holy honey! its has that distinct honey flavor with the back note the pear taste. the tongue feel reminds me of a juicy pear as well. it smells so much like hot honey. im very happy with this sampler.
84 Tasting Notes
ok ive been wanting to try a jasmine tea for a while now and the sample was 0.99$ how could i go wrong? the leaves/balls smell nice they are not strong at all like i had expected them to be and there cute little pebbles :) they looked really cool opening up in the hot water. the smell of the wetl eaves and tea….they remind me of those foam tub toy blocks i had as a child that stick to the wall when their wet. i tasted it unsweetened and it had almost no flavor so i added my normal amount of sugar and well…it tastes like it smells…i dont think i like jasmine tea….i will try others because i dont want to compleatly close that door. the tea itself is yellow which i didnt expect either but it is very pretty.
wow is this chocolaty! its a dark murky tea but the amount is chocolate pieces in the dry leaves is like looking into a bag of trail mix. the dry leaves smell like baking chocolate! the wet leaves dont really smell all that interesting. with this unsweetened it tastes like bittersweet drinking chocolate mixed with tea. i dont get a cream taste. i prefer milk chocolate so im not sipping this as fast as i thought i would. ill finish my sample but i dont hink i will be ordering more
the only reason this didnt get a 100 is because i wanted more watermelon flavor but its amazing! The dry leaves didnt smell too good and reminded me of adagios white pear so i was a bit confused. as soon as i poured water over the leaves it was all melon! <3 the scent of the tea is honeydew and watermelon rind where the taste is cantaloupe with the tea flavor. i LOVE melons all kinds so this is like a nice winter treat! i will more than likely buy a bigger container of this but i have 1 cup left in my sample so we will see (and i plan to resteep the leaves i used for this cup) every time i sip i find more things i like about this!! :D
im speechless! this tea is amazing! it is liquid cookie! the scent you can pick up the cinnamon but also the almond. no flavor over powers the other they play along with each other nicely. its very sweet but i like that alot :)
it smells and tastes like candy. its very sweet on its own. its a very comforting flavor. the caramel is subtle but up front where the black tea flavor is strong but smooth. i dont think i will purchase a larger package but i will finish this sample with a smile :D
my sister made me a cup of this earlier today and i must have dome something wrong the first time i did it for myself because this time i could see what all the buzz over this is about :) it was really good!!
im upping my slider bar on this one :)
so i had to try decaf and i wanted one that i had the normal version for and my sister got me this for Christmas :)
the color brewed up a bit different but not too much. its very good i can almost not tell the difference :) it isnt as sweet as the normal strawberry black i would consider buying this in a larger container!
:D another cup today! it is very late but luckly for me i have a very high tolerance for caffeine and will more than likely doze off to sleep without a problem. oddly enough my consumption of tea has increased and i seem to be sleeping more soundly at night (im weird lol) i really like how much the blueberry flavor comes through with this tea and the fact that i LOVE blueberries helps too :D
ew…just ew…lol i had this for a quick cuppa and i wanted to give all my bagged teas that live in my once was cookie jar and now my teabag jar a taste…well i dont plan on drinking that one ever again thats for sure!! at first i thought i was drinking the water thats been hanging out in my sponge for a while. its got a rating >1 because i could finish it unlike Adagio’s English breakfast!
so i have a head cold thats so weird and is messing with my mind (i seriously thought today was Wednesday) anyway. to comfort myself i decided on one of my favs! <3 the color is a nice amber, the scent is blueberries and it tastes amazing :) LOVE this!
i was being lazy and opted for one of my favorite bagged teas :) i like to steep this for a long time i kinda like leaving the bag in :) it never gets bitter on me! it was like seeing an old friend :D it was good but we will be parting our ways again for me to hang out with my loose leaf friends. this did a much better job at soothing my sore throat than the twinnings did. but i feel like im getting cheated when i drink bagged teas lol
used this to get a lemon flavor in my twinnings english breakfast. it did the job
wll i have a sore throat so i wanted something quick so brewed this up nothing special but i wanted lemon in it…no lemons. so i dropped a bag of lemon zinger in for a 1 minute to get a lemony flavor to the generic tea taste. it is soothing my sore throat so its doing the job. the color is so murky its kinda gross looking! lol tastes fine tho.
im having this i guess the real way chai is made and i gotta say…..i dont wana try it any other way lol
i stole this from teaplz
1 cup of water, 1 cup of milk/milk equivalent 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of chai
Boil water and sugar together in a saucepan until sugar dissolves into water. Into a syrup.
Add the chai, then simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the milk, simmering and stirring.
When it comes to a boil (be careful that it doesn’t boil over!), turn the heat off and let it sit for a long time. Like 7-10 minutes long. I let it sit for around 8-9 or so.
Strain and serve.
it gos perfectly with my turkey dinner i just made :D its amazing!
bumping up my rating!!!
first i have to say the sample tin is so cute i couldnt contain myself! i had to show everyone :) this is my birthday week sample and it came in ON my birthday :D
the leaves are so pretty! they have these tiny redish orange flower in it that makes it unique.
the smell of the leaves i couldnt figure it out it was creamy and fruity at the same time. the wet leaves have the same aroma but the creamy scent comes out more.
the tea is a really pretty sunshine yellow it tastes exactly lik it smells :) its very good and its a really clean taste
this it defiantly one of the better white teas ive had
well i went to the store to get their holiday teas and they didnt have any at all :( so i got a box of the 5 different flavors and this is the first im trying.
the color is much darker than i expected which is making me wuss out a bit lol
it reminds me of a candy cane, its good, im glad i tried it! now i want to try this loose leaf to see if its better (prob is lol)
i dont normally drink herbal teas but everyones reviews of minty teas has got me in a mint mood! i think this would be delicious if i added hot chocolate to it :) i wont because im already relaxed on the couch :p
this tea is steeping now. ive had this for a while so i dont know why i havent tried it before. i love the taste of pears but hate the texture (same with bananas)
the leaves are very pretty and dry smell very nice. while its steeping it smells almost the same theres something different i just cant put my finger on it…and seeing as i dont drink much white teas this may be why :p
so the leaves got huge i love it! its so pretty and the liquor is a very pale yellow
it tastes very nice unsweetened. nothing like real pear thats for sure but more like pear candy. with sugar its even more candyesque :) i like it. i can see myself drinking this.
im using an acrylic travel mug i got from starbucks that has a screen thats keeps the tea leaves from being sipped up so im sure i will be over brewing this as i continue on drinking it.
so this is one of my comfort teas :) the color is a dark amber and smells exactly like cinnamon sticks! its amazing. the only thing i dislike about this tea is that it is completely unbearable to drink if unsweetened and milk/cream has not been added. i added cream and sugar and it tastes like a liquid cinnamon bun!!
this tea has left stickyness on the lid’s inside of my 4oz tin…anyone know y? it happened to my sisters aswell.
i had to have a cup of this this afternoon. as always it did not disappoint! :) i dont have much to say other than i love this tea :p
i dont know y i got it again….oh yeah i was actually running late today for my fiancee’s dr appointment. i edited my slider rating because i had it un sweetend today because first thing in the morning i didnt want a sugar shock (D&D puts waaayyyyy too much sugar in any drink you ask for) well i never waist tea, and i couldnt finish this. i probably had 1/4 of the cup. ive now learned my lesson i will not be getting their hot tea any more. if i want tea from them ill get their raspberry iced, at least i can drink that.
i will be editing this post with my re-steep i plan on doing so stay tuned :) (i know i said i wouldn’t but check my gingerbread review and you will see why)
everything about this tea is amazing! b4 i head over to my parents tomarrow for our family christmas party i may try this shaken with ice! the smell of this tea alone is enough to get my mouth watering like crazy, only to realize it tastes almost the same as it smells!!
so im sitting here nursing some stitches and a bruised knuckle (darn snow shovel) and thought that strawberry would be perfect right now for the situation. i was right :) this tea never fails me if steeped right.
the color is a medium amber.
re-steeped this and surprisingly enough it isnt bad, i re-steeped for 10 mins and theres no bitterness but i can tell its not the same, it lost some of its strawberry flavor and gained an extra sweetness. i enjoy this. :) maybe ill get brave enough to do a 3rd sometime soon.
so i re-steeped this and forgot it but when i got back to it…it was delicious! i guess my 2nd steepings of flavored blacks need to be really long for me to like it lol i will be trying this with my beloved blueberry and strawberry teas
im steeping this now so i will be logging as i go with this tea :)
so this will be my first Rooibos. i got this in the chai sampler 4 pack. in the tin it smells very nice but there was something off about it but not in a bad way it was one of those smells that reminded me of something as a child, and now that i think about it i remember what it was (ill tell you if your interested so those who are not dont have to read it)
i picked this one because i wanted to try something different i had laying around and im making my fiancee a cup of vanilla so i thought id have a vanilla too but not the same.
the color of this tea is so pretty it makes me wish i brewed it in my clear glass mug and not my christmas mug. i did a taste test like i do with all my teas without sugar and it was a very pleasant flavor just not to the sweetness i usually like but i didnt have to add as much to get it to what i like. the liquor smells just like the “leaves” (is Rooibos leaves?)
the flavor is comforting :) id say this was a good decision on my part.