1621 Tasting Notes
Tea #29 from Considering a new TTB
This is the last caffeine free option in the TTB. It’s an interesting combination of ingredients, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the pink peppercorns in the blend, but they don’t seem to lend much of a flavor. The florals are present, without being soapy with a slightly tart flavor from the rose hips. Overall, this isn’t a bad tea to end my day with, but it isn’t something I’m likely to order for myself since there are so many chamomile blends that I prefer over this one.
Tea #28 from Considering a new TTB
I think it’s a bit misleading to have oolong in the name of this tea because it is mostly rooibos. I could only find a small amount of oolong hidden among the various nuts and candied fruit pieces; then again that seems to be the trend with teavana. Flavorwise this tasted mostly of apples and cinnamon, which wasn’t at all what I was expecting, although it did have a slight nuttiness to it. It may not have been what I was expecting and could certainly benefit from a more descriptive name, I did really enjoy this tea.
This tea won’t be continuing on
Tea #26 from Considering a new TTB
This seemed like such an interesting blend, but the balance of flavors ends up tasting like that cup of tea that I’ve left forgotten by my bedside for a few days, then accidentally take a drink of it in the middle of the night because I’m thirsty and it’s convenient. I’m sure we’ve all done that before, right? It doesn’t quite taste moldy, but has an off sort of flavor.
On the plus side, there is finally a Verdant blend that I’m not allergic to, this calls for a minor sort of celebration!