Very very spicy and the orange oil is there too. I wouldn’t say it reminds me of pie at all. This would probably be good as a latte. I’m not really feeling it that much right now but I have a feeling I would love it in the fall.
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I wasn’t expecting to like this one because I thought the dry leaves smelled weird and kind of alcohol-y. But it was actually amazing! The only chocolate teas I had tried before this one were from David’s, with the little tiny dark chocolate chips. This one had chunks of a lighter, milky chocolate and it made a huge difference in the taste. At first I thought the creaminess was caused by the vanilla, but I even tried a chocolate chip from a David’s tea and then a piece of chocolate from this tea to compare and it’s definitely the chocolate itself. I really like the milk chocolate, it makes it seem like more of a wintery tea. I didn’t taste the mint that much, I think I got it more in the feel than the taste. The second ingredient after rooibos is apple pieces! What?? I tried to taste the apple in this and didn’t get it at all. I wonder what they’re doing there? Despite the apple pieces and the melty nature of chocolate, this was good for a second steep too!
At first I was a little disappointed by this tea because it wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be. I thought it would be more like maple syrup. But I got over it pretty quick and decided that this tea is awesome. The sweetness in it isn’t really a bright candy sweetness, more of a warm toasty sweetness. The rooibos and maple work really well together. I’d be interested to try Tealish’s Oh Canada, which uses a black tea base instead. This one is a cozy tea with a lasting flavour. Also it smells amazing.
I took this from my house in Oregon right before I left from winter break. This is my first milk oolong! It was a little less sweet than I thought it would be, and somewhere between milky and buttery. There wasn’t much difference between each of the four steeps I did. Overall it tasted basically like the dry leaves smelled. Very toasty and a little vegetative.
Hot, this tasted mildewy to me. :C Maybe it’s the papaya. I’ve got a cold brew in the fridge with the rest of my sample so we’ll see….
I want it to be winter! Where is all the snow?! At least I can drink the winter collection and pretend…
This one is a bit weak but good. I can taste the chili coming through and there is a nice tiny bit of bite from that. The chocolate is definitely there! But I’m not really getting chai from this. The flavour is a bit weak as I think others have said, but I like it, if only for the bite from the chili. I’ll be trying this again, with more tea per cup!
Mmmm, Kanpe. It’s been too long.
I always drink this in my clear mug because the colour is so beautiful. It’s a dark, deep ruby red. I’m not sensitive to hibiscus and have never experienced any of the bad things about it that people talk about. To me this tea just tastes tart and sweet and lovely. Sometimes this actually tastes more like juice to me than like tea but whatever it is, I’m happy to drink it.
I’m gonna be honest with you MM, you know I love you but… I wish you tasted as good as you smelled. Yeah you taste great but you smell REALLY great. I just feel like you could do better. And sometimes there’s a little bit of bitter weirdness in the background when I take a sip of you. Hey, don’t look so sad. I would still gladly take a cup of you every morning. You know you’re the only mulberry tea for me.
I found myself craving this one all day! It’s on its way to becoming a favourite. I wish it was good for more than one steep but it gets weak and weird on the second infusion. Bah. At this rate I’ll have to go back to Tealish soon.
Well the scent is very nice, both of the dry leaves and the steeped tea. It smells fruity. But the taste is very different. Hmmm, first I thought, very sweet… then pow something kind of bitter and dull and vegetal emerges! I’ve never eaten cactus, but this tea does somehow make me think of one. At least this is certainly something I’ve never tasted before. Very strange but not something I would buy again. Maybe for summer though.
Okay… I just poured a second cup and this time put agave in it. It’s much better! The weird bitterness is gone and it’s transformed into a nice sort of melony taste. Maybe there is hope for this tea after all.
I basically only got what I think is almonds here, and it was definitely bordering on cardboardy. Bleh. I couldn’t taste the white tea at all, or anything else… with the exception of toasted walnut, I don’t think nutty teas are really for me!
My first tea from Teaopia. When I went in the store they were talking about how much they hate Davids Tea, but a lot of their products/advertising etc looks very similar…
Anyway, about the tea. If I were to do a blind test on this I’d probably say it’s just a straight up earl, but a very nice one. It’s not like the Davids version which is much creamier. If I really try I can kind of taste the creaminess cutting the bergamot a little. Mehh, this one is okay. It’s a good tea but not what I was expecting.
When I first saw this tea I was thinking: “soooo much lemongrass D:” I am not a big lemongrass fan. It usually tastes soapy and bitter to me. But this tea is actually okay. It’s spicy and cinnamony and lemony. I can’t taste the pineapple or coconut at all but maybe they’re there in the background, adding some subtle dimension that I can’t really consciously pick up? That’s what I would like to think anyway! This is an interesting tea for every once in a while, but I’d really only drink it when I have a sample or if it’s offered to me.
This is my first tea from Tealish. The dry leaves smell sooooo good and vanilla-y! The tea itself is just like what it says— black tea with vanilla. It’s not so much creamy as it is vanilla-y but, just like David’s Cream of Earl Grey, it gets creamier as it cools. Overall I say very good! The black tea is smooth and rich and with the vanilla it’s a perfect and simple dessert or morning tea.
I know nothing about oolongs. There was much guesswork done here. It was not a total failure!
1st steep – 2 minutes: It smells very peachy and a little nutty. It actually smells basically just like the dry leaves. The taste is a little weak, I think next time I’m going to do a longer steep or add more tea (this time I used 1.5tsp/12oz). It’s a little mouth drying but tastes peachy and nice and smooth.
2nd steep – 3 minutes 30 seconds: I think this would be a good studying tea. Still quite peachy but I would like it to be more full-bodied. Much less drying this time.
3rd steep – 5 minutes: Weeeaaak! Definitely using more tea next time.
This tea is very pleasant! The cherry blossoms are definitely the main flavour here, very cherry-y without being artificial. There are so many kinds of tea in this tea! I completely guessed at the temperature and time (175, 2 minutes) and I think next time I’m gonna go for 165, and still 2 minutes. Because it had a bit of the same taste that Mom’s Apple Pie always had for me before I realized that I was burning the leaves…
Even though it definitely tastes like cherry, it doesn’t really make me think of cherry blossoms or Japan. I don’t think it’s quite delicate/light enough. It’s like a 6.5 on the delicateness scale (10=most delicate). Yes, that’s a thing. I can’t taste the coconut at all but I have a feeling it’s there to add some richness or something? This is another tea that doesn’t get weird as it cools, which is something I appreciate! Also something about this reminds me of apple juice?
Hahaha, can you tell this tea confused me?!
The main things in this tea are the coconut and the lavender. I love coconut in anything but not so much with lavender. In fact when it comes to flowers in general I would rather smell them than taste them. But when this is hot the coconut really comes through and there’s just a bit of lavender in the background and it’s very sweet and nice! It’s when the tea starts to cool that the lavender kind of replaces the coconut in the foreground. Unfortunately I was drinking this while playing video games with my roommate so I only got a few sips in before it cooled. Ah well, still very nice.
Finished this today as part of my quest to… finish off the teas that I only have a little bit of. It smells and tastes very energizing, especially for an herbal! The colour is such a nice bright pinky red. It’s tart and sweet and a little thin. I think it would be great iced! Too bad I just finished off the bag…
Well I tried it iced today. Mehhhhh, still not my favorite but much better than hot. There’s still that weird something in the semi-background that I just don’t like. I put lots of agave in it too so that might have helped.
This tea + peaches & cream oatmeal = perfect breakfast.
I did a 30 second steep this time instead of 3 minutes and it was soooo much better! I could taste the strawberry and it complimented the white tea perfectly. Good for many steeps too. It’s delicate but not very complex. Sweet and lovely!
Finished off my package of this today. I’m not sure if I’ll buy more… I’ll at least wait until my cupboard gets a little more empty.
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