987 Tasting Notes
I had some this morning before going to work. My enthusiasm for this tea has faded a bit, as along with the pumpkin and spices I’m beginning to detect a harsh smell in the background. Can’t quite put my finger on it. Something metallic?
Anyways, I had some with agave nectar and it was a good mix. I’ve probably got another 50 or so grams to finish off.
Backlog from last night.
I’ve found this tea can be hit or miss – it’s best not to brew it for too long, and the fruitiness really goes up a notch if you make sure the dry leaf contains a cranberry or piece of orange when you infuse it.
When you do it right, though? Magic. This tea is soooo good. I’m glad I made sure to get 2 oz of this while I could.
Backlog from last night.
Om nom nom. I love this tea, but I have a habit of not using enough “leaf” (nuts and fruit here, really) when making it. This tea is really chunky and heavy, so you have to use a lot to get a decent cup.
But man, I still love it. Sweet, nutty, fruity, bready. So good! Even better with a dollop of agave nectar.
Backlog from yesterday.
I agree with other reviewers here that this tea isn’t 100% reminiscent of chocolate. There’s an underlying yeastiness/breadiness/alkalinity to it that reminds me, at best, of the dark cookie parts of an Oreo cookie (as opposed to the cream filling).
*OMGsrsly" compared this to Ovaltine before; I’m not very familiar with Ovaltine myself, but I think the comparison is accurate.
Backlog from a few nights ago.
Still figuring this tea out, although it’s much better than the Traditional Medicinals nettle tea. This one is much less dusty-tasting.
It’s still somewhat muted in flavour, though. I wanted more green-ness and sweetness. Maybe I should steep for longer? Add more leaf?
In the meantime, I need to figure out what to do with the Traditional Medicinals nettle. My immediate thought is to add the rest of the tea bags to a bath and bathe in it, see if it does something nice for the skin.
Backlog from last Saturday.
I made a pot of this before heading out to attend a seminar. I couldn’t finish the entire thing so I poured the rest into a travel mug. Unfortunately, it didn’t travel well.
The tea I had at home was fine, though – there was an additional sensation of powdery-soft sweetness in the tea on top of the jasmine. I’m assuming this is the magnolia talking.
Ubacat sent me a sample of this. Evolving Ness has asked to try some, so I’m sending the rest off to her.
Others have said that this tastes like apple and cinnamon, but I didn’t get that much apple OR cinnamon flavour in the dry leaf. Instead, when the tea was brewed, I got a hint of apple plus a hint of toffee – dark, sugary, toasty. Ultimately, this was very smooth going down; good easy drinking. I bet it would have tasted even better with some agave syrup.
GCTTB5 backlog:I couldn’t tell whether this was a green or an oolong, because it was rolled up into tiny dark green nuggets like an oolong, but had a rich, nutty taste that reminded me somewhat of a gunpowder green. This was worth it to try, but it didn’t really wow me, as there was a vegetal undertone to it that I wasn’t a fan of.