688 Tasting Notes
VariaTEA sent such a generous amount of this, I made a cup each for J and I this evening. I am really enjoying this tea, which continually amazes me. The orange seems to work well with the rooibos base – simultaneously balancing each other so neither is overwhelming, but so they’re both still present. The chocolate flavour is lovely in the background.
At this point, any herbal or rooibos that I like enough to keep around needs to be added to my cupboard. I love my black teas, but I have an awful tendency to forget to eat, but continue to drink black tea, and the caffeine just wreaks havoc on my empty stomach.
Does anyone know the best way to order Fauchon to Canada?
This is actually a lovely tea. I avoided this one for a time, then I discovered Bangkok, which has ginger, and decided maybe ginger wasn’t so bad after all. I didn’t want to buy a bunch of this myself, so MirandaGou was awesome and sent some in a swap. It’s sweetly gingery with a little kick of peppercorn. Truly what the name suggests. Today has been a good tea day, and I’ve secretly been sipping down swap samples. I’m almost through them all. Mwuahaha.
Next I will have to try the Ginger Crystals I see pop up on my feed so often.
Update: This tea is heating me from the inside out. I can actually feel it go down my esophagus and hit my stomach. I’m always cold so that is just delightful!
This one came my way from KittyLovesTea – thanks!
What an interesting black tea. It’s so creamy! I love creaminess in teas. The flavour is creamy and thick, yet also light. There’s a very subtle nutty flavour in the background as well. Somewhat reminiscent of a green tea minus any vegetal flavour. I’m so happy I got a chance to try this one.
I started off the day so productively with studying, and I’ve really lost some speed on that front. However, on the upside, I’ve gotten rid of a bunch of stuff on Kijiji hah. Yay for ridding my life of clutter.
This one was sent to me by VariaTEA :)
I bypassed this one in favour of Campfire Blend in my Verdant order, and now I’m wishing I hadn’t haha! This one is much better. The black tea is so lovely with nice spiciness to it. It’s almost cake-like. I must have more.
This was my morning tea choice, and it is delightful. Delightfully malty. I think it’s safe to say Assams are my favourite black teas. This is also my first tea from RiverTea, yay.
I drove J to work at 6am this morning, then I immediately got in the shower so I wouldn’t go back to sleep. It’s only 8am and I’ve already made decent headway into my weekend of studying.
Thanks for sharing MirandaGou!
My Nina’s order arrived today!
This tea is really well done. In teas with vanilla and other flavours, I feel the vanilla mostly comes through in the softening of the other flavours. This tea is no exception. The raspberry and red currant work well with the base tea, but there’s no mistaking them. I’m not so sure I’m getting caramel, but there is a sweetness in the sip that could be it.
Yum raspberry! I love a good raspberry tea. This is reminding me of the raspberry in 52Teas Raspberry Cream. The white base works great here, and the raspberry comes through clearly, with a hint of creaminess to round it out. Really a great tea. I would consider reordering this one.
Thanks for sharing VariaTEA!
This one came in our Della Terra order. We only ordered Lemon Chiffon, which is J’s tea, so technically it doesn’t count toward my tea ordering.
This is actually a pretty decent tea. There are very few Della Terra teas that have amazed me, and while this one doesn’t amaze me, it’s still tasty. I’m not getting any spice at all, but the apple is there and a sweetness, which I’ll say is the toffee. Overall a decent cup, I’ll have no problem finishing off our sample.
Also, my proposal was accepted! I will be presenting to the biology department at the end of the term, so it’s high time to work on my social anxiety.
Hello there orange chocolate. Or chocolate orange. The rooibos isn’t overly strong here, and I really dislike fruits and chocolate together (why would someone ruin a perfectly good piece of fruit?!), but amazingly, this tea I may actually be enjoying. What is happening?
I must be because the rooibos is well hidden. We’ll go with that.
Thanks for sharing VariaTEA!
Flavors: Chocolate, Orange Zest
This was another sent in my swap with KittyLovesTea.
This one had quite a low steeping temperature as per the parameters KittyLovesTea sent. I actually steeped it at 158 F/70 C, which wasn’t on the temperature bar.
The scent is strongly strawberry, but the taste is slightly more diminished, which is better. There is a definite creaminess here, I can only assume from the yogurt. The creaminess is delightful. I’ve never had sea buckthorn, but I’m enjoying the tea so let’s say that part is awesome too. The green base works great here and the base and flavours seem to compliment each other well here, nothing is too overwhelming or underwhelming.
I have another to try from this company from the swap as well. Also with sea buckthorn. I hope it turns out just as well.
Update: Their website has some interesting sounding teas. I’ve sent off an email to see if they offer shipping to Canada. I would discover this company just after my friend leaves Sweden.