701 Tasting Notes
Thanks whatshesaid for this one :)
I’m getting the rhubarb but very little, if any cream. The black tea base is overtaking the flavours. I’m finding that with a lot of black teas – it seems a delicate balance for flavours with black tea. I’m enjoying this one enough, but I’d prefer if there was more of an actual rhubarb and cream flavour.
Man am I ever kicking myself for not picking some of this up before it was gone forever.
I fell asleep on the couch, for the fourth night in a row, just after I steeped (second resteep – I’d brought the first one along for the drive to work) this. So it went in the fridge to enjoy chilled this morning. The crumble-y cinnamon part really comes out chilled and it’s delicious. I love it both hot and cold :)
This tea also resteeps amazingly well. I always resteep this one at least three times – it does lose flavour, but I love it so much if I can get any flavour I’m resteeping it!
This will be my caffeinated treat before work today I’ve decided.
I’ve never actually had figs that I know off, save for Fig Newton cookies hah.
I’m not sure what to make of this one after a few sips. It’s certainly very flavourful, but I don’t think the flavour is necessarily for me. Although, I could see it possibly growing on me.
Thanks Jackie T for sharing!
Thanks Lala for sending me a few of these to try out.
Wow! So delicious! I love coconut more and more each day. This tea perfectly captured both the coconut and mango flavours. YUM. It didn’t come off as fake at all or overwhelmingly sweet. The coconut was slightly more present than the mango in my opinion.
This tea was delicious and like Coconut Cocoa yesterday, I feel I need to have this in my cupboard permanently.
The resteep of this is still yummy. Still flavourful.
Wow, the scent of this one is so strong. Incredibly strong. And it’s such a deep red colour.
Update May 1/13: So I fell asleep on the couch last night with this next to me. My lovely fiance thought to put it in the fridge rather than pour it out so now I’m enjoying it cold.
This tea is really tart but I’m enjoying that. It’s so tart it’s borderline candy raspberry-ish. Or not quite ripe raspberry-ish perhaps. To be quite honest it tastes more like a juice chilled than a tea.
I did a resteep of the leaves to see if I enjoy it hot.
Okay the resteep was alright. It lost quite a bit of the flavour unfortunately. I drank half my resteep hot and put the rest in the fridge for after work.
Thanks to whatshesaid for another coconut tea! Have I mentioned how much I love coconut?
I just updated my blog for the first time in over a month. Eek. Worst blog-keeper ever. But I have finals to blame for that little mishap.
Onto tea! This tea is decent. I shouldn’t have had anything after the amazingness that was Coconut Cocoa I’m thinking. I’m getting coconut initially but also a bit of a bizarre taste that I’m not quite sure what to make of.
I’ll have to update as I sip away.
Thanks to whatshesaid for sending me this to test out :)
This smells amazing. It’s just cooling and the scents of chocolate and coconut are wafting my way enticingly. Gah!
This tea nailed the coconut flavour. It tastes just like coconut! And chocolate! But not overwhelmingly, sickeningly sweet chocolate (probably because it’s cocoa). Just delicious. I may actually add this permanently to my cupboard. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t anything like this. YUM.
Update: The second resteep was pretty good, definitely much less flavourful, but I still downed my cup haha.
This tea smells yummy. I’m smelling mostly banana as it cools.
I’m really enjoying honeybush teas thus far yay. This is no exception. It’s actually somewhat reminding me of Pina Colada Honeybush from 52Teas. Perhaps that’s the pineapple? Either way I’m happy I’m getting to try this one out – yum.
The resteep of this one is just as flavourful :)
Gah! Marshmallow root needs to be in all the things! Also, thanks jessiwrites for being awesome as usual, as sending me this to try out :)
This tea I’m really enjoying. The green base is light, great for an evening tea and the spearmint complements it nicely. The marshmallow root adds a great flavour that’s ever so subtle but does amazing things for the tea (just like White Christmas). I’m thrilled I’ve got enough for a couple more cups.
Second steep still yummy!