6073 Tasting Notes
(52teas (Anne) 2022: 300)
Strangely, my packet of this was unopened, so it’s possible I have never tried it before. Either that, or I tried it and enjoyed it enough to have finished off the first packet entirely!
This tea was much better than I’d expected. I’d steeled myself for a much more floral tea; it was actually more on the raspberry-fruity side, with a nice creaminess from the vanilla, and really quite pleasant. The rose was definitely more of an accompaniment, which suits my preferences much better.
(52teas (Anne) 2022: 298)
In the home stretch of sampling all my 52teas, and I’m at the point of getting to open some new packages of ones I’ve previously finished off! Including this delicious gem. This is pretty much just a vanilla earl grey, but it’s really smooth and light with maybe a hint of cakiness. Really good.
(DavidsTea 2022: already recorded)
2022 Sipdown 147/365!
Finished this off iced, and made sure not to leave the tea brewing too long. I believe I enjoyed it much more than I had the first time I tried it, although still not one I’d pick up again. I’m not sure why I previously suggested there was blackberry leaf… it doesn’t appear to be in this tea. In fact, I don’t think this tea was particularly sweet at all? Just nicely tart. Bumped rating from 64 to 73.
(DavidsTea 2022: 126)
2022 Sipdown 146/365!
Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenge April 2022: “Health” tea
I understand this was intended to be a “detox” tea? I don’t know that aloe is used in many drinks, generally. I feel like it doesn’t have a great deal of flavour.
Brewed up the last of this into a large jug of iced tea. I recall not minding it, but it was kind of floral, and that bothered my husband. Wouldn’t refuse it if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again except by accident (because it sounds appealing, haha).
(DavidsTea 2022: 125)
2022 Sipdown 145/365!
Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenge July 2022: Tea from a Canadian company
Found these lovely little tea blooms that I believe were courtesy of VariaTEA some significant number of years ago. I think I have three flavours; somehow this ended up at the top of the pile. It’s a black tea bloom, which is different that most I’ve had.
Aroma was lightly strawberry, and flavour ended up being pretty true – a mild black tea with gentle candy strawberry. It’s fairly simple, but I did enjoy it. The bloom was also pretty, although I admit that I steep the blooms in an infuser, which kind of changes the experience, because they inevitably have little pieces that fall off and annoy me if they’re left in the cup. I do think that this might be an interesting one to have tried… grandpa-style? (Is that where you leave the leaves in the cup and just add water over time as you drink it?)
2022 Sipdown 144/365!
Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenge July 2022: Tea paired with a biscuit/cookie
Ok, didn’t pair this with a biscuit/cookie, but I think a scone counts? It was the perfect pairing – I love a smooth, malty, robust Chinese black paired with pastries. It cuts the sweetness somehow and both just taste more delicious.
2022 Sipdown 142/365!
Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenge July 2022: Pineapple tea
Well, if nothing else… I’m consistent. Did not remember my previous attempt at this tea, but it was truly awful, and I had one sip and poured it out. Same as last time, according to my note. It was some gross sour combination of disgusting. Flavours I’d expect from rancid coconut and hibiscus, not a pineapple bacon rooibos. Buh-bye, gross tea.
*Also note, this is for the original Frank version. I don’t believe I ever tried Anne’s reblend.