2268 Tasting Notes
This is a sweet, sweet tea. Maybe too sweet? It is like a Fuzzy Peach without the sour part that is greatly needed to balance out the flavor. It is not as bad as Peaches n Cream but I can’t help but feel like it needs something to round out the flavor and counter the sweetness. Oh well. I have more to play with but right now this is not a restock.
Cold brewed 2.5 tsps in 16 oz for 8 hours
So I let my brother talk me into this one. It is not my favorite but it is not as scary as I always expect it to be, especially given the strong artificial bacon bit scent. Tastewise it is mostly maple black tea with a touch of smoke. However, the smell is strong to get past so the next cup will need to be in a more narrow glass I think. That or I will just pawn the rest of this off on my brother and his friends at tomorrow’s game night :P.
Had the last of this cold brewed and somehow managed to bring out the passionfruit flavor. I am not sure what I changed but it is there today and wasn’t in the last bottle. This is still most prominently sweet rooibos but that flavor gives way to fresh passionfruit goodness right at the very end of the sip. Subtle but present, which has made for a pleasant last cup. However, at the end of the day this was merely okay and so I am not rushing to stock it. I am very grateful to my awesome tea twin, Roswell Strange, for the chance to try something new :)
Thank you Fjellrev for sharing an incredibly generous sample of this tea. However we have run our course and now it is time to say goodbye. The blueberry flavor is great but the tea, on the whole, is weak. Plus, is has quite a low steep temperature which makes this sort of a pain to brew when I am without my fancy temperature kettle (which has spoiled me a great deal) and a working thermometer.
In other news, my mother decided the day when she would be completely incapacitated was the day we should have turkey for dinner. I have never cooked turkey which was already daunting enough however the thermometer she gave me to use was broken! Unfortunately, all the working thermometers from my apartment are trapped with my whales mug in a box in the basement so now I am just hoping the food is edible.
My whales Nordic mug is trapped in a box in the basement so I decided to brighten up my day with a pineapple Nordic mug that I am not christening with this tasty tea! Yay!
It is chocolatey and has a strong coffee taste without being too thick and unpleasant. Yum! Thank you Fjellrev for the sample. Perhaps my next and last cup will be prepped as a latte.
Thank you Roswell Strange for this tasty fruit blend! It seems thin at first but the berry flavor comes through so nicely and the hibiscus gives it a bit of tart fullness to round out the sip. I was worried the hibby would be too strong but luckily it is quite nice in the blend. Delicious :)