1198 Tasting Notes
This has a fascinating scent that isn’t altogether my favourite, but it really does smell like the components noted — vanilla and rose at the forefront with subtle peach.
I would say the taste is a mix of vanilla and peach, with the vanilla more predominant. Vanilla really isn’t my favourite and often causes my stomach to rebel. For someone who enjoys vanilla, this would be a good tea!
This came in my order in error instead of Pêche Abricotée, but when I contacted DF, they immediately sent the correct tea and let me keep this one — customer service for the win!
2022 sipdown no. 16
Thank you Cameron!
This is a really smooth tea. There is an upfront light vegetal flavour, followed quickly by a subtle buttery note. The flavours are soft here, but still delightful. I have been enjoying two steeps of this and somehow made it through 25g without making a note!
This one smells like that Quaker peaches and cream instant oatmeal from my childhood.
I would say this tastes very similar to the scent. The peach is more at the forefront, while the passionfruit, very subtle, falls to the back, but is definitely identifiable. I also get perhaps a hint of apple here, which adds complexity to the tea and is quite nice.
It says strawberry, so I’m going to concentrate more on my next cuppa to see if I can find it. At least I have lots to experiment with!
DF Advent Day 1 (1-Feb 2022)
I’m smelling hints of orange from the steeped tea, and perhaps the scent of baked goods.
The taste has a lovely almond baked good flavour that’s reminiscent of an almond croissant from a nearby vegan bakery that I love. There are hints of orange that come in as well, but subtle and complementary. I’m not getting very much/any ginger, but I’m secretly thrilled about that. This is a really delicious tea. I would definitely consider ordering this one.
Hot: The peach plays nicely with the hibiscus here, though the hibiscus is definitely at the forefront. Nevertheless, I really enjoy this blend and wouldn’t hesitate to order it again.
Chilled: The hibiscus is much more forward and tart once chilled. The peach us almost nonexistent, but I do catch hints of it in the background if I really concentrate.
2022 sipdown no. 8
This tea is pretty tasty for being called surgical recovery haha! I have always enjoyed this one, though it is perhaps slightly medicinal, with a warming from the ginger. If/when I decide to reorder from New Moon, I would be fine to add this to my order (though for immune-related teas when I’m not feeling well I’d choose Nettle from Steam over this).
Hot: This is my least favourite of the carcadet blends we ordered. It’s not not good, but the taste just isn’t my personal favourite. The piña colada flavour is really on point, but for some reason I feel that with the hibiscus-rosehip the flavours are clashing instead of complementing. Perhaps because both are quite strong flavour. But the tea us certainly what it says it is!
Chilled: The flavours are actually more muted when chilled. I would say the coconut comes forward the most, with that sweetness of what really makes that piña colada flavour. The hibiscus is more mellowed here and not in as much competition with the coconut/pineapple.