1364 Tasting Notes
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
Light, creamy, vanilla. It’s nice, although there’s something metallic in the finish that’s ruining it for me. Otherwise? Simple and lovely. Used two teabags for 12 oz.
Thank you to Janelle for giving me the opportunity to try this one out!
Flavors: Metallic, Vanilla
A sad sipdown, although this is tasting less amazing than I remember it. I did have to underleaf a bit because I had too little left. Maybe it’s because when I think Kashmir tea now, I think of that amazeballs concoction in Edmonton… no chai will ever compare. Seriously.
This likely came from either Murchie’s or Market Spice originally, however I grabbed it from Acquired Taste in Edmonton.
Smells like lemon, tastes like a lemony chai, sort of. A bit drying. All it is supposedly is lemon and cinnamon with Ceylon, and I get the faint idea of a lemon flavored cinnamon heart. Mild though, just… drying, and it feels like it’s from the cinnamon. It’s not a bad tea, just probably better suited for someone else. I also brewed it wrong, as it looks like a green… maybe it was mislabeled? Dunno.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Lemon Zest
I’m going to hazard that this is the same blend that Bayswater here in Vancouver, BC sells, and that both companies grabbed it from Simpson & Vail (but they call it Citrus Paradisi Tea). Ah, I wish this process were easier. :) Maybe a name, supplier and where purchased needs to be added?
Anyway. This is a lovely tea, and I’m super happy that I grabbed it. A tiny bit tart like grapefruit, juicy and sweet, with zero flowery blergamot that I can detect. It smells amazing too!
This is one of the teas I grabbed from Acquired Taste in Edmonton, AB. Huge dried blackberries litter the blend, and I both smell and taste very little sage, but it’s in there. It’s primarily a juicy, fully flavored blackberry tea, and I’m quite happy with that. Will have to try it iced, and send some off to OMGsrsly and Suziquer to try out.
Almost positive this is The Tao of Tea’s 500 Mile Chai, however I still need confirmation so I’m putting this here.
Hoo boy, this is one strong chai. The base is a bit much for me; I like my chai less in-your-face. Hasn’t stopped me from drinking it… the ginger is quite lovely here, as is the cardamom and something sweet, sweeter than normal in a straight chai. I do like it, it’s just something I probably shouldn’t have had at 12:41am…