2604 Tasting Notes
In order for me to get to work, I have to drive by a DAVIDs so usually I stop in on my way there or on my way home depending on what time I work. Since I was working the evening shift today, the plan was to leave early and stop by on my way there however my bed was so comfy that I decided to stay in it as long as I could. Plus, I bought a(nother) gravity steeper the other day so I figured I could easily make iced tea on my own. I was going to make Cotton Candy since that is the one I would have gotten in store but then I decided to try something new that I haven’t had iced and this came to mind (mostly because I could kill two birds with one stone by working on my older teas and having something new iced).
I am actually really liking this iced. The mint is fresh and crisp while the vanilla provides a creaminess that makes this a great dessert type tea. I think this is how I will finish this off because I am really, really enjoying it. Bumping the rating just bit as well :)
So I have brewed this up a couple times now and for some reason or another, have never gotten around to actually drinking it. Well, today that changed. Trying it now, the first thing I notice is a very heavy mate flavor followed by a hint of juicy apricot. It is earthy and almost reminds me of a fruity tobacco. It is not bad but it is also not my favorite. I am grateful for the sample but I think once I get through it, I will be done with this tea for good. Nonetheless, thank you Cavocorax for sharing with me!
So I never really liked chocolate and orange which is why I passed on asking for a sample of this while I was at Nina’s. However, the combination of positive reviews and the fact that I enjoyed Three Friends piqued my interest enough that I asked Cavocorax for a sample. Now that I have tried it for myself, I think I agree with Cavo in saying this is the best chocolate orange tea out there. Really. It is good. Very good. Smooth, creamy, chocolatey and with a bright citrus flavor. Yum! Thank you Cavo!!
So I attempted pouring a “splash” of maple syrup once again and though I may have been just a touch heavy handed with the syrup, the result is quite nice. The maple and smoke are both very present which is leading to a flavor reminiscent of tasty maple bacon or delicious BBQ. What an amazing combination! Plus, this is a lovely tea. Thank you Sil for both the sample and the maple suggestion. It would be interesting to try this out with an even smokier blend such as lapsang as I feel it would be quite pleasant.
Another tea I apparently didn’t log last night. Anyways, thank you Nattie for sharing but this just wasn’t for me. I tried it both with and without milk and neither really appealed to me much. Instead, it reminded me of the plain tea my great aunt and uncle from Britain make me drink and I am just not a fan.