1594 Tasting Notes
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!
This tea is pretty delicious. I don’t notice any puerh, thankfully. I taste a deliciously desserty flavor, maybe like marshmallows and graham crackers? It’s so good! I’m enjoying it sweetened with milk. It’s like s’mores without the chocolate. This is definitely my favorite tea I’ve tried from Brutalities so far. I’d consider ordering it again.
Do you ever take a sip of a tea and then kind of step back and give it a look because you’re so impressed? That was me and this tea the first time I tried it. The mango is so clear and fresh. It’s like tasting a mango that’s not quite ripe. According to the website, it’s supposed to be peach, which I guess also works, but before I knew that, I really tasted mango. The green tea itself isn’t quite my favorite, and it takes over most of the flavor as it sits. I’ve had a few cups of this over the past few months, and I’ve been unable to recapture the magic of the first time. I love the flavoring, but I unfortunately find the green tea to not really be to my liking. It’s a little too harsh and loud. Thanks to my Reddit TTB Secret Santa for this one!