941 Tasting Notes
It’s 10:11pm so this will be my last tea for tonight. A little late I know but I have insomnia anyway so it won’t really make any difference. I did get a new v neck pillow which has been helping with the slipped disc in my back and also makes me sleep like a newborn kitten on occasion. You know you’re getting old when a new pillow helps your back pain. :/
This tea is quite mellow considering it’s black base and dark brown colour. It’s gently sweet with notes of strawberry and lemon in a sweet and sour affair but the overall flavours are very mild. It tastes artificial but the lightness helps to try and get passed that. In fact it’s so sweet that I don’t need to add any sugar/sweetener. I bet this would have made a nice subtle iced tea. :)
Hopefully I will have better luck with this one. I’ve picked a few duds today but I’m not letting it put me off.
Once steeped I can smell creamy vanilla and sour fruit. Flavour is sweet, sour and berried with a malted, smoky and dark black tea base. No idea why it’s called Fantasy Island because that is the last thing I think of whilst drinking it, instead it’s more raspberry icing cake or sour berry sponge.
With added sugar it brings out the cake like quality and vanilla a lot more. It’s not great but neither is it terrible. I wouldn’t buy this tea in but could drink it again.
I chose this tea at random and noticed that it contains licorice root…oh joy :s The Licorice Twist from earlier didn’t settle in my stomach for very long. Yuck!
Once steeped it smells like a cheap scented candle that is confused about what scent it’s supposed to be because it’s been stored next to many other scents. Candle tea is not appealing in the slightest. I really hope it tastes better than it smells otherwise I wont be able to drink this.
It has a mild Pu Erh base (mud, clay and wood) with sweet vanilla and mint tones that disappear quickly in the after taste. It tastes as candle like as it smells though too and I just can’t get passed it. My husband also agreed it smelled like candles.
I can’t drink it, having to tip it away.
I’m not usually a fan of licorice and I have been putting off trying this tea for a while. Today is the sort of day where I’m willing to try anything and I’m thankful to be using this one up.
It did smell licorice like with aniseed and mixed herbs. Not the most attractive scent for me personally but not the worst either.
Tea is dark golden brown once steeped with mixed herb aroma and slight sweetness of licorice. It smells too herbal for my personal liking, I have memories of my mother hoarding dried herbs to make magickal oils with for her business and it stunk the whole house out with the same scent.
The flavour matches the scent for the most part, it’s very herbal tasting with only a touch of sweet licorice in the after taste. It’s quite light and less thick and icky as I was expecting. It has a slight tingling sensation that reminds me of how refreshing mint feels when that tickles the lips, I’m thinking maybe the work of the clove.
I can drink it but just struggling to finish it. Sorry David’s Tea but this is not for me.
I picked this up from my local supermarket today after I realised my husband has run out of bagged tea. It says this won a great taste gold place award in 2011 so I’m more than happy to give it a go.
Brewed with sugar and milk.
This tea is light and malted with slight smoky and and fragrant citrus notes. Very clean tasting and mellow for a Ceylon. Also has elements of wood and musk.
It’s a delicious tea, very surprised with it. Worth the risk buy this morning :)
I was browsing my shelf for a tea to suit thick ginger biscuits and my husband said cinnamon would go well so I decided to try Smaug. I have a whole pouch of it unopened so it really is about time that I tried it.
The loose leaves are very spicy with cinnamon and pepper being the most dominant, almost candied like Atomic Fireballs. Very thick smelling and it’s made my nose a little itchy.
I would never have guessed this was green tea based from tasting it, it tastes more like a herbal tisane. It has strong cinnamon and pepper notes that leave the mouth a little dry in the after taste but they lighten and become gently sweet over time. It still reminds me of the atomic fireball sweets but perhaps the mild version you could buy of them. Actually I’m enjoying this more than I thought I would. Definitely more of a winter tea and it matches my ginger biscuits perfectly.
This tea looks like it would have been used as a set for Star Trek (TOS). Very odd and desert like, saw similar land in Vegas. That was my first reaction to this tea and I’m not sure desert dry is the right appeal this tea wanted to make.
Appearances aside this tea has a weird cinnamon, cocoa and cola scent in it’s raw form. I don’t know where it’s from but I can smell cola cube sweets…bizarre!
Once steeped this tea is dark brown and has a spicy cinnamon and cocoa scent, not quite hot chocolate like but almost as rich.
Flavour is not as rich as it’s scent which is a personal sigh of relief from me, cocoa or mate that is too heavy and rich is disgusting. The cinnamon peaks through first before the deep cocoa balances out the two flavours and leaves a dry, sweet and spicy after taste. I think this is more of a winter and snow outside sort of tea as it’s a little warming and could be considered almost Christmasy.
This is too try for me but I can see what David’s Tea tried to do. Not terrible but just not my type of tea.