9803 Tasting Notes
Another sample from Evol Ving Ness
This is a pretty tasty tea.. there’s some honey notes here, though not as strong as my delicious TTC teas. It’s also a little malty and there’s a taste there that i can’t quite place, adding a little strength to the tea. This is a nice, none USD$ alternative for a ttc sort of tea.
The flavor is a great example of this types of tea: honey, hints of malt, and a lot like those chocolates with the roman nougat filling. That is exactly why I love this type of tea. It’s probably only noticeable if you’re a fan of those types of candies. Maybe to others it’s a hint of cherry (or maybe just something fruity) and nuttiness. I could wish for a little more of the roman nougat flavor, but some of these types of teas don’t have that at all, so I’m glad it’s there. The flavor is very smooth and I think perfectly steeped this way. The cup looks like it’s full of maple syrup and just as smooth!
Sample from evol ving ness
This one’s pretty tasty as far as Christmas teas go. I like that this has a nice sort of cinnamon, spice taste underlying the other things going on. I also really like that the clove isn’t overpowering. I find “holiday” blends often have WAAAAAY too much clove. this one is also pretty – even if it does remind me of potpourri a little :) thanks for the share evol!
Blueberry Pancakes – Cha Island Tea Co. this one isn’t in the database and I couldn’t find a website to pull information from. On the whole, this one isn’t bad but i don’t love it. I’ve had better blueberry teas…and the base doesn’t incent me to love it. Not a bad tea but nothing i need to keep.
So happy to see this one included in the box. I’ve been meaning to order at least one of the yellow teas from mandala but haven’t had a chance to yet. I’ve been sipping on this over the course of the morning. I quite like this. It’s a little different from the other yellow teas that i’ve had but this is a nice one. The flavor reminds me a little of corn, slightly sweet and very buttery.
I have the “pleasure” of doing a release this long weekend so i’m working from home for the next two days. The benefit of that is that i get to work on some samples, organise my tea cupboard and get the GCTTB out the door. I pulled this one out this morning since there was a request to add this one to the box. Nice to revisit this but imo this is one of A&D’s lesser offerings. Still a decent cup but i’m not sad to see it go?