1246 Tasting Notes
If I didn’t just open this, I’d SWEAR this was another tea. I’m so puzzled, and yet so in love. Yes, I said it: I’m in love with this tea, whatever it is.
First off, it’s beautiful. I admired it for a bit before steeping it. I did it Western-style (1.5 tsp for 12 oz) and only let it steep a short while with the intention (hope) of many re-steeps. What I got was.. fresh ripe peaches, with a hint of something like pea shoots or grass or something along those lines. Really though? It’s peach. Authentic, juicy peach. .. or maybe I’m messing up whatever the flavoring is, because I see zero mentions of peach here in other tasting notes. Regardless – it’s sweet, juicy and fresh, and most definitely a green.
Flavors: Grass, Peach, Peas
So comforting today… whatever it is about chai of late, I’m both craving and having it often. Also a bit surprised as to how much I actually have in the house…
This tastes a lot like Zen’s Masala Chai that I had last night, and today the chocolate is barely there. Still enjoying it, just more chocolate, darn it!
Yes ole faithful caramel pu-erh, you’re still my favorite of the caramel teas. I’d strongly recommend you to anyone who likes a good, hearty pu-erh, although I’d probably only steep it 2 minutes if I were worried, or if I was new to pu-erhs. Me? I gave it a goooooood 20 minute steep, and then another hour or two for the re-steep.
Flavors: Caramel, Earth
Interestingly, this is almost identical to my beloved Caramel Pu-erh from Tea Desire – although this is a black tea. How do I know they’re almost identical? Because I’ve been sipping them both all afternoon, and at times I have to question myself which is which. I like the pu-erh more (oversteeped it to get more depth out of it), however this Caramel Creme is quite yum as well. I might even buy more. Maybe.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream
It always surprises me when I’ve got an idea stuck in my head about a tea, try it anyway, and it surprises me. I grabbed this in the re-blend extravaganza, thinking I’d probably like it enough to drink a bag of it, and then be quite happy passing on by after that.
I was wrong. I may need to order more if there’s still some available. Ack. Of course, it’s gone already. :(
Yes, this is good. Very, very good. The strongest note is caramel, then chocolate, then definitely a salty cashew-type flavor. I eat a lot of cashews, so I’m thinking the flavoring is a bit off from what I’m used to, however it’s still very, very VERY tasty. I may need to try making this as a chai next.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Nuts
There’s something about this tea that’s not sitting right with me – which is frustrating, because I want to love it. Something in the hops part of the brew that I’m missing. I’ve had peach beer (albeit it’s been a very long time) and I remember it as something very different than.. this. I wanted juicy peach with a slight beer reminder, and I’m getting strong bitter beer with only hints of peach waaaay back there in the background.
Did I steep it incorrectly? Am I doing something else wrong? Will have to try again.
Now this is a tasty chai! It’s a bit cloudy after brewing, however I find that the case anytime cacao is ground into a powder… think hot chocolate where the solids struggle to mix in properly. It’s sweet, has only a touch of heat, creamy, almost a honey-like quality to it, and then there’s the richness of the chocolate, which is definitely in the background yet still makes itself known in the feel and texture of the tea. Delicious!
Thank you JustJames for sharing this delightfully tiny little tin (about 4 tsp worth) so that I could try it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cream
This is… weird. It smelled like soap to me coming out of the bag, and all I saw was rooibos in the blend. I had one sip and said.. no thanks. The HUGE floral pieces were also a deterrent, and this is going in the swap box. My daughter said, as she had some, “This is surprisingly and weirdly spicy”. Agreed, and I normally love spicy.