111 Tasting Notes
Got this from AmazonV and I am so glad that she was generous enough to send me it as I’ve been dying to try it. Thanks AmazonV!:) I wasn’t too surprised by the dry look of the (bush?) heehee but the smell was amazingly good just like a pineapply, coconutty, pina colada smell so that was a good start then poured the water and let it steep and set the timer for 7 minutes. When the buzzer when off I was a bit surprised by the dark liquor in my cup and I have to say first off that I have tried about 5 other 52Teas blends and haven’t really cared for any of them now having said that I do have an order on the way because I really want to find something I like from 52Teas and this P.C. Honeybush maybe my first really enjoyable 52Teas experience. I cannot tell you what Honeybush tastes like as I’ve never had it plain but this blend is pretty good a nice tropical tasting cuppa!
Sorry guys but this one I find totally hard to describe, there’s not like alot going on here or anything its just very tropical and not in an extreme way in a good way! Way to go 52Teas and Muchos Gracias AmazonV!!
Totally agree with Meghann M’s review. It is surprisingly more tart than I expected and the cup looks beautiful it could be mistaken for a cup of cranberry juice (I am drinking it in a glass cup). The nose to it smells of what I think to be kiwi I’ve never had just plain kiwi so I can’t be sure of that. I can’t wait to try this one with a little sugar and iced! Yea and Thanks, Silvermage2000 for another wonderful sample!
Okay, last time I tried this tea I was sick so I couldn’t review it properly. I have been asked by Lori what I thought about this tea (I could have sworn I had started a tasting note?) anyway Lori asked me just yesterday what I thought of this tea and I told her let me try it again (Even though I was sick the first time I tried it I thought it was good) so I wake up this morning to a 20% off coupon on Rooibos from Teas Etc.
What a timely coupon this rooibos is good!! While I don’t think … hmmm no I’ve never actually had coconut custard I have had many a coconut meringue pie and I would have to say this reminds me of coconut pie in that the rooibos plays back up and I would compare it to a crispy crust and the coconut flavoring is the coconut creme center NOM.
It’s good if you like coconut i’d recommend it and I know some of ya’ll are going to get a little mad but I like it better than GM’s Coconut Pouchong. Sorry but it’s just how I feel. :)
Gotta go and place my order at Tea’s Etc now!
Update: Okay so it’s no secret I love to have Teavana’s My Morning Mate almost every morning so today I added a little of Tea’s Etc Coconut Custard Rooibos and it only added to the smooth flavor of the mate I love to mix rooibos and mates!
Received this in a swap from silvermage2000. It’s dry leaf smells and looks lovely I brewed up some hot water and steeped it and completely forgot about it for I’d say about 5-7 minutes or more! I can’t believe it but it’s not bitter YEA I’ve never had another pineapple flavored tea so I don’t have much to compare it to but it is a nice cup. Very subtle.
Thanks Silvermage 2000!
Thanks to Silvermage2000 sending me a generous sample of her Black Dragon Pearls I am finally getting to try this tea. For some strange reason I always forget to order a sample when I make my Adagio orders (maybe it’s my adhd) I don’t know. So I had to look up how many “pearls” to add to what amount of water and I decided on 10 ounces of boiling water to like 5 pearls. I tried smelling the dry leaf (pearl) and didn’t get much in the way of smell. When adding the boiling water the leaves quickly unfurl and now the liquor is starting to look very dark and I am starting to think that I added way too many pearls ugh I hate that!! The smell is alive now that it has been steeped and smells like most other black teas. The taste the first taste I get is smoky and I think I read another review that said cigarette tasting and while I smoked for several years of my young adult life I can honestly say I do get a familiar cigarette flavor I would define as tobacco flavor. I am not regretting adding so many pearls as I think this cup could give me a good caffeine kick in the ___ that I need to get to work. I think this tea is pretty good not bad at all Thanks Silvermage2000!
I got this in a swap with Lori. Thanks Lori! Like JacquelineM mentioned this is totally like amaretto, Yea! I had a cup last night and this morning I mixed a little with my morning mate for a strong cup. It’s quite enjoyable but it is sweet so if your not into sweet rooibos you might not like this cuppa but the flavors are great I taste the coconut and a hint, a very slight hint of ginger I’m not picking up on the cardamom but I think I might also taste the apple. It’s a nice change! Thanks Lori and what a generous sample!
Update: I was watching TV and all of a sudden it hit me I need tea! I thought for a minute about it and said oh, oh, oh I want Zingiber Ginger Coconut because I wanted something that tasted like a desert and this is totally like and Amaretto flavored dessert YUM!