353 Tasting Notes
Thanks to KittyLovesTea for this one!
The fiance just got home and decided he wanted to test this one out so I guess I will too.
Hopefully the coconut will redeem the rooibos. I can still taste that bizarre flavour but the other ingredients are definitely toning it down :) This is one I can survive!
Perhaps the 5 minute steep time is the trick to these rooibos teas. Hmm. I’ll have to conduct an experiment.
Thanks KittyLovesTea for this sample! The moment I saw it pop up on my feed I wanted to try it. I was so excited then, realizing they only sipped with the UK I was disappointed. However, you were awesome enough to send me some, so I’m happy once again haha.
Also I’m on my last chapter of studying for my exam tomorrow!
Smells delicious, like an almond sweet but not overwhelmingly so.
Oh yes this one is a lovely balance of almond and tea. It’s actually really nicely done. The almond is there but not in-your-face, and the tea is also there but not overpowering the almond. I may have to set up some sort of agreement to have this one on hand (or relocate to the UK)!
Update: 2nd steep slightly less flavour, still tasty.
Thanks to KittyLovesTea for this one – and so many others I can’t wait to try!
I’m personally not a fan of eggnog, but perhaps I will like eggnog flavoured tea :) It does smell like eggnog. Like spicy eggnog. That must be the cinnamon.
Well it has that bizarre “medicinal” rooibos taste I can’t shake, but the aftertaste is quite nice. It’s reminding me of something I can’t quite put my finger on…
Thank you Vanilla Beans for sending me this awesome sample as well :)
This one smells interesting. Not necessarily good or bad. Just interesting. It also brews up a deep red colour, which has never been a great sign for me. Thus far I don’t think anything that’s brewed up this colour I’ve kept or even enjoyed.
Well it isn’t Pineapple Oolong or Aloha Pu’erh bad, but not my favourite. Must be the hibiscus.
Thanks again Vanilla Beans!
Thanks to Vanilla Beans for this one :) I’ve been wanting to try this for quite some time but because it was an online exclusive and cost an arm and a leg I just couldn’t bring myself to get it.
This one is lovely. I much prefer this blueberry taste over Blueberry Jam. This one seems to be much more “true” blueberry. The combination of blueberries and white tea is excellent. It’s really too bad Davids is getting rid of this one.
Yes! I received my order from Red Leaf Tea today! Ah my stomach has been upset since I woke up this morning, and milk isn’t going to help that at all but I couldn’t wait to try at least one of my new matchas. Bavarian Cream it is!
Yum! Need I say more? I got the delicate flavour and it’s delicious. I can’t say I’ve tried Bavarian Cream anything before, well that I know of. It’s so nice to have a sweetness added to the matchas. I’m trying it cold-brewed with ice and milk but I’m quite excited to also try this one traditionally brewed.
Update: Finally! A reason to use my bubble teacups from David’s. They’re so cute! I need some more practice with the traditional matcha brew for sure – but still great :)
I had to get up and drive the fiance to work this morning at 4:15 am. Yes 4:15. AM. And I’m not a morning person. At all. The only good things that can come of this include the fact that I can fit in 2 cups of tea before my 8:00 am bio lab and I can watch the latest episode of PLL.
This tea smells pretty good. I’ve learned I enjoy cranberry in tea – Cranberry Pear and Prairie Berry. This one has a smell of spiciness as well.
For such a heavy seeming tea this has a nice light flavour. I’m guessing that spice I’m tasting is the star anise but I’m not completely sure. Whatever the spiciness is, it’s making it very holiday-like. Certainly not a tea I could drink all the time. It is delicious though.
I love the natural smell! Maybe it’s all the teas I’ve been trying out lately with a million different flavours but I’m really appreciating and savouring every sip of straight tea I’ve had the last few days. Black, white, green, guayusa. You name it. Straight and unflavoured has been awesome.
Ahh no medicinal/alcohol taste. YES! There’s a hint of syrupy sweetness to this one that’s quite nice. Well done Davids.
I smell that familiar “alcohol” scent I’ve been finding with the rooibos. Not good. I picked up some Green Rooibos from Davids and have yet to try it. Hopefully I’ll enjoy that one.
Perhaps if I add some honey to these different rooibos I’m trying it would help?
This one would be delicious were it not for that bizarre “alcohol” taste. Does anyone know what that is/had a similar experience? I didn’t find much information when I googled it.
This one smells so deliciously fruity. But nothing like mango. More like citrus. Some of these fruity teas I’m sure are better on ice. This one almost looks like it should be a herbal there’s so much fruit and almost no white tea leaves.
There’s a lovely sweetness at the end of the sip but I’m still not sure I’m getting any mango. The more I drink the more I don’t think this is a tea for me. I’ll have to chill it before I throw in the towel.