570 Tasting Notes
As much as I do love a good 90’s pun, I have to say that the French name for this tea is Abracadabnoix which is so much better.
Due to some horrible, horrible customer service I’ve been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for the last five nights instead of an actual bed. Needless to say, it’s having an impact on my quality of sleep. I’ve been falling back on coffee, sugar cereal, and mate to try and get me through the work day. This tea delivered on the energy boost, without the usual tartness of most mate blends. It’s dry from the nuts, not much apricot, but very tasty. Reminds me of the Toasted Walnut blend from DT that I used to keep in stock on and off.
A bit of a sad but inevitable sipdown. Finished off the mini-tin that’s been part of my work cupboard for the last two years. The flavourings in this tea have certainly mellowed over the years, but it was still a sweet and fruity brew. I’ve never found another oolong with quite the same bright notes.
This tea will always summon up for me memories of the early years of our marriage. It’s just a solidly good blend, it hits the boxes for a slightly minty, slightly chocolatey pick-me-up. I’ve just been craving flavoured blacks lately, and this didn’t disappoint.
Cracked open a new bag of this at work today for a much-needed energy boost. On that, it has not disappointed (I’m only about halfway through my cup). I steeped it for a little longer than usual, given that mates aren’t susceptible to oversteeping, but I think that triggered the licorice root. It’s a really nice lemony cup with a bit of tingle from the ginger and ginseng, but the aftertaste is nothing but throat-sticking cloying licorice. Very unpleasant.