Testing testing… a backup tasting note to post from the last freeze… no new tasting notes for a while. I’m sure all the Steepsterers are congregating in some tasting note I’m not seeing….
From a long ago order, just never wrote a note yet. First, for some reason I expect this to be like the rocket popsicles, but no, those aren’t chocolate. Then I always expect this to taste like raspberry, but then I realized I’m thinking of the David’s tea that has a similar name — I think I only had that blend once or twice, so my memory is a bit hazy there. This blend isn’t raspberry… it’s mainly black tea, chocolate, yerba mate, and coffee. The yerba mate is the green rather than the roasted, which seems a bit odd with chocolate and coffee. It works well enough anyway, but it’s not really a flavor profile I’m ever gravitating towards. Earthy, rustic, a bit bitter, even with only a teaspoon. At least it doesn’t have the chicory the David’s blend had. Maybe the caffeine is supposed to skyrocket me into space or something.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 23 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep