3160 Tasting Notes
Haven’t had this in eons, and can’t even remember when I drank the cup I’m theoretically writing about. I’m super sad to say, though, that I have not found a replacement for it as I had hoped. One of my TTC teas, Sun Moon Lake Assam (I believe), is similar, but just isn’t the same. I’m dreading running out of this gem :(
My love affair with melon-y teas has really fallen off, but when I’m in the mood for it, I love the contrast of melon with espresso in this tea. I probably would go for it over Cantaloupe and Cream or Watermelon Xylophone. (Well… maybe not fresh C&C).
I have who-even-knows-how-many bags of this left, and I’m not sad about it. Please retain your flavour, lovely tea…
Tea reviews! I have tons of backlogged stuff, plus tons of other things I drank and never even recorded that I drank… everything is a big mess right now. Oh well. On the plus side, my computer is giving me minimal grief right now.
So this tea. I had high hopes, and then I remembered that my love of coconut in teas has waned somewhat. And yup, that’s about how it went. So probably tasty enough for someone who still really enjoys coconut teas, and who loves oolongs, but it wasn’t what I wanted (yet it was pretty much coconut cream pie… I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting. Perhaps more of a coconut milk flavour?)
This is (at least) my second cup of this – the first is sitting in a backlogged list somewhere… Anyhow! I quite enjoy this tea. Pepperminty in that fresh, candy-cane-like way instead of that gross mint-leaf way (there’s a difference, trust me!), delicious chocolatiness from the cacao shells (and nibs, presumably), and of course, I adore the perfect base tea.
My only issue was that the tea in the bag smelled a bit like some of the old 52teas blends with cacao nibs did – a bit on the chloriney side? Thankfully it didn’t really impact the taste, but I did find it a bit concerning.