1792 Tasting Notes
Dry, this really does smell like strawberry candy. It’s the only palpable fruity note in the tea.
Steeped, I find that the aroma stays the same, and the main note I can taste is the strawberry. The raspberry is barely there. It’s a bright blend that evokes an image of bright red. I haven’t tried this iced, although I’d imagine it would taste pretty good. Hot, it’s great if you’d like a green tea with a hint of tangy berries.
Overall, I can see why this is a popular green tea blend at Tea Desire, but I just don’t find it enticing enough to reach for my pouch and brew this on a regular or semi-regular basis.
This was one of the first teas that piqued my interest when I discovered Tea Desire. In the store, it sucked me right in with its creamy, rich aroma, and I liked the idea of the chocolate chips. I figured it would add a hint of sweetness to this.
Despite the fact that this is a black tea, I find that I really need to watch how long I allow this to steep, lest I end up with bitter Irish Cream. I usually aim for three minutes, which seems to do the trick.
Once it has steeped, it loses a bit of the creamy aroma that it has dry. As one of my friends described it when she first tried it, it kind of goes a bit “savoury” on the taste buds. Honestly, it doesn’t resemble Irish cream at all. Sure, it’s mildly creamy, but doesn’t have that bite that Irish cream has. The chocolate chips, while adding a touch of sweetness, are otherwise not noticeable, taste-wise.
It’s still delicious and keeps drawing me back in with its gentle, creamy, comforting aroma and taste. I love drinking this in the autumn and winter when I’m feeling cold and need something comforting, yet not overly sweet. Even though I wouldn’t call this a super über fantastical blend, I’ve gone through over 150g of this stuff, which in itself says something.