3123 Tasting Notes
Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing but I just don’t know how I feel about this. It sort of tastes like rosey butter. Seriously. It’s weird and I don’t think I’m a fan, at least as a hot brew. The rest of my sample is cold brewing now so hopefully I have more luck with it prepped that way.
The Lupicia base, that I don’t usually love, actually lends itself quite nicely to the rich chocolate flavor of this tea. It smells amazingly like rich milky chocolate and at times it tastes like milk chocolate but mostly it tastes like a thick dark chocolate. I don’t know if I would want this in bulk because I just don’t reach for chocolate teas that much but I certainly wouldn’t turn down another cup. 224.
Made this as a hot latte and the milk really helped cover up the honeybush flavor leaving behind the awesome Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz ice cream flavor. I could see this being good as an iced latte as well. However, I won’t get a chance to try it because I am passing along the rest of this tea for someone else to try.
Somehow I already took this tea out of my cupboard so I am not sure if it is this lot that Sil shared with me a while back but I do believe it is so I am writing my note here as I sip on the tea. It’s a pleasant enough cup, though I certainly prefer TTC’s Sun Moon Lake Assam. There is something light about this tea, as if it is missing a flavor. That could be to human error though having to do with the way I steeped the tea. However, what I am getting is a strong carby flavor. Usually that is accompanied by some other element like fruits or spice, and at times I get a hint of spice, but mostly just carbs. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing but I have had better. Still, I am always grateful for the opportunity to try something new so thank you Sil for the share.
I used the last of this to make an iced latte this morning. I used cashew milk and together with the tea it has boosted the creamy pear flavor while muting the cranberry. It’g good but I think I prefer it as a hot latte with eggnog. Nonetheless, this tea is one of my favorites so when I reel in my cupboard, I will be picking up more of this. 255.
First off, I just want to say Happy holidays to everyone, whether it be Passover or Good Friday :D
This came in a big bag of tea that had samples from Kittenna, Sil, MissB, Cavocorax, Dexter, and OMGsrsly. I’m not sure who shared this particular tea but I am grateful to get another taste so thank you so much. I am enjoying the breadiness of this cup this morning. It also has nice honey drizzled fruit notes – I want to say plum and raisin to be specific. It’s like a nice comforting breakfast in a mug and comforting is nice right now since one of my dogs passed away this morning. It was a long time coming so it wasn’t a shock but it’s still been a crappy day.
Made this as a latte with regular milk (as I didn’t think the flavors of this tea would stand up against cashew milk) and if nothing else, this smelled amazing. I could just cradle this in my hands and sniff it for hours because it’s just so incredibly delectable. Tastewise, the smell does translate but it’s subtle. Maybe too subtle? Still this certainly captures butterscotch pudding well, I just need to focus on it to really pick up the flavors.