1478 Tasting Notes
This is an older tea so I probably should have doubled up on the leaf to coax out more of the flavor. With one teaspoon, it just didn’t taste like much of anything. Again, my fault for letting it age a bit too long in my cabinet. Love the little heart sprinkles though!
This is very, very light in color and flavor. I should have used two teaspoons, even for a 6-ounce cup. It’s smoky with a lingering licorice aftertaste. I can taste clove as well, though it’s overwhelmed by the cloying licorice. Ultimately, I’ll be drinking this one down quickly so that I can start on another cup of (hopefully) better tea.
Flavors: Clove, Licorice, Smoke
This is my favorite tea from teakruthi (so far), so I recently ordered a larger bag. I also added several samples to my order, so I have lots of new teas to try. As if I don’t already have plenty! But tea mail is always fun and I really enjoy having the variety, so I’m certainly not complaining.
Today’s cup is just so delicious – slight lemon flavor, bold black tea base. The steeping parameters on the bag work perfectly for me. I have one cup’s worth left in my first bag and then I can start working through the new batch.
Last week was a doozy, incredibly busy and full of the unexpected, so I’m behind on all my tasting notes. Hoping to get those added to Steepster today. So grateful I planned to take vacation this week. It turned out to be perfect timing. Finally sitting down to rest today, even though there’s still so much I need to do. It never really ends, does it? :)
Flavors: Lemon Zest
Backlog from September 20th:
My dad called this morning and wasn’t feeling great, so he asked me to meet him at the freestanding ER near his house. I turned the kettle on as I went to get dressed so that I could have a travel mug of this on the way. I usually only drink this one on happy occasions or when I need a “hug in a mug” – this was definitely going to be the latter. Unfortunately, my travel mug must have still had soap in it or something because there was this residual flavor that made the whole thing taste off. I didn’t even end up drinking it, so that was a real bummer.
Update: My dad ended up staying in the hospital for a couple of nights, but he’s feeling much better now. :)
James made a cup of this for me tonight. It’s his favorite and now that it’s discontinued we try to ration it, so this was quite a gift. Unfortunately, it was too sweet for me (I love honey but he added A LOT, hehe). I tried it iced after it cooled and it was still just too sweet. I can’t remember if I’ve ever had this before now and, if so, if I liked it. Hibiscus was the prominent flavor when hot, so it may be one I just don’t enjoy in general. That means more for him!
I don’t like this one nearly as much this time around as I did when I had it before. I’m not getting the cherry/almond/amaretto flavor. It’s more like a muted chocolate. I’m not even sure there’s chocolate in this, to be honest. Dropping my rating substantially, as much for its unreliability as for its flavor.