SBT: Neapolitan Ice Cream

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150 °F / 65 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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  • “Sipdown!! (233) Finally a sipdown! Not that I want this tea gone but rather I am trying to try all the SBTs I bought so I know what I need to restock and it is just such hard work to get through...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Is this my last Neapolitan tea bag? I think it may be, and it's from last year. Still would have traded it in for a Rainbow Sherbet. This one is mostly sweetened black tea. Maybe a little...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yum! I cold-brewed this overnight, and am finding that this gets better and better as I continue to drink it. The first couple of sips were very strawberry-ish, with hints of a creamy...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Iced tea of the day...... Yum! I mostly smell strawberries and creaminess. Once I get a taste of the brew, it definitely has all three flavors going on, Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. I...” Read full tasting note
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Premium Indian CTC black teas blended with organic flavoring. Amazing tea with a great Neapolitan ice cream finish.

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http://www.52teas.com/2012/06/26/southern-boy-teas/

Southern Boy Teas is a brand of Zoomdweebie’s, LLC, home of 52teas.com

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After my success with the honeybush version over the last couple of evenings, I decided to try the SBT version at work today. I brewed it up last night, following the instructions. 2 cups of boiling water for three minutes, and then top up with cold to make just under 2 litres. Then it went in the fridge overnight, and this morning it came to work with me!

It’s thundery and humid out, so no surprise that it’s far too hot in my reception area. I’m surprised it took me so long to work out that iced black tea is what I’ve been lacking at work every summer. It’s a lot more refreshing than my usual hot tea, and because it’s black I can get my caffeine fix in as well. I’m useless by mid-afternoon, otherwise.

This is the second of the SBTs I’ve tried, and I think I did slightly better this time. The black tea base is still something you can taste, but it seems lighter and less prominent this time. I think maybe I oversteeped my Razzleberry, although I can’t say it really bothered me at the time. By comparison, though, this is more what I was looking for. Something to remember next time I’m brewing one of these — don’t get distracted!

Anyway, as with the honeybush version, this tastes uncannily like actual neapolitan ice cream. It also has the advantage of being reasonably cold this time, so the resemblance is even stronger. I can taste chocolate first, then a creamy vanilla, and then finally strawberry. The three combine beautifully in the aftertaste, to give the full neapolitan effect. Amazing!

Both versions of this are absolute winners with me. I added milk to the honeybush, which I haven’t done here, but I didn’t add sweetner to either. It really doesn’t need it. It’s not sweet, per se, but it tastes of what it’s supposed to, and that’s enough for me. I got one of each available flavour to try with my last order, but I think I’m going to have to stock up again very soon! These are just too good to pass up!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I’ve tried so many times to like iced tea. I’ve bought and given away at least 3 different versions of the Mrs. Tea iced tea maker. I gave up trying for a really long time. Then I realized that I am so slow in drinking my high quality hot tea that by the time I finish it, it’s pretty cold and I still like it. Hmmmmm, maybe it’s the quality and flavor of the tea that makes the difference!

So I bit the bullet and bought some Southern Boy Tea, the Neopolitan flavor. I wanted to try many other flavors but they were out of most of them. Boo. I brewed the bag in 16 oz. boiling water for exactly 3 minutes, poured it into a pitcher, and added water to make 2 quarts. Then I filled my 16-oz. cup with ice cubes and three Splenda and poured the tea in. Wow! It’s so good! I don’t even mind that it’s not carbonated! Usually that’s the first thing that bugs me. This is delicious. It really tastes like Neopolitan ice cream. I taste all three flavors equally.

How do I save the wet bag, if I want to re-steep it after I am done drinking this pitcher? It could take a couple of days. Is that even feasible?

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Iced 3 min, 0 sec
momo

I made the concentrate again with the bag, and froze it. Then I put it right into a pitcher of water and let it melt. I wasn’t sure how to save it and get it to dry out all the way.

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135 tasting notes

Made a nice strong pitcher of this the usual way: 2 cups boiling water with some rock sugar and resteeped the bag in another cup of water and iced. Pretty tasty.

But you know what? I couldn’t help but put in a splash of half and half into my glass! I think I like it just a tad sweeter, but it tastes pretty close to liquified Neapolitan Ice Cream.

Definitely will do that again!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I never really was a Neapolitan ice cream kinda girl, I am a plain jane vanilla kinda girl. But I thought I would give this one a try. It sounded delicious. But this is not my most favorite SBT.

The initial smell on opening the package was of artificial chemical chocolate. But after a few minutes, once I took a step back and smelled, it did smell like Neapolitan ice cream, with the chocolate/strawberry/vanilla combo of flavours.

I brewed as per the directions on the package.

The initial taste was again of that artificial chemical chocolate. I added a few tsp of sugar, then it did have more of a Neapolitan taste. On initial sip, I get chocolate, and then immediately underneath that, I can taste strawberry. I had to wait a while before I got the slightest hint of vanilla. This iced tea reminds me of a cheaper Neapolitan ice cream that you buy in a box (not a pail), and its been in the freezer for a while.

Overall, it still makes a good iced tea. Just not my cup of tea.

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3 min, 0 sec

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Oh my goodness. This iced tea is heaven! It’s a nice black tea with a smooth, creamy ice cream aftertaste. All of the flavors are present. Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla :) I’m happy I ordered more!

Sil

hmmm may have to look into this one

KallieBoo!

It’s sooooo goooooood

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556 tasting notes

What am I doing wrong with these iced teas??

I cold steeped this for about 8 hours in the correct amount of water and it tastes like alcohol to me. The supposed flavours don’t transfer at all. Smells like alcohol too. Going to have to pour the whole thing out.

Not rating because I don’t know if it’s user error or not but I don’t have any more of this.

Preparation
Iced

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338 tasting notes

Wow, I’m impressed with these SBT’s! It really tastes like Neapolitan ice cream somehow. It has a nice creamy aftertaste and totally reminds me of those astronaut ice cream packs (which I love and try to buy whenever I see them).

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’ve had this 3 months and yet to try it. I used to love those astronaut Ice creams when I was younger! I probably still do but haven’t had one since :(

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Going against popular opinion here, but I am not a fan of this iced tea. I prepared it as suggested, and on the plus side, it really does taste like Neapolitan Ice Cream. I can pick out each flavor in the tea, and there is still a strong black tea base. All of that makes for a great iced tea.

However, there is a starkly artificial, sickly sweet aftertaste with every sip of the tea, and that really ruins it for me. It sticks in my mouth to the point where I had to go brush my teeth to be rid of it. Because the ingredients list is so vague, I unfortunately have no idea what is creating that taste, so I can’t even avoid it in future teas. Maybe I got a bad batch, or maybe I am just sensitive to one of the flavorings, but I wouldn’t get this one again.

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My first SBT. Hot brewed, poured over ice. It smells like strawberries and cream. First sip, I tasted strawberry with a hint of creamy chocolate which meshed pretty good with the black base. I then sweetened it with vanilla sugar and that made the Neapolitan Ice Cream pop. Very good iced tea, indeed. Leaving it overnight and will update tomorrow.

Update: Update from last night’s brewing. After letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator, the smell has further developed and has taken on the definite notes of Neapolitan Ice Cream. It retained it’s dark amber color reminiscent of a dark wild honey. Unsweetened, it has lost much of the strawberry leaving a more balanced and pleasing taste though the vanilla is there, it continues to remain elusive and difficult to taste. Sweetened with vanilla sugar, the tea blends nicely and draws the vanilla out from the shadows creating a richer and creamier drink. The flavor continues to play on your tongue long after your final sip. This is a tea I will be ordering again.

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Sipdown! Not a big fan, sadly. I preferred the other two SBTs I’ve drank recently (Monkey Fart and Razzleberry). This one just tastes kind of like a sweetish, flavoured black. Nothing special. I prefer the honeybush version; the flavour nuances of vanilla/chocolate/strawberry worked better with that base.

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