325 Tasting Notes
Hurrah for care packages from home! (Thanks, Mom)
I was expecting this one to taste similar to Superberry, though the mate base makes it distinct enough (at least to me). I am sorely missing my stash of mate as a morning pick me up, so I am very happy to have a little of this in my NZ tea stash. I suspect I might like this one better cold, but I don’t have enough for a proper cold brew, and I want to stretch out the leaf as long as I can.
I had high hopes for this one… It’s not as strong as I would have liked, despite me steeping it for ages and using a fair bit of the leaves. The smell is good, though! And it does make a good iced version (though again, not as strong as I would like). Some people might like the milder taste, as a general rule, I do not. :P
Another winner from my care package! The smell is pretty much on par with the legit apple crumble my flatmate’s girlfriend made last night, haha.
Other than DT’s Apple Studel, I’m not sure I’ve had an apple tea with a black tea base. I tried this one plain, and with a bit of milk and I loved both cups. Now that I’m transitioning into autumn (and winter is coming, woe!), I’m getting back into those warm, comforting teas, when normally at this time of year I’d be going hard core into the iced stuff.
My first care package from home had this in it!
Honestly, this is probably in my top three of teas I’ve sampled from Steeped Tea. It’s really good, and I was craving some cinnamon tea. The cinnamon, vanilla and maple are muted as individual flavours, but whatever combination they’re in here works. I added some milk and this was a delightful addition to my dessert. Yum.
Omg, I have returned! Sorry, Steepster, but moving to the other side of the world is insane. That, and I’ve actually one had one new type of tea since I’ve been to NZ. Tragic, I know. That’ll eventually change.
Anyway. This one is a decent bagged black tea. Nothing fancy, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want. I had this brewed straight and with milk, and both were good cups of tea.