1723 Tasting Notes
This is very minty! I like it. Not all that spicy, and a lot milder than expected. Almost reminds me of camomile which takes the bite out of the mint.
I’m used to mint taking more of a background role, so it was nice to finally find a blend that uses it more front and centre without it being the main ingredient. So I guess, a mid note?
I feel like I’ve had so many variations of this tea. Except I’m used to this flavour profile having puerh in it, and I don’t see any in the ingredients… That might be the carob and the chicory? Those are two ingredients I’m not a huge fan of. Mostly because those are things I’ve reacted to badly in the past, back when I was hoping to find an alternative to chocolate.
The orange is barely present. Kindof like a muted terry’s chocolate orange. The old me would have loved it. Today? I’m on the fence
Bah. I’m in an ick mood.
I was freezing in the office today and have been fighting a tickle in my throat for a few days already. This tea did a good job of soothing it. I need to use my larger mug though. The small one brewed up a tad too thick, but not overly so to the point of being too much. I finished the cup easily!
The orange was very faint, and more natural tasting than I expected. Sugar may have brought that aspect out more but I wasn’t in the mood.
The ginger part was a tad harsh as well. Almost chemical like, in the way I’ve seen ginger do in strong doses. I’m not sure if that means the ginger was low quality, or if it’s just me. One day I’ll splurge on organic premium ginger and see what that tastes like :P
What a strange contrast to the citrus.
Anyhow. I wish I could say more. It’s been a long day. I had plans lined up and it all got swooshed around for a bunch of reasons, and then additional to that I have some career decisions to make, that affect more than just myself or coworkers. Having to re-orient myself so many times has been exhausting. Is there a desert island out there somewhere that has all the tea, and couches on the beach to curl up on?
My last few cups of this have been finicky. It seems too cold/hot water and over/understeeping make a big difference so I really need to watch for that sweet spot. That kinda sucks, considering I initially bought this as a convenience tea! Today, I finally got it right again. Not sure if its a sipdown or not, I may have one more bag kickin around. Either way, I’ll miss it! Need to find me another supply of osmanthus green. The oolong version I have at work isn’t very strong on the osmanthus
I cold brewed this the other day. SO GOOD! A ratings bump is in order. I wish I’d known this over the summer. Even though it means forgoing multiple infusions, I say its worthwhile, for me. It all comes out at once. Syrupy molasses, with a lemon edge, but more intense than usual.
The only thing I dislike about cold brews is that the chill really sets in to the liquid. I’ve never been a fan of super cold drinks, even in summer. Yeah, a cold beverage is refreshing and nice, but I don’t want my throat frozen either. It isn’t a pleasant sensation. A lot of people I know feel differently, so to each their own!
Oh. and rating bump! just a tad
I had a mug of this last night. It had gotten cold by the time I had any, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it not inducing dreams. Ah, to be fair I know I dreamt, I just can’t remember them. That said, even though I’m quite sore/tired from physio workouts, I feel like I really slept last night. It’s a deepseated feeling that I have difficulty describing… I just know I want more sleep like that heh.
The tea itself was quite pleasant to sip. Vegetal with an herbal twist. If it wasn’t dreamy tea I’d consider having some midday at times. (wasted opportunity, I enjoy dreaming!)
I made an extra large cup of this for me, and one for a friend at work. Holy teamus half the package is gone! It felt like there was a normal amount but I need to see what the package says because it occurred to me after I’d put it away and we were off to host an event.
The tea was good though. A bit oddly sweet, it took some getting used to, but once I did? oh yes I was craving more. Not for the taste…but the euphoric ride! eesh. I was in a happy place. To be honest, I was in a work zone, since I had a bunch to do and not much time. So yeah. A better review next time.
Also. My coworker, who was fighting a cold finished it in maybe 15 min. He says it was good!!