So awesome with cream and sugar… Strawberry Milkshake for sure. I will be so sad when it’s gone :(
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Thank you for the sample, Sophie & Laurent :)
My first Nina’s Tea sample and I had a hard time deciding which to try first, but I saw Josie Jade’s review and orange creamsicle sounded way too good to wait. The dry leaf smell smelled like those chocolate orange candies that come out around Christmas. At first I thought I steeped too long because the tea just reminded me of earl grey… a little bitter and just orange. As it cooled, I started to get the cream and I liked it more… maybe a hint of chocolate? I don’t think my taste buds are sensitive enough lol.
I re-steeped it and added rock sugar, let it cool a bit and voila! There we go, orange creamsicle. I can see myself drinking a lot of this…
IT’S SO MINTY!!! So minty that I don’t taste anything else really… I really like it though. It’s a good minty, really strong peppermint. I hate subtle mint because it reminds me of toothpaste backwash…. yuck. This tea though was like mint Altoids… Curiously strong. Used an abundance of leaf maybe?
With milk and sugar this morning… I wonder if I’m not steeping it long enough or adding too little tea. It’s not a strong taste as I’d hoped for but still tastes good. I guess that’s why it’s good to buy enough to try it a few ways to experiment for something that tastes good to me.
Finally opened up one of my Verdant Teas from my first order! It’s a really fluffy tea what with flowery things and spice pods so things kept falling out of my spoon. I figured I should err on the side of caution so I added more. I broke in my David’s Tea cup too :D The smell is spicy and at first I wasn’t sure that I brewed it long enough because the color was so light. I am drinking it just with water but I think it’s really tasty – spicy but smooth. I would like to try the milk and honey sometime that sounds yummy.
I’ve actually had this like 4 times without putting it on my tealog :) oops. I really like the smell, it definitely has the strawberry milkshake smell. But when I brew it, it doesn’t really have a milkshake taste. The strawberry is strong, so I like it but not as creamy as I thought it’d be. I get hints of it on some sips, some not at all. I’ve been having it unsweetened no milk, so those will be next on my list but I just haven’t had the time yet. I’ve been taking it to school just as is because it’s so hard to get up in the morning.
I bought this tea at Lupicia because of the lovely smell. It is fragrant but not in an overpowering way, fruity and flowery at the same time. It brews up a light, yellow color. The lingering aftertaste is nice, I can taste the plumness and oolong, and it is sweet enough not to need sugar.
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So I may have oversteeped because it had a bitterness to it this time. Lazy bum that I am, I was too lazy to go to the kitchen to get sugar so I ate a mini chocolate. It was really, really good with the tea and tamed the bitterness completely. I didnt stir it in, just chewed and sipped the hot tea, which made it melty. Makes me want to try the chocolate earl grey…
There is a surprising amount in a small sample. I like this one – the minty taste is strong and smooth but not overpowering.
I don’t have much experience with Earl Grey beyond Starbucks but this one seems nice. It has a very strong fragrance both dry and steeped – it was relaxing just taking in the aroma while waiting for the tea to cool enough to drink. The color was a deep orange-brown, it had a little smoky taste to it which made me think I might’ve brewed a little strong.