3229 Tasting Notes
Argh, I forgot that this one had black tea in it until I was already downstairs with it with my heart set on having some before bed. Oh well. I’m pretty sleepy, so I should be ok.
Anyways, the creamy blueberry of this tea is really nice. I do wish the base was honeybush instead of rooibos, since I’m getting that teensy bit of scratchiness that I tend to with rooibos, but it’s bearable, especially with such a great flavour. I have to admit though, that I think cream flavour is a wonderful addition to nearly every fruit blend. Someone needs to come out with a whole series of fruit cream honeybush teas. Yeeaaaahhhh :D :D
Made a travel mug of of the “reblend” of this one yesterday. I think the flavour is definitely better (Raritea/Indigobloom, if you guys took some of the previous version, you’re welcome to have a sample of this one as well to try), but it’s still not my favourite. I think it’s because it’s more of an amaretto-almond flavour instead of nutty almond, and I’m not the biggest amaretto fan. It also comes across as a bit thin, although as I said, I think the flavour in terms of the chocolate and creamy coconut is better. This blend also contains considerably fewer coconut flakes, so flavour improvements could also be the result of an increased proportion of tea leaves in the dry tea.
… yeah, I felt like I was writing a part of the discussion section of my thesis, there. Sorry…!
Thanks SO much to Raritea and Indigobloom for picking up 50g of this for me in Toronto! In retrospect I perhaps should have requested 100g, but at least 50 will hold me for a bit :D
Put this in the travel mug this morning (which was the reason for purchasing it), and oh man, so yummy. Caramelly and orangey. Drank the whole thing during my morning meeting, as I was up early enough to make teas and let them cool enough on the counter to drink prior to putting them in my mugs. Delish.
And now for the saddest sipdown in the history of sipdowns :( :( :(
Finished this one off today, and possibly the saddest part is that… I actually didn’t even drink any! It’s still in the mug, so I’ll get to it tomorrow (just had a bit now), but yeah. I’ll probably get one small re-steep out of the leaves, and that will be it. Time to sort through my stash and find more tasty flavoured blacks to take in travel mugs. Luckily many of my Della Terra samples qualify, but they’re mostly pretty small so I can only get 1-2 cup’s worth out of them… rambles
Sipdown :( This was a pretty tasty sample, though! I’m quickly working my way through all my milk oolongs in preparation for buying more. Who cares if they are expensive; milk oolong seems to be an absolute travel mug staple for me. I think I’m down to a single serving of DT’s Quangzhou Milk Oolong, a single serving of Bon The Place’s version, one packet from Teavivre of the unflavoured version, and a couple random cups’ worth of stuff from Mercuryhime and… whoever sent me a bagged version to try. You know you have an addiction to spending money when the prospect of it is so very, very appealing…
So I remembered that I had this tea…. and hadn’t the faintest idea what it even tasted like. In fact, I wasn’t even sure that I had ever tried it! I see that yes, I did, and I also see why it didn’t ring a bell – there just wasn’t a whole ton of flavour, sadly. Even with an accidental extra minute of infusion, I’m tasting what’s almost coming off as a milk oolong, with perhaps the barest hint of peach. Certainly not bad, but not as tasty as I wanted when I purchased it.
Oh well – it looks like there’s not a ton left in my bag anyhow, so perhaps I sent off a serving or two to someone at some point.
Managed to oversteep this one this morning (just by 30 seconds), but thankfully it doesn’t appear to be ruined. I’m having the same lack-of-creaminess problem as with the Eggnog, which I’m positive is again related to the creamy, sweetened tea I just drank. I’m also getting a slight note of anise, which is throwing me a bit. Blehhh!! (It’s still good though.)
Felt like a treat this morning, so brewed this one up. Since I’ve just had a tea with strong vanilla flavouring, it’s not as tasty as usual, but I’m getting the flavour of the green base, which is still quite nice. This is really a tea to enjoy by itself to maximize flavour.