21 Tasting Notes
I go into my T2 store weekly even if its just for a sample or a chat with the staff. Each time i go i ask them to forward back my request for Arctic Fire to be promted to the “Big Tin” size. Why you ask such devotion? Arctic Fire is the most underated gem of the T2 range. Fruity with a electric minty backtaste is best appriciated by under rather than overbrewing. Also let it cool of a minute or two before that 1st sip. This elixir hints at fruity grapefruit and subtly spiced apricot & peach. The more you brew by the more the cornflower will develop the mint over the fruit. This brew is worth the time to experiment to get the best out of it. Please grab a sample and try it.
Flavors: Apricot, Peach
When i worked in the Melbourne CBD i used to go to Max Brenner for their decadant South American Chili Chocolate. I have now found the T2 equivilant in Chilli Kiss ( just add a splash of Choc Soy) Or if you love it straight – perfect as is. This is my number 2 underated T2 Brew. Numbers 1, 3, 4 & 5 being Arctic Fire & Fruit Blush, Spring & Shimmer Punch
Sweet & Savoury smoky campfire out in the Siberian Wilderness. For my taste a nice long steep only intensifys the savoury notes and brings out the depths of flavour. if you could cross a savoury vegetable bullion and a black tea this tea would come close, this is my afternoon snack tea when im after something hearty. I have added a scoop of T2’s Winter in winter that adds a hint of spice to the savoury with its pepper, cardamon, ginger & Cinnamon.
I am rationing this Xmas limited edition as it contains 3 of my favourite flavours Blueberry, Coconut & Apple. This was such an underated tea that really should have received more attention. it is brilliant hot, i actually prefer it hot than iced. Also iced would use my dwindling supply too quickly. Im not a fan of liquorice root normally (I threw out a box of Liquorice Legs) as it tends to get so sweet the longer it cools as to be undrinkable. Not in this case as they got the balance just right.
Tried this on Memily’s recomendaton. Loved it straight, Absolutely adored with the addition of Vanilla Soy (thanks MEM), but almost broke down in tears of joy when i popped the last of my Choc Soy in to a brew to finish it off. When my little Nephews come around they always want a “taste” of the lastest T2 addition to my cupboard, Some they like, most are to “complex” ie adult. Choc Mint with Choc Soy i brew a pot for them especially. So hoping it eventually comes out in the “Big Tin”
Forget Fruitilicous & Citrus punch as the iced tea of choice. Plus its brilliant Hot which very few fruit based tisanes are. Softly spiced with cinnamon round juicy papaya flavour this tea is so underated and should not be overshadowed by its more heavily promoted brothers and sisters