1248 Tasting Notes
Strange tea. Smells powerfully of lime, faintly of something like papaya or guava. The cacao throws me off because I can smell it too. It rounds things out a bit, makes it smoother, creamier, and at times its the strongest note drinking it. Can’t quite be sure what to make of this one.
Flavors: Cacao, Lime, Tropical
Strong bagged black tea with even stronger caramel smell. Pretty straightforward stuff, but needs sweetener to bring out the flavor at all. Needed to add some cream because it’s just too strong for my stomach.
Grabbed this in France, added description, ingredients and translated it as best I could.
An amazingly delicate and sweet cup, with only a touch of sweetener added to get the fruits to pop. I get a juicy pineapple mango tea, don’t quite get mango or passionfruit except maybe in the aftertaste. Was given this as a (large, resealable) free sample with my first visit, at the strong urging of the staff member to try it. Yep, I’m finding this staff dude again for more recommendations.
Flavors: Mango, Pineapple
I know this is Je T’aime, even though I bought it from a supplier… all the bags/boxes/tins were Thé O Dor. The tea also looks exactly like the picture. Yet, this tea, the tea that I’m drinking, is melted milk chocolate amazingness. I kinda sorta get the marzipan macaroon, but more so that it’s a CHOCOLATE macaroon with marzipan in it. It’s delicious, it’s definitely fantastic at slightly less than boiling, and I want this as a permanent fixture in my cupboard just as I’ve managed to brew it today.
Also thought it was a fitting tea as I head out to a silent walk in Grenoble, France, to honor those who died in the recent atrocities in Paris, and to stand united. It’s been a somber time here the past few days, I’ve run into military with machine guns, and so this is my way of injecting a tiny bit of love into the sadness.
I also seem to have just jumped over my 1200th review (funny, because I’ve likely drank double than during my time on Steepster, but for a while there forgot to log things). So, because it’s so fitting (for me and my line of work) I dub this my 1200th tea! :)
Forgot to review this! Slight ginger spice/bite to this tea, but not enough (for me). I understand why it was called this – a very subtle tea, that I can see being made into a cocktail or fizzy drink quite easily. A bit more complex than your basic lemon ginger tea, but only slightly.
Flavors: Ginger, Hay, Lemon
I’m positive this is Dammann Frères, but bought it from Jardin du Thé so I’ll just leave it here. Too floral for me, little tiny bit of kiwi, but it’s all floral and bergamot-y, just a yuck on so many levels for me. Tried it, pretty sure I grabbed it for someone else, and will ship off the rest to the Canadian contingent for enjoying. Not a BAD tea, just not a tea for me.
Flavors: Bergamot, Flowers, Tropical
This tea smells ridiculously sweet, and vaguely familiar. I’m excited… I brew it… it smells even better… and once I taste it (needed mild sweetening to make the flavors pop) I recognize it. It’s that amazeballs cantaloupe green rooibos from San Francisco’s Lupicia store (only available in the SF store)! I could easily drink, smell this all day. Perfection.
Flavors: Cantaloupe, Peach, Sweet