1714 Tasting Notes
Kusmi has better tart fruit herbals, but I really don’t mind this one. There’s definitely plenty of hibiscus in here, but I think the balance is still decent. It’s like having fruit juice that’s less sweet. I’ve enjoyed a few large cups of this cold. I actually totally forgot about this tin from last year’s advent calendar because it fit perfectly underneath one of my other tins, but it’s still quite fresh! It’s finished now, and I wouldn’t repurchase, but it wasn’t bad.
This tastes mostly like apple chamomile. It’s decent, but not as tasty as some bagged ones. Nothing about this blend tastes anything like confetti cake, which is quite a shame because the idea sounds so fun. It’s also a little fruitier than I prefer in a chamomile. Every cup I have of this, the apple is even stronger than I remembered.
I think this one is supposed to be gingerbread flavored, which I sort of see, but I didn’t love the black tea here. With sugar and milk, it was okay, but not as good as other takes I’ve seen on this flavor profile. The spices were a little mild – I tasted maybe some ginger and cinnamon? I actually quite enjoyed my first few sips, but as it sat for a few hours, it got a little murkier. Still nice to try from the last TTB!