844 Tasting Notes
Really refreshing iced tea. Reminds me a bit of a funnel cake if it was pina colada/banana bread flavoured. The green base has a smokey nip that either adds bitterness or an alluring depth to the caramelized baked coconut/banana/pineapple goodness.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Banana, Coconut, Honey, Pineapple, Smoke
I meant to sit down with this green and purposefully drink it, for the tea notes, but it ended up becoming my sloppy go-to green tea for the week evenings instead. What that means on a scale of 1-10 is I drank it with zero (0) mindfulness and ten (10) chugging speed.
What can I say now that it’s gone so soon from the earthly realm of CrowKettle Tea Shelves? It was sweet. It was refreshing. It was deliciously flavourful. Now it’s gone.
Steep Count: 2
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Nutty, Sweet, warm grass
It’s St. Patrick’s but I’m not sure I’m going to drink a beer today. I’m having this fitting tea just in case. It may taste like a dark boozy brownie but it also tastes like a delicious (albeit hot) craft beer too. Hurrah for Stout things (while the weather isn’t summer, which is Hefeweizen season).
This is hands down one of my favourite chocolate teas right now, and although it has that unmistakable trademark AQ2T dessert/chocolate blend flavouring I think it stands out from it’s counterparts too.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cacao, Chocolate, Hops, Malt, Pastries, Raspberry, Roasted Barley
I think I want this to either go more pear or more of a molasses-like candy. Admittedly I’ve never had a red covered apple- just the cloying, thick caramel covered apples, so I’m probably off in my own imaginings.
The flavouring and tea base are both light and subtle, creating a delicate cup that’s suitable for a nice pre-spring day. The delicate, crystallized sweetness is a refreshing cup for prep gardening (read as watching juncos and listening to chickadees outside while other people do some edging). Glad I saved the dregs of this for a timely change in season.
Flavors: Cucumber, Grass, Melon, Pear, Sugar
Apparently I never got around to writing a tea note on this one. I drank it up ages ago and memories are now foggy, but it was a nice cuppa while it lasted. Cotton Candy is a very thin, light candy flavour and sometimes that made the tea come across as watery- otherwise, I can’t think of other complaints right now.
Edit: I found some leftover tea in the back of the cupboard and I rescind my “watery” comment. The flavour to tea is full and complete; overall, the tea is delicious. On a second note, it’s really annoying to find a tea in your cupboard after you’ve unchecked it from your stash list.
Flavors: Blueberry, Candy, Cotton Candy, Vegetal
This tea’s alright? I reached for this one readily enough but I think I was hoping for something else. Maybe something with a complex tart-sweet dancong base?
I would like something with “whipped cream” and “prune” in the description to be a little darker, richer, thicker, and more nuanced¬ overall, with less of the candied thing going on; The plum and white chocolate come across as somewhat artificial over the course of the cup. I like the smell of the dry leaf though.
Flavors: Candy, Plums, White Chocolate
All the points are for the lemon cookie flavouring; jury’s still out on the whole unripe/green fig vibe. I’m meh on the green tea base here (Chinese Sencha blargh). The combined flavouring and tea gives me a marine impression, which I’m not completely loving.
Like Arabeseque, Good Humour’s deliciousness quotient relies on getting those steeping parameters right; too much leaf, temp, etc. leads to a bitter/drowned out cup.
Flavors: Apple, Cookie, Fig, Grass, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Pastries, Tangy, Vanilla, Vegetal