1354 Tasting Notes
Another tea I wish I had tried sooner. If I had, I probably would have purchased more as this was just a sample. And now AQ2T is no more. Boo.
I can taste the peach but am missing the bready flavor I might get from pastry or other baked goods.
I’m so sad that I waited so long to try this because it’s delicious. It was only a sample from an order so just enough for one cup. It’s not overly strong like I expected it would be. Just a little astringent toward the end.
Backlog from February 11th:
Of the blends I brought to work today, this is the one I’m most excited about trying. And so far, this is the best one yet. The peppermint is so nice and the candies have turned things a lovely shade of pink. I could see this making a good latte, as the label says.
So excited to find a white tea that I enjoy! I would I could unlock the secret. I have so many white teas and almost all of them are flavorless to me. Everyone else loves them so what am I missing??
This blend was gifted to me by Plum Deluxe who sent a large “sample” for me to try. So incredibly generous! I’m very glad to have the opportunity to try some of their blends and am starting first with this limited edition dessert tea.
I need to say, first thing, that this tea steeps up so beautifully. For those who take milk in their tea, this one is perfect for such an addition. I do, and I did, and it’s just lovely. The most prominent flavor, as I think it should be, is the raspberry with a solid base of chocolaty tea underneath. Maybe it’s the mix of pu’erh and black teas or the cocoa nibs or all of these together – whatever it is, it works. This is so well-rounded. I can smell the orange in the dry blend and though the flavor doesn’t necessarily come through in the cup I think the orange is somehow meant to boost the raspberry. It just complements the berry and cocoa in such a way that without the orange I don’t think the other flavors would have popped quite so much. This is to me such a well-thought-out and well-executed tea blend. The package says that Love is an ingredient and I believe it.
Thanks so much to Plum Deluxe for sending this and a few other teas to try. I’m looking forward to tasting the others soon.
Flavors: Chocolate, Orange, Raspberry
Since I learned a couple of months ago how quickly coconut will go rancid, I’ve realized just how many coconut teas I have in my cupboard. I hadn’t been in any great hurry to drink them before so there are several. This one still tastes really nice. I can taste all the flavors and none is overpowering the other – creamy earl grey, coconut, lavender. Is there even lavender in this? I love how “just right” this is.
Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut, Earl Grey, Lavender
Lesson learned – don’t take gifted samples to work. Distracted as I usually am, this tea suffered at the wrath of my duties and so I cannot do it justice. I can tell you that it had nice flavor, though I couldn’t detect any coconut. This was a single serving sample (what was I thinking?!) so I’ll have to add this to my list to purchase in the future so that I can give it a fair review.
Thanks to Plum Deluxe for sending this and other generous samples. I promise I’ll do better next time.