96 Tasting Notes
While this tea is good, do not expect it to taste anything like it’s name or it’s smell. The aroma from the canister seduced me into buying 2 oz of this but sadly, it tastes nothing like how it smells. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but compared to the aroma it’s a bit weak (even when I use more tea than directed). I wish it had a stronger nutty flavor.
I like to let it cool a little as I find it’s easier to taste all the notes after it’s cooled. I agree with the other poster who said it tasted a bit like apple cider. If I wanted apple cider though, it’s certainly cheaper.
Not sure if I’d order it again.
Second steeping: not as chocolatey as the first, but that’s to be expected since there is chocolate in it. I was also afraid after overbrewing my black Cha Yen Thai Tea from Teavana that all blacks would oversteep as quickly so I don’t think I steeped as long as I should have and it ended up on the weaker side. I’ll have to smell the leaves when I get home to see if I think I can get a third.
My husband suggested adding chocolate chips to regain the chocolatey goodness but in my head I protested thinking, ‘if I add chocolate chips then I KNOW it’s not calorie free but if they add them I can pretend.’ I’m such a girl!
In a word? A-MAZING! This is the closests I’ve come to finding a substitute for hot chocolate without the calories. If it was available in decaf I’d be all over it for night too. I’m very sad I only have enough of my sample left for a cup. Hope it resteeps well.
This was another tea that somehow followed me home from vacation. I was so excited to find this at Central Market and not have to pay shipping. Made both myself and my husband a cup with two bags (12 oz mugs), he took his straight, I added a bit of splenda. At times I got the red velvet taste from it, other times less so, but either way, it was yummy and smooth.
I had this at Madhatter’s Teahouse while on vacation in San Antonio. I’ve always been intrigued by jasmine tea but wasn’t sure if liking the smell would translate into liking the taste. I really liked this tea and somehow, 3 oz ended up following me home to Chicago. Adding artificial sweetener made it taste weird though.
I assume a teahouse would know how to properly brew teas and they brought me a little timer but it may have gotten too hot as it was in cast iron and we were sitting in the (yay!) sun. That may have been why it started tasting weird.