1471 Tasting Notes
This was in the recent package of samples from AmandaStory! :D
I’m getting a light citrus at the start of the sip and a touch of tartness toward the end of the sip and finish. I don’t know that I’d name it as kumquat. To me kumquat is bright and bold, sweet and sour in a tiny package. I get a slight creaminess, but I don’t know that I’d call it cheesecake. Aside from it not being what I expected based on the name, but it’s a nice enough cup to enjoy in the evening.
I’ve been drinking this a bit lately. I think it’s supposed to be a valentine tea, so it seemed appropriate for the themed tea in the sipdown thread. The first steeping of this today was great. Strong rich rose with good supporting flavors rounding it out nicely. The second steeping was a little weak and still tasted bland even with the addition of whipped cream. At the rate I’m going, it’s likely to be a sipdown soon along with Hound On The Hunt!
Sipdown! Is it sipdown or sip down? Hmmmm….
Got to try this tea thanks to AmandaStory sending a sample! I overleafed this cup a bit and it’s much more flavorful than my first. I’m not quite sure what a fluffernutter is. I’m guessing a marshmallow peanut butter combo? I’m having this with a bit of creamer, Oat Yeah I think. It adds a lot of sweetness to it. The sip tastes very banana nutty with a slight graham cracker taste coming out at the end of the sip. The finish is very similar with the banana and nuttiness taking turns being more prominent. It’s a very tasty cup. Probably not anything I’m moved to buy, but very fun to try!
Sample from AmandaStory! Thanks!
I keep going back and forth between thinking this tastes creme brulee like and not. I feel like it’s a hard flavor to transfer over to a tea. It starts out with a deeper burnt sugar flavor, a hint of sweetness and malt, then it goes a little flat. It gets interesting again in the finish, but only just. Malt is just barely back and an almost rooibos taste. I wonder if this would do better cold steeped. Hot isn’t doing it for me.
AmandaStory sent me a sample of this! Thanks! :)
I made this, took a few sips then walked away from my cup until it had cooled. When hot it was sweet and fruity, mostly pineapple flavor. Now that it has cooled there is a slight tartness to it that seems fitting with the fruit flavors. It’s still mostly pineapple, but I think I get a little lemongrass along with it. It looks like there is a variety of things in the ingredients list, but I’m not able to taste those. This is a fun cup, but not something I’d seek out and buy.
Trying this again. I was careful not to overleaf. It smells pumpkin spice like and it has a pumpkin spice taste, but there is something I’m not liking in the scent and flavor. It almost tastes chemical like, but I’m not sure which ingredient is giving me that impression. The clove is really strong in the sip. The strange taste lessens as my cup cools, but there is something that is still off in the finish. I’m not digging this one. :/
Trying to watch the impeachment trial… and it’s really boring watching this lawyer go on and on with irrelevant filler material. I’m going to have to check in later to see what they decided. In the mean time I needed a peach tea to drink for the occasion! I haven’t had this in some time and it’s one that I love. Having it hot today, although my preference for this one is cold steeped and iced. I’m getting a softer peach this way instead of the vibrant flavor I get when iced. Still, it’s pretty great start to finish with a consistent level of peach the whole time. This is a staple in my cupboard.
Trying this one again for National Pizza Day! It pretty much tastes like pizza sauce, so it seemed like the perfect fit. It has tomato in it, so the sauce base is there. On top of that there are herbs that hit me like oregano. I think it works better as a pizza sauce tea than a bloody mary tea! It’s a little more enjoyable with that mindset, but still not a tea I enjoy. This being probably my least favorite AQ2T blend. Maybe I should pick a second tea for pizza day. One that I like. :/