277 Tasting Notes
GOing through my Plum Deluxe Sampler’s. This one is an all0out herbal tea with Roobios and flavored with pears and cinnamon. By description, it sounds fine.
Unfortunately like many of my sampling of their teas, I find the black tea a weak backing for the flavoring. Usually at least the flavoring part is strong, but in this case not so. I mainly get the cinnamon.
Backlogging – Adagio Advent Calendar Day 4
This advent calendar is not really for me so far. Bizarre non-christmas flavors and some of my most despised. Lots of Rooibios and such.
I don’t like Cherry teas, just like I didn’t like the prior day’s bananas teas. I will say that this one wasn’t a BAD Cherry – it is NOT Cough Syrup Cherry or overwhelming cherry. As a personal preference not something I enjoy much, but wasn’t awful and I could drink it. The oolong base was standard
Backlogging for Day 3 of Adagio Advent
Another I wont’ rate because I absolutely despise Banana in tea, so I won’t be able to be unbiased here from personal preference.
I will say, though, that the banana and nut come through strong and clear, non-artificial, and if this is your kind of flavor, you should likely enjoy this one.
Backlogging – Advent by Palais des Thés Advent – Day 4
A mild smell dry, pleasant black tea when brewed with some non-tart and non-artificial strawberries. My unsophisticated mouth isn’t gathering up flowers at the same time, but they may be buried under their somewhere.
Nice and different, but nothing that stands out for me as memorable.
I did use this with my Christmas gingerbread onesie I finally get to pull out of the cupboard :)
I’m not going to rate this one because it is an old sampler, and I think it lost some of its flavor from sitting.
The peppermint is not as strong anymore, but it is pleasant with what I have. I added a touch of milk because of the creaminess of the oolong just to taste test and I like the silkiness of the addition after a few sips of it without any additives.
I do enjoy this one as a pleasant cup. Sipping this while watching the show, “The Jury Speaks”, which is interesting and something I’ll continue watching.
by Palais des Thés Advent – Day 3
I feel silly, but happened to notice today that when you open each Advent box, there is an inspiring quote for the day. Now that I know that, I went back and read the other days I missed previously lol.
I wasn’t sure at first if this was a green tea because of the packaging, but was able to figure out from the back of the box it’s herbal. They list the main base ingredients on the packet but not all the ingredients, which is unusual. I did a full boil with 7 minutes steep for herbal, although perhaps should have done longer.
The smell dry is bright and lemon-grass filled, which I love. Steeped it is very light. I get the lemongrass but not too strong. I added a cube of sugar to see if that helped, and it does bring out more of the flavors.
The flavor profile is very good. -- I love Ginger and Lemongrass combos. That said, my favorite of this blend is a green tea base. I think this would be much better to have some tea added to it. Since this is strictly an herbal base without the tea to back it up, it comes across a little soft without enhancing with some sweetener. Steeping longer may have helped, but I took a gamble with 7 min being a safe bet.
If you want a pure herbal base tea and like lemon, this one is pretty good one, although not the best I’ve tried. Oddly I’m not finding much carrot, but that is mild anyway as an added ingredient. The ginger is kept at 5% they say, so it is not enough of it to give that ginger bite-spice
Sipdown of this one.
It’s bizarre tea can taste so different with different steepings. When I first had this, it was overwhelming in cherry cough syrup flavor. Perhaps age has mellowed it. Now the smoke comes out, but it’s more of a cigar type smoke than a campfire lapsang type smoke. The ending pot of this one was much more pleasant and cozy.
Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 2
Loving this tea. It is such a good black tea heavy on Yunnan, no bitterness, complements sweetness, absolutely adore it. May be a little light for a strong black morning tea but for me it’s very pleasant and enjoyable. I don’t like overly heavy english breakfast that has bitterness or hard astringency, so for me it works well.