241 Tasting Notes
This is one of those teas that smells better than it tastes. Not that it tastes bad, or even weak, but the scent is just a burst of fresh peach, and then the taste is a bit more hollow. This tea is sweet on its own, but I added some sugar to see if it would brighten the flavour up. It actually did help some, though it still doesn’t taste as delicious as fresh peaches.
This tea has an interesting taste. It seems slightly oversteeped, but with a bit of sweetness it really perks up. (Actually, I was alternating between bites of chocolate and sips of this, and it was exquisite.)
It’s astringent and citrusy. An interesting, pungent flavour. Much more bold that some of the other teas in Disney’s line. While it’s not my top tea in the line, I’m glad I got introduced to this.
Also, I can’t believe I only have about one steep left of this in my tin! It’s been a good friend of a tea. :)
I don’t know how a tea can manage to smell like romance, but this one manages to do just that. Oh goodness.
I find that the tea needs the creaminess of a bit of milk to really hit its stride, but it’s definitely a favourite — the combination of chocolate, strawberry, and rose petals works very well indeed!
Raspberry, I find, is a very temperamental flavour. When it’s just right, it’s sensational. But, if you don’t get it to the correct level of sweet-tangy, it’s not quite right for me, and not my first choice. Raspberry-flavoured chocolate often falls into this category for me, though I’ve seen a tea or two combine the two successfully.
This tea… has a nice tang to it, but it falls short of the mark for me on the raspberriness. It’s in that muddled not-quite sweet-tangy-real-raspberry flavour which… never really satisfies me. Adding sugar does brighten it a bit, but doesn’t take it to my happy place with raspberry, unfortunately.
Apparently I’m in a chocolatey mood today! This is the second chocolate tea I’ve reached for today, and I’m not regretting this in the least.
Yum. There is a wonderful dark chocolate taste to this tea. While it’s not quite the same as biting into the real thing, I’m pretty convinced that it’s a decent substitute. Which is odd… I’m not sure that if you’d tell me I’d like chocolate-flavoured water, I’d like it. But. I do.
I think it’s the aftertaste. I do still miss the texture of chocolate with this, but the scent and aftertaste are so much like eating a bar of chocolate…. I’m definitely looking forward to having more of this!
Well, this tea is very berry-y. That’s for certain. But it’s not… clearly berry-y like some other teas of theirs are (blueberry jam comes to mind). A good berry tea makes the fruit seem juicy and delicious. Here… their taste is somewhat muddled.
Not horrible by any means, it’s still pleasant enough, but not the best berry tea I’ve had by a long shot.
I wanted a rich, black tea this morning and found myself reaching for this blend. To be honest, it’s one of the richest teas that I’ve come across, so certainly it didn’t disappoint.
I never noticed how short a steep is recommended before, but it doesn’t surprise me. This tea, despite having only three ingredients, gets saturated very fast, and certainly it’s teetered on being too bold for me before, with longer steeps.
As it is, the tea is musky, the chocolate and caramel creating a dark but sweet flavour profile alongside the tea itself. At two and a half minutes, it’s a lot milder than it could be, but it’s just about as strong as it needs to be to get the message across deliciously.
The perfect choice for this morning indeed. Yum.
There is something wonderful about plain rooibos. It’s rich like a black tea, but sweeter and creamier, not to mention much better for not keeping you up at night. (I partially blame last night on having one too many cups of black tea before bed. x_x)
I could almost drink this on its own as a dessert tea, or use it as a nice, mellow side for something sweet, as I’m doing now. It’s lovely, and I can really see why it’s used as a base for so many dessert teas; it holds its own there very well.
I feel like I’m wasting a teabag, but I’m going to make this tea twice anyway: once clear, and once with milk. Just to play around with it a bit, and because my head is giving me a hard time and I’m hoping a bit of caffeine will help. (Sleep was not my friend last night, and now I’m sore somewhere between my upper neck and head. One of those nights. sigh)
Clear, it tastes… dry from the spices, and perhaps slightly oversteeped. This is definitely a chai that I think will hold up better with milk and sugar than it does without. With milk and sugar, it doesn’t really hit the perfect spot, but it does taste more chai-y at least. Good, but not great.
I’m wondering if this is the same as TeaGschwendner’s tea… I’m willing to bet it is due to having the same description. But, it is offered by this brand as well, and I’d rather use caution than not, so a separate entry into Steepster it is.
First off, THIS TEA SMELLS LIKE APPLE PIE. I mean, I just pulled off the lid of the tin and OH MY GOSH. It smells sweet and appley with a bit of cinnamon, and without making it my heart was already fluttering.
The taste, however, isn’t quite as good as the scent. Which is not to say it isn’t nice, because it is. In fact, the aroma still hits throughout drinking and makes you want to smile. But it’s not as strong or as flavourful as the scent would lead me to believe. It just… tastes a lot more watered down (which makes sense, I suppose, because it is, but I know fruit teas that are very bold, and this one feels like it should be, but isn’t).
So an A+ on scent, and that’s for sure, but somewhere in the B-, C+ for taste, especially if you compare expectations to reality.