169 Tasting Notes
I guess this is probably your generic, green maté as it should taste, but to be honest, I never drank any other plain maté than this one, so I’m not in a position to compare. I don’t think I’ll try another any soon either; why go for something new when what I find to be totally perfect is right in my cupboard? For some reason, I never get tired of the maté taste, quite the opposite, I always feel like having some. The taste is so complex, yet so light that I could drink many many cups in a row. I’m afraid I can’t find the right adjectives to describe it. Surely, it’s a bit grassy, but in a different way than senchas. It’s slightly sweet, maybe more so in the aftertaste, which reminds me of maple water (the stuff that comes directly out of the trees – maybe you have to be Canadian to have tasted that previously ;P). There’s also this distinctive taste that I can’t get enough of, but I can’t think of anything else tasting like it for comparison. And through all this, there’s still a refreshing feeling, maybe because it’s light: I would compare this sensation to that of a good white tea. I’m really happy it’s so cheap, if it was expensive, I could really ruin myself for this stuff!
Wrong name; this tea should have been called Electric Ginger! Sure, there’s a lemony taste somewhere (not tart at all though), but it’s intensely gingery. And the more you steep it, the more the ginger takes the whole place. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but I was expecting something powerfully lemony. I like ginger and ginger teas in general, so I found it quite nice overall. However, it is hardly very different from many other ginger teas I’ve had. The green tea behind the ginger taste is there, though I had to concentrate a bit to find it, and does taste very nice.
Just grabbed a cup of this on my way home from uni. Beautiful, sunny spring day – I thought: yes, today is the day to try that Green Seduction tea. Something green and fruity sounded fitting to go along with the snow melting all around. I had heard a lot of good things about it, yet never really felt like buying a bag of it. I ordered it without really remembering what it was exactly, I just knew it was fruity and green.
The tea is good. It’s green, and fruity, so I was quite happy with my choice. But honestly, I was also happy I hadn’t bought a bag of it for my cupboard. While it’s good, I didn’t feel it was very different from most fruity greens I’ve tried so far. I just read in the description that it has pomegranate, and really, I could never have guessed. Even now that I know, I can’t taste it. To me, it tastes like a generic fruity green tea. But a good one!
So, I guess I am on a roll of reviewing teas that don’t exist anymore. I am particularly sad that this one got discontinued, as I have just finished what little of it I had left. This is one of the teas I have used many times to introduce my friends to the greatness of tea, and it did make a few new happy drinkers. It also is the tea that helped me get through countless sleepless nights (ok, I could probably count them, I’m lazy), studying or typing some essay, thanks to the mighty power of maté. The best way I could describe the taste is: After Eight in your cup. Minus the sugar. It’s really that simple (and my friends all agreed on that!). And since I love After Eights, 1+1=2, I love this tea! The taste of maté gets a bit lost in there, but not entirely (you have to concentrate pretty hard).
I guess it got replaced by the Mint Chocolate Rooibos, which I haven’t yet tried, but I suspect it tastes very similar. But rooibos instead of maté? Whyyyy?? Rooibos makes me sleepy! Now, my exams are coming up, and I am left wondering what will help me make the sleepless nights more enjoyable. Sad, very sad indeed!
Emotional outburst aside, I am really enjoying this last cup of it I’m having now!
Yummm! While today was a sunny and happy spring day, I surprisingly decided to go with a comforting winter tea. I have just a little of it left, and I think it isn’t being sold anymore, so I’m trying to spare it, but every cup reminds me why I had gathered a provision of it! The chai taste is totally there (by that, I mean the Indian spices; cardamom, ginger, etc. For some reason, DAVIDsTEA has a bunch of “chai” teas that have none of these spices, which I always found curious), but add to that a sweet fruity taste (there are some huge blueberries in there!). For even more depth, the peppercorn can be most tasted in the aftertaste, when a little spicy hint comes at your tongue, not too strongly. I am a fan of chai in general, and this one is no exception. While it doesn’t have any actual tea in it, it actually opens the possibility of adding your own and creating some awesome chai blends. But it’s great just like that too. No milk, no sugar!