1163 Tasting Notes
A sample from VariaTEA! :) Thank you, that was a tea I really wanted to try.
The verdict? It’s nice, but it’s mostly raspberry. I get hardly any chocolate from it (which is OK, really!). If I wasn’t moving in with someone who’s seriously allergic to raspberries, I would probably buy more, because I do really like the natural, not-too-sweet raspberry taste of this tea!
I’m drinking it with a little almond milk for added dessert-factor. Yum!
Not a favourite. The flavour just isn’t quite there. Still, I got through the 2 oz I bought through MissB’s group order. :)
A toffee tea would be nice to have around (I’m starting to identify flavour groupings I really enjoy, and am hoping to narrow it down to under 100 teas… O.o ), but this isn’t it. Too bad, as by the scent it had a lot of promise.
I got the box from VariaTEA yesterday, and now my whole desk area smells like Nutmeg Cream. Oooohhhhhh so good.
This is the new version, not the original Amoda Box version.
It is different, a bit. I liked the previous version a lot, but this time I’m getting less base-tea-in-your-face and more nutmeg flavour. I can’t remember if I was drinking it with sugar, but the nutmeg is not sweet, and I think I’d prefer it with a drop of stevia or a touch of honey or something. I’m just drinking it with a bit of almond milk today.
Yum yum yum. I do enjoy this. So glad we managed a group order!
Flavors: Cream, Malt, Nutmeg
Holy hannah, this matcha is SWEET. I mean, there’s no sugar in it as far as I can tell, but the flavouring is really candy-like.
I made some of this (from VariaTEA!) into a white chocolate matcha latte today, and although I used less white chocolate than I do for my plain matcha white chocolate lattes, it’s so sweet I actually can’t finish it. I drank about 3/4 of my latte while it was still hot.
I still really like the flavouring (it’s distinctive, I think), but WOW. No need for more sugar.
I guess I’ll have some tomorrow, but just shaken with almond milk… :)
WOOOO!!! I got the shared tea orders from VariaTEA today! Butiki (which needs to be shipped off to Amarial tomorrow), and Cornelia Bean. And some samples. I see what you did there, VariaTEA. :)
So this is the first one I’m trying. Next up will be a white chocolate raspberry and cream matcha latte, I think. Mmm…
Right. Back to the tea I’m with now. This is definitely an assam. I sniffed it dry and brewed, and it’s very… assam-y. Yeah. There is some vanilla in it, both a hint of alcohol-based flavouring and the bean. Takes milk well.
So yeah. This is pretty good. I don’t really think it’s spectacular, but it’s tasty and nice and strong. Not too fussy of a base, and fairly mild flavouring. It’s mostly enough vanilla to take the edge off and supplement the flavours of the base. Makes the tea a little creamier.
Oh hey, this is pretty good! Thanks for sharing, MissB!
It’s vanilla-fruit green tea. I was hesitant because I don’t often reach for green teas, but I really like the flavours. It probably won’t give me quite the caffeine kick I’m looking for, but it’s really nice at brunch. :)
This one came from CrowKettle.
Sadly the tea is really flat. There’s no life to it. I added milk and sugar to see if it would perk up at all, but it didn’t. I didn’t quite finish the cup (I was in an all day training session, and the smell of coffee was just… I gave in and had half a cup), and that is sad.
This really isn’t a tea for me, although I really liked the last Wanja tea CrowKettle shared with me.
Oh. It’s a high altitude tea. Maybe that has something to do with it.