3217 Tasting Notes
The other reblend I sampled today!
Both in aroma and flavour, this tea strongly reminded me of DavidsTea’s Cardamom French Toast. Not that that would be surprising, of course. The primary difference is that this tea is not pre-sweetened – although that’s not to say there isn’t a bit of sweetness to it (presumably the maple syrup). It really was quite tasty – the cardamom is a strong flavour, but isn’t overpowering, the base is solid, and I noticed some custardy elements as well (it clearly wasn’t just a black tea with cardamom). I’m not sure I noticed the coconut in particular, although it was definitely visible in the dry leaf.
Anyhow, I think this is a pretty good alternative to the DT version (although sadly, neither is readily available), and although I didn’t mind the pre-sweetening they did, it’s nice to have the option of leaving it out.
Juuuuust got my teas from the Christmas reblends (I had them sent to a friend in NY), and am excited to try everything! This was second on the list (first, I will get to reviewing in a few minutes).
This tea turns out to be quite a sweet, pleasant honeybush. I can’t distinctly pick out the maple flavouring, but there is certainly a lovely sweetness to the tea, along with notes of cinnamon and of course, a light but juicy ripe pear flavour. No scratchy throat from the honeybush, so I’m overall fairly pleased. It reminds me a bit of Strawberry Pie Honeybush.
I was wondering why I hadn’t written a note for this tea yet, and then it occurred to me – I didn’t want to write and rave about it for fear of it being bought out before I got more. Hahahahaha. So yes, I really enjoy this tea. Creamy strawberry/coconut/pastry flavours… it’s really quite good. I got my large pouch of it, and it’s long sold out by now, so… sorry everyone who didn’t get to try it.
This note is for the new 52teas version of the tea, which unfortunately I do not care for as much as the original. I’m not sure if the black base isn’t doing it for me or what… though I also seem to be migrating away from most flavoured teas nowadays, so maybe I’ve developed an aversion to certain flavourings. Hard to say.
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…