37 Tasting Notes
Picked this up mainly for now odd the combination sounded. Very enjoyable tea, though. Very creamy with a bit of milk and sugar. The toffee flavor is in the forefront, with the woody mustiness of the pu-erh trailing behind.
If you like bolder dessert teas (more along the lines of coffee) I would give this a try.
Chai, I am disappoint.
Chai’s one of my favorite tea blends, and this one smells amazing (as does most chai), but it is very mild. Now, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you prefer mild chai, but I like my chai on the strong side.
I’d like to find a go-to chai at some point, but I don’t think this is a contender.
This smells insanely sweet in the packaging with a medicinal whiff. The smell of the tea leaf actually had me a bit worried.
It tastes really creamy, which is pretty different for a rooibos (at least for myself). Alas, I don’t drink eggnog enough to make an accurate comparison. But the taste reminds me of some kind of caramel cream candy with a bit of cinnamon.
After drinking this for a bit, it has a REALLY pleasant aftertaste. I can’t really describe it, though. It’s kind of a delicate sweetness.
The smell reminds me of pipe tobacco; a rich vanilla scent.
While brewing, it smells much of the same, only with a bit less of vanilla.
With some milk and a bit of sugar, tastes very much like a vanilla rooibos: simple, comforting, woody vanilla.
This would probably be great iced, though I prefer my tea warm. It’s too cold out for me to be in the mood for iced tea, so perhaps I’ll save a bit for the warmer seasons to ice.