83 Tasting Notes
Wow does this one smell good. It smells like the holidays with a rich creamy eggnog/light spice aroma.
I have brewed this one a few times and each time I’ve brewed it hot. My first sip is a let down because it just doesn’t live up to the aroma. The black tea is just more dominant than I’d like. But, by the middle of the mug my opinion has completely changed. This really starts to taste delicious as it cools. The eggnoggy creaminess just dominates with the light spiciness and black tea flavors more balanced. The aftertaste is also creamy good. I suspect this would be really delicious if cold brewed, but then I’d miss the aroma – and the aroma is so good.
Flavors: Creamy, Eggnog, Spices
I am enjoying this tea chilled. I mainly taste warm (not spicy) ginger and light citrus. Now that I look at the ingredients, the citrus taste might be the orange peel. These flavors go really well with the slightly sweet white tea base. The aftertaste is softly gingerbready. An enjoyable cup.
I cold brewed this in a quart mason jar with 4 teaspoons of tea. I like how the longer “brew” time really brings out more flavor without getting bitter or astringent.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger
This smells wonderful in the packet. The brewed taste is a bit more subtle, but this is one of the more flavorful honeybush blends that I’ve had. Really lovely and perfect for the season. I also like the honey/caramel taste contributed by the honeybush. While not sugar sweet, this tea does seem sweet to me. And, the apple taste is pretty authentic and has a great apply aftertaste.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon
This tea actually tastes a bit like apple cinnamon oatmeal, but without the mushy texture that I dislike about instant oatmeal. It smells wonderful, just like apple cinnamon. The apple is just like the apple taste in instant oatmeal. The cinnamon is warm and sweet like in a baked good. The aftertaste is clean, pleasing, and reminds me of cinnamon oatmeal. This makes a great morning cup of tea. It is also really good as a cold brew.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Oats, Sweet
This tea smells wonderful, just like freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies. I just want to sniff my hot cup of tea all day. It smells like brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisin. Just spot on and delicious. The taste while hot nearly lives up to the smell, but as it cools, the taste changes to something less appetizing while the smell is still spectacular. Something cloying emerges that I don’t like. And, even hot the aftertaste is disappointing. After the main body of the sip is gone my mouth is left with an unpleasant sour taste that I’ve come to associate with many flavored teas. It continues to persist long after the cup is finished. I’m not a fan.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Cookie, Raisins, Sour
I love blueberry teas. Although I suspect I have rather high standards. This one isn’t a favorite. It has a slight “possibly” blueberry flavor. It actually reminds me a bit of black current flavoring. The aftertaste is perfumy. The base is smooth, not bitter or astringent.
I brewed this as a standard tea and then chilled in a pitcher overnight in the refrigerator.
Flavors: Black Currant, Blueberry, Perfume
Wow! This is amazing!
I was very hesitant about this month’s Verdant Blends Box because I had read that the blends were going to be whiskey inspired, and I am not a huge fan of whiskey or nearly any other alcoholic drink. With this reservation, I opened the box and read the descriptions of this month’s blends when the box arrived today. I was intrigued with the descriptions and decided to make a cup of this blend first. And, I love it! This is my favorite blend so far from this subscription.
The aftertaste is really fantastic. It is so rich and creamy and long lasting. All the flavors blend together so well that I have no idea how to describe the taste of this tea.
Flavors: Cacao, Caramel, Creamy, Sarsaparilla, Vanilla
This tea has a pleasingly light, crisp taste of citrus. It’s fantastic as an iced tea. It is not at all bitter or astringent and the flavors are very light. It’s like catching a whiff of orange and a hint of cream. The aftertaste is short, crisp, and mainly the black tea with a touch of creaminess. It’s delicious and very refreshing, but it may be that I might prefer slightly more leaf or a longer steep time. I brewed this hot and chilled it overnight.
Flavors: Citrus, Creamy
This tea tastes just like French Vanilla should. It is creamy vanilla and reminds me of French Vanilla ice cream. I brewed this last night and when I tried it hot, it was too strong, too astringent. I put the rest in a pitcher to chill overnight in the refrigerator. When I tried it this morning, I decided it still needed to be diluted some. Now it’s perfect. It is smooth, creamy, with a strong vanilla taste, and minor astringency. I just had to get the parameters correct for it to shine.
Flavors: Creamy, Vanilla