17 Tasting Notes
24 Days of Tea (day 1)
I love tea…. I love Rum…. Tea… Rum…. Tea.. Rum.. Tea. Rum. I think I see a wonderful combination here… The smell was wonderful, and the taste? Very enjoyable! Not sure if I could detect the rum in the tea, but it was definitely a great cup of tea ;)
This is one that I can see trying again
Dang! I think I just got hooked! I had my first sample of this fine tea brewed for me at my local David’sTea. On the first sip I was in heaven – and though I had already paid for all my purchases (some more Kanpe for my kids, Long-Life Oolong for my oldest, some Swampwater for making some iced tea, and 100g of Organic Stormy Night for myself), I ended up going and purchasing 50g of this wonderful treat :)
As a tea latte, this tea has managed to quell my sweet-tooth craving for some cookies or cake – I mean the real, calorie crammed stuff, instead of this delicious liquid treat ;) I foresee many “liquid cake” desserts in my near future!
I can honestly say that when David’s came out with the cake flavoured teas earlier this year I wasn’t too keen to try them…. Now I’m kicking myself for having not tried them earlier!
I asked my oldest daughter to prepare my Timolino travel mug with some dry tea, so I could steep some tea at work. Her choice for me today was this tea! I love the light citrus/floral taste of Midsummer Night! Sitting up here in my little isolation chamber trying to keep warm… This tea is definitely hitting the spot :)
One thing that I really like about this tea? It still tastes great after steeping for over 1hr ;)
This lazy sunday afternoon, trying to decide on which tea to have (my mom may be right, I seem to have quite a few to choose from – she thinks too many). Decided that I would give one of the 3 samplers from my last online order a go, and this is the one that one out. The aroma sorta reminded me of the Chocolate Rocket tea… but maybe berrier? If that makes sense.
Made it into a tea latte (god I’m on a roll with them) and find that the taste is really amazing in the latte. But I want to hold off on a true taste decision till I’ve had some plain (right now its about a 75?). I definitely get a light berry flavor that is enjoyable, and not much of the chocolate…
Edit: Did a resteep of this tea and drank it plain. Actually found the taste to be quite subtle, and I did enjoy it though I’m not sure it’s one I would add to my tin collection – I do have a slightly digger sample (from the “Sweet Indulgence” sampler) that i will try another day.
So today I went in to my local David’sTea and picked up 50g of this wonder tea :D
Decided I’d make a mixed tea Latte by adding some Caramel Spice. I had tried the Caramel Spice before finding this wonderful community, so I havent rated my opinion of it here yet (just leave it for now as not really a favorite, but i digress).
Now if you are from a family like mine, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges are a christmas tradition… Last year Santa left me a Toffee Crunch orange… Where am I going with this? I was trying to replicate that taste in a tea latte!
Not sure I got my combo down well – definitely got the caramel spice taste in the latte, but still also get the Oh christmas treat taste too so?
We’ll leave this one unrated for now – and leave with a side note of I NEED TO GET MORE O.C.T.!!!!!
Chocolate Rocket… What do I make of thee?….
I put some of the dry tea in my steepster earlier planning on making a cup of tea before my oldest came home from her homework “play-date”. Never managed to add the water, and when my girlfriend dropped her off she decided to stay for some tea with me :) so I made some Chocolate Rocket lattes (again I’m on a definite tea latte kick).
While the tea was steeping we were discussing the smell – and I thought I was getting a definite cherry aroma ?! and my girlfriend agreed :o
Then I made the lattes, we had our first sips…. and divine is all I can say! We both found the raspberry flavour that is mentioned! The Chocolate Rocket Latte was definitely good to the last drop :D
Just resteeped the leaves for a second, albeit a naked cup of tea this time. The raspberry is very mild now as with the other flavours…. was definitely a more pronounced taste in the first steeping. Still very happy with the taste, and am going to enjoy this cup while going over a friends FB commentary on women and flirting :)
Having the teas out of my “24 Days” sampler a bit out of order… Getting ready to settle down and thought a nice tea latte was in order. Out comes this sample as I thought it might make a good latte. The smell of the dry tea was decidedly creme de menthe for me (have a bottle and a bit sitting in my cupboard for my after a cold day’s hike hot chocolate…) The steeped tea also smelt minty, though a bit different from my liqueur. I tried a sip of the tea nude (the tea that is), and could really smell and taste a minty taste. Then I sat down to enjoy the latte, and am very undecided. I get a mint-ish aftertaste to it, mixed in with I think the licorice… The tea/latte isn’t very “creamy” and feels like its lacking something (maybe a shot of real Creme de Menthe?).
Really not sure where I want to rate this tea yet – Maybe when I finish the rest of the sample (with some creme de menthe)
After a long day at work I decided to try this one from my 24 Days calendar… The first few sips were definite green tea – but then the taste became something else as well. After reading other posters’ comments I have to agree with it tasting a bit like an Earl Grey (although I also still get the green tea taste, akin to the cheep green tea I’ve bought from Superstore or Walmart). I’m still undecided as to whether this is a tea that I would go out and buy, but it is one that I am going to resteep tonight and enjoy some more before having a post dinner tea latte ;)
I’m really not a pumpkin lover… I think. I’ve never actually tried anything pumpkin before this tea – that’s right no pumpkin pies in this household… And before you get on my case, let me say I blame my parents and that (again) British upbringing where you stay with the tried and true and never sway from the norm… That being said, I am the adventurous one in my family – no boring every sunday is roast and potatoes, every monday is… well you know.
So skip forward in time to my introduction to David’s teas less than a month ago. I bought the fall sampler, got a whiff of this tea, tried a cup plain (no milk no sugar – ahhhh those ancestors love me for that), and liked it enough to by 100g. Then decided I really like it so bought another 100g on my last order…
Did I mention I’m not a pumpkin fan? So why do I LOVE this tea? The smell is amazing and the taste? Amazing too!
So tonight this not-a-pumpkin-lover freak made a Pumpkin Chai Latte and am in heaven. Definitely glad that I made the extra order before it went out of stock!
(For those curious made the tea with 1.5 tsp tea steeped in boiling water with a squirt or two of agave syrup added to steamed and frothy skim milk)
Sampling time :D
Got a sample of Green and Fruity to try and after a long, very windy day at work (BC Coast windstorms crazy action!!!), I think this might hit the spot. The dry tea smells deliciously fruity and very tropical… The instructions said to steep this tea for 4-7 minutes, so being cautious to not over steep I went for 5 minutes.
The first smell of cup of tea? Definite exotic fruit! Smells wonderful, good enough to “eat”… So I take the initial sip and I get the slight hint of the exotic fruit, and a very light rooibos taste. Really like this combination so far, and am glad the rooibos isn’t overpowering. Plan on re-steeping this one and letting it sit longer to see how that goes ;)