1184 Tasting Notes
I had this yesterday and this morning as an eggnog latte. Yummy with just a tiny shake of vanilla sugar. We are having an unusually mild winter so far (knock on wood), so it almost feels like it is still fall. And of course, this tea always makes me think of fall
I really enjoy this coconut green tea. Thr coconut is sweet and creamy, and tastes natural. The green tea is not too vegetal. It was also very good when I put the remainder of my cup in the fridge to chill.
With little kids running around, it seems I only get to drink half a cup of hot tea these days. Unless I guzzle it, but that’s not fun.
I am happy to have this back in my cupboard. I enjoy this black with a little creaminess and some sweet strawberry. I find that the strawberry tastes mostly natural.
If I remember correctly, this can get astringent fairly quickly so I like to keep the steeping time low. I guess I could also decrease the temp.
The dry leaves are twisty and beautiful, smelling like burnt sugar and dark chocolate.
The preparation instructions state to brew at 208degrees, so I boiled the water and let it sit for about a minute and a half (I couldn’t wait any longer than that).
When brewed, the dark Amber colour of the brew is tempting me to take a sip and burn my tongue but I hold out and wait until it cools a bit.
The taste is roasty, smooth caramel and burnt sugar. Chocolate notes are there in every sip. In the background, there is slightly spicy and fruity notes. I really enjoy the complexity of this tea and that there is no astringency.
I am so glad that I finally put in a Mandala Tea order. What was I waiting for??
I resteeped for 4 minutes, but next time I think I would try 5 minutes.
I didn’t quite finish my last cup, so I put it in a water bottle in the fridge. It is also delicious cold!
Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Roasted
I bought this specifically to have with eggnog as dessert in the evenings during the holiday season. This is a fairly standard chai rooibos. It is a little spicy, sweet, and woodsy. I will likely not be trying this bare because I am not a fan of just straight chai. With eggnog, it makes a nice dessert!