1442 Tasting Notes
Funny, I thought oversteeping this for 20+ minutes would make it stronger. Sure, I can really get the eucalyptus now, however it’s soothing, and the elderberries got super sweet and dominant. Still, it’s pretty much the same as when you steep it like, you know, a normal person.
Hm. I wonder who sent me this cute package from CaesarsTea to try? Of course, it’s VariaTEA. Thank you! :)
This was a delicious cup that I drank way too fast earlier this evening. There’s vanilla, there’s cream, yes, there’s even a custard-like finish to it. I missed the actual crust/pie part, however it’s still delicious as-is.
Oddly, I thought I’d tried this one out already. It seems I’ve just parsed out some to the lot of you. ;)
This smells a lot like the TARDIS blends. It’s definitely got an EG feel to it, plus some caramel and perhaps a nut of some sorts for good measure. It’s creamy, bright yet full, and I like it, even if there’s something in it that’s missing for me. Perhaps it’s that I just love TARDIS so much.
Hm. It smells delicious (and strongly! this one is quarantined from the rest of my tea), and smells lovely brewed up as well. I do get brownie quite distinctively out of this. Cakey and gooey brownie. I’m missing the cinnamon until well after the sip, and then suddenly, I taste it.
It’s a bit off from what I was expecting, yet still a lovely cuppa.
Thank you to Dexter3657 for sharing this with me!
Did it up like I did the other (eggnog) today, which was perfect: 1/4 tsp matcha, 1/3 cup heavy cream, a granule or two of sweetener. And… I got nothing. Zero smell, or flavor, nothing. Added another 1/8 of a tsp of matcha – still nothing. Another 1/8 of a teaspoon, and I can tell it’s matcha, however there’s zero tropical anything, for me.
Methinks this needs a stronger flavoring; I’m assuming it’s distinctive here. It’s good – hell, it’s matcha! – however it’s not tropical anything, sadly.
What a beautiful-looking tea. Wow.
I had to measure this out with my scale to get the right amount: 1.5g is what I decided on to start with for an 8 ounce cup. I steeped them right after the other, and have both cups here to compare against one another.
Steep One: 200F, 2 minutes – wow. Cocoa and honey. Really? It’s subtle, and yet, hard to miss. The honey comes in after, almost gooey-like, and the cocoa is at the start of the sip, and finishes more with a dry cacao feeling. It’s really quite exquisite.
Steep Two: 200F, 2 minutes, 30 seconds – Holy moly, this is all honey. It’s almost too sweet. How on earth can I say that with a straight black tea?!
Got a tiny sample pouch of this – can I just say that I LOVE the sample sizes? They’re more than enough for me to try, especially when I’m having mini cups.
Opening the bag is like smelling sweet eggnog right off the bat. Oh, yay! Made it with 1/4 tsp matcha, 1/4 cup whipping cream, and a grain or two of sweetener. Hm. Definitely got the eggnog in here – it’s delicious and bang on – however it’s… too much of something. Maybe somewhat chemical-tasting? Added cream to the 1/3 cup mark, and that’s PERFECT. Tastes identical to eggnog in every way possible. Perfect marks, because it’s perfect.
At first, drinking this tea surprised me. I was all, “what is THAT?” with the first few sips, and put it down because it seemed so darn odd to me. I’m thinking it was the sage, but really, I’m just guessing.
Now that it’s right cooled, it’s an amazingly delicious cup – little to compare to those first few hot sips. Sweet and savory, herbal licorice and berryish, I quite like this, and can see myself drinking it often.