5370 Tasting Notes
I figure with a bijillion advents starting in just a couple days, I should finish the couple of teas still lingering around from last year’s advent. Last year I did the Dammann advent and the customized Bird and Blend. However, I only did the Dammann one for the first half of December while I was still in London and then did the Bird and Blend for the second half of December after I came home. The Dammann was just too big to travel with without destroying so I pulled the rest of the teas from the calendar when I returned to school in January. That’s why there are still a couple lingering around my stash.
I have worked my way through most except for this tea and one other from the Dammann calendar, which I will have tomorrow. This is a green blueberry tea, I think and its nice enough. I am actually drinking it cold because my sister distracted me with discussions of Chanukah gifts. Specifically my Chanukah gifts because I think I want books. I own a kindle but I love cracking open a new book. Unfortunately reading for fun during school isn’t a thing because I feel guilty since if I am reading, it should be my textbooks.
Anyways, back to the tea. It’s fruity and that fruitiness teeters between blueberry and just fruity. It also has a base that at times is smooth and at other times pops up as a little drying.
Iced Tea Sipdown (235)
I’ve had this tea but I didn’t remember this tea. It blends with so many other fruity blends by DAVIDs in my mind. It’s sweet and generically fruity but also has that touch of waxiness that a lot of DAVIDsTEA blends have. Fine but nothing special which could explain why I don’t remember it well. I only got it again because it came in a sample pack with other teas I wanted to try. That’s likely the only reason I would get it again in the future.
Used my sister to help me randomly pick a tea. I was really warm in the house for some reason so I wanted something iced. And when I think iced and cooling, I think fruity. So it worked out pretty well that my sister’s numbers ended up randomly selecting this tea.
My bag of this had a bunch of gummies. I noticed at least one green, one red, and one orange one in the mix for this tea alone. I made it in a teabag given the gummies can be annoying to get off filters. I was worried that would throw off the flavor a bit but this tea still has awesome jammy strawberry notes. Plus, a touch of gummy bear sweetness.
Latte Sipdown (238)…sorta. The rest is off to Sil who appreciates this tea much more than I do.
This tea is a decent tea. It had chocolate and orange flavors and is nice enough but its not the chocolate orange tea for me. It just falls a bit flat. Perhaps that is because I had high expectations going in and it never quite lived up to the hype for me.
This time I made it as a latte and I think it is better but still not what I hoped for. The orange comes through nicely but I feel like I want more from the chocolate. It’s present but not overly so – its more cocoa like than milk chocolate and I think I expect these types of teas to be closer to the flavor of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
It’s just past 3 am. I have submitted a paper for school and placed two Black Friday tea orders. I should probably go to sleep before I spend more money. Though I do have plans to possibly buy something at noon tomorrow…I guess today.
I drank this tea much earlier as an iced latte. It had a whole lot of rose to it, which can make this nice. However, sometimes the bergamot tries to compete with the rose, which makes this too floral and that happened slightly with today’s…well yesterday’s…latte.