3429 Tasting Notes
This is one of the teas in my focus bag as it is probably a year old, if not older. I decided to cold brew it and I think that was a mistake because either the method or the age of the leaf led to this tasting off. Very, very off. A little bit berry and then a whole lot of ground and wet leaves flavor. I think it is the blackberry leaf since there is also a lot of sweetness here. Whatever it is, I do not like it. I will try icing again and if this still is weird, I will probably just compost the rest.
I always forget about this tisane tucked away in a box but since its mostly been iced fruit tisanes for me lately, i went in search of something different. This is nice at first but without hibiscus to cut the sweeter fruit, it builds as you drink and gets a bit too sweet. Up until that point, it has a nice dragonfruit flavor and thus makes for a nice change.
Well today is day 3 of surgery recovery and it kinda sucks. I’ve been drinking mostly iced fruit teas since the cold is nice on my scratchy throat and I figure they are uncaffinated so they’re probably more hydrating. Also, I have a lot of fruit teas that are getting old and their flavors have deteriorated but I don’t mind that right now since my tastes are a little out of whack anyways.
However, right now I felt like something a bit more comforting and this is the tea that came to mind. I brewed it up hot because I’ve been freezing all day and I am sipping on it while wearing a snuggie on the couch. It’s a little more vegetal than usual and thanks to my messed up throats and wonky tastebuds the flavors seem disconnected. There’s a flash of sweet here, some Marshmallow there, and a touch of roastiness that pops up every now and again. It’s a nice change but I look forward to being back to normal again and getting to taste my teas normally again as well.