1734 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Stash for sending me this free sample on one of their new fair trade teas.
This has so much potential, it could have been a great cup for someone else. Unfortunately, I am not the best taster for something with dandelion root and chicory, because the roasted root taste is bitter and very…rooty. The chicory is just gross (as is all chicory). I just don’t find any redeeming qualities in a cup of bitter root water. I think anyone who enjoys dandelion root and chicory would really enjoy this, however. The ingredients themselves are high quality and ethically acquired (fair trade).
Flavors: Bitter, Medicinal, Mineral, Musty, Roasted, Sweet, Taro Root, Wood
As it turns out, this doesn’t steep as well as a coldbrew. Half a perfect cup ouch (~2g), 400 mL cold water, 30 minutes and the water is clear. At 45 minute the water is very light amber, but smells fragrant. I think perhaps the flavour steeps out before all of the tannins.
Hot, it tastes more of cocoa shells and coconut, but cold is tastes very heavily of coconut filling in chocolate bars (very thick, sweet, overpowering coconut). It isn’t bad, but isn’t for anyone who doesn’t love coconut.
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Creamy, Sweet, Thick