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My first attempt at this tea followed package directions and ended up being an almost clear liquid. Convinced I must have done something wrong, I doubled the tea leaf and increased the temperature and steep time. It came out clear again. What’s going on with this tea?? Granted, it’s an older one but I’ve never had a black tea look like this. And there were plenty of tea leaves in the scoop. Very curious. The coconut, I’m guessing, left a shiny film on the surface which was at the very least unappetizing, but the flavor was fine (if light). I tasted the cherry almond flavor that I noticed in the dry blend and it was enjoyable, but overall this tea left a lot to be desired.
Flavors: Almond, Cherry, Coconut
This one’s a sipdown, folx! I’ll be honest, I have no idea what a currant is supposed to taste like. The taste of the tea is unique – fruity but also floral. I think I was expecting currants to taste like grapes maybe, but maybe they don’t.
8 ounces water + 212 degrees + 20 minutes
Still some flavor in this second steep. Picking up more of the floral in this cup. As it cools, more flavor is coming out. Now it’s just as flavorful as the first cup.
Flavors: Floral, Fruity
Backlog from a week or so ago.
I’ve been wanting to do more iced teas now that the weather is warmer, plus I thought cold brews might be a way for me to start drinking some of the green and white teas that sit languishing in my tea cabinet. This was a nice start – it was light in flavor but there was definitely flavor there, which I don’t always experience with white teas in general. That said, the major downfall here for me was the soapy taste. I immediately checked the ingredients for coconut but didn’t see any so I’m guessing this is coming from the lavender. Maybe just my associate of lavender with soap, I don’t know. I have a bit more of this left so I guess I’ll try a hot cup eventually and see how it goes.
Flavors: Bitter, Soap
From the weekend.
Unfortunately don’t remember a lot of the nuances of the cup, but the dry leaf smelled quite lovely and enticing while the steeped cup was more of a generic fruit/fruit salad type of thing. Gotta take better notes next time I steep it, but as a lighter fruity tea? Not bad. I just don’t know what it was trying to be…
Sil didn’t get almond coffee from this but I’m getting a whole lot of almond. It’s bordering on marzipan but I made this as a latte and I think that helps level out the flavouring. In addition to the marzipan, there is sweet raspberry candy flavor as well, like Swedish berries. Every so often, I maybe get wisps of coffee, or I just think they should be there so I’m imagining them. All in all, it’s a pretty nice latte and could be tasty as an iced latte as well.
I made this as a hot tea and a teapop. However, when I knocked the tea leaves out of the filter it smelled a bit like boiled meat. I have no idea why and I assume it was my mind just going nuts but that was off-putting and now I don’t know what to drink it.
Thankfully the hot cup neither smells nor tastes like boiled meat. Unfortunately, it does taste like lime fondant. Just something artificial and a touch grassy.
The teapop looked really cool when I first made it because the tea was slightly cloudy and settle to the bottom while the clear and bubbly teapop sat on top. It was layered and looked awesome.
It’s better as a teapop. I used blackberry perrier and the mix of that and the tea tastes like a blackberry lime candy. It is managing to capture a sweet cocktail flavor, though I have never tried an actual caiprinha cocktail. Nevertheless, prepped as a teapop, that fondant artificialness is gone and it’s quite refreshing.
ETA: The teapop is refreshing at first but as you keep drinking, that fondant quality creeps back in. Damn.
Had this as a latte with coconut whipped cream. It was nice but given my dislike of marzipan quality in teas, it was not my favorite.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/04/20/co-coconut-almond-a-quarter-to-tea/
I thought this was an Earl Grey with bay leaves added, which seemed like an interesting combination. I’ve always thought bay leaves smelled a bit like tea. But after reading the description, it seems that it’s maybe something to do with the Green Bay Packers? I’m not sure what the relation is to hops and Bavarian cream since I don’t follow football, but the tea sure is good. The bergamot is light but present.
I can smell the rosemary and the sage – how unique! The rosemary stands out to me above all else. I’m not tasting the raspberry buy my sample is an older one so the fault likely lies with me. Overall, I’m enjoying the different flavors but not enough to make this a favorite.
Flavors: Herbaceous, Sage
I’ll admit, the name alone worried me. I like sweet potato but the thought of mixing sweet potato with raisins (not a fan) has put me against trying this one since it arrived in my mailbox. Opening the pouch today, I almost turned back. Strong, strong cinnamon (spicy Red Hot cinnamon – also not a favorite) and something that reminded me of a musty old house. But I figured that I like the flavor of some black teas with sweet potato and raisin notes so why not this?
Ehh, not great. Just that overpowering cinnamon. Nope, nope, nope.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Musty