715 Tasting Notes
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.
Thanks for sharing VariaTEA and Dexter3657!
This smells like figs, wow. But that scent for some reason reminds me of baby food. Maybe slightly flowery figs, but only slightly.
This really does taste like figs. I’m not sure I’m fond enough of them to enjoy this tea, but I do so love when a tea is bang on it’s name.
Another from my swap with KittyLovesTea :)
I’m not so huge on chai, but I recently received another pumpkin chai from MirandaGou that I found quite enjoyable due to the much more subtle chai-ness of it. This one is similar. The chai aspect is still there but it’s so subtle I’m actually really enjoying it. The pumpkin is light in this tea, but still apparent, and there is also a sweetness at the end of the sip. The same sweetness is much more apparent in the scent than the taste. I would actually consider ordering this one for my own cupboard, though I have a feeling it was seasonal, as most pumpkin options are.
Thanks for sending such a generous amount of this delicious tea KittyLovesTea!
I’ve never had a tea with chestnuts before, so this one intrigued me in a swap with KittyLovesTea.
I can only guess the chestnuts are the main flavour here, and the vanilla lightens it up a bit. However, I’m getting something that’s coming through as floral that ins’t working out so well for me.
Thanks for sharing KittyLovesTea!