2679 Tasting Notes
I considered buying a package of this tea but now that I have tried it, I am glad I did not. This tastes mainly of honeybush with just a touch of candy apple the pops up now and again. I still have more to play with thanks to Scheherazade’s generosity so hopefully a different preparation method might bring out the flavors a bit more.
Well Sun Moon Lake Assam, we meet again and I am very happy about that. This really is a great black. Fruity and smooth with the faintest touch of malt. Thank you Sil for sending more of this my way. I think I will take one more cup and pass the rest on to Roswell Strange. Hopefully she also enjoys it :)
One last cup to say goodbye before I pass the rest along to Cavocorax. Each time I have this tea, I do really enjoy it but I just never reach for it. I know Cavo will show it the love that I don’t. The assam base adds a touch of malt that blends beautifully with rich caramel flavor and the creamy vanilla. Each component is present in its own right but they all work together perfectly to create a decadent treat.
What better way to celebrate Stacy’s birthday than a big ole cup of Birthday Cake?!?! Today I am having it iced, just to switch things up. It is light and fluffy and very creamy. Very nice indeed but to be honest, I prefer this hot as the vanilla seems to be more highlighted that way. Still I am enjoying each and every sip. Thank you Stacy for this awesome treat and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
This is salty and sweet and really hitting the spot today. I keep putting it off because it is a green tea and that means having to wait for the water to cool (I really miss my variable temp kettle sometimes) but when I do make it, I am always impressed. Both the potato pancakes and apple sauce are distinctive and delicious. Thank you Annie for sharing!
Scheherazade kindly shared a sample of this with me and I have to say that it is quite nice. My first sip, I definitely noticed the raspberry and as I continue to drink, I detect the sugar glaze as well. Both flavors pair beautifully with the base. I am not sure I am really getting “pastry” notes per se but the base mixed with the other flavors can lend itself to the notion of a baked good if you put your mind to it.
So I decided to do a side-by-side taste test of of my Crio Bru’s to see if I actually detected a difference. To choose, I just blindly reached into the box and grabbed two and it turned out I grabbed Coca River and Cavalla. That means I am doing the same comparison as Courtney coincidentally and my findings are essentially the same. This one is definitely the more bitter of the two cups. Not overly bitter as in it’s not drinkable but bitter enough that I know I don’t want to restock when the sample is finished. Essentially this is like drinking melted bittersweet chocolate. Not horrible but not the best either.
Of the tree house collection, this is my least favorite. There is a fairly strong cherry flavor that at times can be slightly medicinal. The coconut provides a creaminess but can also take on a lotion-esque quality. Very weird. Not horrible but not great either. Still, I am grateful for the chance to try something new. Thank you Scheherazade!