2064 Tasting Notes
Thank you Satsuma for sending me a few more cups of this tea. I think I am more in love with the idea of this tea than the tea itself. It is good but not the cup of French Vanilla creaminess that I build it up to be in my mind. Moreover, I have 1 oz of Eggnog and Pralines in my cupboard so I am okay saying goodbye to this for now.
Thank you Satsuma for sharing some of this with me. I am not a huge lover of orange teas but I do like chocolate and I am a fan of marshmallow. Moreover, I tried Two Friends, so I thought it would be interesting to see how this compares.
Sipping at it now, it is a very nice tea – very much like a Terry’s milk chocolate orange. To me, there is not a huge difference between this and Two Friends, which I am a little disappointed with because I was hoping for more of a marshmallow presence. Nevertheless, I am enjoying this cup more than I anticipated I would. This is not something I will be stocking up on just because at the end of the day it is still an orange tea, but I am very happy I got a chance to give it a try.
I think I prefer this tea cold brewed to hot, The strawberry flavor comes through more strongly and the apple, though present, is not overly sweet/prominent like it was in the hot cup. Though I feel this might actually benefit from hibiscus (gasp!) or some other source of tartness, it is not a bad cup. It is like sipping on a sweet juicebox.
Sorry Roswell Strange but I did not get to Camellia Sinensis today as I ended up going to the hospital instead to wait with my friend for test results :(. All is well though and my friend and I will be going some point soon enough.
As a thank you for coming to the hospital and supplying her with food she shared some tea from this really cute “tea book” (which basically looks like a tiny, elaborately decorated novel but is instead a small tea tin). I didn’t know what to expect since it had jasmine petals and cornflower and all sorts of random goodies but in the end, it almost tastes like Lupicia’s Sweet Potato Pie tea. I kid you not, and I have no clue why it would but that is what I am getting from this cup and I am loving it.
Thank you NayLynn for sending me soo much of this tea! The more I drink it, the more it grows on me. The banana flavor is prominent and delicious. While there is a faint caramel sweetness and a hint of the black base that peeks through and contributes to the rum component. A very, very tasty cuppa :)
Had this as part of a jasmine green tea side-by-side comparison found here: http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/236019.
Of the three, this was most subtle on flavor but has a delicious buttery smooth base. Yum!
I have a few tsps left in my sample that I am happy to share with anyone who is interested in jasmine teas and wants to give it a try :)