1221 Tasting Notes
Just take a look at the list of ingredients for this one. I dare you. It’s quite the herbal tea! A little bit of everything, luckily all things I like (except for maybe the roses). I’m not sure if I’m getting all of it (grapes? cardamom? jasmine? balm-mint?) however there are parts that definitely stand out in the creamy mix… and it reminds me of Kapha from TeaGschwendner, minus any sort of heat.
My favorite of the 52 Teas honeybush blends. I’m on a hiatus buying anything from 52 Teas right now, however if this came again, it’s the only thing I’d consider breaking that hiatus for. Huge thanks to Janelle for selling me some so that I could stop hoarding!
I am (almost) positive this is what Helen in Australia sent me, and I’m overjoyed that she did! This is an amazing tea, and exactly as it should be: rich, thick chocolate with minty goodness only accentuating, not overpowering. Just like a thin mint. Must get more of this…
Sooo… I’ve had this since Black Friday, and an obscene amount of it too, as the other folks I ordered with, I mixed up somehow and thought they wanted more. Even after swapping, selling and sharing a lot, as well as those that wanted some through Black Friday, I still have several ounces left — and this is the first time I’m trying it. You can understand my bias, at this point! :)
For some reason I thought this would be a chocolate fruit tea. It’s more of a berry caramel tea, kind of…? I have to wonder if I brewed it wrong, as it’s okay. Just okay. I mean, it’s nice and all, however I’m finding it a touch trying, and I want more caramel or just flavoring in general.
Flavors: Berries, Caramel
Hm. This is what I have, but in loose leaf format, purchased at Acquired Taste in Edmonton, AB. Well.. it’s okay. I’m finding something really acidic/drying in each of The Republic of Tea’s chai blends, something that I find really offputting because it lingers, and lingers,and lingers. It’s just…. ruining the enjoyment of my other teas, because of course I have another three on the go at the same time.
Another tea from the lovely Helen in Australia. Color me confused though, because I’m not getting truffle – I’m getting coconut cocoa again, much like The Republic of Tea’s Coconut Cocoa. I know these are two very different teas, so it’s far from a confused MissB brewing the wrong thing, and yet, I see them as almost identical.
Flavors: Cocoa, Coconut
Late last year I sent a tea care package to a friend in Australia, and just yesterday I received a package in return from her. Imagine my surprise when I found a bunch of T2 teas in it, some of which I’ve coveted, yet haven’t been able to purchase as they only ship within Australia. So, thanks Helen! You rock.
I was expecting licorice like the Dutch licorice I had the other day, or even So Long and Thanks for All the Licorice from Butiki. Nope… this is anise, fennel and peppermint tea. and I’d imagine this would settle even the most upset of stomachs. Word of advice though: leave it unsweetened. It’s surprisingly sweet on it’s own.
What, what?! This is an oolong? Well fancy that. The second oolong that I’ve had where I’ve yet to notice (up until recently, all oolongs made me violently ill within minutes).
I opened the pouch to share with someone who asked for a taste, and though I should try it myself. Very light color (I wondered if I should steep it longer), smells like pea shoots to me. Very clean and fresh. Tiny bit of dryness at the end of the sip, bright peachy/stone fruit notes, and a delicate jasmine scent and flavor. I’m really enjoying this!
Flavors: Peach, Peas