216 Tasting Notes
I got to try this lovely tea in a swap with Lariel. Thank you Lariel for allowing me to try this tea!
Like many other tasters I was hesitant to try this because it was decaf. However, I must say this tea is VERY tasty!
I am super picky about vanilla flavors – if vanilla tastes artificial-y or has a slight chemical tastes I can not eat it. This goes for flavored coffee, yogurt, candy, etc.
Having said ALL OF THAT, I was super surprised that I really like this one! (In fact, it is the second vanilla tea I have liked lately with the first being Davids Tea Vanilla Orchid oolong). The vanilla flavor is slightly sweet without being overpowering. The base tea is kinda basic with no major distinguishing characteristics. HOWEVER, together there is something magic about the combo.
I always am on the lookout for teas to drink after 6 or 7 at night which is my caffeine end point unless I am working late, out for the night, etc. I have stuck with tisane blends because often decaf teas have a weird taste. This tea completely avoids that weird taste!
This tea is a great late night sipper. Even the soft muted flavor is perfect for evening relaxing!
I tried this last night. I bought it has part of the savory tea collection.
I love broccoli and I love cilantro. This was the first one of the box that I wanted to try as I truly enjoy the combination in other items.
This tastes like a savory soup! I can’t believe how good it is! This would be great with a light lunch or as something to hold you over until dinner.
What a yummy surprise. I have never tasted anything quite like it!
very sweet juicy and ripe
great start to morning
(some liberties on the formal haiku taken)
seriously though, I do really enjoy this tea. Bought 2 oz at the local davids yesterday.
I drank this the last two mornings on the way to work. This is a GREAT morning tea with the flavor juicy and ripe.
The melon smell was a little off putting at first – but once I got used to it I was okay. The leaves do smell a little bubblegummy.
HOWEVER, as I was driving, on a sunny (but cold day) this tea JUST FELT SO PERFECT. It was like spring in every sip. I could SWEAR there were bluebirds and flowers whizzing by my car. (Well, in between the snow).
This is a great spring blend. Well done Davids Tea. Well done!
I got to try this tea from the “Here is hoping traveling teabox”.
One sniff and I knew I would LOVE IT. Once brewed it seemed suprisingly familiar even though I had never tried it before…then I realized. The Tea Gathering House Blend (http://steepster.com/teas/the-tea-gathering/23725-tg-house-blend) which I LOVE is the same tea. I know that the owner of the Tea Gathering sources some of her tea from Harney. I am certain this is the same tea.
I do adore this tea no matter what it is named. It is a yummy almond-y cranberry confection. Yum!
This tea has such a silky-smooth mouth feel. The other mariage freres tea that I have tried (Marco Polo) had the same delightful feeling.
The aroma in this tea is VERY prominent. The violet flavor is very distinguishable. There is a slight perfumy aftertaste that is not at all cloying like some other foral teas.
This is from the here is hoping traveling teabox.
I drank this one on my way to work today. The dry leaves SMELL so sweet and nice, almost like a lighter marco polo.
The tea when brewed is not nearly as aromatic as the dry leaves. It still smells good but as I was expecting marco polo level of scent – this is very slight.
The flavor has notes of peach and mango. The green tea base is kinda lost with the flavors. I like this tea but I do not LOVE it.