7 Tasting Notes
Thanks to BrewTEAlly Sweet for the sample.
I wasn’t expecting to like this one as much as I did. I am not a huge lover of Rooibos and I don’t sweeten my teas, so the reviews had me scared! But the smell was so so good that I decided to go for it this morning, thinking I could just dump it and brew something better :)
Yes, it is very sweet (I actually wondered if I had sweetened it in some sort of dazed black out), but the tartness cuts it enough that I really enjoyed it. I drank half of my sample hot and didn’t want t stop, but managed to drink the other half cold and I dont know which I liked more. I think I will actually need more of this!
I was on the fence about this tea. I am not a huge oolong drinker, but this one kind of grew on me. Poking around the teavana app, I found some blending suggestions. So I went and blended it with some of teavana’s Samurai Chai Mate (which I was also on the fence about). Alone, neither of these teas did it for me. But together…. it is the gestalt of teas. They blend so well together that I will probably never drink them apart again…
Let me first say that I love chai, love it. This one, for me, tastes overly sweet. So much so that I almost offered to trade the whole 8 ounces for something different. But before I did, I went and blended it with some of teavana’s Sweet Oolong Revolution (which I was also on the fence about). Alone, neither of these teas did it for me. But together…. it is the gestalt of teas. They blend so well together that I will probably never drink them apart again…
Thanks to Shelly_Lorraine for the sample.
This tea smells so yummy that my first couple of sips I was actually a little disappointed. But I kept smelling and drinking and enjoying more and more with each sip. I actually paused the movie I was watching so that I could close my eyes and just inhale and taste without Chris Hemsworth mumbling through some other crappy movie. When I fished my cup, I IMMEDIATELY went to brew a second cup. I don’t normally sweeten my tea, but I thought it might bring out that little sumthin’ sumthin’ in the tea, so I brewed, very lightly sweetened, and…… proceeded to knock the cup over spilling everything but one little teeny tiny drop. But oh that drop was good. So good, in fact, that I contemplated licking the counter as I was sopping up the spilled tea. Instead, I settled for using many words unbecoming of a lady and I think I cried a little.
*i just came back to say that I rebrewed the leaves and YUM. I think this would be KILLER iced.