1067 Tasting Notes
Lets try again (since my previous tea was a disaster). Thank you Dinosara for this swap :)
The raw mixture is dark green in colour with a few yellow petals and large chunks of cranberry scattered around. It’s scent is sweet and fruity in a tutti frutti bubblegum sort of way.
Once steeped the colour is golden with a soapy citrus fruit smell.
Taste is sweet, citrus, soapy, sour, tangy and buttery. The soapy element is strong in taste and flavour which is not to my particular taste and the sour citrus fruit does not help it a great deal. I’m on the fence still, it’s not terrible and it’s not great. There are pleasurable aspects to it and it’s a little different which makes it interesting. The cranberry is hard to detect.
This will be another tea that I cannot rate for the time being, I have 1.8 oz left so I’m sure I will be able to explain it better shortly.
Another interesting looking blend in my cup this morning. With such a large ingredients list I have no idea what this will taste like.
The mixture whilst loose smells floral with a touch of sweetness. Once steeped the tea is amber in colour with a nutty, floral, slight ricey smell.
Sweet, ricey, floral, buttery…and some strange chemical vodka taste. Bleugh that strange chemical taste is increasing in strength and making it foul.
I can’t finish this so I’m throwing it away and making something else.
What an interesting looking blend, not as attractive as it’s picture but never mind. This is a pumpkin tea that doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin which is a little disconcerting as most companies have something in there (pumpkin seed, candy, roasted chunks..anything).
The raw mixture has a spicy edging on sweet scent similar to a weak Chai. Once steeped it’s dark red/brown with a sweet and earthy scent, creamy too.
Creamy, sweet, spicy, melon, smooth, silky and light. It doesn’t taste like pumpkin which isn’t too surprising since it doesn’t actually contain any but there is a slight earthy tone there in place of it. The melon is more noticeable which is interesting…a spicy and creamy melon tea. The rooibos is not that thick (thankfully) and the sweetness is at a modest level.
As far as this tea goes as regards to being a pumpkin tea I would say it was a huge let down. As a rooibos blend it’s rather nice, a little different and considering I love melon it’s turned into an unusual treat for me. Not my favourite by far but drinkable at any rate.
I only have a 3 cup sampler of this and thought that with my recent thirst for all that is fruity I would give this a try tonight.
In appearance the white tea is chopped into small dark green pieces with a few spots of silver amongst the mixture. The scent whilst raw smells like strawberry leaf rather than actual fresh strawberry but it’s sweet and desirable non the less.
Once steeped the colour is dark gold/yellow with a gentle yet sweet strawberry scent.
The flavour is melllow and refreshing with a sweet lingering strawberry taste. It’s strawberry leaf over strawberry in taste but there is no bitterness or tang that I usually find with it. There is also a slight floral freshness behind the sweetness. I’m picking up honeyed tones as I drink more, a sweet smoothness that silks it’s way over the strawberry.
One cup remains…. iced tea may be nice. :)
With a name like Forever Nuts I did imagine that this tea would contain more nuts than what it actually does. In appearance it is the same colour and consistently of chopped nuts which I suppose aids it’s name.
The apple pieces are tough and very dry which does not look very fresh. I can only spot a small amount of almond and cinnamon bark in the blend. Not very impressive so far. The smell is subtle with tones of dark spicy fruit at it’s best/strongest.
Once steeped the tea is deep pink in colour with a sweet, creamy and nutty scent. Like roasted almonds.
Hmmm… this is an… interesting… flavour. It tastes nutty, dry, sweet, fruity and tangy. I can’t taste any cinnamon or spice which was prominent in the raw scent. Every sip is a little different: fruit, nuts, candy, cake.
I’m still unsure about this one… it’s just different and I cannot decide if it’s a positive thing or not. My husband is undecided too.
I have made my own mixture using Peach Oolong and Chocolate teas from Adagio. My creation tastes like chocolate peach pie :) I may add a little vanilla in there as well or cream to see what difference it makes.
Overall it’s sweet, peachy nutty, mellow, chocolaty and rich. It’s growing on me :)
I had forgotten I have this tea until I browsed my Adagio collection for something fruity to quench my thirst. A black based fruit tea is always perfect for making iced tea with and this would make a particularly scrumptious one. Juicy and sweet mango with rich and smooth black tea, not a strong mixture but freshing and tasty non the less.