206 Tasting Notes
Thanks to steepster I can now scratch off to see what advent tea I am drinking instead of peeling the sticker off(and trying to decipher what is left underneath).
The first cup was yummy, chocolate and creamy, with a hint of mint at the end? Not sure about the caramel flavoring in the first steep, but it replaces the marshmallow in the second steep and I’m getting weaker chocolate with the caramel. Overall an enjoyable cup, but I liked the chocolate covered snowballs better. Maybe I just don’t think marshmallows belong in tea, they belong in hot chocolate. Glad I got a taste of this though, I am enjoying this advent.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream
I seem to be behind on my advent, my excuse is that I was traveling this week. This is strawberry with a slight edge. If it had a salty taste I’d say it was a margarita, but this is sweet like a a strawberry pop tart. Festive for this time of year, I could see this in the punch bowl at an office Christmas party. If I still worked in an office, or we could still have Christmas parties.
The Cuppa Geek advent has small packets, so I have been using about 6 oz for each cup as I like a strong cup in the morning. The berry and lemon flavors are the strongest in this cup, nice and light for a black tea. The lavender comes in as an aftertaste, very subtle. The first steep had a weird metallic note lingering on after I finished the cup. The second steep is weaker, with raspberry dominating and lemongrass in the background. Not my favorite of the advent so far, but an enjoyable cup.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Raspberry
The tea advent box from Skysamurai had some extra Adiago samples in it, so I randomly chose one this morning. This is not bad, tastes like butterscotch pudding, but it does have an artificial aftertaste. I might be tempted to get more of this butterscotch if I didn’t fondly remember Butiki’s Walnut banana butterscotch. THAT was a good butterscotch tea!
From the Samurai TTB
This is a nice roasty oolong with charcoal notes up front, salty peanuts in the middle, and a slight sweet floral finish. I only did two steeps western style, but I’m sure this would gongfu or grandpa well. One of these days I’ll place a white 2 tea order and this will be in my basket.
Flavors: Nutty, Roasted, Salty
From the Samurai TTB
This is fruit punch in a black tea base. While the fruit flavor isn’t particularly strong, the black tea base is rather nondescript. Not too much is interesting about this tea, but I bet it would be refreshing iced. Glad I got to try in a tea box and not have it in my cupboard waiting for a sip down.
Flavors: Fruit Punch