13 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample.
Right away, the first thing I could think of after having sipped this tea was being six years old in poverty-stricken Russia, suffering from a nasty flu, and being forced to drink some strange raspberry-honey-pepper-medicine concoction from a thermos by my mother.
Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I took a trip down a certain memory lane that I thought I would never see again. The flavor is just about identical to what I drank all of those years ago, but far more tolerable. The raspberry flavors are overwhelming…I think the tea should be renamed to Raspberry Rooibos.
Not my cup of tea, but I appreciate the opportunity to try it nonetheless.
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample!
I was a bit nervous to try this tea due to the lavender flavoring—I have always been a fan of plain Earl Grey tea, spiked with noticeable amounts of Bergamot. I was pleasantly surprised to discover, however, that this tea was not overwhelming in the least. There is a perfect amount of lavender flavoring and does not interfere with the nature of Earl Grey. My only recommendation would be to have some Bergamot flavoring into the tea, if only a little bit. Otherwise, great tea!
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample. I have tried different kinds of Chai before, but none quite like this. The spices, while strong, were not offensive in the least and the aftertaste is rather pleasant (I personally taste almost exclusively the red peppers after drinking). A very nice and unique tea!
My first try of any Irish Breakfast, courtesy of the free sample sachets from Epi Tea. Very different from the varieties of English Breakfast teas I’ve had. Personally, not something that I would have again, but it was good for the experience of trying a brand new sort of tea. Seems like this is an acquired taste, so it’s not surprising that I didn’t really like it on my first try.