702 Tasting Notes
And the readings have begun. Oh studying. Thought I’d see if this minty blend would keep me awake long enough to finish this chapter.
Mm I’m tasting mint and lemon and something else I’m not familiar with. This one’s pretty yummy but I’d have to be in the mood for minty to have it.
Hmm smells like some sort of bizarre coffee. I had a mild ice coffee addiction in the summer (the joy of what spring AND summer courses will do to you), but the smell of this one isn’t really doing it for me.
Also getting a whiff (barely) of maybe bananas? I’m not seeing that in the ingredients. Just waiting on it to cool.
I am excited to be drinking this out of one of my many new mugs from DavidsTea since both my orders finally arrived today!
This one’s not for me. I’d just have coffee if I wanted coffee, rather than a coffee-tea hybrid.
Thanks ToiToi for sending me this sample!
Smells pretty good. Not nearly as strong as an earl grey so hopefully this one will sit well. Just steeping.
It was my birthday a few days ago and today my friend gave me my gifts – one of which was a Buddha board! So awesome (I even did a blog post on it!). I’ve been playing with it all night. I can see many study distractions in the future with this on my desk. Oh my.
I’m enjoying it more than pure earl grey for sure. But still not thinking it’s what I’m looking for in an earl grey. But I’m also not sure what exactly it is I’m looking for. Perhaps I’m just destined to try every earl grey out there.
My grandparents got me the matcha essentials kit for Christmas and my fiance got me some of this matcha for my birthday so I had to try it out. I’ve only had matcha mixed in with green tea lattes (with coconut) at a shop at my school so this is a new experience for me.
Well I googled how to make a matcha latte and I followed the instructions (minus the milk frother – perhaps I’ll order one). It’s a grassy, earthy taste. I’m enjoying it but it’s different for sure. I added a wee bit of coconut syrup to my and my fiance’s cup. Enjoying it a little more with the addition of coconut. I’ll definitely be trying out different ways of making matcha :)
These teas by 52teas smell amazing. Incredible. This is no exception. I only steeped this for for 2 minutes because lately every black seems bitter to me. It seems to have worked! I’m not getting any bitterness.
Thrilled the Earl Grey is not overwhelming. Actually the taste of this tea is much more subtle than the scent. I’m much more tasting the cheesecake and black tea – yay for little bergamot!
Thanks to Will Work For Tea for yet another awesome sample!
Thanks to ToiToi for sending me this sample!
This has a fascinating scent dry. I can’t quite nail down what I’m smelling. Just steeping now.
Yes it’s definitely a toasted scent I’m getting once it’s brewed. Not too sure I’m loving the scent (though compared to the Pineapple Oolong from earlier anything is welcome).
Hmm I don’t think this one is for me. The toasted taste just isn’t sitting quite right.
This smells so sweet (and slightly like an Kahlua) dry and brewed. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but something drew me to this one.
Mmm I’m enjoying this one. Kind of butterscotch-y and comforting (maybe the butterscotch taste is the mulberries?). I don’t know if I could drink this all the time but I may keep it on hand for when I do feel like a cup.
Dry it smells like someone just cut up a fresh pineapple in my house. Pineapple is not my favourite – I like it, but I don’t love it.
Steeping it smells strangely like children’s grape Tylenol. That doesn’t bring back great memories. The scent of this one is turning my stomach but I’m trying to keep an open mind as it cools.
Nope this one isn’t for me. The smell is too much. I managed one sip and it tastes as it smells.
Ah lime gelato. My newest addiction in my permanent collection.
Seriously, I have got a love affair going on with this tea – and so unexpectedly. I am thrilled they talked me into this at DavidsTea. And they said it’s even better cold (Even better?! Is that possible?)
It’s just amazing. Not too sweet, not too sour-limey. Perfection.