup and it was quite full so I think I’ll postpone my rating until I have tried this brewed in a filter where the leaves have more space to spread out and move around.
This tea was…a disappointment. It smelled so strongly of pound cake and lemon curd that I expected an amazingly delicious dessert tea. Then I took one sip and all I got was artificial vanilla. It’s sweet and could really have used some tart lemon for balance. Thank goodness I tried this because it was one I contemplated buying in larger quantities and then I would have been stuck with a tea I am not really a fan of.