3274 Tasting Notes
I didn’t drink this recently, but just came across the empty bag, and still remember enough to post about it! This was an absolutely delicious tea – sweet, nutty, rich. It was absolutely heavenly. I wish I’d had more, but I did seem to acquire a considerable portion of someone else’s (VariaTEA, I’m thinking it was you? Thanks!) so I had at least 3 cups of this, which were all stellar.
Would love if this tea came back at some point! It’s from the days before I knew about AQ2T, sadly. (Or maybe it was my unofficial online tea purchasing hiatus.)
Well, this tea’s sure punchy! The dry tea smells a bit like Eggnog Poundcake at first, but there’s definitely more spicing. The flavour doesn’t draw the same comparison – the spices are powerful here, particularly cloves. Any latte creaminess that might be present is definitely drowned out by the spicing – it’s really all I can taste. I might have overleafed a touch, which has made for a nearly undrinkable cup – so I decided to add some milk and vanilla agave (a freebie from DavidsTea a while ago)! Best decision ever. This tea becomes a delightfully gingerbready chai (still verrryyy heavy on cloves, I think). I only have a small pouch of this, but I suspect I’ll finish off the rest in this manner, as it’s just a little too much to drink straight.
Rating as a straight tea: 67
Rating with milk and sweetener: 78 (I’m going with this one).
Sad sipdown, but one that was necessary. This tea was pretty old, and what’s left at the bottom of the bag is only a shadow of its former self. I mostly have to use my imagination to remember how this tea used to be, but that’s ok, it’s mostly working. I’d love to have some of this around for a treat every now and then, but will be fine without it for a while.
Side note: the second last cup I had of this, probably only a couple months or so ago, was quite good. The issue here is that it was mostly broken pieces of leaf, and only 1 maybe 2 butterflies.
Dang, this is much better than I expected. Thanks to Roswell Strange for giving me some – I might not have noticed how delicious the ingredients list looked otherwise, as I tend to avoid medicinal teas. I can taste the chamomile a bit, which I don’t care for, but delicious toasty coconut/caramel flavours make up for it.
Not a tea I’d likely go too overly often, but certainly a great evening option!