731 Tasting Notes
I like the smell of this one. It could be a little toned down but overall pretty good.
This isn’t bad. There’s a trend I’m finding with rooibos, in that I’m tasting what seems like alcohol. Not really loving that. Perhaps I’m steeping it too long? Or not long enough? I steep on the short end of what’s recommended on the package (usually 4 mins). Hmm.
However, the “alcohol” taste is not too apparent here (much worse in Creme Brulee) so I can manage and enjoy this one. Also reminiscent of a not so in-your-face Amaretto from DavidsTea.
The smell of this one I’m not loving. It might not be a bad smell if it wasn’t so strong. Also it smells like something from Lush. I can’t remember which product…I’ll have to keep thinking.
This has a sweetness that i’m not liking. I can’t really nail down what it is. Not a normal “it’s just too sweet”. It’s sweet in a roundabout way. Hmm. Not the mate for me.
This tastes like the rainforest! That’s what I tweeted at DavidsTea. I’m really enjoying this one. Very natural tasting. I could see this being either a love it or hate it things for some people for sure.
I’m enjoying everything about this one. The smell, the taste, even the dark green colour it brews up. I’ll definitely be moving this to the permanent collection.
This was perfect for my drive to school. Second day, second exam. Now I feel as though I’ve just returned from the jungle haha.
Update: This one gets the upgrade to permanent collection. Just filled a tin!
This one smells so good! I love cinnamon hearts. Seriously I eat them until I can’t really taste them anymore because it feels as though I’ve burned my taste buds clear off.
Liking it for sure. And nice touch of not burning the taste buds off. I was a little nervous there’d be something overpowering in such a strong scent but it all works together so nicely.
The more it cools, the more it tastes exactly like cinnamon hearts. I’m getting a warming near the back of my throat and down from the cinnamon or peppercorns.
Update February 27/13: I resteeped this one this morning for my drive. The resteep is good but it’s all peppercorns and no sweetness. Still enjoyable, but not as much as the first round.
I have 3 exams this week and 2 assignments due. Agh.
This has a lovely fruity smell to it. It’s actually reminding me of Kiwi’s Big Adventure. And what exactly is a stimulant to DavidsTea? I looked in their FAQ but I want more info. Is this the equivalent to drinking coffee?
I can’t get Kiwi’s Big Adventure out of my mind, even drinking it is reminding me of it. Really, not a bad thing. I wanted to love Kiwi’s Big Adventure but it needed more flavour in my opinion. But they don’t have any of the same ingredients. Bizarre. This one I’m enjoying though. Perhaps when I get home from my exam this morning I’ll resteep and chill to try it out iced :)
That’s 4 for 4 from my Davids trip yesterday. Yeeaah.
Update: I let the rest of my cup from this morning sit in the fridge while I went to school this morning. It was still pretty good chilled but I think I may prefer it hot. I could see it being just as good chilled with perhaps a wee bit of sugar.
Update February 12/13: Still really enjoying this one. Brought it for the drive and first class this morning. I actually added a wee but of agave this morning to mellow out the slight bitter taste. Not over-steeped bitter, more like lemon bitter. Really too bad I can’t make tea at school. And I can’t wait to be done classes and yoga so I can go home and finish the last episode of Dexter season 7! Then perhaps I can get back on my readings.
I’m learning that I’m enjoying tea with nuts, which is unusual since I despise nuts. Curious.
This one is very smooth. It goes down easy. Though I wish I could get a little more sweetness from the raisins. I’ll have to double check that I get more in there next time. Overall, pretty good though I don’t think I’ll keep it regularly. Every once in a while I could see enjoying it. Granted that’s what I said about Mulberry Magic with macadamia nuts, yet lo and behold I bought 50g today.
This one smells so good! Hopefully this will be the rooibos for me :)
Yes! Enjoyment. There’s something in this that vaguely makes me think of carbonation. And I’m not too sure on the aftertaste. But things I can get past I’m sure.
As it cools the aftertaste diminishes. Love when things work out.
The more I drink the more it reminds me of a creamsicle. But because it’s hot my taste buds are confused. I may try this one out cold to see what happens.
Now back to the books.
Update: Possibly even better when it’s chilled.