1366 Tasting Notes
Thanks for the sample VariaTEA!
Whoops! This is a black-green blend, and I didn’t actually realize it. Good thing I like caffeine, right? Especially considering the amount of tea I’ve had over the last few hours. (I escaped work early.)
This is yummy! I love genmaicha, but generally don’t care for the green tea versions as they’re too green. The toastiness mixed with the different tea flavours and the caramel are just. Yum.
Would get again. (Although a green tea only version would be nice because it would be less caffeinated for evening. For some reason, toasted tea = comforting after dinner drink for me!)
Flavors: Caramel, Toasted Rice
(259) Thank you for the sample, Shmiracles! :)
Sadly the Lapsang Souchong overwhelms everything else in this blend. It is quite nice, but there’s no point in having a bunch of fandom blends that all have LS, as they all taste exactly the same!
Oh well. I do enjoy a smoky tea with some maple syrup and cream. :)
(1.5 tsp in 10 oz)
(260) A nice, light assam. Not super fabulous, but nice. I had it plain today, in my travel mug. It works well.
However, I do prefer stronger and maltier assam teas. So while I might pick up another sample of this at some point, it’s not anything I feel I need to chase down and keep stocked in my cupboard.
(262) Another sample from MissB. :)
I have to admit when I pulled it out and saw the word ‘peppermint’ on the label, my first thought was “OH HELL NO!” But then I saw ‘cinnamon’ in the ingredients, and a little known fact about me is that I LOVE cinnamon and peppermint together. So I had to try it. (Note: My BFF is very allergic to peppermint, and spearmint can upset my tummy like none other. I don’t consume a lot of minty things!)
It is very very cinnamony. There is a touch of peppermint. And also rooibos. It’s not bad. I’d never get it, because my favourite cinnamon-and-peppermint tea is Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Black Tea Blend (Their description is cinnamon and orange, but that is such a lie. It’s dominated by cinnamon and peppermint.), and also I’d rather not keep any peppermint teas in the house unless they’re well-bagged (like the Good Earth, in individual foil packets) just in case.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Peppermint
This one is from MissB. Thank you for sharing!
Sadly, not for me. It’s the green pea and spinach flavours that just do me in with so many of these green teas! I’m sure that it’s a lovely example if you like those flavours in your teas, but unless I’m pouring the tea over rice and salmon, I’m not interested.
Now, I wonder whose bag I can put the other half of the sample in. :)
Flavors: Peas, Spinach
(264) I actually really like this tea. A good sour cherry flavour, with some sweetness and juiciness from the fig.
I will definitely get it again, but probably not from this company. I just haven’t been wow’d, and it’s easy enough to add a bag to a Tealux order (it’s Cherry Fantasy). If I find I’m craving this tea then I can go pick up a sample pack, but I’ll probably just wait.
(1.5 tsp in 10 oz water)