252 Tasting Notes
This is much better with the cold brew! I can actually taste the chocolate! The cinnamon is still the dominant flavor, but I can taste the chocolate and it is a bit sweeter now, which is something I would expect for a tea named Super Chocolate. Overall, this isn’t one I would buy, as I don’t like it hot and there are other teas I enjoy iced much more. I’ll raise the rating though as it is good iced at least.
Apparently I never reviewed this tea when hot, even though I’ve had it plenty. Every time I smell the dry leaves, it smells like Bailey’s to me. It never quite tastes like that though.
I cold brewed this one, and it seemed to bring out the flavors better, and seemed closer to the smell. Another one that I probably prefer cold.
I forgot to log a bunch of teas, so here goes. Hopefully I won’t spam everyone’s dashboard with bunches of notes!
I made a pot of this with what was left of my sample and shared with my mom. I’m slowly bringing her over to the tea side. She really liked this one, and so do I. Once I get more tea money, this will be an order for sure! I look forward to trying other teas from Persimmon Tree and eventually cold brewing this one.
I accidentally let this one go to 7 minutes when I only meant to do 4 or 5. Steeped, this smelled like Candy Cane Lane. I’m guessing that was from the green tea/cinnamon combination (Candy Cane Lane has cinnamon, right?).
As for the flavor, I’m not sure how much my longer steep affected this. I’m not really getting much chocolate flavor, which is a disappointment considering the name. The flavors here are pretty light, but it seems like cinnamon is the main one.
I think I’ll try cold brewing this one to see how that goes. I’ve been on a cold brewing kick lately, now that I’ve finally learned how and given it a try.
I’ve had this tea for a while, but I’ve never really properly tasted it. I received it as one of the iHeartTeas rescued teas.
I know the real proper way to do chai is with a stove, but I usually don’t have time or access to a stove, so oh well, I just have to do it my own way. I decided to try this in half water, half milk. Without sugar, the spices were waaaay to strong for me (I’m a spice wimp, sorry!). Sugar really brings out the flavors here though. I’ve actually never had gingerbread cookies, so I can’t say if this tastes like them or not. Whatever it tastes like, it has a good flavor. It seems a bit more spicy than your average chai, but not overwhelmingly so with sugar.
I was very worried for how this tea would taste. In the bag and while steeping, it has a sickeningly sweet smell. I knew if it tasted like that, I wouldn’t be able to drink. Fortunately, it doesn’t taste like it smells. Unfortunately, it has a rather simple taste. This tea just seemed to have a general sweet taste to me. I would never get “toffee” from this on my own. It’s good enough if you just want something sweet, but you’ll be disappointed if you expect it to live up to the name.
Wow! I’ve only tried a few teas from Persimmon Tree, but they’ve all left very good impressions. They seem to have the flavoring of teas down to a science or something, because the flavored teas I’ve tried from them pull everything off so well. The tea flavor itself is there, mixing perfectly with whatever other flavor, neither overpowering the other.
Now on to this particular tea. I love love love the dry smell of this. It manages to make you feel like you’re actually eating coconut. It smells like real coconut, not the fake coconuty flavoring other things seem to have.
As for the taste, it seemed like the white tea itself was the main flavor, with the coconut creme accenting and adding to that. I can’t say much about the white tea, as I’m not too experienced with that, but I liked what I tasted. The coconut taste wasn’t too strong. It was just right. It added to the tea flavor and made the tea smooth and creamy tasting.
I only have a sample size, and I’m definitely buying more once this is gone.