1588 Tasting Notes
I don’t really like this base tea. It’s just thin and has an almost metallic weirdness that I usually associate with decaf black teas. On top of that, I may taste a little fruitiness, but just a little. I’m sure I’d appreciate this flavoring more on a better base. I just saw that this was supposed to be spicy chocolate flavored?? Wow, I wish I had tasted any of that, but I didn’t for some reason.
The first time I had this, it didn’t make too much of an impression, so I’m trying it again with some extra leaf this time. The flavoring is a little non-specific, but it still tastes nice. I get some really mild spices, and the black tea is pretty mild too, but pleasant. It’s not one I’m in a hurry to have again, but I enjoyed it.
Grabbed this sample from a TTB. I’m liking this more than I thought I would based on the leaves (not that I’m an expert). The flavor has a nice depth, and though it’s almost starting to become floral, it doesn’t quite reach that. It’s not quite malty either, but somewhere in the middle, if those were the two ends. I’m bad at describing straight teas. I like but don’t love this one.
Hot, I didn’t get a ton of flavor from this, but cooled down, I totally taste some spicy gingerbread. I really enjoy this flavor combination. I think the rooibos/black base works really nicely here. I wish I had a larger amount of this to play around with because this flavor is really fun. It’s best sweetened with milk at room temperature. It’s sort of like liquid ginger snaps.
I like this one much more than I expected to. It’s best cool with milk. It tastes like berries and cream. I taste what I would guess to be blackberry, but black currant makes sense. It’s an interesting and hearty enough one. The second time I made this, I must have oversteeped it, because the black tea was a little harsh and took over too much. Still a nice find from a recent TTB!