2374 Tasting Notes
I have no idea what happened today but my smoothie is super thick. However, on the plus side, once again using frozen mangoes instead of frozen bananas has allowed the matcha flavor to shine. Sipping away at the smoothie, it is like sipping on mango creme brûlée. Yum! What a wonderful way to part ways :). So long Creme Brûlée matcha, it was nice knowing you!
I can see the bottom of the 4oz bag! Thank goodness as I have completely moved past this blend. I loved it once but now I feel as though I am merely drinking it to finish it up. I probably would be happier if all my subsequent cups were the same as the first but alas that cup of carrot cake perfection alludes me. I am now stuck with a slightly carroty, sort of spiced mug of rooibos with no delicious cream cheese frosting in sight.
At first I didn’t think I liked this all that much. I mean, I thought it was good but not something I needed stocked. However, each time I was at David’s prior to trying this, I found myself picking up 10g. Luckily, my awesome tea twin Roswell Strange was super kind and sent me a bunch of this. So, now I am sipping on the rich chocolate raspberry goodness. Yum!
Cold brewed this blend and I think I far prefer it this way. The lavender is much more muted though there are notes of it floating around in the bottle. I am also picking up hints of caramel I wasn’t finding in the hot brew and a fair bit of orange. Weirdly, all the flavors come together to sort of take on a biscuit-like quality. An unsweetened orange biscuit.
I have gone all day without ANY tea. The problem with that? My body is so used to the caffeine shot that I get headaches without it. So now I am sipping on my cold brews.
This tea definitely is better cold brewed than hot. The base is non-detectable while the strawberry flavor is really shining, even if it is a touch on the artificial syrupy side (which I personally don’t mind but others may not like). Rhubarb, on the other hand, is no where to be found. However, if I had more of this, I would only ever have it cold brewed. I am upping the rating a bit from 68 and thank you Dustin for sharing with me!
Cavocorax was pretty on the ball when she declared this tea “interesting”. However, interesting does not necessarily equal good, nor bad. Just interesting. I was expecting something similar to a Jessie’s Tea given the rooibos, coconut, lavender combination but there is more to this than that. Luckily I am not picking up on the blerg but there is a thickness to one of the components that I am just not loving. I think it is actually the coconut in the blend that is producing a lotion-eqsue quality. Also, the lavender is strong and a little spicy at the end of every sip which is not for me. Ultimately, I find myself wanting to love this as I love the character who inspired this tea but alas it is disappointing. Perhaps it might be better as a cold brew? I will have to try that out…