220 Tasting Notes
Mmmm I finally got some of this in the loose leaf tin. The Big Lots near my parents house sells tins of the Earl Grey and English Breakfast for about $2! I always make sure to get some when I go visit home. But for some reason, they don’t have Lady Grey :( I have to resort to the internet. This will definitely be one of those that I always make sure to keep stocked up. Unfortunately, I keep seeming to forget about it and oversteep it. It’s really not you, Lady, it’s me.
This was one of my samples from Design a Tea. It came in a small tea bag. I think there may not have been quite enough, because the flavor I got was quite weak. I definitely could taste a bit of the chocolate but I didn’t get much rose taste. I think this tea could be quite yummy, but I would like to give it a proper try before I buy a whole bag.
I steeped this for 5 minutes and got a really weak flavor. Definitely going to use more next time. What little flavor I could taste was yummy however. I’ve yet to be disappointed with DAVIDsTEA( I have only had about three though lol).
When I was steeping this, some scents in the leaves blended together to make a slight (sorry for being gross!) vomity smell. It’s not there in the dry leaves, nor in the tea itself. I’m not sure what it is, but it seems to be a mixture of something that just doesn’t mesh well together. It definitely doesn’t taste this way! Has anyone else smelt this or am I just weird?
First, I want to think Design A Tea for their wonderful customer service and generous samples!
WOW! This tea is delicious. It smells good all throughout and tastes wonderful. They’ve somehow managed to make it feel like I’m actually eating marzipan as I drink this. This is the first marzipan tea I’ve had and I’m really happy it went well. I plan on buying more of this!
I just got more tea in today! I’m kinda overwhelmed now. I definitely wasn’t expecting it all at once! If anybody wants to try any of my teas, please let me know and I would be more than happy to send you a sample.
This tea smells like some kind of soda in the bag. I made it to hopefully help me through the Genetics and Evolution test I have to take in an hour. I didn’t get much of the grenadine or vanilla flavor, mostly just the tea itself. I’ll have to try this in different ways and see what works best.
Today my shipments from 52teas, Tropical Tea Co., AND Amanda came in. I wasn’t expecting them all at the same time! I was a bit overwhelmed. However, the smell of this one really drew me in. It’s very sweet in the bag, almost too sweet. I tried this first at about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Very bitter! So I tried again with 2 minutes this time. It’s a bit too weak, though the flavor comes out a bit more as it cools. Somewhere between these two times will be the perfect steeping time. I will find it! This tea smells so delicious, I want to find that in the flavor as well.
Made another cup of this yesterday. I still couldn’t get the bitter taste out, but it was better. I decided to look up the Earl Grey Bravo that is the main part of this tea. Turns out, it’s not the cornflowers! Apparently a lot of people have been having trouble with the same problem, and it’s actually the bergamot. So, note to self, do not buy Earl Greys from Adagio. Luckily, this tea is still really good with milk and sweetener. I still have plenty of this left, though. So if anyone is interested in trying some, let me know!
Had this tonight to keep me going through lab and studying for my stats test. Go me! I still absolutely love this tea. I tried it with milk this time. It’s wonderful both ways and doesn’t need anything to sweeten it. I really love that this can do multiple steeps well, as well.
One of the samples from Design a Tea. I thought this would be an interesting blend, as I like both flavors. Perhaps they can go well together?
The dry smell is mainly peppermint. If I try, I can get something possibly vanilla-ish, but it’s mainly peppermint. It keeps pretty much the same smell all throughout steeping. At first, the flavor is ALL peppermint. While I’ve yet to meet a peppermint tea that I didn’t like, I was really wanting to get the two flavors together. Once it cools a bit, the Irish Creme seems to come out. I can’t taste it so much as it seems to be mellowing out the peppermint. I really wish the irish creme flavor would have made a strong appearance. While good for a peppermint tea, that’s not what I was looking for with this.