1225 Tasting Notes
A friend came over for the first time in months. She needed an escape, and I gladly offered coffee, tea, and snacks at my place. I brewed up a nice big pot of this (using up the entire packet), and we ended up pouring it over ice with oat milk and honey, as it was just so hot out. It’s a really lovely honey black tea, that was accentuated nicely by the oat milk and sweetness of the added honey. I was missing that cookie note, but it was still lovely.
I’ve been really good about not making any tea purchases! I did, however, purchase the Tea Thoughts summer box. I love a surprise, and the Tea Thoughts boxes are always loaded with such fun items, I couldn’t resist. This is one of the teas that came in the box, and I’m loving it. I woke up with a headache this morning (the worst!), and was feeling much better after drinking this tea. So smooth and soft in the mouth. A bit smoky, and full of sweet honeyed stone-fruit flavors. Absolutely no astringency or bitterness.
Flavors: Apricot, Honey, Smoke, Stonefruit
I’ve recently become obsessed with Copper Cow Coffee. I’m not really a coffee fan, but I was intrigued by the brand and got a sampler. I also got a sampler of flavored sugars from Milk Street that I am also obsessed with. So, I’ve been making myself incredibly iced lattes for the last week.
In terms of the tea drops, Copper Cow sells them as a partnership with Tea Drops. I love Thai iced teas, and really liked the idea of making them at home. I found the flavor really authentic, but there was just way too much sediment for me, even having strained it. Also, $15 for a box of 5 is a bit too costly, as I can get a Thai iced tea (that is much larger in volume) from a local restaurant for $2.
I’ve been trying to be good, so haven’t made many DT purchases (or any tea purchases for that matter) lately. But, I couldn’t resist the ‘free shipping on any order’ promotion, on top of having a free 2oz of tea to redeem. So, I grabbed 4oz of Vanilla Orchid (which is apparently being discontinued :::crying:::), and 2oz of this. I was so conflicted- I love vanilla black teas, but I hate stevia. I decided to risk it. Luckily, the stevia is pretty unnoticeable. Made it as an oat milk latte, and it was quite nice. My boyfriend liked it a lot more than I did, so I will probably be reserving this for lattes for him.
Flavors: Coconut, Cookie, Vanilla
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought this tea. I tend to dislike coconut in teas, and I really dislike the flavor of butterfly pea flowers. But, the color when brewed and the promise of creamy lavender swayed me, I guess. It tastes pretty much exactly as you would imagine. Coconut, lavender, and very strongly of butterfly pea flowers. Not a bad blend by any means, just not something I want to drink.