1693 Tasting Notes
I got a sample to take home. I think I need some more!! Grape is one of those flavours I don’t mind when strong. Actually, I quite enjoy it. Definitely a mood tea. Not for when I crave real green tea. Ha. I mean, some flavoured ones do have a tea note, but in this one I find it mostly overpowered.
Anyhow. Not sure if it has stevia or not, as the package makes no mention of it, but other reviews I see says it does. Also, the ingredients list here on Steepster mentions sugar. Hmmm.
Today was a bit odd though. The boyfriend was cooking up some ribs… and drinking this with the scent of super fragrant meat baking is just strange!
I’m confused. Did I buy a packet of sugar and cinnamon, or tea?
Honestly, this is a strong one, almost too strong. Wowsa.
I had to add milk just to tone things down. Sadly, the tea flavour was weak while the spices weren’t. Maybe I’ll grab an in store cuppa one day to see if that tastes any better.
I think it was just a bad cup. I’m hesitant to buy another sample…
Got through a bunch of infusions yesterday. What a journey!
The first was lovely, all candied nut, but with a soft malty edge.
Second and third infusions were a bit meh. Malty… which was nice, but rather one dimensional. I noticed a super mild fruity aspect, hanging out in the background. Plum?
Fourth infusion was much better; milk chocolate with a hint of caramel. Maybe plum.
Fifth was more of the same with a heavy note of cotton and dry mouth.
Sixth and seventh were a blend of everything, nothing too noticeable, though it was super smooth! I wish I’d had time for more infusions.
Yum. Glad I picked up a sample! I have way too many teas in my cupboard or else I’d definitely restock.
A traditional Chinese green tea. Mild, buttery, and sweet.
The moment where liquor first touches my lips reminds me of mountain spring water, full of minerals and freshness. An interesting contrast to the rest.
I kinda get where the plum reference comes from, but I would say the real plum notes come out in the aftertaste along with a honeysuckle sweetness. It also leaves my mouth super dry.
Ok so now I’ve had this a few times, I’m glad I got some before it disappeared. It fills a gap I didn’t know I had! Not expected but I’m ok with that.
This is a very mild blend. Great alone, and easy sipping with milk. Not so good iced, with milk sadly. I need to try it cold brewed and with no milk as well.
Will definitely have to find something to fill the hole when I eventually sip this down :)
One day I’ll post a review with actual flavour notes haha