1497 Tasting Notes
Can’t remember where I grabbed this solo teabag from. It’s a decent earl grey with more of a light feel to it (grapefruit, maybe?) although it’s definitely a black. Zero floral notes, thankfully. A tiny bit malty and creamy.
Flavors: Earl Grey, Grapefruit, Malt
I keep on drinking this and not really paying attention. Bah! Had it yesterday and remember it being pleasant and sweet, almost too sweet. I do really love these though; green tea that I can’t seem to mess up and get all bitter and icky.
Flavors: Sweet, Tropical
No idea how I didn’t add this to the database when I originally grabbed it. Can’t seem to buy it on their website, and when I was in their store, it was only available as a bagged, boxed tea. With the Brits so fascinated by anything blackcurrant (I don’t get it), I thought it would be a decent addition to my fix. Had my bag the other day (pretty sure I sent off the rest to Sil to distribute), and it was… okay. Fruity, full bodied, nothing to write home about — although I guess with this review, I technically am writing home about it.
Flavors: Fruity, Thick
Bought a box of it, although a touch unsure of why I did now… it’s really good, it’s just not as amazing as some of the other blends from this line. Hm. I did see Salted Caramel at the store…
In good news though, I’ve yet to really ruin this tea, even with boiling water and oversteeps. It’s just… more cotton candy than gingerbread to me.
Flavors: Cotton Candy
Let it steep overnight to see if that made it even more “intense”. Well, yes, it did, but not in a good way. The mint got sharp and a touch bitter, so I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much. Lesson learned. I mean, it’s still spectacular, just not as much so. That’s okay, because frankly, I’ll just make another cup soon that’ll erase away that taste. :)
Much better left to steep quite some time than just steep and drink it. I find this quite mild with both the ginger and the lemon, although it’s still nice… it’s a “nice” ginger and lemon, not a “no-holds-prisoners” kinda ginger and lemon, which I much prefer.
Flavors: Ginger, Herbaceous, Lemon