3217 Tasting Notes
Holy crap, I forgot how sweet this tea is. Too sweet, really. I know I liked this when I originally tried it, but having since had Crio Bru and cacao shell, I’m completely over teas with artificial chocolate flavouring. Also sprinkles. Anyhow, still have some of this to finish off, so should get to that sooner rather than later. The flavour isn’t too bad – fake chocolate and sweet – I just have to keep it out so it actually gets consumed!
I have no recollection of drinking this, aside from the first sip. But I must have, because all my travel mugs were empty, haha. A good blend (I’d be open to more cola-y blends in the future, hint hint!)
Also, excited to see the relaunch of the 52teas Kickstarter! Fingers crossed it gets funded this time, because I promised my mom some Graveyard Mist! Haha :D
Used my whole sample up to make a pot of this to share with my boyfriend’s mom. This time I actually have something to write about! The aroma is deliciously berries + cream, and I’m happy to report that the flavour follows (although I think I underleafed a bit, and it would have been better with a bit higher leaf:water ratio). I think I’ll be picking up a bit more of this to have around, especially since my boyfriend’s mom seemed to enjoy it as well. I’m such a sucker for cream teas.
So sad that this tea is going away! I’m torn about whether to purchase a whole bunch of it or not… I’m really concerned that the coconut will go bad before I manage to drink it, and then I’ll be really unhappy :( I did pick up 100g the other day, and that may be all I end up getting (I was really annoyed though – the girl measuring out my tea was shoving and crunching it into the bag :/)Thankfully, it’s not heavy on the tea part, I just love the coconut/lemon flavour. Anyhow, drank some of my old bag of it at work on Monday, and it was predictably delicious. This is one tea, though, that I have to remember not to overleaf, because it’s actually much tastier when the flavour is a bit less potent. (This is the opposite for almost all other teas).
Another teabag sample from MissB – thanks! I’ve tended to like blackcurrant teas in the past, however I’ve mostly had versions that also have cream flavouring, which this one did not. Sadly, I noticed that and therefore wasn’t a huge fan – although the flavour was definitely strongly blackcurrant, I found it too medicinal (it’s not the flavouring, per se, it’s that blackcurrants taste medicinal). If you enjoy the flavour, however, this is probably a pretty good bagged version, and I would certainly drink it again if I had the opportunity (but I think I’d add some milk and sugar to see how that worked out).
Backlog time! Sorry everyone, posting a lot fairly quickly. Taking advantage of downtime while visiting Ottawa (it’s too cold to walk around, so we’re lounging and relaxing instead).
Thanks to MissB for these teabags – they’ve been a lifesaver at work lately, since I haven’t had much time to brew tea at home, and all my infusers are still full (and a big hassle to bring to work). Bonus – I have some time to write notes and email them to myself, although I admit I’m in a rather distracting environment, so the quality of the notes may not be all that wonderful.
I drank this tea completely blind, meaning that I have no idea at all what it was, other than a black tea. As it turns out – a fairly pleasant black tea! I still have no real idea what it was (I’m writing this tasting note without regular internet access), but I had a sip plain, and it tasted like a reasonably high-quality bagged black. I drank the rest with a splash of 2% milk and some sugar, and it was really quite tasty. A very good example of a bagged black. I’m curious to see which teas it’s a blend of (if that info is available).