352 Tasting Notes
Oh I love Fringe. I miss it dearly now that it’s gone.
Thanks to Jackie T for sending me this to try out.
I’m getting the strawberry flavour alongside the honeybush, and it could totally be mind over matter, but this tea is reminding me of Walter. Sigh. Fond memories.
I definitely need to get more honeybush teas under my belt. I’m enjoying all the ones I’ve tried thus far, but I sometimes find it difficult to taste the flavour amidst the strong honeybush base.
My fiance has the initital steep of Coconut Grove this morning, and I’m having the resteep now.
This tea is delicious. I love coconut, so I’m not surprised. The coconut and white tea clearly come through. It’s lovely.
A while ago I tried David’s straight white tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen and added shredded coconut from my cupboard and it tastes exactly the same. I’ll probably just save myself some money and do it that way :) Highly recommend.
This is delicious! The mint is very subtle, but clearly there. The accompanying ingredients make a great mix for this tea. I can taste the pineapple and the coconut. It’s nice that none of the ingredients are overwhelming. This tea works so well, and I can’t wait to try it chilled.
The best part was definitely my fiance, who HATES mint, tasted a sip of mine instead of his and exclaimed “This is my new staple! We need to get tins of it, now!” haha.
Yay I got the summer teas today!
Okay, so this one smells and tastes just like Mango Madness. The ingredients are almost identical as well. It’s a yummy tea, and I just put the second steep in the fridge because I think it will be much better chilled.
As far as mango taste, I’m not so sure. It has almost a carbonated feel to it. Regardless, it’s a tasty tea.
Thanks Aimee Popovacki for parting with a few cups of this for me :)
This is a lovely tea. Both the raspberry and mint are present. Neither are overwhelming and compliment one another nicely. I’m chilling a second steep in the fridge to try cold, but the hot tea is awesome. I’m sure it can only get better.
Update May 9/13: The second steep chilled is great, and I also had the third steep hot last night and that worked out wonderfully also!
Thanks teapot1 for sending me this :)
I don’t have a glass teapot, or any teapot for that matter. I make each cup separately in my mug so unfortunately I can’t appreciate the full beauty of this treasure.
I let it steep for 6 minutes, despite my intuition saying not to, just because it wasn’t opening! It still barely opened at all, just the very tips started to curl. Perhaps the resteep will yield better results in that area.
First few sips, I’m really not getting much flavour at all. Perhaps it needs to fully open to get the flavour out? That would make sense. Hmm. Perhaps I’ll put the infuser back in.
I let it steep for close to ten more minutes and still essentially no flavour. How unfortunate.
This is lovely and spicy and sweet all in one. The mixture of cloves, cinnamon, and orange peel is nothing short of amazing. I’m so happy jessiwrites introduced me to Teaopia’s Market Spice which encouraged me to find more. This is such a great cup of tea. It seems holiday-like but it worked perfectly for my morning tea today.
My next trip to Vancouver I’ll be stocking up on this for sure.
This is a lovely oolong tea. The pomegranate flavour is clearly there, but not overwhelming. The oolong base is lovely and comes through clearly. Overall a great balance between tea and flavour.
The second resteep is still quite flavourful. The pomegranate has diminished somewhat but the oolong base is still nice and strong.
This is reminding me a lot of genmaicha. I’m getting a stronger taste but I like it :)
Resteep is pretty good, still flavourful.
Thanks Sil for swapping this with me :)
Another honeybush I’m enjoying. The flavouring seems pretty subtle. I’m getting some rhubarb tartness but I’m not so sure how much strawberry I’m tasting. Either way I’m enjoying the taste of honeybush haha!
Perhaps I don’t have enough experience with honeybush quite yet to make nay major distinctions between the flavours.