1474 Tasting Notes
I’m confused by the high rating for this on here. Although I had it a few days ago, the bitter, almost tannic coconut in this made the rest of it unpalatable for me, and I dumped it. Will have to try again, perhaps at a lower temperature, to see if I can get it to taste as lovely as it sounds.
Flavors: Burnt, Coconut, Tannin
First off: whatever is in the pineapple in this blend causes it to mash together into a huge lump, and it needs separating before drinking. Having said that, this is probably the juiciest, most luscious tea I’ve had along these lines, so I’m thinking it’s a less processed pineapple (because well-dried, it wouldn’t have this moisture to cause smooshing).
Is this a complaint? Definitely not, other than trying to figure out initially if that’s intentional or a mistake (the seemingly congealed mass of white clumps around the tea). This is a bright, light pineapple tea, and while I get little else other than a touch of mango, and zero actual tea from this, it’s really quite delicious. I could easily sip this all summer happily, although I’d likely forget it was caffeinated, it’s just that light.
Flavors: Creamy, Mango, Pineapple
I’ve been drinking this almost nightly the past two weeks, just haven’t been logging anything, sadly. I like it… it soothes me, I find it appealing and comforting in a very herbal/creamy/sweet way, and it definitely helps me pass out sooner than if i didn’t drink it. Upping the rating, because I obviously enjoy this more than a 70 rating.
Dunno why this is called cappuccino anything, it’s just a caramel rooibos. A nice one at that, but I was hoping for a coffee replacement in a decaf tea when I grabbed this. Nothing wrong with it, just… not as described.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream
So… uh… I drank a whole 50g of this before I even got around to logging it. Darn you, Sil, for suggesting this! It’s excellent, I do love it, and now I have to get more. The empty bag is calling to me, and it’s all I can think of. Darn it!
Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple
Was thinking of this for an iced tea when I grabbed it, and I think I’ll need to try it as such to really give it a decent rating. It’s a very smooth, subtle cup, with only a hint of lime in it for me, along with something that’s not reacting well to my lips/tongue. I’m finding myself itchy/feeling like there’s an allergic reaction happening on a smaller scale.
Grabbed every single tea I could at Market Spice at the Pike Place Market in Seattle this weekend, because they sell it in one-bag pouches for sampling, or loose in the tiniest of tiny bags for whatever amounts to $0.94 USD. This was one of their in-house blends and in a single teabag to boot, and I kinda wish I’d grabbed more now. Smells very sweet and strongly so, and tastes pretty much the same – even though I oversteeped it by a huge amount, there was zero bitterness or astringency. Would be fantastic iced!
Flavors: Berries, Lime
Had my first cup of this today, from a tea-buying spree in Seattle this past weekend, where among other things I attended The Film School, and ran into Kevin Smith and Jason Mews in my hotel elevator. It’s a nice, solid Thai tea, although I had to oversweeten it (like a traditional Thai iced tea) to have it taste authentic. I can see myself really enjoying this!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers