1174 Tasting Notes
Just what a tiger should be….big, bold, a little scary, but smooth and beautiful.
Note to self: please Do NOT overleaf and oversteep this, it gets very astringent. I ruined my last cuppa this way and I was a little scared something happened to the tea. It turns out that it was just user error. Oops. I won’t make that mistake again!
Thank you for the sample!
I was doing a bit of tidying up yesterday and found this little sample packet tucked behind a whole bunch of stuff on my dresser (because I was hiding yet another tea package from the husband….;p). It must have fallen out of the bag and I wasn’t aware. So I had this for a month or so and didn’t even know!
This tea is really lovely. The base is not astringent and really juicy. The peach notes are natural and very juicy, I was picturing that sweet juice running down my chin after I took the first bite of a fresh peach.
Secondary notes are buttery pastry. There is just a hint of spiciness right at the end but doesn’t linger. I can’t pinpoint what spice it is, but it is good.
The resteep held up really well in flavour.
Sipdown. For some reason, this bag wasn’t as good as I remember this tea being. They must have changed it up a little. Earl grey is a flavour that I really have to be in the mood for these days. I am really picky about how I like my Earl grey blend too be. This is a good combination for me though.
I will likely order this one again. Every tea drinker has to keep at least one Earl grey in their cupboard right?
Sencha is definitely not my favourite tea, but it is enjoyable in this blend. The coconut is sweet enough to overpower the vegetal base which is good for me. I have been cold brewing this to take to work lately and it does the trick. I would likely order this again since I don’t have (or like) many greens in my stash.
I received this as a sample! Thank you Brenden!
This is delicious and definitely something that I would order. I love black teas with that deep dark chocolate note. I didn’t get too much time to focus on the tea as I had to hurry off to work, so I will pay more attention and rate it next time I enjoy this beauty.
I didn’t get around to getting to the mall this year before Christmas to get the winter teas. I get a bag of this every year.
Lo and behold, my husband bought me a Christmas gift package that had a bag of this tea, Santa’s secret white chocolate bar, and a shiny new “perfect teaspoon”.
I really enjoy this tea as an egg nog latte. The mint isn’t overpowering and it is slightly sweet. Delicious.
The chocolate bar is kinda weird to be honest. I love chocolate, but white chocolate has never really been my favourite. But hey, I will never turn down chocolate. The crunchy tea bits are a little weird. I kinda thought it would be infused into the chocolate somehow, not actual leaves. I probably wouldn’t purchase one myself. There is much better chocolate out there (Lindor—I’m looking at you ;)). It was enjoyable enough.
Hmm, this tea had been on my radar for awhile but I never bought it. I always saw it at the grocery store but always had too much tea to justify buying it. Haha, I still have way too much tea but what the heck, I just bought it anyway. #neverenoughtea
Ok, I’ll stop rambling now. I thought this one was a little weird. It was more citrus than I was expecting and leaves a really odd aftertaste.
I will have to steep again before making my final decision.