1431 Tasting Notes
I want to love this tea, and it’s a good replacement for DAVIDs Turmeric Snap. I have to wonder if this IS Turmeric Snap; a DAVIDs staffer told me that DAVIDs blend came from another company, and that she’d found it online herself… I need to look at the ingredient lists. Regardless, for a turmeric tea, this is a pretty potent and okay blend. Just okay.
I gave it two solid go-arounds, and this tea is just better suited for someone else. Something in the floral aspect of this tea makes my chest feel tight and labored, so I dumped it after a couple of sips. Sorry, tea. I know you were sent to me by CelebriTEA with the best of intentions, and I hope the next person who gets the last little bit enjoys it infinitely more.
Another attempt at this creamy, slightly spicy/chai tea. It really is quite lovely, just not so lovely that I want to go out and buy 3oz of it. I am however very, very grateful to jump62359 for sharing a few cups with me so that I could try it!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy
Grabbed this while on my jaunt of sicko-ness, at the recommendation of the staffer who seemed to have similar tea-tastes. I said to her, “Oh, this is just a green chai?” Which seemed to surprise her that she hadn’t thought of it herself. “Yea, I guess it is,” was the reply. Personally, I’d call this a minty lighter chai, with a hint of creaminess. I like it, but not enough to go out of my way to buy more of it.
I keep on forgetting how great of a tea this is, at least if I want something decadent and not hit-you-over-the-head flavorful. Might be a re-order, if one of maybe two from my massive Della Terra order last year.
Flavors: Cream, Mint
Quarantined and away from home, so I grabbed some of this from London Drugs, expecting little. I think it should be called Ginger Puer or something along those lines — unsure why it’s called Detox. Anyway…
This is one STRONG tea. Holy moly. Three minute steep (forgot to rinse, and should have), and I’m bouncing off the walls. VERY strong ginger in here, the most bite I’ve found so far. When I opened the bag it looked like powdered ginger with some tea added (seriously) so I knew this would be potent stuff. I still should have rinsed this first, because it’s smelling a bit musty to me. Now, I realize this is a puer, however this isn’t a “good” smell, or one that I normally associated with puer.
Next time: trying it with a shorter steep and a rinse first.
Flavors: Earth, Ginger, Mushrooms
So… I’m currently quarantined in a hotel room until I’m rid of this cold – the worst of my life, by far. I thought it was strep (it’s not), however it’s pretty darn nasty. A tsp of muddled garlic, cayenne and honey has definitely made a HUGE difference, although I stink…
Anyway. I have zero access to my “real” tea, so I grabbed some of this earlier at London Drugs. My taste buds are off, so I need to give this another chance, however it’s just a yuck for me. Too much fake raspberry in here for me — although this might be from my oversteeping of it by a few minutes. Sigh. I’ll need to send this out to Roswell Stranger I think!
Also, for those asking if I’m okay (or if I was offended and thus why I’m not replying to emails!) this is 100% my bad. I know I have a few swaps and sales to send off, however I need to get better (and get home again) before I can even think about packaging up any tea for anyone with a good conscience. I hope y’all understand!