723 Tasting Notes
This has a lot of lemongrass in it, so I wouldn’t call it so much a lime tea, as a lemon-lime tea.
I do enjoy this one, although I prefer the cherry. This one is really nice iced in the summer. Too bad it looks like I forgot I had it all summer!
I snuck a spoonful of this when packing up samples for VariaTea. :)
I like it a lot, although I’m pretty sure there are raspberries in there. So fruity. Definitely something I’d consider getting again.
The apple flavour is kind of sour (like a Granny Smith) and sadly doesn’t smell very good. The spices are nice enough, but I’m not too excited about them.
From reading, it’s difficult to find a nice apple tea.
This one unfortunately isn’t for me.
So this is a gold packet that says “refined Chinese tea” that I think originated with Sil and I got from Heather.
I have no idea what it is. It smells tasty. All sweet, rich notes. I’m steeping it as I do my usual black teas – 3 min at about 195F. I think the instructions say 3-7 minutes, but I could wrong. I don’t really read Chinese, I only recognize a couple characters.
At any rate, steeped it smells like roasted squash. Kabocha, when it gets nicely browned in the oven. So sweet and delicious. I don’t think it tastes as good as it smells – there’s a weird sour note I sometimes get with tea – but it’s pretty good.
I think it’s so funny that my picture of puerh at the Chinese diner has ended up being the picture for this “tea”. :)
I stuck two bags of tulsi in with one bag of wild berry zinger. It’s getting a little late, and I need to turn off the computer and chill. Maybe sleep some. I have a lot to do at work tomorrow, and then need to head out to a tea shop for some holiday shopping. “One for you, and one for me.” Right?
The mix is actually pretty good. I’m not much of a fan of the zinger teas hot, but with the tulsi I don’t mind it. The tulsi and berry combination is one I can get behind. It will be a good way to use up both boxes of tea. :)
I’ve had this a few times now, and while the tea is by no means bad, it’s just not to my taste.
Green teas are really difficult for me. I think this one’s going into the SWAP box.
(It’s lemony and gingery, and it’s a green tea. Nice with honey if you’re not feeling well. OK iced, haven’t tried cold steeped.)
I dumped what was left in my 1 oz pack into my basket, and made myself another giant mug of tea. The idea was I’d have pumpkin tea to go with my leftover pumpkin gnocchi. But it looks as though I’ve already finished the food portion. Instead, I will drink this tea and nibble on some cheese.
I think I like this better overleafed, and with no sugar added. It’s pretty tasty! I like this a lot more than DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai, and this is the one I’ll purchase more of if someone manages a Della Terra order. :) (Or Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. They’re about the same amount of goodness to me.)
Because of the sale and potential freebies this weekend I thought I’d try this tea again. I steeped as recommended on the package.
While I love the idea, and the maple pecan flavours are lovely, I don’t like the base tea. I’m not sure exactly why, but it just doesn’t work as well for me as I hoped.
I mean, maple pecan is my favourite ice cream flavour. I expected to adore the tea.
It makes me rather sad, but I guess that’s how it is. I’m sorry, tea. It’s not you, it’s me.
Edit: As I continue drinking, the impression is sharp, icy, effervescence. I don’t know how that works with tea, but it’s not something that works for me.)
One of my friends had this the other day and called it “Cylon Star”. I think he’s been watching a little too much Battlestar Galactica.
A gigantic, overleafed mug of this, and some gluten free toaster waffles. Delicious (late) breakfast. Sometimes important conversations are more important than getting to work early enough to leave before dark.
This tea is pretty good. I like star anise, and I think the flavours are well done in this tea. I would probably get this again, but I have no space in my cupboard… especially with the orders I’ve started making for holiday presents (for me and others!). For anyone expecting a LICORICE flavoured tea out of this one, you’ll be sorely disappointed. It’s very tempered by the other ingredients.
Another green tea tonight. I always forget to reach for my green teas, and it’s sad because they’re the ones that need to be enjoyed right away. My goal is to drink 1-2 green teas a night when I’m home, to give them some extra love.
Tonight, this one is delicious. Sour, definitely. Cherry, so good. I added a small piece of rock sugar to bring out the flavour more, and it’s delicious this way. It’s a little like sour candies, except it’s not candy… :) The green tea base is pretty nice as well. It’s fairly green (lovely description there, self) but there’s not too much vegetable or grass or seaweed taste. Just enough so I know it’s a green tea.