1264 Tasting Notes
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
Somehow missed this is a green and steeped it as a black. Now that it’s cold, all I’m getting is floral, drying notes, whereas the sweetness in the sip that I got while it was hot, has been relegated to the end of the gulp. Too bad, so sad.
Flavors: Drying, Flowers, Grapefruit, Sweet
Gosh I like this tea. It’s a simple bagged tea, tastes strongly of sweet green apples. Hell, if it helps me reduce some water weight too, I’m quite happy. I’ll still drink it whether it does or not though. Upping the rating because I’m drinking it quite often.
Flavors: Green Apple
Guava, ginger, lemon, peach, lavender? Okay, I’ll try it. Thankfully I get zero lavender. The peach is by far the most present, and it’s a wonderful, juicy, almost like a sour peach candy. Yes! Me likely, bien sûr.
Flavors: Peach, Pleasantly Sour
Made this as a chai, and not sure what to think of it still. A bit floral, a bit spicy from the cardamom (but zero hot spicy), it’s a much milder tea than I was expecting. Perhaps need to have it as a straight tea before rating it.
Flavors: Cardamon, Fruit Tree Flowers