1451 Tasting Notes
Oh goodness, this was awful! I’m not sure what I did, maybe (probably) overleafed, but the liquid came out cloudy and had this strange bitter taste. It wasn’t even the bitterness that threw me off, it wasn’t that bad honestly, but it was something about the flavor. Maybe this one’s gone bad, but my other Joseph Wesley teas seem to be holding up well. I’m not really a huge fan of Darjeeling anyway, but this was a different kind of yuck.
I really love the way rooibos steeps up so beautifully dark. Adding milk or cream just makes it so luscious. This is a nice chocolate peppermint tea, both flavors equally present. I wouldn’t say it’s special, but I’m enjoying it. Strangely enough, as it cools there is a fruity note to the blend that’s adding some depth. It’s strawberry, I think? It seems like it would be out of place, but I really like it! Bumping the rating up a bit for the strawberry surprise. :D
Flavors: Chocolate, Fruity, Peppermint, Strawberry
For this month’s summer vacation sipdown theme, I’m having this Irish coffee tea from AQ2T. I did a quick search and it seems that Irish coffee did originate in Ireland. I’m working so no whiskey, but I added some brown sugar and a layer of whipped cream on top after looking through some recipes online. I overwhipped my cream so it was stiff and not pourable but still as tasty. The coffee flavor is light but noticeable. It may be the addition of brown sugar and cream but I am also tasting caramel. The caffeine is too much for me and I don’t like the flavor enough for it to be worth it. In the end, I gulped this one quickly just to get it over with. Not a fan.
Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Coffee, Drying
Surprise! This tastes like peppermint!
I’m always saying I’m not a fan of herbals, but I usually enjoy them when I have one. Unless James pulls some Yogi bag out of the medicinal tea drawer. Those rarely go over well for me. I don’t normally drink tea after dinner, though sometimes I do have a sleep blend if I feel I need one. Tonight, my stomach is crampy so I’m sitting in a comfy chair with a soft blanket, a heating pad, and this simple peppermint tea. Hopefully one of these items helps and I can go to bed soon.