2219 Tasting Notes
No sugar added, although I didn’t fuss too much about removing all the sprinkles. No milky stuff added, either. :( Yes, I have a very sad face. I love additives in my teas! Makes them so much more comforting.
I steeped with cooler water this time, and although I can tell it’s going to get bitter as it cools, it’s much better to start with. A little boozy, I’m definitely getting the nutmeg-custard taste and smell. The tea base is somewhat sharp… maybe an even cooler temperature would work better. It definitely needs a shorter steep.
This tea is SO good. I overleafed a little bit (by maybe 1/4 tsp) and steeped 4 minutes, trusting Butiki’s recommendations. Ohhhhh, yes. Fingers crossed Butiki/Amoda offer this in the future. I also really like Champagne Cider, and would be super happy for a caffeine free apple tea from Butiki as well.
And day 1 of an allergen free month is already a fail. I had milk in the fridge and automatically added it to my tea. Oh well. I’m sort of doing an elimination diet/paleo mashup. The last time I did an elimination diet, I still ate corn and rice. This time, they’re out. And oops, the coconut milk I got has carrageenan in it. headdesk Oh well. The money’s spent, I’m drinking it.
Such a pretty colour!
Thankfully the bag has all the ingredients listed. It’s just a sample, but I really appreciate that. Apparently all new packaging will come with full ingredient listings… although there still aren’t steeping suggestions. :)
I saw there was hibiscus in this, so I only steeped for about 3 min at boiling. 2 tsp in a 12 oz cup. It smells like delicious orange before steeping, and after steeping it takes on that herbal/medicinal scent. I added a bit of honey, and I’m glad I did.
The flavour of this is so neat. Fresh, bright oranges, sweet grapefruit, lemongrass, and yes I can tell there’s hibiscus here. Definitely on my shopping list. I hope this does well iced and as a cold brew!
I know they are two completely different beasts, but I prefer Butiki’s Potato Pancakes and Applesauce as an apple cinnamon tea.
The Hot Apple Ginger Toddy tea from Herbal Infusions is divine, but something about the base mixing with the flavours of apple and cinnamon in this one just doesn’t sit right with me.
Definitely needs cream. Or something. It gets so bitter.
So. Delicious. I couldn’t decide between this and the Caramel Vanilla, and now I think I need both.
So malty and fruity and sweet and assam-y.
A sample from MissB.
I have no idea what this tea is supposed to taste like, but it’s good! Strong and sweet, all on its own. I’m having it with no sugar or milk (GASP!), and enjoying it a lot. I used 2 tsp in a new 12 oz mug, so I did overleaf a bit.
Oh! Cinnamon, ginger, hazelnuts, cacao nibs. Interesting.
I’m really glad I got to try this tea.