31 Tasting Notes
I see I tried this tea before and didnt really love it. It’s not really a Christmas tea, but I am craving caramel, so wanted this one next. Added frothed light cream…..and starbucks caramel syrup. Who knows what the actual tea tastes like now, but this combo is very creamy smmoth sweet caramel – yum!
Enjoying the tea with a bit of #83 dark chocolate from Thomas Haas. Thomas Haas is a vancouver pastry chef and chocolatier. I really enjoyed my visits to his chocolate shop this season. The place was always packed, but his helper “elves” were giving out cookies while we waited in line, Thomas was singing….very cheery atmosphere….and of course…..you were surrounded by chocolate! Anyway this caramel tea, with cream and an extra caramel shot is a de-lish treat.
Merry Christmas everyone! It is fun to read all the tasting notes – my goodness, I didn’t realize there were so many Christmas teas! I have started the day with “marzipan” from Nikaido. This is a black tea and so I added a little bit of frothed light cream and a couple of rock sugars – probably wouldnt have needed the sugar as it is sweet already.
It tastes like marzipan! – sweet, creamy and a little bit spicy. It helps that I am having it with Christmas stollen, which I love, with a marzipan center! Enjoying it in the giant davids tea red sweater mug – lovely tea to start Christmas Day.
I thought I would love this more – I will have to give it another try. The dry leaf smell is just like peppermint patties, which I love. And the tea is very minty. I don’t get much white chocolate? And it is oily, as others have noted. I think I like a plain strong mint tea, maybe doctored up with extra peppermint syrup or mint stir sticks, better than this. But, only had a quick cup, will have to try it again.
I like this one more than I thought I would. It does taste like spice cake and gingerbread, both things I love. I bought 30 grams initially, then repurchased 100g (took 50g to work, left 50g at home) and then….just bought another 100 g tin…..it has been my recent “go- to” tea, when I want a pleasant tasting caffeinated black tea. I sometimes do tea swaps at work – I also bought our dietician and ward clerk 25 grams of this each to try ( one liked it, one didnt ).
I made up a liter in the breville, so will be sipping it through the morning….with a bit of rock sugar and frothed milk – yum, spice cake!
It seems so cold out! I feel worn out from the work week, and not very motivated to tackle the very long list of weekend chores. Hopefully, this tea perks me up!!
I’ve been away from Steepster for a while. Just wasn’t enjoying hot tea much over the summer. And I was buying too much, but when I stopped shopping….well, a big part of the fun is shopping, ordering, trying new teas…..
Anyways, cool weather, and back on tea…..I love anything mint, peppermint, spearmint, I have peppermint candles, peppermint chocolate patties ( in the freezer-extra good!)…..made a big mug of this spearmint tea…..added in frothy cream and a hammonds peppermint stir stick…..yum! I am not sure i can fairly rate this tea,with all the extra mint, sugar and cream I added…..but it’s good like this! Cool, creamy, sweet! I have had it plain, and it is a good pure spearmint…..but quite a treat with all my extra “add ins!”….
I almost bought some harneys peppermint herbal at chapters today…..wish I had…..then I could compare these two mint teas…..well another day tomorrow….
Backlogging from yesterday, which was a hot one, filled with lots of iced tea.
I made this with about 10-12 tsps of “tea” in the 2 L DT takeya, hot water, then ice, then put the infuser back in the coolish pitcher while it sits for a while in the fridge. Also added in some frozen mango.
Yum!! Wish I didnt like this so much as it is heavy and expensive! But, it was so nice and mango-ey! I had ordered some herbal mango from H&S (still waiting) after trying their sampler and I think this is better than theirs (H&S was abit bitter, but still very tasty, as I ordered a tin).
I am liking many of the Davids’s fruit herbals for iced tea! And, just many iced teas….trying to decide what I need to re-buy from DT…..tropicalia, mango fruit punch, pink passionfruit, and possibly strawberry rhubarb parfait, which is chilling in the fridge for later today….I like them all….luckily, I have lots left, but….finally warm and sunny days, perfect for fruity iced tea…..
So, I got a “teazer” sampler pack of this, which I think is the only option for purchase at herbal republic other than buying a full tin/big bag (100 gram minimum? Unless you get the teazers, I think.) Not sure, as I only dashed in there on lunch break, not much time to chatter. It was about 5+ tablespoons in the sample teazer pack.
I think I have been using too little tea in my iced blends so I dumped the whole teazer into my takeya, steeped for about ?10 mins in boiling water then added cold water and ice to make about 1.5 – 1.75 litres, then chilled in the fridge. I even tossed in some frozen berries to the mix.
Having a big glass now over ice with a tiny bit of Sonoma simple syrup. It’s good. Very fruity, very berry, very juicey. The more I drink it the more I like it. I think I taste more sweet strawberry, than tart berry, but it is nice. Will definitely go back for a tin ( or bag, however they sell it ) and add this one to my summer iced tea rotation!
I kind of like this….I used 3+ teaspoons in my steeper for about 5 mins ( the time doesn’t really matter with herbals?) then flash froze it over a big cup of ice…..maybe too much ice, I think I might of liked it a bit stronger….
Without sweetener it is tarty, but I like that…..I would re-buy this. Wonder if it is out of stock? It’s good, no strange after taste. Much better than DT’s pink lemonade….I will try a little stronger and with sweetener next time…..
Bought this awhile ago, initially loved it, then was put off abit by the strong smell.
Made a big one liter pot in the breville this morning. Added in a bit of extra leaf.
Well, the kitchen smells like blueberries- that is fine! Had the tea with steamed frothed skim milk – it is fine! I think I would like even MORE blueberry flavour…..maybe I will sweeten the next cup and see what I think…..or try an iced latte with some frozen blueberries……yes, that might be tasty…..
So got this one at Williams Sonoma for some crazy inflated price, but have gone Harney & Sons crazy, so what could I do?
Smell is….cinnamon! Wow, very strong. The sachets it comes in are so lovely. First cup plain with nothing added – I like it! It is very very cinnamon-y!! It feels almost like a light cinnamon syrup, and is it sweet. I think this will be a tea I drink on its own, but will try it with milk…..definitely doesn’t need sugar. So many of the davids teas I have seem to have such faint flavours, you are guessing, what sort of tea was this supposed to be? Not this one – you know it’s cinnamon!
First day of one week vacation/ staycation for me!
Yay – going for massage therapy and out shopping for new iced tea to celebrate! Another cup of this hot cinnamon tea will get me going…..