217 Tasting Notes
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!
I got this in a swap…although I am not sure who sent it. (SORRY, but THANK YOU, etc. etc.)
I tried it 1.5 tsp/cup, boil, 5 minute steep and it was somewhat week. I LOVE maple and am going to give it another try. I want to get the MAPLE!!! flavor that other tasters found. I am not going to rate until I give it a chance…Does anyone else have any good steeping parameters for this one?
I picked this tea up when I was in London and got to visit the Mariage Frères boutique located within the Selfridges department store. I chose this tea because I LOVE my Kusmi Violet and wanted to try another Violet tea…of which there are not that many. This tea has a much stronger violet aroma then the Kusmi and it tastes lovely, silky and floral. I am thrilled with this tea and the boutique was wonderful also.
Drank this tea on the way to work this AM. I needed something sweet to help celebrate the new year! I’ve been drinking lots of tea of late but nothing noteworthy (hence my disappearance). I love the steepster community and am VERY THANKFUL to have you all as we ring in 2013. I adore this tea and love to celebrate!
I often have trouble with Chai teas. I can never seem to find one that I like. The same thing happens with pumpkin spice teas. HOWEVER, I LOVE this tea! As someone said in a earlier note this TRULY tastes like PUMPKIN. The spices are balanced and it has a very nice flavor. I drank it without any sugar/milk and I thought it tasted like a great pumpkin tea. When I added in a little bit of rock sugar / milk the chai flavors really became apparent. Since I am not a HUGE chai fan I will go back to drinking it straight. THIS IS A REAL winner for me.
P.S. I got this from the tea review blog monthly swap. If you are interested you can look check it out at http://www.teareviewblog.com/?page_id=1706 or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/teaswap/.http://www.teareviewblog.com/