42 Tasting Notes
I don’t know how to feel any more! You know how Teavana ia buying out Teaopia? They tested this tea to see if they wanted to keep it and found out that it IS flavored! Despite the fact that staff had been told it was just picked at a certain time of year to be this creamy. That is true for high quality milk oolongs… but not this one. On top of that, it contains dairy!
I still love this tea and don’t care about milk flavoring… but why the lies? :(
Mann… I did not think I’d like this, in fact.. I had no intention of looking at this tea at all after looking at the ingredients.
I’m not a huge fan of white tea, I don’t like berries in my tea… and I HATE licorice.
The staff member at David’s took it off the wall and asked me to smell it before I could even protest and… Ok, hey.. that smells pretty good.. Uh, I guess I’ll get a few grams to try it..
Oh my god. Definitely a new favorite. It’s nutty, creamy and slightly fruity. It’s also thick, and not watery and weak like white tea normally is. (IMO…) I think the cocoa adds the thickness. I don’t taste the licorice, thankfully. Just a nice, nutty white tea. :)
OMG! I have finally found a Pu-Erh that doesn’t taste completely of fish food!
The cinnamon is indeed over-powering as previous tasters have mentioned.. But I ADORE cinnamon. I can literally inhale the stuff all day. (And you’ll feel like it. The tea is literally gritty from cinnamon.) I can see why most people don’t like it, but so far I’m loving it!
Now I can enjoy the health benefits of Pu-Erh and not actually taste it! victory dance
Not quite as nutty as I was hoping..
BUT IT’S DELICIOUS~ Believe the hype.
I can’t even describe the flavor. It’s amazing. Steeped, it smells like Apple Jacks cereal. A little nutty, but more beetroot and cinnamon. Not even too heavy on the apple. It tastes like the crumble on an apple crumble pie.
My only issue is that I’ve never really understood the point of herbal teas unless they have major health benefits.. and this one really doesn’t. I think I’m going to use this as a mixer with a plain tea. :)