1117 Tasting Notes
Cooled yet still warm, I’m getting just black tea from this. Added some Truvia, and it’s now merely sweetened black tea, with a hint of astringency and vanilla-y notes. A few seconds after the sip, I’m getting a lingering feel of dry sweetness from the dates, and a touch of cookie/cake. Much better hot. See previous notes for how I felt when this was just finished steeping.
It’s the name of the tea that got me buying this one, and I had high hopes when it arrived that it would become a new staple in my house.
I should note that this, my first order from Tea Desire, arrived a DAY after I ordered it, along with free shipping. Also had a handwritten note inside thanking me for my business, along with my name spelled properly. Always a plus!
Dry, this actually does smell vaguely of an oreo cookie. Sweet, cakey. Steeped, it just smells like black tea. I was a bit surprised by that, and really stuck my nose in there to see if I was missing something. Nope, just tea.
I’m sipping right now as it cools, and while a bit hot for me to get a good feel for it, I’m surprised at how much this does taste like an oreo cookie further into the sip. Initially it’s definitely a black tea, which then dissolves into a creamy feel, along with notes of chocolate, cake and a deep, rich yet faint sweetness, likely from the dates. All that’s missing is a hint of vanilla, although with this sore throat maybe it’s there and I’m just missing it.
Going to wait for it to cool down a bit and try some more.
Left this out overnight, and it was a pleasant surprise to awake to, along with a nasty sore throat. Off to sleep a bit more, as I was up until 3am with my 5-year-old who was determined to have dinner in the middle of the night after waking up with a wet bed. :( It’s days like this that I’m grateful I work for myself!
Still just as spicy as last night, and it’s helping clear things up and out a bit.
I love tumeric, and ever since DAVID’s stopped carring Tumeric Snap! I’ve been searching for a replacement.
Dry, it’s overpoweringly gingery – a good thing in my books. Considering how much lemon there is in this, I thought I’d smell that too, however it was all ginger. Steeped, it still smells like ginger, with a hint of something I couldn’t quite place. Perhaps the lemongrass.
Sipping this is like setting your mouth on fire with ginger, and then putting out the flames with licorice. There’s only a faint lemongrass in here, and the lemon is like a flash-in-the-pan. I can taste it, however only for a split second before the heat takes over.
Do I love it? Yes. I’m also hoping it helps this nagging sore throat of mine. I initially steeped Gail’s Cold Remedy from DAVID’s Tea, and then in my stupor saw it’s a green. Duh, Bonny. So, in the cold steeper it went, and I made this instead. I’ll definitely enjoy finishing it off, however I prefer DAVID’s Super Ginger, as it has zero weird, almost metallic, aftertaste like this one does.
Opening this bag was quite a treat for me today. It smells like sweetened coconut, minus anything cloying…. just rich and creamy coconut. Steeped, it smells just as strongly, however you can also smell the faint grassiness of the tea, and they complement each other well.
Like many of the teas I’ve been drinking of late, this one is nice hot, however it’s much better warm and with just a touch of Truvia. The creaminess comes out even more, and the coconut is evermore present. It’s a light, refreshing and comforting sip. I’m not sure if I’ll ever order it again, as I like it however don’t love it, but it is quite enjoyable. If you’re a huge fan of coconut and green teas, this is a must-try.
After a long day geocaching in Central Park (Vancouver), all I could think about was coming home to this tea.
I’ve learned that: it only works cooled for me (warm, not hot), re-steeping it tastes yuck, and the darn film on top (likely from the chocolate) is really hard to scrub out of my Breville. Still, it’s worth it.
What did I do wrong? This smells lovely out of the package, and I steeped it for 6 minutes (plus all the floaties that my strainer missed). All I get is faint caramel notes, and little else. It’s a basic rooibos. Another cup and I added some Truvia, and sipped it cool… okay, it’s a bit sweeter now, and the caramel is lingering at the back of my mouth. I still don’t get it, this is just meh, at best.
Used all of my 10g to make this pot, and I doubt I’ll buy it again – unless someone can convince me I’ve done something horribly wrong here.
Yep, this is a new favorite. 83g looks like will last me close to 12 cups, steeped once each. I wonder if I can (or if I should) try resteeping this? There were quite a few chocolate bits still left unmelted the first go-around.
I thought about this tea all night as I bowled 10-pin in my renaissance witch costume. Then I came home to review the candy the kids got, and what did I find? Green tea Kit Kat, no less!
A bit surprised with this choice, as I got this for a friend who loves Earl Grey, yet told me the other day he’s got enough now to last him a few months. (Really? I just gave you a small pouch, dude. Drink ’er up!)
Quick review because I need to go out shortly to go bowling in my Renaissance witch costume, given to me by a stranger via RedditGifts. It’s beautiful!
Bold Earl grey smell dry, with bergamot at the top. Steeped it smells strongly of tea (almost like a grassy green), with just a touch of bergamot. It’s a nice sip, smooth, yet strongly flavored. Not my favorite, yet lovely nonetheless.
Second cup, and it’s obvious to me this is one of those finicky teas that wants perfection in order to be sippable. Cooled, it’s quite lovely, and even my daughter was sold on it at first taste. Also needed more tea than normal, and a very short steep time – and then more time to cool down a bit.