2866 Tasting Notes
Thank you Inkling for the share! It was exciting to try a tea from a company I have never had before and I must say, this certainly delivers on what it promises. There is a great deal of black currant flavor, but not a medicinal kind, just a juicy berry flavor that tapers off into a subtle but smooth vanilla as the sip ends. Plus, underlying the whole taste is a slight maltiness from the base that really brings this up a level. Now I don’t know if it is having any effect on my mood as the description might imply but I am certainly pleased with the cup so once again, thank you Inkling! I will have to check out some more teas from this company soon. 185.
So “sweat” is a flavored listed on this tea and thank goodness I am not tasting that. I am actually not too put off by the oolong in this blend despite its strong, floral presence. It is nicely complimented by the fresh, sweet red apple flavoring and the smooth caramel candy-like flavor. At times, I get just a hint of caramel that reminds me of the Butterscotch and Hazelnut Mocha Candies flavoring but it is fleeting and I find myself wanting more. Still, the caramel and apple both make an appearance in the cup and that makes for an enjoyable drink. Thank you Inkling for sending some my way :)
Usually I just run into the mall to get DAVIDs but today I actually had to run some errands. However, once I was there, I obviously had to get some eggnog lattes. I ordered Apple Custard and wasn’t sure I would like it so I got this to balance it out. Unfortunately, today, this was my least favourite of the two although that is not saying much because both were awesomesauce. With that said, for some reason today the base seemed more present than in past cups. I think its probably because the leave was taken from the very bottom of the container meaning it was mostly broken pieces of leaf that have fallen to the bottom and fewer fruity bits to balance those out. Still, it had its sweet, almost bubblegum, flavor that I like quite a bit so I was pleased. I was not pleased with the little piece of seal from the eggnog container that found its way into my drink and then eventually my mouth but oh well.
Got this as my second eggnog latte as it came recommended by the sales associate when I asked them what would be a good caffeine free option other than Creme Brulee. Also, I had considered this one before and thought the maple would be a nice flavor but worried the rooibos would take over. Luckily, that was not the case as the eggnog covered any base flavors while still highlighting the mapley goodness of the tea.
Got this as an eggnog latte and yet again it did not disappoint. It was like a blueberry custard, both creamy and fruity and so tasty. I am starting to think I prefer the fruity flavored eggnog lattes best because I have been quite happy with the ones I have tried (although tbh, I have been happy with all the ones I tried except Maple Sugar and Salted Caramel).
However, more exciting than eggnog lattes, my very first christmas gift arrived today from the greatest tea twin EVER, Roswell Strange!!! Now before you get worried, it’s only my first Christmas gift because I am Jewish so I have gotten hannukah presents in the past but still this is very exciting nonetheless. Even my mom was excited as she could barely wait for me to snap a pic before she started pulling everything out of the box to finally reveal ALL the elements of an “assemble your own Xmas gift”. She included everything from the bag and presents right down to the tape! Honestly, it’s amazing!!! Just look: http://instagram.com/p/wIbzuUPJZj/
Had this blended with DAVIDs Swampwater and it made for an amazing dessert that I talked about here: http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/276886