3447 Tasting Notes
One of the few remaining teabags from the book of tea. This definitely is subtle and takes a bit of paying attention to register cherry but it actually does taste like that. However, as I have said time and time again, the base just kills it for me. It is quite strong next to such a mellow flavor that I find I just want MOAR!!! I shouldn’t have to focus to taste the flavor of a flavored tea. I think it is fair to say I am just not a huge fan of Lupicia black teas and this is no exception. Still, it was fun to try.
Brewed this hot but I’m drinking it cold. Pineapple is for sure the major player here but banana and apple pop up here and there. Coconut comes through as a light sweetness that floats atop the cup. It’s nice but I don’t know if it makes enough of an impact to make me want to order this one in the future. Good, but not entirely memorable.
My first sip tastes surprisingly accurate to raspberry jam. My second sip went down the wrong pipe and I choked a little bit followed by a fair amount of coughing. My third sip tasted like raspberry jam again. However as I continue to drink, I can taste artificial sweetner/stevia building up in the brew which is really ruining it for me (is there even stevia in this since its not listed in the flavoring but I am definitely getting that off flavor?). Too bad since this was doing pretty well up until the sweetness coated my tongue.
I bought this cuz it smelled good and then realized it was full of ingredients I tend to avoid. For instance, chicory and anise that is making this more of a spiced licorice tea than a spiced apple. Definitely not for me and certainly not what I was expecting but for those who like licorice, this may be enjoyable.
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.