3217 Tasting Notes
Super sad story about this tea today – I brewed up a nice cup at my boyfriend’s mom’s place… and about ten minutes later, she’s all “soooo I just realized I washed your infuser that had the tea you probably wanted to resteep in it…”. Heart. Broken. Anyways, at least I got one lovely cup, but considering how limited in quantity this tea is, I guess I’ll have to be more careful :(
I… rather like this tea. I’m trying to figure out if I accidentally switched this and Nuit a Versailles, but even just sniffing the bag’s contents, I’m quite certain I didn’t, though. This one is quite lovely, actually – sweet and fruity, with a bit of a mariney green base. I don’t think I would have guessed goji berries at all though, if I had to guess, as this is pretty sweet.
Anyhow, enjoyable, and I’ll probably enjoy it the next time too. Thanks for sharing, Miss B.
More from MissB – thanks!! :) Oddly, I’m not really tasting any bergamot here, just a bit of a mariney green and a bit of fruitiness/floral notes. Given that I don’t believe I’ve had contamination/loss of flavour issues with any of the other teas, I’m not sure why I’m tasting something so different from everyone else, but the tea certainly looks like that in the picture. Not one I really care for.
Another gem from MissB! I’m skeptical of all these French teas, probably because going into it I haven’t a clue what’s in them… but so far, everything’s been tasting pretty great. With this tea, I correctly identified it as a rose/chocolate black, which tastes fairly good – add some bergamot and you’d have DT’s The Earl’s Valentine! (Not quite). Anyhow, I’m not overly fond of floral notes, but I’d happily drink it again. Which I will, because I only drank half my sample today.
ETA: Ok, I also taste the coconut, and I can be convinced that there’s marzipan flavouring in here, though it’s not overly strong (otherwise I’d find it very cloying). Pistachio though? Not so much.
Thanks MissB! Wow, this tea is interesting. Very tropical-fruit-y, but in a way that I haven’t previously tasted. There’s an interesting depth to the flavour, and I can’t pick out the exact fruits. Looking at the description, it makes sense – definitely tasting guava, though not really picking up lime, and the cacao must be the depth in the background. Surprisingly, I kind of like this tea. I’m not sure I’d want it more than a couple times, but it’s really interesting. And completely not related to Christmas. At all. Glad to have tried this though, simply because of its uniqueness!
Thanks for passing this along MissB! I recently saw OMGsrsly mention this tea, and curiosity made me pull it out of my sample bags tonight. I’m trying valiantly to make progress again (without buying too much more).
Anyhow, this tea is interesting. Definitely grapefruit, and something floral here. I’m having trouble discerning what, but perhaps rose? Only because I recently drank DavidsTea’s Vanilla Rose tea, which the flavour reminds me of. It’s not entirely my thing, as I prefer a more tart version of grapefruit than this floral melange, but it’s not at all what I was expecting based on the name (I was assuming a straight floral or berry tea).
Thanks Sil for a sample of this tea (that I’ve held onto for quite a while, yes). I’m finding it fairly enjoyable though, even if it is old – I can pick up hints of cinnamon, a lovely vanilla, on a reasonable black base. Somewhat “cakey” but not overly so. For some reason, I had it in my head that this was a pu’erh, so that is one reason I’ve been tardy in trying it, but I really should have just looked it up. Yum. I wouldn’t have been averse to 50g of this for travel mug purposes, but I see that the company closed quite a while back now. Oh well.
Backlog from last Monday.
Bleh, I don’t like the fishiness of the barley teas. I ended up adding sugar and milk to the second infusion and that was better, but I just don’t like that weird smell. It really overwhelms any apple flavouring otherwise present here. Kind of disappointing, but not entirely unexpected.