16 Tasting Notes
I had high hopes for this tea after such a wonderful aroma met me upon opening the packet. However, upon steeping for 3 minutes, the aroma had something almost burnt in it. I tasted it without additions and there is a bitterness which seems odd because there is also a nice vanilla scent and little sugar crystals in it. So I went ahead and added a tiny bit of sugar and milk. Bitterness improved with additions, but the Black tea base is not coming through much. Not really sure what to think of this one but may try it iced to see if that helps. This is my second tea I am trying from Lupicias Hawaii collection and so far, it’s 2 for 2 bombed.
I received this as a sample with my order several months ago and finally finished it up. It was enjoyable, very tropical and fruity. However, it is the sort of tea one must be in the mood for because it has so many flavors. It is probably great as iced tea but I had it hot each time. Im not sure id actually go forward with ordering more, but sInce it doesn’t appear to be offered currently, I can delay my decision!
I’ve been missing out!! I just attempted the stovetop method using Caramel & Rum by Lupicia per instructions from Tealizzy and YUM!! Used a little brown sugar too. This is definitely a wonderful alternative to hot cocoa and just as comforting. For me, this might be THE way to enjoy rooibos teas as I’m not altogether that fond of them steeped with water. Thank you, Tealizzy!
This is a nice vanilla black but I feel like it’s needing a bit more “something”. I do like to taste black tea and not have flavoring overpower the basic tea, but this needs just a smidge more. I’ve enjoyed my sample but will look for other vanilla alternatives. Mighty Leaf is okay but I wasn’t too enamored with that one either.
So I heard this tea was quite tasty from Tealizzy and I got some today! Well she was right…it’s quite good. Made a cup this afternoon while cooking up a batch of roasted butternut squash soup. It went great with my Pfeffernusse cookie from TJ’s (love that store!). I added a little honey and steeped for about 3 minutes and was surprised how nice it was as I usually don’t like rooibos teas much. It seems to remind me of something I currently drink, either Oatmeal Raisin Cookie or Monkey Bread from Della Terra. Not sure why but might be the mix of spices. I recommend trying it.
Thank you to Tealizzy for the sample of this tea. It was nice and I enjoyed two delicious cups plus re-brews. However, I’m not inclined to buy any as I wasn’t sure I really got much chocolate flavor. But I’m always up for trying new teas. This was my first tea from Tealux.
I purchased a tin of this for the first time last fall and I have only 2 bags left after this morning. Fall is definitely in the air and my morning walks with my corgi are getting cooler every day so it seemed appropriate to have this one today. I really like the flavor even if it is a bagged tea. Very good flavor, not too much overpowering spice flavor and the second brew isn’t bad either. If I see it at the store, I will probably buy another tin to get me through til next season.