614 Tasting Notes
I’ve found this to be far superior iced over hot, and heavily sweetened. Last time I cold brewed it over night and it was pretty bitter, so this time around I cold brewed for just a couple hours. It’s not bitter, but it’s lacking the grape popsicle flavor I was looking for. I’ve found this tea is just a bit too finicky for the end result, so I don’t think I’ll repurchase when I run out.
Made this as an iced latte with a new “barista blend” pea protein milk, sweetened with brown sugar. I love oat milk, but I couldn’t seem to finish a carton quickly enough. So, I found this pea protein milk that is in smaller containers and is shelf-stable until opened. It’s an excellent replacement for oat milk in lattes! Very neutral tasting, which is just what I was looking for.
As for the tea, it’s very tasty as a latte, and the brown sugar complimented it well.
There’s something reminiscent of a bug bitten quality- syrupy sweet honey, mostly in the flavor. There is a bit of a woodiness (like an oak tree after it rained) in the flavor. But, the aroma is extremely off-putting for me. Like boiled vegetables that sat out for a couple of hours. Subsequent steeps yield for of a chocolatey aroma, but the vegetables scent is still there. Definitely an odd experience, but the most intrigued I’ve been by a tea in a bit.
Cold brewed this overnight. My memory of the sweet marmalade blend sounded really refreshing. This batch turned out quite a bit more bitter than I remember it being. Much more like an orange rind than like orange marmalade. Still okay, but I don’t feel like I will need to restock this one when I’m out.
Jasmine teas were my favorite for a very long time. Before I really had any idea about the world of tea, I knew I loved the flavor and aroma of jasmine. Perhaps I got sick of the flavor, because up until last week, I just didn’t enjoy jasmine like I used to. Now, I’m on a jasmine kick again. I started making iced jasmine green tea bobas at home, and they have been really hitting the spot. I’ve started enjoying jasmine quite a bit again.
This is incredibly fragrant and flavorful. The honey and cooked fruit aroma combined with the jasmine is intoxicating. There is a bit of an acid finish that makes this short of perfect. Still enjoyable though!