1199 Tasting Notes
This has a fascinating scent that isn’t altogether my favourite, but it really does smell like the components noted — vanilla and rose at the forefront with subtle peach.
I would say the taste is a mix of vanilla and peach, with the vanilla more predominant. Vanilla really isn’t my favourite and often causes my stomach to rebel. For someone who enjoys vanilla, this would be a good tea!
This came in my order in error instead of Pêche Abricotée, but when I contacted DF, they immediately sent the correct tea and let me keep this one — customer service for the win!
2022 sipdown no. 16
Thank you Cameron!
This is a really smooth tea. There is an upfront light vegetal flavour, followed quickly by a subtle buttery note. The flavours are soft here, but still delightful. I have been enjoying two steeps of this and somehow made it through 25g without making a note!
This one smells like that Quaker peaches and cream instant oatmeal from my childhood.
I would say this tastes very similar to the scent. The peach is more at the forefront, while the passionfruit, very subtle, falls to the back, but is definitely identifiable. I also get perhaps a hint of apple here, which adds complexity to the tea and is quite nice.
It says strawberry, so I’m going to concentrate more on my next cuppa to see if I can find it. At least I have lots to experiment with!
DF Advent Day 1 (1-Feb 2022)
I’m smelling hints of orange from the steeped tea, and perhaps the scent of baked goods.
The taste has a lovely almond baked good flavour that’s reminiscent of an almond croissant from a nearby vegan bakery that I love. There are hints of orange that come in as well, but subtle and complementary. I’m not getting very much/any ginger, but I’m secretly thrilled about that. This is a really delicious tea. I would definitely consider ordering this one.
Hot: The peach plays nicely with the hibiscus here, though the hibiscus is definitely at the forefront. Nevertheless, I really enjoy this blend and wouldn’t hesitate to order it again.
Chilled: The hibiscus is much more forward and tart once chilled. The peach us almost nonexistent, but I do catch hints of it in the background if I really concentrate.
2022 sipdown no. 8
This tea is pretty tasty for being called surgical recovery haha! I have always enjoyed this one, though it is perhaps slightly medicinal, with a warming from the ginger. If/when I decide to reorder from New Moon, I would be fine to add this to my order (though for immune-related teas when I’m not feeling well I’d choose Nettle from Steam over this).