303 Tasting Notes
I’ve had another go at this, using some brewing recommendations from the owner of QTT, and I’m liking this much more, though I definitely feel like this is just a subtly flavored tea overall. I think part of the problem is the only similarly flavored tea I’ve had is the chocolate orange puerh from DavidsTea which is like BAM in your face flavor.
I added milk today, and am getting a nice creamy chocolatey note and a hint of what I think is the orange. Slightly cooler temps definitely works, but like I said, don’t expect this one to knock you down with flavor.
I’m pretty surprised this tea didn’t have an entry yet, unless I completely missed that?
I haven’t ever had mulled anything as far as I know, so I can’t speak for how it compares to the original, but this is definitely an interesting tea! As soon as I opened this bag, I got all kinds of sweet, fruity scents. Steeped up, this kinda smells like bubblegum honestly. I’m mostly getting an orange flavor, with a bubblegum aftertaste. What is it that’s causing that bubblegum flavor? Is it the mulled spices maybe?
I don’t know why I haven’t logged this yet, because I’ve had quite a few cups. I can’t stop drinking this. It’s really good, and I’m so glad that I got the large size of this. It’s mostly a dark chocolatey flavor, and is dominated by the mint, though of course the mint is still there. This is an amazingly smooth tea, and I’m not sure how much of that is the base and how much is the “marshmallow.” I’m not actually getting a marshmallow flavor, but I’m guessing it’s contributing to that overall smoothness and melding of flavors. I don’t think I’ve tried this with milk yet but I will have to do that soon, to see if it brings out any more marshmallow
Finished this one off last night. The cup was much more spice than vanilla, but I think that was because all of the spice bits fell to the bottom of the bag and I didn’t bother mixing it up as much as I should have. Still tasty, but I like the vanilla-y cups better!
Flavors: Cake, Cookie, Spicy, Vanilla
Inkling and I participated in a swap and I requested a bunch of Butiki teas, because I didn’t get to try them much when the company was around. This one was my tea this morning, because I just couldn’t resist the name.
The white tea base is the main thing I tasted, but it was a very lovely base! There was also a great creaminess, but I don’t know if I can say I picked out much distinct flavor. That was likely my fault though, since I had this with a mint oreo donut, not thinking about the fact that it was likely much too overwhelming for a more delicate tea. Oops!
I received my 52Teas purchase on Friday and have been drinking away since then, though this weekend was anniversary weekend with the boyfriend, and we were out and about doing too many fun things for me to have a chance to log my teas on here!
I had this twice over the weekend. One cup was steeped about 8 minutes and the other was around 10 minutes. Both cups tasted about the same, though I feel like the 10 minute one was slightly creamier and sweeter. For me, the mint is the main flavor here. I don’t actually taste a chocolate flavor, but get more of a sweet creaminess that keeps this from being a straight mint tea. I may try adding milk to this to get more creaminess. I’ve never added milk to honeybush, is that a good idea or a terrible idea?
I got this in my Simple Loose Leaf box last night, and I knew I had to try it right away. The description talks about vanilla and baked goods, so it was perfect for after dinner
Dry, this smells like a super sweet vanilla cake covered in icing. Steeped up it becomes more of a vanilla cookie smell. That baked flavor doesn’t come through quite as well in the flavor however. The taste is actually much truer to the name than the scent. It’s a very vanilla flavor with lots of spice, so much so that it tingles a bit on the throat. There’s a bit of that bakey goodness, but it’s definitely a background flavor.
This is definitely a nice, sweet, strongly flavored herbal for after dinner.