749 Tasting Notes
I don’t remember what I had this rated at, but sure. 100. This IS the Best Licorice Tea Evar. Because it doesn’t actually have licorice root in it. Haha.
I figured the flavours would be comforting, and the fennel would help my tummy.
I love this tea so much. So. Much.
I added this to my cupboard, but I only have one more bag.
This tea is thanks to VariaTEA! :)
Mate seemed like a good idea due to the caffeination effects. Mmm, caffeine. Ahem. It tastes really good! I had a couple hot sips before I added a little honey, and the spices are what you taste. I don’t even really taste the mate. I added maybe 1ml of honey to my mug, but I don’t think I will for the next mug. Sniffing the tea, it’s warm and comforting. It’s essentially a masala chai, but with mate and green tea instead of Assam.
This really isn’t something I would have reached for in a store, so I’m glad I get to try it! I think I’ll put it on my shopping list, at least so I remember to smell it.
A nice cup of this one with a tiny splash of soy milk this morning. I’m still not feeling that great due to the gluten (UGH), but I feel well enough to head to work in about an hour, I think. YAY! I have Things To Do™. I’ll probably end up working all weekend as well. Whatevs. As long as I’m feeling better, it should be fine.
Oh, right. The tea. Delicious as always. I’m starting to swing back towards really liking Earl Grey teas, and this one is nice because it’s not just bergamot. There’s other fruits and sweetness and I like it a lot.
And except for the multitude of samples scattered over my counter, my cupboard is up to date. YAY!
I’m going to miss this fruity tea. I know I can just go get some more, but the price per cup is a little prohibitive unless there’s a super rad sale.
Until next time, Wild Orange Blossom!
Today this isn’t cinnamon-y enough.
I need to try this in apple juice I think. Or with apple juice added instead of honey.
It’s good, it’s just not enough of the flavours I want. I do understand this is tea, and there’s no flavours added, but that doesn’t change my wants. :)
I received this as a sample with my first verdant order, and basically avoided drinking it.
I’m not feeling so great today, and thought that some jasmine would be OK. At least I should be drinking greens and herbals instead of flavoured matcha or strong black teas!
Sadly, it doesn’t really taste of much. It smells like a mildly flowery green tea.
The expanded blossom is pretty, but I don’t really care for flowering teas because they’re never as tasty as they look.
I’ll drink this, as it’s lightly flavoured warm water and therefore good for me, but I definitely wouldn’t search it out.
Edit: After sitting a while, it’s really a lot of sweet potato with loads of green bean aftertaste. Umm. I can’t finish the pot.
I received a sample of this from Cavocorax. Thanks, Cavo!
It… tastes like butter. It smells like toasted buttery caramel, but tastes like butter.
IDK tea-peeps. I thought I would be OK with hot almond milk and matcha powder, but this isn’t working for me right now.
(1 scoop matcha powder, 2 oz 160F water, 8 oz unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 tsp sugar)
This tea is rather wasted on me today. I can’t tell if it’s a gluten reaction (makes sense, I had a migraine yesterday and ate a GF sandwich while I was out on Sunday), but I’m having problems with food. Even food flavoured things. :( (I’m sorry Amoda Butiki box. I can’t drink you today.)
Anyways. This tea is really lovely. I bought 100g of the premium, so I’ll have to compare it to this sample. It’s sweet and rich, almost starchy, and is SO good with a little maple syrup. I only used about 1/2 tsp because of my tummy troubles, but it elevates the tea just that little bit.
I don’t really get smokey from this Keemun. I do get a bit of roasted smell, like the sweet richness you get from roasted sweet potatoes and onions that have a little char on them. So delicious.
I used 2 tsp in 16oz.
I still think this tea is really weird, and I still want to order more of it. :)
An interesting cup to end the day with.
HOLY MOLY. I received my Teavivre Black Friday order today. Some of my Canadian orders haven’t even shipped yet. This is amazing.
Of course, the first thing I broke into was this blueberry tea. Just opening the package, it smells so good. It’s just dried fruits, and they are intense.
I used one package (about 3 tsp) in 16oz hot water. This dilution actually works well for me.
The roselle concerned me a bit. I’m not a huge fan of hibiscus, although it does work for me in some blends. Here? It’s amazing. The tea brews up and looks like wine. The flavour is hibiscus-y, but also of blueberries, currants and grapes. It’s pretty good with no sweeteners in it, but after adding a bit of honey, it shines. Sweet-tart blueberry juice tea.
I need to get more of this!