558 Tasting Notes
Art of Tea Sampler 13/24
Yummmy in my tummy…this tea is very good! I never thought I’d enjoy a rooibos that wasn’t heavily flavored/blended/covered in sugar, but this is right up my alley. The blueberry is light and sweet and the cheesecake flavor is really in there. It is so good. I’m happy to have this tea to try courtesy of Jaime. Can’t wait to try the rest of the dessert teas. This is going on the shopping list for sure! I would love more of this blend around for my evening consumption!
This is one delicious mojito-tea MojiTea? It doesn’t have the rum flavor, but I bet it would be great with a splash of rum, especially if one wants to imbibe on a chilly fall evening and still enjoy a summery drink.
The blackberry flavor is well done, the spearmint is noticeable (although I may try it with a little more for added flavor) and I think I’m getting a bit of plum and apple to show through as well. This is a nice softly fruit (in Teavana terms) green tea.
Yipeee! Wahooooo! I love getting tea packages in the mail! My wonderful UPS delivery man dropped off my new Teavana teas while I was at work this morning. What a delight to come home and have new teas to play with. Being it a very early morning, I’m 12 hours into the day already, I debated between the Assam Breeze and the JavaVana Mate. The fruityness in this tea won out.
Upon opening the plastic pouch of tea, I was surrounded in a tropical explosion of pineapple and coconut and something with a sour note to it, maybe the lemongrass?
I steeped up a pot of this with boiling water for 3 minutes. The scent of the pineapple and lemongrass grew stronger. The sour note turned to sweet.
In taste, this is quite a light tea, the fruit flavor melds into one sweet pineapple lemon tart flavor with a subtle black tea base. The coconut and ginger are very mild, but there is a slight warming feeling upon drinking this tea that I am holding the ginger accountable for.
Next time I will steep this for longer than 3 minutes and use more leaf. It needs more oomph.
Used the Tea Randomizer (http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php) to choose my tea this afternoon and this was the winner.
Fujian Baroque was the winner. Perfect selection for this afternoon. I like the light malty flavor. It has strong hints of berry fruityness.
I’m very new to drinking unflavored teas, but wanted to pick up a few to try when I visited the Adagio store. I like that the leaves were available to sniff at the store, which is why I chose this tea. It has a nice aroma of fruit and a bakey ness to the dry leaves.
I won’t rate this one until I try a few more cups. But I do like it!
Enjoying this with a little sweetner today in my new teapot. I ordered a teapot from teasource on Friday and it arrived today! Such awesome service.
This tea is perfection with a little sugar. Brings out much more of the vanilla flavor and softens the mint a little. Enjoying this blend very much!