1422 Tasting Notes
So…. I’m far from a huge EG fan, however I do find that EGs mixed with something else to temper them are quite to my liking. So, I grabbed some of this in the hopes that it would an orange-y chocolate kinda tea.
Nope. This is more floral than anything, with some chocolate richness in the background. I’ll give it another few tries when my sinuses have cleared.
I’m confused as to the high rating on this one, and am hoping it’s just that my taste buds are off with the throat irritation. While I like this tea – dark and faintly earthy with hints of mango – there’s something about it that tastes almost like flowery soap to me, and it’s just not sitting well. The floral soapy bit comes out more as it’s cooling, so I’m going to dump it and try something else.
Woke up with a severely sore throat and sinus inflammation, so I’ve been doing all sorts of fun things to help my body purge. Hot water, clay (externally), later on I’m getting a massage and hitting the sauna, salt water gargling, some spicy food, and now this: a herbal tea cold and flu remedy. Woot!
Tastes surprisingly yummy, like a sweetened methol candy. No idea what kind of tea is in here, I’m assuming black, and thus what I stuck in the type of tea category. Yep, I’ll have this again, although frankly? I could just make myself a Hot Toddy with Cold 911 (DAVIDs), and likely will later when it’s a more appropriate time to put some whiskey in said beverage. ;)
Chesnut flavoring always smells a bit weird to me, so this tea definitely has that smell… and I’m finding it comforting. I wish there were more chocolate in here than just at the end of the sip, and it’s very much a milk, light chocolate flavor. The chestnuts come through in the flavor as well, although I doubt I’d know if someone didn’t tell me. Still, really creamy, vanilla-y, kinda roasty (almost) and comforting. I can see myself ordering more of this eventually.
Yay for Lupicia orders, and for having a tea mule to grab packages for me across the border from my box over there! :)
Flavors: Chocolate, Nuts, Vanilla
New tea company in Library Square (Vancouver), so I had to try it. This is the one I brought home with me; the other tea I had in store tasted of plastic. Yeah. Boo. :( So… had a cup of this today. I’d say it’s more orange than chai anything, and the rooibos pulled through more than I would have liked… I’ll try again and steep it for less than five minutes, perhaps that will help?
Flavors: Orange Zest, Wood
One of the few handblended teas that Sweet Cherubim makes that has zero ingredients listed. Having said that, I can see large pieces of star anise and fennel everywhere… the rest could be almost anything. It tastes surprisingly like root beer, and smells even more so – I’m assuming there’s sasparilla root in it. I love this tea!
Unsure what to make of this one. I’m finding the cloves a bit too much in the blend, and it’s ruining my enjoyment of other teas, as my mouth is numb almost instantly. It’s a bit of a vanilla-y chai, “but different” like Sil said in her review. I doubt I’ll go out of my way to buy this, however it’s still an okay tea. Super happy I got to try it though – and that’s thanks to jump62359. Mucho gracias!
Flavors: Cloves, Vanilla
Ah, I remember now why I didn’t order this in my jusTea buy a few months back. While I love the company and want to support it in any way that I can, most of their offerings are just outside my interest… and so I share it with friends and colleagues around the world.
This came in the last (May 2014) Amoda box. Lots of flowers in the blend, which in a chai I’m actually cool with; I find it adds a hint of smooth sweetness to the blend (usually). In this case, that’s exactly what it does, and I quite like it. I’ve obviously had it before from the rating, and I’ll keep it at that, however I doubt I’d go out of my way to order this. I do like it, it’s a very, very good chai.. just outside my tastes at this time.
Again, really tasty (although I prefer the Mint, Lemongrass and Saffron more). Slightly sweet from the apple, cinnamon and clove for a bit of… spice? Almost like a heavily mulled, spicy cider, with again that hint of creaminess from (assuming) the saffron. There are things in here I normally avoid (apple, hibiscus) and I still really love this.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves