2388 Tasting Notes
Thank you Amariel for sending this my way. I really enjoyed getting to taste it. I think I actually prefer this cup to my first as I am getting a lot of strawberry and a lot of malt. Together it is making for a tasty treat. I don’t think I will be stocking this but we are parting on a wonderful note, thus I would not turn down another cup in the future :)
When this first touched my lips, I immediately got a delicious dose of vanilla. Next, raspberry seeped in and then…HIBISCUS!! Tart, tart hibiscus. Should have cold brewed this one because there is potential there for this to be amazing. Alas, hot, the hibby it just too much. Nonetheless, thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way.
So I am just going to start by saying that Dexter is AMAZING!!! She heard I was exploring straight blacks and next thing I know, I have a whole box of black tea samples to try. It is like my very own educational box and I am so grateful for her generosity and kindness. Thank you Dexter!!!
As for the tea, this is smokey and ashy. It is good though I don’t think this is the type of black I will reach for. The blacks I personally have enjoyed have all been towards the dessert tye flavors with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and the like. Nonetheless, I really appreciate the opportunity to try something new so once again, thank you Dexter!!
Tonight I met the amazing Sil and it was just for a moment but it is clear she is awesome. Plus, we were able to do what my family refers to as the most innocent drug deal they ever witnessed seeing as I handed her a couple of boxes of teas, she handed me a couple of bags, we hugged, and then parted ways. As a result of this exchange, I now have a giant bag of tea back in my cupboard which is so excited that I decided to forgo trying swap teas and instead making a big cup of this. Happily, it is as delicious as I remember. Creamy, light, and with the perfect amount of vanilla marshmallow sweetness. Yum!!! Thank you Sil for ordering!!
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!