301 Tasting Notes
Day 21 of tea!
Another ‘previously tried’ tea, LOL. The last time I had this, I was coming off 2 days worth of travel from the other side of the planet (seriously – Wellington/Auckland/LA/Toronto), and since the fall collection was released while I was on holiday, a mate was delicious and muchly needed at 7 in the morning! Caffiene fix today isn’t as vital, haha, so I think I’m noticing the flavours a little more. I added some milk to it, and it made it a little sweeter – this doesn’t really have the earthy taste of most mates, and I like that.
Day #20 of tea!
I was waiting for this one to show up! At first taste, this is pretty much the same flvaour profile that the rooibos Gingerbread had, except now with added mate, haha. It definitely takes like cookies, though, to me, the ‘gingerbread’ part of it is a little more muted than I would ideally like it to be. There was a lot of leaf in my sample tin, so I foresse a few more cups of this one. Mmm.
Day 19 of tea!
Again, an old one I’ve never written a review for. Tsk tsk, self. I picked this one for the advent because of the ginger (one of my favourite tea flavours these days). Thanks to the pear (and possibly some other fruit influence?), the ginger was muted, but it worked for me. Spicy and sweet! I do wish there was more actual tea in the sample, though.
Day #17 of tea!
How have I never completed a tasting note for this one before now? Oh well, it’s getting done now, haha. This was an excellent treat this afternoon, after I got in from a walk (brrr, it was cold). There are other rooibos teas I like better than this one (cinnamon chai being the main example), as I’m not as crazy about caramel/toffee teas as some others tend to be. But I liked this, with the usual addition of milk, and I’ve got enough of the sample left for another couple of cups, so that’s good.
This was my date to the movies this afternoon, LOL
I’m so happy there is another straight black in the collection! While I was doubtful it would come close to my beloved darjeelings (and it did not), I did really enjoy this. The honey taste is subtle, but there, and hey, it’s nice to see a tea of the month that’s not loaded down with flavours, as awesome as some of those are.
Because I am braver at trying coffee-flavoured teas, now, LOL.
I like Espresso Yourself better than this one, though I suspect that may have to do with the fact that I had more of a flavour to that one than I had here (less leaves, not steeped as long as it could have been). Also, that ones seems to be a lot less simpler in composition, so there might have been too many flavour profiles wrestling to de domiannt in this. Overall, not terrible, and okay in a pinch.