753 Tasting Notes
I think that 1 tsp per 8 oz is underleafing. The spices are good, but it’s kind of watery. All I added was some creamer (From cows this time. Not from soy beans or coconuts.), and it’s sweet enough for me. There’s also not nearly as much oil on the surface as I expected (there is white chocolate in it!).
So, it’s tasty enough and I’ll drink it. I’ll probably mix it with some English Breakfast, just to make it more caffeinated, and I’ll definitely use 1 tbsp for my mug instead of 2 tsp.
Oops. I found this at Winners last night when I was shopping for shoes. Yep. that’s my story.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the tin was the whole rose buds that had found their way to the surface of the tea. The smell is definitely almonds, and much less in-your-face than I expected. Steeping it up this morning, it is a marzipan/almond flavour. I’m getting a fair bit of floral as well, but I don’t know if that’s from the roses (I didn’t get any buds in my scoop this morning!) or from the almond flavour they used. Good marzipan is fairly boozy/floral if I am remembering correctly (it’s a Christmas thing for me, so I haven’t had it in almost a year!), so it doesn’t seem out of place.
I think this tea is pretty good, but I like the Peche et Thym and the Evening in France teas better.
I did 1/2 tsp of this in a 12 oz mug this morning, and just left it. Screwed the strainer screen into the lid, and have sipped and refilled all day.
This tea has performed amazingly. It’s stayed sweet and thick, not getting astringent at all. Only a hint of bitterness after 4 hours – the point where it was cool enough to try!
I think I actually do have to get more of this one. I’ll be running through my sample pack in short order now that I know I can do this. It’s just so perfect for at work, or being on the go. Boiling water, cool water, random times, and as long as I keep topping it up before it’s 1/2 full, the flavour just goes and goes.
It’d be super fun in a glass container, because the leaves unfurl like holy wow. So pretty.
There’s a friends and family 30% off thingie going on (just mention it in-store, I don’t have a code for online sorry) so I got some of this one to try.
I actually like it. I’m having it unsweetened right now, and it’s quite sweet-tart with a lot of citrus-essential-oil-ness going on and a floral aftertaste. The steeped liquid smells mostly of hibiscus, but the steeped “stuff” smells of floral orange.
I think this would go GREAT with honey, especially if you happen to have orange blossom honey around. Mostly it’s just nice to have something herbal that doesn’t suck all the water out of my mouth because it’s so sour/astringent. I think that Stash’s Meyer Lemon is a similar idea, and I like that one too. I just keep forgetting to reach for the bags.
This tea also has natural flavours, not artificial ones. So that’s good.
I actually like this! I really like it! :D
It is so different from the one from Mariage Freres. That is a classic restaurant chai. In fact, it reminds me strongly of the blend used in my favourite restaurant.
This one is very thick tasting. It has very deep and rich flavours. It’s bordering on too earthy for me, but the tea plus the additions work well. This is definitely on my shopping list. I really hope this one makes it into the regular stock.
For me, at least, it’s not very spicy. I can tell there’s ginger, but instead I get a lot of bitter spiced chocolate cake flavours. I added 1/4 tsp honey to my 16 oz mug as I’m not feeling so great today, and it’s even more awesome now. (Bitter isn’t the tea. It’s the chocolate.)
I used 1 tbsp tea.
This feels like cheating, but I haven’t actually had any tea today.
Instead, I’ve just made some ginger-tumeric tea, with a sprinkle of tumeric, 1 tbsp ginger grated, and 2 tbsp honey. Nom nom nom. Lemon is also good in this. I’m steeping it like a tea rather than simmering it for 5-10 min on the stove, because I’m wiped and cold and want to go curl up in the nest with the cats.
I quite like this one, but I think I might like the orange vanilla one just a teensy bit better.
Puerh and cinnamon are BFFs to my taste buds, and the tulsi is a nice addition. It works well in a thermos, but I don’t like it as much in a travel mug. I like to sniff this tea as I drink it. :)
It is something I’d add to a future order, but it’s not a must-have. Just a delicious once in a while flavour.
This is kinda meh. It’s really sweet, without a lot of background to back up the sweetness. I had high hopes for this one, and sadly it’s just not working for me.
That’s OK though. The Divine Temptation/Creme Brulee blend is amazingpants enough.
Sipdown! Thanks, Sil. This was sooooo good!
I’m just having it in water today. I think I prefer it as a latte. I might prefer ALL matcha as lattes.
It’s tart and green and pineappley. It’s nice, but I think I’ll add some warmed milk.
Uhh, JustJames, I think I have a problem.
Thanks for that. It required some negotiating to find this tea in the cupboard.
I actually really like this smokey tea. I didn’t think I would, until Sil suggested maple syrup, and then I ended up with Too Much whipping cream. Maple whipping cream + Russian Caravan tea = match made in heaven.
This tea probably isn’t the best quality out there, but I’m enjoying it and that’s what counts. Right? It will definitely be a void in my cupboard when it’s done, but what to fill it with…