1248 Tasting Notes

73
drank White Cacao Mint by Spicely Organics
1248 tasting notes

Not getting a lot of cacao or cocoa in this at all, other than perhaps in mouthfeel. I do get the mint – it’s soft and velvety, and surprisingly buttery/thick for a while tea. It’s okay, in that it’s a lovely tea, just not as billed.

Flavors: Butter, Mint, Thick

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Zhu Rong Chai by Verdant Tea
1248 tasting notes

I needed to enjoy this more today, the second steep left over from last night. So I added a teaspoon of Verdant’s Chai Spice to the mix, brewed it again, hoped for the best. Is it good? Yes. Better than before? I’d say so… but nowhere near as good as it was. Boo. Reducing my rating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
1248 tasting notes

Gawd I love this tea. I do however prefer it hot over cold, like I’m having it today. More coconutty than anything, although the thick cream feel is still there.

Flavors: Coconut, Pumpkin, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Hmm…Pumpkin and coconut? Sounds like yum :)

Suziqzer

mmm… Pumpkin & coconut… Sounds like Yum :)

Suziqzer

mmm… Pumpkin & coconut… Sounds like Yum :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
1248 tasting notes

I want to love this tea. Many of my tea frienz love this tea. Me? It’s just okay. Coconut, I get. Chocolate, not so much. Thick, for sure. But just missing any depth of flavor that I long for. It’s on the tip of my tongue and that’s it, and these days I expect so much more from a tea.

I think (?) I grabbed this in a joint order about this time last year. Jeepers. Time to start seriously sipping things down if this is the first time I’ve reached for it.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Paper, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

Been drinking this a lot lately, thanks to JustJames via the SSTTB. It’s orangey, tangy and with only a hint of tulsi, I’m really, really enjoying this bag. I’ll be through it awfully fast the way I’m going.

Flavors: Orange

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Zhu Rong Chai by Verdant Tea
1248 tasting notes

I remember this being my favorite (or close to it) chai ever… and today it’s just meh. Meh? I splurged and grabbed a lot of this. Just meh? No. No…..

Flavors: Cardamon, Chocolate, Nutmeg

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
1248 tasting notes

Hm. I wonder if this is better as cold steep. It’s okay like this (hot) but nowhere near an 80 rating. I think perhaps my attitude needs some adjusting though today, so I’ll just leave it as-is for now. Getting mostly mango this time around, which is nice.

Flavors: Apple, Floral, Mango

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70

I love anything Rocky Horror themed, and I think this is the second tea by the same name I’ve tried. Miss roswellstrange sent it in a surprise package, and let me tell you – it made my day! Hell, my week. :)

As for the tea itself, it’s just okay, sadly. Wasn’t a fan of the base, and it kinda tasted like a mud pie with some pumpkin pie spice in it. Which, if it was a puerh, I’d think it interesting and notable, but this literally was too muddy for me to really enjoy.

It’s the thought that matters though, right? Of course! And so I sip happily with this surprise tea gift, knowing someone cared enough to send it along my way.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Mud, Nutmeg

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Roswell Strange

Hooray! I’m happy they’re making it to people :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
1248 tasting notes

No salt, other than maybe in the form of dryness. A bit of caramel, which is reminiscent of something ooey gooey, but just not enough – for me, anyway. It’s not a bad tea, but it’s just not the one for me today.

Flavors: Caramel, Drying

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Anlina

This was one of the first teas I ever bought from DAVIDs. I had such high hopes for it, because SALT! and CARAMEL! but I was pretty unimpressed. I wonder if anyone makes a good salted caramel tea, cause I’ve yet to try one.

MissB

I think the salt would just get enveloped into the drink itself – like any other salted caramel drink. Instead, do it up like Starbucks? Make the tea, then add a dollop of cream and salt on top.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
1248 tasting notes

Somewhere in my house I have a previous incarnation of this brew, and for the life of me I can’t find it. So instead I’m having a cup from whomever so generously put it in the SSTTB, and while I do love it (licorice! excellent puerh!) it’s just not all that I’d hoped for. Sure, it’s really nice, and high quality, I just thought it would be… more.

Flavors: Earth, Licorice

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Terri HarpLady

I’ve got a hoarded supply of this tea, and although it’s tasty, it’s not quite the same as the original incarnation.

Sil

no..first incarnation of this was amaaaaazing…. since then it’s just been sort of “meh”

Terri HarpLady

Still drinkable, probably good for your digestion, but a mere shadow of itself. Which proves the saying, “if you change one thing, everything changes”.
I still have a small stash of yanxin’s reserve, which I think was the original puerh this was made with. Maybe I’ll throw a small chunk in the nest time I drink it, & see if it helps.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Having said that, I’m traveling indefinitely (currently in France, was in Ireland and England prior, next up Belgium) so my stash will sit and wait for me, as I send back tea to explore more when I get home again.

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

Location

Burnaby, BC, Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer