2233 Tasting Notes
Back in December, Roswell Strange sent a package to my Thornhill address so that my sister could get it and bring it to me in Florida. That didn’t pan out and yesterday, as I was unpacking and organizing my room, I found the package hidden on my dresser. So, as per the suggestion if multiple steepsterites, I set this up to cold brew. I have no idea how long it steeped for but I believe it was about 11/12 hours.
This is definitely better as a cold brew than hot but still isn’t what I hoped it would be. The base is strong with a bit of vanilla sweetness. At the end of the sip, the carrot cake flavors come through, albeit subtly, and just sit on the tongue. Good, but not something I am heartbroken I won’t be able to get again. Nonetheless, thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try this again!
So this tea looks like a chiffon tea with the added flavors of apple and rose hips. However it is not a combination I am loving. The lemongrass contributes a sort of tropical element while the apple comes through as a sweetness that is out of place in the cup. Moreover, the combination comes off as artificial and is almost reminiscent of licorice. I will try this again but as of now, it is just not for me.
Tbh, I was not expecting this to be as good as it is. I am not sure why, but I just didn’t have high expectations. Sipping on it now, I am actually blown away at how good this is. Initially, the taste is of rooibos, though a pleasant rooibos that is neither woodsy or medicinal. Then, a delicious sweet creaminess takes over, just as one would expect from a zabaglione. Finally, the mango sneaks in right at the end of the sip and just pops. I would definitely have this again and the success with this tea has made me excited to try the others I have.
Thank you Nattie for samples of all the Harry Potter Potions teas! I wanted to try them for so long and even placed an order for them in Adagio’s sale only to have my card refunded and to be told they could not fill the order. With that in mind, I am super grateful for the opportunity to try the teas.
This is really a great start as this tea is delicious. The blueberry is the most prominent flavor for me but the vanilla and coconut are also present in the cup, adding to the whole experience. It is sweet and creamy, with a muted base so that the flavors really shine. I don’t know if I am ready to agree to 3 oz of this tea but I am definitely really enjoying it. Luckily I have one more cup worth of leaf to decide how badly I want more of this.
Thank you Nattie for sending some of this my way! It smells amazing :)
Sipping on it now, I am once again not minding the hibiscus. Could it be that me and the hibby might actually be friends?!? Anyways, this tea is pretty spot on for strawberry lemonade minus the acidity of real lemonade. I can see this being really good iced and sweetened just a bit.
Well steepster, I have been a bit MIA recently given I was busy with moving but now I have officially completed my degree and moved back home. That means, I have time for tea once again and thank goodness too as I arrived to multiple packages waiting for me which exploded my cupboard a bit.
This tea is courtesy of the wonderfully generous jump62359. Thank you!! As I sip on it now, I am pleasantly surprised that I don’t mind the hibiscus in this. It mellows out the sweetness of the other fruit while not making the tea tart or sour. Rather, it is just a more rounded flavor when combined with the hint of strawberry and apple sweetness. Nothing mindblowingly unique but still very tasty. I don’t know if I would go out of my way to order it but I am very grateful to have gotten to try it. Thanks again, jump62359!
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This is better as a cold brew, than it was hot but at the end of the day, it is just not for me. It is sort of like a more muted and more vegetal version of Teavana’s Fruta Bomba. Not bad but not a tea I am sad to say goodbye to. I am glad I got to try it though so thank you Kat_Maria for sharing with me!