37 Tasting Notes
Received in a Christmas card exchange from Kat!
Adagio seems to be pretty hit or miss, for me. I either like a blend or I’m super underwhelmed. This is a hit, though. A lightly sweet, nutty tea, with a bit of a roasted taste. I’m not sure it’s something I’d keep around outside of the Winter and/or holiday season, but I could see myself wanting a bit of it around during that time of year.
Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas exchange, my first Dammann Freres sample from CelebriTEA!
The loose leaf smells awesome and still does when brewed. This is quite a lovely blend: every thing works together quite beautifully, and I’m able to taste every flavor of the blend. Even the cinnamon, which I can personally find to be a bit overpowering a lot of the time, is harmonious with the other ingredients in this tea.
I’m also a fan of lemon, so I was happy to taste lemon in a tea blend that incorporates it well, instead of it making me think I’m drinking some kind of lemon cleaner.
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas exchange, from TeaTiff! An orange and spice tea, though this is quite different than the bulk of the ones I’ve tried. Something about the spices. Sometimes spices can taste a little astringent/fake in tea, but that isn’t the case here. If you prefer spices to be the main note in your orange spice tea, without it tasting too fake, I would give this a try.
Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas exchange, from Ellyn! Didn’t get a chance to log this or Della Terra’s Figgy Pudding yesterday.
This is insanely good. I’ll have to place a DavidsTEA order in the future. This is the first tea I’ve tried from there, and needless to say I’m impressed. It’s delicious: tastes like something you’d buy from a bakery with pear and/or cranberry.
Day 12 of Della Terra’s 12 Days of Christmas box! Though my experience with fig is limited to Fig Newtons. Yay, being stuck in the middle of nowhere in the Midwest.
I think this will probably be one of the more memorable teas from the box, for me. Likely because I can’t find a trace of spice or peppermint (not that either of those is a bad thing). The fruity/fig flavor is hearty but not at all overly sweet.
There is a black tea base that I’m picking up, but the fig is appropriately the main note in this tea. I added a bit of sugar and milk and it’s still pretty flavorful.
I’d consider ordering more of this, if it was available from Della Terra during the holidays next year!
Labeled “White Winter” as day nine of Della Terra 2013’s 12 Days of Christmas box. At least, I THINK so. If not, I’ll move the review as appropriate.
The loose leaf smells quite sweet and coconuty, so if one or both of those invokes Santa — I mean Satan — himself for you, I’d avoid this one. It still smells pretty sweet once it’s brewed.
Surprisingly, this tasted a bit mild at first, in contradiction to the smell (should have steeped it for another 30-60 seconds or so, perhaps). Initially, I just added a bit of almond milk but no sweetener., so I added a bit of sugar to see if it enhanced the flavors in the blend. It brought out the coconut a touch more but that was about it. I’ll have to make another cup with a bit of a longer steeping time to see if the blend develops a bit more
Named “Cozy Caramel Oolong” as day five of 2013’s Della Terra 12 Days of Christmas box.
This would be my first oolong, so there won’t be too much commentary on the quality of it. But that said, this is SO good! It’s dark/bold but sweet, and not sweet enough to take away from the boldness of the oolong. It smells so good brewed, too. Roasted, a bit sweet, and a very comforting smell.
One of my top favorite teas from the box, for sure. I will probably buy more of this in the future.
Oh, boy. Another eggnog blend, when I haven’t tried enough of the stuff to properly remember for the life of me what it tastes like. All I remember as that the stuff usually makes me nauseous, so I usually avoid it around the holidays.
Brewed, this smells really lovely. I can pick up the praline right away.
Likely due to not remembering eggnog, the blend tastes like pralines and green tea to me; a light creamy, nutty green tea. The body of the green tea is about on the medium side, for me.
Without sugar and milk, the tea is pretty grassy. So I prefer both in this tea to enhance the blend.
Last day of Uni was yesterday. So I fully intend to laze around a bit drinking tea and messing around on Steam.