43 Tasting Notes
Birthday Cupcake is another tea that’s true to it’s name. Fresh steeped, it tastes like vanilla cake but after adding a little sugar, it tastes like vanilla cake with frosting! I should note that this reminds me of store bought cupcakes and has the same slight bitterness that their icing has (which makes the flavors much more realistic). I imagine that adding cream would really bring out the frosting flavors and turn this into a liquid dessert. Being a sweet-tooth, I’m a big fan of this one!
Another tea by Della Terra to add to the “keep stocked” pile.
A big thank you to VarieTEA for catching my mistake! I rated “love tea” and completely overlooked the #7. I wish I could blame sleep deprivation but I actually got 8 hours of sleep last night. So, without further ado, I shall use the magic of copy, paste, and delete to fix this mishap.
This smells like a dark chocolate covered strawberry. Without sugar, I mostly just taste chocolate but add a little sugar and you’re left with the aftertaste of just eating chocolate covered strawberries.
Flavors: Berries, Chocolate
I keep saying this but DavidsTea should REALLY consider opening a store in Seattle! Another sample from the wonderful miss Courtney~ It’s so good! I wasn’t really expecting to like it as much as I do but the lime and cream flavors pair up perfectly. I’ve already made two cups of this and am contemplating making another…
I finally get to compare the Lime Chiffon to the Lemon Chiffon! -Thank you Courtney!
I’m a big fan of the Lemon Chiffon so have been really curious to compare the two. Like the Lemon Chiffon, this has a very sweet aroma that fills the room and the smell of each is almost indiscernible. Unlike the Lemon Chiffon, the citrus flavor of the lime really stands out and the acidity cuts back on the natural sweetness. Even though this doesn’t taste as sweet, it’s still a delicious fruity tea.
1:30 a.m. And… I’m drinking Earl Grey! It’s decafe right? I was craving it after baking Earl Grey cookies and the smell permeated my kitchen to living room area. This is a nice but subtle Earl Grey. It’s not nearly as strong as I like but it’s not bad. I ended up using 2.5 tsp for an 9oz cup and it turned out pretty tasty.
I’m loving the fruity and floral smell. It’s almost like sniffing a fresh bouquet of flowers. I didn’t even add sugar to this /gasp and it’s still yummy. The orange peels add a tinge of citrus notes but do it without adding any extra astringency. This is a pleasant, smooth, floral, and slightly fruity green tea.
Thank you for another yummy sample moraiwe
It’s 1 a.m. and I can’t sleep so of course I decided it was a good time to sample teas. Woo-hoo for sleep deprivation! At least it’s keeping me away from late-night shopping on tea sites.
This tea has a nice cherry aroma and the flavor reminds me of a flat shirley temple… but with way less sugar. Again, I’m tempted to add cream just to see if it turns into a cherry cream soda. Hmm… maybe it’s sleep depravity coupled with the heavy rain that’s brining out the mad scientist in me because I’m suddenly tempted to experiment by putting this in my soda stream. I better wrap up the tea tasting before things get out of hand.