2369 Tasting Notes
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…