512 Tasting Notes
What an amazing way to start off the countdown! Thank you SO much Autumn – it’s delicious. The smell pretty much drove me crazy when I opened it this morning… then went to work and didn’t come home to drink it until almost midnight!
Delicious! The packaging, the gorgeous note, the tender care and love – perfection. Gave me tingles!
Picked up a little $1 bag when I was pursuing the giant Perfect Mugs (on my Kissmas list ;) ).
I found the flavour to be very mild, almost too mild for me. I didn’t find it bitter, but it was a bit salty and slightly vegetal in the way nori seaweed can be, but not enough of that delicious seaweed flavour that I crave.
Just not enough! I think maybe the sample pack was a teeny bit too small for the mug I used. Either way I probably won’t go back for this one – it made me crave gyokuro and I KNOW that will cure my flavour blues :D
Another from the travelling tea box!
I used 2 perfect teaspoons in my Travel Mug and we took it to Point Pleasant park and admired the chipmunks and big fat bluejays. It’s blizzarding where I used to live.. it’s plus 18 here today. WHOOP!
This was a great fall companion tea! The two most prominent flavours I got were sweet apple and cinnamon – it was followed by a caramel and candy taste and something a bit floral, which put me off a bit- and it was almost a bit too sweet for me! There was something strange in the aftertaste, it reminded me a stevia, but I know there is no stevia in the blend. Maybe an aftertaste from the sugar crystals? Either way it was a bit cloying.
Anyways, that’s minor, it was still a yummy blend! Not one I would purchase for myself, but one I was very happy to try!
Travelling tea box!
How fun! I wish I could join the next one but funds just aren’t on my side lately, however, after taking part in one I can truly say that it is an AMAZING experience – not to be missed! ee!
I think I should have used more leaf for more flavour, however the small amount of flavour I did get was yummy! The marshmallows were perfect, and I love the balance of chocolate and graham. Sadly it was a bit watery (should have read the reviews first) – but I now know why this is a Teaopia tea to be missed!
I only have just over a teaspoon left, so I’ll mix it with Della Terra Smores tea because they will mix poifectly! :D
Another from the travelling tea box! When I see a black pearl, I have to go for it!
This is the strangest Black Pearl I’ve had (I’ve tried 3-4 from different companies). I found this one quite gritty, lots of sediment at the bottom of my cup, and it definitely tasted more like a mild puer than a black tea. Interesting!
No notes really popped out at me except for earthy or sort of like fresh dirt. I was pining for a sweetness or smokiness that never really came – didn’t get any floral. (I used 3 pearls for one small mug). The resteep didn’t impress me too much so I didn’t go for a third.
That said I was very happy to try! I think I’ll stick with the Jasmine Black Pearl from DT and Black Dragon from Teavivre for my pearly needs, but thanks travelling box!
Yesss this one was a winner from the travelling tea box!
I’m taking so many hot baths since starting my amazing new job that right after the bath I am thiiirsty for iced cold tea. Of course I’m out of my favourites – Kanpe and Strawberry Rhubarb, but I smelled this little baggy in the box and knew it would be poifect for my needs.
Lately, I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve been craving hibby. Craving the tartness and how refreshing it is! Of course I have to add a lot of sweetener too, but man it’s hitting the iced tea spot (when it’s done well of course). This one is strong on the tart front but soo refreshing and yummy. mm!
It’s quite cinnamon-y as well, and the brew is quite “thick”, even over ice. I’m not sure that I would purchase this one, as it is a little one-note, but after my hot bath the other night it hit the spot. Dang! Thanks TTB!
I just had a very very specific craving for an iced fruit tea latte.
Then I found this at the back of my tea cupboard! Threw the whole bag in the steeper, about 3 tbsp probably.
Sadly forgot that almond milk curdles with hot bevs, but then I made a second cup with regular milk!
Trial over: my beverage? A delicious creamy and sweet strawberry milkshake flavour! YUM!