171 Tasting Notes
Traveling Tea Box C #16
My moms whole side of the family is pure GERMAN and live there. So instinctively I HAD TO TRY THIS. It was definitely a reminder of Germany and the many tea times I enjoyed there as a little girl. Just because of the memories it brought back I will have to keep a few Tablespoons of this one for myself. To whoever added this(I don’t have the list on hand right now) I thank you for helping bring back a great part of my childhood.
Traveling Tea Box C #15
I cold steeped this one the other day and had it yesterday! hmmm.. this is an interesting flavor, definitely mostly ginger, hints of kiwi with that tart lime taste that I love so much. It was a nice refreshing cup, not one I would go out and buy but definitely worth trying, and glad I did:)
Traveling Tea Box C #14
This is surprise in a cup. It lingers in your mouth. It warms you up from the inside out. I want this as a latte pronto. I must drive to the store after work tomorrow and buy this. I hope they have it! They better have it! I love it! It’s like Mexican hot chocolate with spice! And tea! A lot lighter but I love that kick! Thank you! Yay!
Traveling Tea Box C #13
This is a very roasty oolong. I steeped it 4 times. The first steep smelled like burnt coffee but was definitely a creamy tea. Dark chocolate is not supposed to be creamy. It’s bitter. I took a whole class on chocolate and tasted what raw cacao tastes like and all types of high quality dark chocolate taste like. And this resembles that perfectly. And I love it. I will be keeping the last teaspoon of this :) thank you Shelley_Lorraine for adding this! I had this all day today!
Traveling Tea Box C #12
I don’t know what happened with this one. The dry leaf didn’t smell too much like vanilla and the taste was a very very faint vanilla Taste. I love vanilla teas but this one just isn’t for me. On to the next one! I need to get through this box but enjoy it at the same time:)
Traveling Tea Box C #11
Wow! Yup! This is a chai! And yup! It is spicy! You get the black pepper and anise right away and all the normal chai spices last. This dry leaf smelled just like any other chai…lovely. and the same as it steeped. This was fun tea to try! Its not one I would keep or buy but I loved trying it. I turned it into a latte q little later to see if the spicyness calms a little and it does but it is far from lost. And is not too bad:)
Traveling Tea Box C #10
I’m am taking this one from the box!!! I might leave a few teaspoons to pass along but I am in love!!!!! Hazelnut and chocolate! You have me sold! The smell is heavenly! The taste is perfect! Just the right amount of nuttiness and creaminess. I made this as a latte the second steeping and I didn’t think this tea could get any better but it did! I like the fact that the flavors didn’t seem artificial to me… Which I usually get from a chocolate tea or a hazelnut tea. AMAZING! Period.
Traveling Tea Box C #9
This tea was with breakfast. It smelled amazing in the bag!!!! And steeping… Oh man! I could hardly wait for it to steep. I guess I had too much faith in this tea. It’s not as strong and creamy as I hoped it would be. But!!! It was good! You can feel the cakeyness on your tongue, you can taste the creaminess of the chocolate. I oomphed it up a little with some milk and sugar and there is that dessert tea taste I love so much. I’m debating on whether to keep this one or pass it along. It’s like I can almost taste the frosting on this decidable chocolate cake. Hmmmm decisions, decisions.
Traveling Tea Box C #8
I have to say I’m not a fan of candy corn whatsoever. I know I know… How’s that possible, but since I was little just the smell made me gag. But I actually really enjoyed this teA. It was a naturally sweet tea:) the candy corn disintegrated right away which is probably what made it sweet. It was a nice touch for dessert:)
Traveling Tea Box C #7
Wow this tea is quite an interesting one. The dry leaf smell is amazing!!! You smell the apple and apple pie-esque spices and the little molasses chips. As it steeps it only gets stronger. This tea definitely doesn’t need to be sweetened. It is a cozy tea of that makes any sense. You need to try it to understand it. It’s like a warm blanket on a freezing day. It’s like sitting in front of a roaring fire on a winter day. So warm. The taste isn’t nearly as strong as the smell but I was actually fine with that for once. The molasses is a subtle taste but perfect. The apple is crisp. And the spices are the after taste! Wow this tea was a big surprise. Probably not a tea I would drink a lot but it would be nice to have. I’m so glad I got to taste this one!