378 Tasting Notes
1:30 min steep. Floral flavor. Roses. Not much of a black base like I’m used to with straight black teas. As it cools down the normal woodsy flavor starts to appear. This is good with brownie brittle. The leaves have a very interesting aroma. Slightly dark chocolate, slightly woodsy almost oaky. The way the wet leaves look kinda creeps me out.
Surprisingly I am enjoying this quite a bit more then I thought I would. Yes …yes it is a bit hibiscusy but if you can get over that it has a great nutty flavor to it. Though I don’t think the name Sleigh ride quite suits it. Figgy nutty pudding …or something like that. Also, it is much better when it’s a bit colder.
So I have to be honest… I needed to get to a certain monetary amount in order to get the Timolino and this tea that came along with the ornament set helped me get there.
It has a smooth, flavorful texture. Surprisingly the peppermint isn’t as strong as I thought it would be. It’s more of an after taste that leaves you with a bit of a clean feeling. The tea base seems like it would be a bit woodsy. But with the added ingredients it’s creamy. If Santa drank tea this is probably what he would drink.
Not gonna lie the ingredients kinda scare me. Egg is an odd one for tea. Despite all the craziness with the ingredients it’s not bad. I steeped it until the white chocolate chips disappeared. There is alot of… something floating in there. Kinda chemically looking. This is much better with some almond milk added. But that chemical look still floats on top.
Definitely an oolong. I wasn’t sure at first because the package doesn’t say so but based on the leaf and the taste… yea it’s an oolong. What an amazing oolong! Hints of coconut. A slight sweet flavor I can’t quite define. Grassy, earthy goodness! Second steep with same leaves. Each time I smell and then sip I think of a green house. Different floral scents and flavors
Accidentally opened package B first. The smell of roses and graham crackers hit my nose as soon as I opened the sample. Bit of an odd combination. The flavor is somewat floral as well. As far as graham cracker goes though…. I’m not really tasting it. This is probably going to the bottom of my list.