746 Tasting Notes
This smells good, but at first sip I went, “Ew! Gross!” If you don’t like licorice root sweetness, it is very apparent in this tea. I really detest that sweetness, so this is not at ALL for me, oh my goodness.
I could like the flavours, but a deal breaker is a deal breaker.
Oh, another thing. The oolong I got in my 10g is very sad. Wee teensy broken pieces that unfurl and make sad broken leaves in my strainer.
This one was also from Dexter. Unfortunately it’s one I don’t like nearly so much as the Special Dark.
The flavour was just too… something. A little honey improved it, but I ended up dumping the cup. My mom will probably like this one as its a stronger, smoother puerh with a similar flavour profile to one she has and likes.
I’ll probably try this one again, but… I won’t be too fussed if I don’t like it. There are other teas I love. :)
(I did a rinse and tried 2 1 minute steeps. Didn’t care for either.)
The smell of this tea is intoxicating. When I opened the package from Dexter3657, I just stood there and sniffed. It’s so incredibly unusual. Sweet birch, berries, hibiscus, tea… all the flavours come together and, IMO, would make an incredibly lovely perfume.
I wasn’t expecting to like this tea at all, but I do. I actually really do. The licorice just adds enough sweetness without being too cloying in the aftertaste. The tart berry taste from the hibiscus and strawberry (although I’m not getting strawberry itself out of the tea), the herbal qualities from whatever is giving the sassafras/sweet birch flavour. It also tastes a bit of tree bark.
It’s really odd, and I couldn’t drink it all the time, but it’s definitely going on my next order. Thanks, Dexter!
This is good. Thanks, Sil! Definitely staying on my shopping list. I suppose I’ll share it with my
Mom or brother. Maybe.
Thank you SO MUCH, Dexter3657. :)
I’ve been off tea for the last couple days, instead drinking coffee at work. When I opened the package I immediately went for the rooibos teas. This one sniffed nice and so I decided to break it open right away.
I probably shouldn’t have had a bowl of ice cream immediately before trying this tea, but that’s ok. I’m sipping it with a smidgen of honey. I really like the flavours. Cinnamon, cloves, something more. I’m not sure I’d want a whole tin of it, but I will happily drink the few bags I received.
I still don’t care for the amount of Laoshan Black in this blend, but steeped this way it’s pretty good. Less dirt, more chocolate.
2 tsp tea in 18 oz water, poured over 2 spoonfuls of a friends plum jelly. Mmm.
Uhh, yum! Thanks, Sil!
Dark sweet chocolate with a hint of bitterness. So tasty. I didn’t add anything and the mug is already mostly gone. Need to try a resteep as well.
This is one I’d consider buying more of. Yum yum yum.
Sipping this one, I understand why spearmint was used in the blend… but it’s nasty. I cannot get past my intense dislike of spearmint to appreciate anything else. Peppermint would be exactly the wrong flavour here, though.
My recommendation, is that it needs more actual tea.
(And no spearmint.)
This is even better with the almond-coconut milk. Yum.
It’s like dried or dry candied pineapple. Not much tartness, just smooth pineapple flavour all the way. Definitely on my to-buy list.
I figured this one out! I was reading about chai recipes, and one suggested putting the spices in water on low for 15-20 minutes till the water heated up. So I did that with this tisane and 50/50 almond milk and water.
1 tsp tea in 16 oz liquid, steeped slowly on the stove for almost 20 minutes.
I added 1 tsp sugar to my mug, and it’s so good. Oh, and a piece of cinnamon stick. Because I can.