3431 Tasting Notes
This is the iced tea that accompanied on my outing today. It is very sweet but also really juicy and definitely delivers on both the mango and fruit punch. It definitely borders on cloying and I can see how if someone isn’t in the mood for sweet this would be over the top, especially as the sweet builds as you drink but today it was refreshing in the humidity.
I iced this earlier but have been drinking hot cups and perrier throughout the day while this stayed in the fridge. I’m drinking it now and I am a fan. Pineapple sweetness dominates this cup with hints of apple here and there. Tbh this tastes like what I imagine a pineapple mimosa would taste like (minus the bubbles though…this would probably be a good tea pop) so good job DAVIDs. I’ll try this again to see if my enjoyment is just because it is something new or if I actually like this as much as I think I do.
This tea has a best before date of September 14, 2015 and though it has faded overtime, it’s holding up pretty well. The base has actually disappeared to the background leaving a soft nougat flavor in its place. Sweet, creamy, a little caramel, and just a hint of smoke. Really tasty actually. I really do miss RiverTea.
I cold brewed this, 2 parts Cinnaberry and 1 part Buddha Bamboo and I am not loving how it turned out. In a past tasting note, I mentioned cold brewed this tasted like a muffin but this time the sickly-sweet cinnamon is just coating my tongue. The bamboo provides a hint of freshness that actually heightens the artificial quality of the cinnamon, which makes me feel this would have been better off just left on its own. Also, the blueberry kicks in at the end of the sip but it is a fake blueberry flavor as opposed to that of the actual fruit and it lingers behind once you stop drinking. Just an all around not-so-great brew.
This is one of the first teas I got when I started drinking tea and didn’t like it. I also didn’t know of cold brewing or icing teas so I only drank it hot and cursed the tartness the lingered in the cup. Tastes have changed and I learned new techniques so I decided to try it again since I have been icing/cold brewing caffeine-frees a lot lately.
Today I am having it iced and it’s actually quite juicy. The Berry is captured well. I’m getting a lot of what tastes like blackberry leaf and currant. It’s quite nice and has been a great companion while I’ve been running errands today.