4837 Tasting Notes
Take 2 on this tea – this time around I steeped with more leaf.
This is much better now. I guess it really needs more than I usually use – and typically, I use a little extra when I steep anyway… so this one needs about double the ordinary 1 tsp. of tea per teacup… I actually used 1 tbsp.
As it sits here still rather hot, I’m finding the black tea to be the strongest flavor in the cup, and the strawberry comes along followed by a hint of chocolate. I am going to allow it to cool slightly, and see how it changes a bit before I give it a numeric rating though.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try! It’s one that I’ve been anxious to try for some time now! I mean, how could I resist? With Chocolate and Strawberry? YUM!
While I am very happy that I am having this opportunity to try it, I feel like this is a tea that I need to tinker around with a bit, because I am just not getting the flavor I thought I would. I can taste faint notes of chocolate, faint notes of strawberry, and even the black tea tastes rather indistinct. I will try using a little more leaf next time and see how I fair with it. For now, I’m just not that impressed.
Another mystery tea from Jaime’s secret santa package!
It smells amazing. I haven’t even brewed it yet, just sniffing the dry leaf – and the blueberry and the jasmine really come together so beautifully in this blend. I’ve tried blueberry jasmine blends before, but, I don’t think I’ve tried this one yet. So, I look forward to trying it!
The green tea is light with a fresh, somewhat vegetable-like flavor and a bitter note toward the middle of the sip. Not an off-putting bitter, but a savory one. The blueberry is the strongest flavor here, but the jasmine has added her distinctive sweetness to the cup as well. A nicely balanced cup. I like it very much
Thank you Jaime!
I reached for this as my first cuppa this morning. I woke up incredibly early this morning – I just couldn’t sleep. Bums me out because it is the holiday break, which means I don’t need to get up early to get the little one off to school… oh well.
At least I have something nice and warming to turn to! I love this tea. Strong, malty, slightly smoked, with a nice fruit quality in there too. Very wonderful flavor to this tea.
Lovely. The lavender really comes through nicely here, and I like how the fruit flavors linger throughout the sip. It is deliciously fruit-flavored without being too fruity, and nicely floral without being too flowery. And the rooibos are barely discernible.
A delicious cuppa.
This is the first tea that I tried from the many, many teas that my secret santa (Jaime!) sent to me. She individually wrapped each tea, and sent just enough of each tea for me to taste it and review it. She knows me well! This is absolutely perfect for me, because as much as I like tea, I think what I like best is being able to drink tea and then write about it. Having just this much… is PERFECT, because then I don’t have to find a place to stash the rest of it. (there is no such thing as too much tea, but there is such a thing as too little room to keep tea)
So, since these are all individually wrapped, I don’t know what I’m going to be selecting until I’ve selected it and opened it… kind of like the 12 teas of christmas thing, which was a lot of fun for me. Jaime has allowed me to extend that excitement for many many more days! Thank you Jaime!
OK… on to the tea. This is delightful. Delicious. YUMMY even!
Sweet strawberry. I can taste the honey-esque tone to it, and I like that. A beautiful tea!
I am having the last pyramid that I have in my stash… This time around, I can taste more of the cinnamon, which I really like! This really isn’t terrible at all.
Why do I find that I enjoy something as I am sipping on the very last of it? It is still not something I am CRAZY about or anything, but, today’s cuppa is quite nice actually.
This is a little unexpected, but in a very yummy way. What I expected was something more along the lines of a peppermint tea that has been jazzed up with a little bit of crushed candy cane. But, the vanilla adds a wonderful dimension to this tea that makes it more like a candy cane and less like a breath mint.
A very nice treat! I am glad that Frank found a few of these and added them to his inventory… because it is really YUM!
This is a decent rooibos blend, but of the four in the Festive Medley package from Suffuse, I would have to say that this one is probably my least favorite. The reason: I can taste the rooibos a little too much here, including that funky aftertaste that I get from rooibos sometimes. I don’t really like that aftertaste, and with many of the rooibos blends out there, the flavors added manage to conceal that funkiness… but somehow this one missed the mark.
But, a little bit of brown sugar does fix this, and also enhances the apple pie-like flavor. Not my favorite rooibos blend, but, not horrible.