355 Tasting Notes
I probably steeped this too long (close to 2 minutes), so it’s a lot more vegetal than I expected. That’s not a bad thing; this has a very smooth mouthfeel and even with the more floral tastes coming out, I smiled after my first sip. I am tasting some creaminess, as well, though. I like this.
Sadly the end of my sample of this. I realize now that though I usually loathe hibiscus, this is one blend that it works exceptionally well in. I guess my real issue with hibiscus is that it’s thrown into teas and make them unintentionally sour. This is meant to be sour, anyway, so it works.
And continuing the sweet trend.. macaroon in a cup..
For the first time in a long time, had a chance to make tea before work. Wanted something sweet. Yum.
The last bags of my first box – only one box to go until I’m out of this until next Christmas. I was sad to find that apparently I did miss out on one of the holiday teas, Nutcracker Sweet. I could’ve sworn I bought it, but it’s not in my cupboard. Maybe it will reappear in a strange place.
Hm.. so the last time I had this I had just come home from a workout and it dehydrated me quickly. This time I’m beginning to see why, as this is drying out my tongue something fierce. Lots of tannins. I like the cocoa and cardamom flavor, but it’s too harsh overall.
Got good news on my possible health problem today.. yay! Hopefully the test results will prove even better.
To celebrate, an old favorite. I’m almost out of my 4 oz. bag already. I’ve never run out of a 4 oz. bag.. ever. So this must mean something good.
Smoky and a bit bake-y. Adieu, sample.
Again, this is very good – nice and sweet, but not overpowering, and you definitely taste the coconut – but it’s very mild for a chai.
Thanks to Ricky for a sample of this!
I was genuinely scared of this one, though I had no reason to be. The only other pu-erh I’ve tried was another Rishi one, their Pu-Erh Blood Orange, and it was really, really good. But I’ve been holding off on this one for awhile nonetheless.
I’m sad that I waited this long, because this is fantastic. The mint is the prominent smell, but the taste is a wonderful blend of mint, creaminess (from the vanilla), and cinnamon. There are some minor cocoa notes, too. I don’t really get any earthiness from the pu-erh, though.
Might at least buy a sample of this next time I make a Rishi order.