230 Tasting Notes
SNOWSTORM SAMPLING DAY
I am going to spend today drinking as many different types of tea as possible. As I am at home with all my tea-making products and a proper kettle I don’t have to make a GIANT batch of one tea in a thermos to bring to work. I got this tea as a sample from Nicole over at the tea traders facebook group.
To me this was okay. I wouldn’t purchase and it was not bad but not spectacular. I think I am just not a cinnamon tea girl. THE DRY LEAF was SO PRETTY! The tea had a pretty shimmery look to it. As an aside, my husband really liked it.
I was excited to try this tea as I love a subtle smokey flavor. Russian blends often work well but a full on lapsang souchong can be too much. This tea has a much more delicate flavor then I was expecting. It tastes more like a basic black tea then anything with a smokey flavor. Maybe I can slightly pick up the smoke…nothing to exciting. It’s okay tea, made with good steep time / temp but that’s about all that is going on with this cup
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 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.
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,