216 Tasting Notes
Made this tonight as my evening herbal…it is VERY sweet even without sugar. I taste the pineapple and other generic tropical flavors. I will say it has a VERY sweet and cloying aftertaste.
I will drink the remainder of my sample but will not re-buy this one. (I got this in an exotic iced set for the holidays.)
This was my morning cup on the way to work. The dry leaf smells very earthy. When wet I get more of the earthy smells like damp woods and early morning damp summer day. The tea itself has all of the earthy flavors but with a creamy note and also is very light. This is a winner for me.
Drank this today at work. I got a much stronger vanilla note this time. I am upping the rating….
This is one of my all time favorite teas. I looked in the package this morning and do not have a ton left – and it is a limited edition! boo. I have “collecting” tendencies and must always remember that tea does not AGE like wine! A collection only loses flavor or value as time goes on!
See my other tasting notes. This is a great tea, I love Handmade tea. IT is a great product.
I am sad to see this tea go. The slightly smokey orange is a true delight.
Backlogging this tea from yesterday evening…had a greasy-spoon dinner with a friend at a local bar and when we got to my house we wanted something sweet—but no more heavy food…so we tried this tea.
It smells JUST LIKE cake mix. I was shocked at how much it smelled like a decadent treat!
This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. What a great treat! It was vanilla-y creamy,
I made this iced last night and drank it with a spicy dinner – it was everything I had wanted out of an iced herbal – I brewed it with a little sugar – it was slightly sweet and VERY tart.
Drank this on the way to work this morning….the dry leaves smell like sweet potato and starch. The tea is slightly sweet. Once I brewed this I didn’t get as much of the sweet potato but more of a flavor-packed black tea – which is surprising given that this is a basic black tea base with much flavoring added. I think it is that the sweet potato notes mellow out and are slight giving a sweetness. The flavor does not knock you in the face like other flavored teas. I got this in a swap a while ago but am not sure from who—-sorry but thank you!
This is easily the boldest and most robust English Breakfast blend I’ve ever had. I LOVED the malty notes and the fact that it tasted balanced. Some English breakfast blends end up being really muddled and taste grayish but this is bright, balanced, and a really great morning tea.
I had a sample of of this tea from the tasting box I purchased from Liberteas. If anyone is looking to try a large variety of samples I highly recommend purchasing one of the sample boxes from Liberteas.
Today I visited the David’s tea in downtown Boston. It was the first time I had been inside a David’s tea shop. This was the tea of the day. I really liked the oolong and vanilla combination. The tea was sweet and just creamy enough.
The smell was very vanilla but the vanilla does not overpower the taste. I HATE super artificial tasting vanilla and this one avoided that tinny on your tongue feeling>
I love this tea. I will likely purchase some of this loose next time I visit a David’s shop!