135 Tasting Notes
This was such a disappointment! I was a bit off-put by the initial smell of the dry leaves but decided to try it anyway. As it steeped, I begun to get more of a blackcurrant and even blackberry aroma. However, when I drank it, the taste was very similar to what I would have expected from the initial smell. I was able to drink a little more than half the cup (barely) but couldn’t bring myself to drink the rest. I probably will not be trying this one again!
I popped by the store in the mall today on my way home from class. This was being served as a warm sample in store and I just had to try it! Warm it is very creamy and citrusy. I ordered a cup of this iced as well to compare the two. When iced, I did find that the tea lost a bit of its creaminess, it is still however very fruity and I believe the iced version enhances the fruit flavours. I am a bit surprised however that this was not released as a summer tea and was released at this time of year when they are getting into more traditional fall flavours…. I’m glad I picked up a 50g bag though! I will continue to enjoy this both warm and iced through the year! My only critique would be that like some of the other citrus and fruit teas, there is a bit of an aftertaste…this one is not so bad as to deter me from drinking it though.
This was probably my least favourite tea in the fall collection. I don’t drink coffee (…which is why I drink tea :p) and do not like the taste at all. I decided to try it anyways after my positive reaction to Honeydew Mate but unfortunately didn’t like it. I managed to finish the cup am not in any rush to steep another!
This is definitely creamy and smooth however, I can’t say I really enjoyed the actual taste of the tea. I find that sometimes nutty teas can leave a strange aftertaste. I will probably finish the 25g pouch but can’t say that I will rush in to pick up more or even be disappointed if they don’t bring it back next year.
This was the first tea in the new fall collection I had the pleasure of trying. Apparently, this is the most popular tea in the new collection and after trying it, I can definitely see why (or rather taste why). This tea contains a lot of warm spices such as cinnamon (so it basically tastes like a “liquid spice cake in a cup”). Perfect for fall and even into winter! I will definitely be picking up more of this before it goes away!
I went in to the store yesterday and had to smell both this and Queen of Tarts. Both smelled so good that I could not decide which one I would prefer to try so I decided to have Queen of Tarts iced and to get about 15g of this to bring home and try it there. I would love to have tried this iced but I ran out of ice so I had to have it warm. Warm, this was very tangy, fruity and refreshing. However, to me the fruitiness tasted almost artificial. It was a good tea though and I think it would be good iced too. I will absolutely finish off the 15g pouch that I have and will probably buy 50g to keep on hand as well. :)
I tried this one iced for the first time yesterday. This is definitely a well-named tea…TART for sure!! I did enjoy it though. It’s really different from the other teas they have and I can’t think of one to even compare it to. Even though I enjoyed it, I can’t say that I “Loved it” or that I will be stocking up on it. I would love to try it warm too just to compare the taste and level of tartness. Overall I would say that it was a nice, and very sour little tea that I enjoyed but that I am in no rush to buy more.
I was very hesitant about trying lemon teas but after my positive experience with la la lemon, I decided to give this one a try. I really enjoyed this tea iced and will probably try it warm as well. The lemon taste definitely comes through but is not as overpowering as I would have guessed. I really enjoyed it and would definitely try it again. I can’t say I would rush out to buy it, but it is definitely a nice tea which I would recommend.
A little bit of backlog here: I had this one almost 2 weeks ago. I went in to the mall for a course and had to grab this on my way out. At first I was skeptical about iced lemon teas in general but then I had a thought that it could be like lemonade in a sense and smelled a couple of them. Out of the ones I smelled, this one smelled the best to me and also is the one I thought would’ve best iced. The smell of this is quite citrusy but much sweeter than I would have expected. It smelled more like lemon candies! I really loved this tea and plan to buy some! As I am again using my phone to write this and cannot rate, I will just mention here I am giving this tea a 90.