2333 Tasting Notes
So my brother is getting really into cold brewing, so much so that once we strained the leaves out of one pitcher, he asked for a tea to make in our second pitcher. I gave him choices and he picked this one. Then he tried it only to turn to me and say he didn’t like it because “it tasted like a dessert”. My response was “what did you expect from a tea called strawberry rhubarb parfait?!?”. Apparently he didn’t read that, he just thought it smelled good. Anyways, the result of all that is that I am not left to drink a whole pitcher of this tea. Thankfully, it is once I enjoy so I don’t mind too much but usually I prefer it in smaller quantities so I am trying to space out my cups.
Thank you Roswell Strange (and by extension 221tea) but this is not for me. In fact, I am surprised Roswell liked this because I am finding this tastes similar to movie theatre butter mixed with earthy mate. Caramel is in this cup but it is being overwhelmed by the other, less pleasant flavors. I am grateful for the chance to try something new and this is certainly a tea that would have caught my eye but I am just not enjoying this cup.
Thank you Dustin for sending this my way. It is pretty tasty and unlike other teas I have had before. Definitely reminiscent of roasted chestnuts but with just a hint of chocolatey goodness to round things out. I don’t know how often I would reach for this so it is not something I intend on stocking but I do have Chaud Les Marrons on the way in a joint order with Sil and Cavocorax and I look forward to trying it to see how it compares.
Cold brewed this one and it is a weird combination of pineapple/coconut and hibiscus. It is like two different teas in the same bottle but they don’t really blend properly. Very, very strange. Although, with that said, I don’t mind this as much as I thought I might given I am neither a lover of Pina Colada or hibby. Nonetheless, I am grateful for the chance to have tried this so thank you Roswell Strange for sending it my way.
In other news, the flavors in this are reminding me of the tasty, tasty Hawaiian Blizzard I had earlier. MMmmmm…blizzards :)
A few days ago, Roswell Strange mentioned enjoying this cold brewed so I decided to follow her lead. Then I strained this and forgot about it as I focused on my sipdowns. However, today Cavocorax and I were talking about this tea and that reminded me of this sitting in the fridge.
Tastewise, the meringue element comes out much more in the cold brew than the hot tea. The rhubarb, on the other hand, is a bit more muted. Now if only the base were toned down a touch more, I would be one happy camper. As it is, I just find that the hint of grassiness coming from the green base is a distraction from the rest of the experience.