84 Tasting Notes
got this as a sample with my ML order. i have to say it is nothing special and it is that rich black tea taste that i enjoy. this too is a no nonsense black tea. i can see this becoming a staple in my cabinet for those lazy days when a bag is preferable seeing as school does start next week and i have a 40min drive to school! tea in a snap is preferable on the days i think im running late lol.
was despite for tea yesterday while i was out so got this at Starbucks and the lady told me that they r trying to revamp tazo and have it so the teas are all whole leaf. so i had whole leaf :) it wasn’t bad but the little tag didnt give steeping time and the cashier didnt tell me how long either so i oversteeped this and it was bitter. i also spilled alot of it on my leg in the car trying to take the oversteeped tea bag out of it :( i was in rare form yesterday! (only slept a total of an hour that night) ugh anyway lol it was good i just couldnt pick out any of the flavors they describe on the description thing it was just bitter plain black tea to me. because of that i will give it another chance and i will not be giving it a number rating
my first mighty leaf tea! the packages are nice because there see-through :) i dont know y i like see-through things so much but that makes it more exciting for me. the little bags are cute too because you can see that they are sewn together. i have to admit i bought might leaf because Rabbysmom made them all look so good so i had to try it. i mean its loose leaf but bagged which means i can be lazy lol
this has a soft delicate flavor that i can pick out as the white tea (which i have noticed i have become VERY fond of) its a soft and relaxing tea mmmmm it has a fruitiness to it that i expected to be more melon-y but its more pear/apple-y the color is a very pretty yellow. there is nothing strong about this tea :)
im glad i picked this out because we are having a shrimp teriyaki stir fry and this will balance out with the bold flavors.
its good….i can only taste one note in this though. i taste the cinnamon but no other spice. this was prepared traditionally but using skim milk. it has the cinnamon bite to it which i enjoy but it has no depth its a “one trick pony” adagio’s masala chai is much better.
i decided on this tea because i wanted something conforting as i have started walking on my bum foot now and it is alot of work lol. as im pouring my tea into my steeper basket im getting harassed by my cat :) i love when shes being social because shes VERY skittish and has anxiety issues. she was very interested in what i was doing so i let her sniff my tea and she let me know she didnt like it with a stinky face and become quiet :( (shes VERY vocal) i guess shes not a fan of cinnamon lol.
on to the review :)
well….this is interesting. and much different than adagios cinnamon tea. i assumed it would be like adagios so i added cream and sugar. its spicy…i didnt expect that. i enjoy the spice it makes it more interesting than adagios. more cinnamon-ie lol i am enjoying this fully :) my fiancee keeps saying this tea smells like fireballs lol i agree. this is my first Harney & Sons tea and their store/tea house is a 30 min drive north of me so i may be making a drive in the near future
so i open my sample tin and all i can think is “tiny wood chips” lol. my sleep schedual is all crazy because of my sprained ankle and me laying on the couch bumming it all day (seance saturday the 2nd) i wanted something non caffinated because im wired from Ricky’s pu-erh tuo cha he sent me. holy strong lol but earthy.
on to the honeybush well the dry leaves? chips? gah what do i call it? they smelt woody and sweet with a somewhat fruity back note but almost non existent so poured some of it into a paper filter tossed it in one of the mugs i hate (there boring and not fun like all my others) poured the hot water in and watched the water turn burgundy! the tea itself smells the same as the chippies (thats what ive decided to call them) but it tastes much sweeter than i expected with such a woody smell. the first flavor i get is the woody then as it sits on my tounge i get sweet almost a creamy/sugary/honey sweetness and after i swallow it leaves a fruity taste :) i only added 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar to bring that middle flavor out a bit and it helped to amplify the sweetness and the fruityness but still keeping that woody flavor…i think i like the woody taste :)
the steep time asked for 7mins but 1- i couldn’t wait that long. and 2- i thought i used too much in the paper filter so i was afraid it would be bitter.
i got this from Ricky :D Thanks Ricky!!! along with a couple of Pu-Erh’s which i think ive found that i like pu-erh lol but on to the jasmine #12 review
well didnt like it lol. it had that really floral scent and it is a very pretty colored tea. i tried it both unsweetened and sweetened and it almost reminds me of drinking body spray rather than perfume because it wasnt over powering. my fiancee snatched my cup right up and happily finished it :)
so this is one of the maybe 2 or 3 herbals i have. it reminds me of juice and i actually drink this unsweetened as it doesnt need it. its a nice tart flavor and very sweet. you can taste the berries. the tea itself is a really pretty redish pink. the scent smells like hot fruit punch lol. i love all the fruit pieces in the tea itself too. i think my fiancee made this for me because u cant mess it up, and he burned my tangerine white by adding boiling water and it turned out bitter.
While watching the future hubz play deamon souls I wanted one of the teas my sister got me for Christmas. The scent of the dry leaves is a bit floral but toasty. It’s warm and inviting. The tea smells pretty much the same but sweeter. The flavor is the backnote to all of adagio’s flavored teas. I can see why they use this for all their flavors. It’s sweet and mellow with that expected tea taste. I gotta sat I’m glad my sister got me the 4oz tin this is a no frills kind of tea. This will be great for those slow start days. :)