3243 Tasting Notes
I am not a lover of chais and this box has a lot of chai but this one called to me. The sad thing is, it did so because it was Sherlock inspired. Seriously, these fandom blends are genius because I immediately want to support my fandoms and then have to stop myself from buying teas I KNOW I won’t drink. However, when I get the opportunity, I am still happy to try them out.
Tastewise, I get coconut and caramel with a hint of chai spices. The spices are nicely balanced though so I really don’t mind them at all. Not bad, though not something I personally need stocked. It is worth a try though :)
I had this one before in my first order of SBTs and it was good but there were much better ones. However, when I placed my second order, I knew this was something my brother would be into so I tossed it in. Of course when I have him the bag of SBTs to chose from, he went straight for this one. So now I am sipping on this banana tastiness. Yum!
In other news, I came home the other day to my mom’s friend sitting with a glass of this in front of her. She told me it was very good and asked what it was and without a moment’s hesitation I proudly said “Monkey Fart”. Her face was quite priceless :P
I tried this before and didn’t really like it but after I finished the sample, Roswell Strange discovered that this tastes good cold brewed. So, when I saw this in the box, I immediately set this up to cold brew and it is great. Delicious rhubarb vanilla flavor with just a hint of tea. The hops take a back seat and allow everything else to shine so this is definitely the way to go about drinking this tea. Going to bump up my rating because this makes a really refreshing cold brew.
My brother asked me to brew him up a cup of this tea since he thought it smelled great. I really hoped it would turn out great since I know it can but alas it was merely meh. Even with milk, it was thin and the vanilla was rather muted. He finished the mug though so I guess he didn’t mind. Lowering the rating on this though given the inconsistencies.
So I took a sip and all I could think is “this tastes like a tree”. That sounds weird but really it is pretty fitting. This tastes like evergreen trees smell: crisp and refreshing. It really is an interesting blend and one I would never picked up on my own so I am grateful for the teabox because once I got the chance to smell it, I was sucked in!
Enjoyed as part of a side by side by side experiment exploring black teas. That can be found here: http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/241824