753 Tasting Notes
I had this one earlier this evening. Steeped up nice and strong with brown sugar and lots of milk. I really like this tea, and I’m so thankful to CrowKettle for sharing what she had. :)
I steeped it up and immediately batted it off the pedestal it had placed itself on with the addition of a spoon of sugar and a lot of milk.
You see, I’ve had a bad week and tea with milk and sugar is comfort. I’m trying to give love to all my cupboard, so I’m not just having breakfast teas… I’m having ALL the teas.
This one is delicious any way I have it. I love the citrus and apricot flavours together. The base is nice and strong, but not “in your face”. So glad I found this tea.
5 minutes of steeping = WOW COCONUT! This is so good. So coconutty, and the chai itself is really lovely.
I’m having it with a big teaspoon of honey, and milk. I totally recommend this one.
I made some of this tonight when I had to take my friend to work (she couldn’t drive tonight) and we weren’t sure how long she’d be.
This is definitely more of a morning tea. It was WAY too much of a kick in the pants. It’s so delicious, and so amazing with milk and brown sugar.. but not at 4:30pm. Maybe 8:30am. :) I have one more cup left in the package Cavocorax sent me, so I think I’ll have it tomorrow.
I’d love to get more, but my tea budget for Black Friday is spent. I’ll have to wait till they have another “free shipping to Canada” offer. :)
Yep. This is a pretty decent white tea. And considering it was something silly like $10/100g, a pretty good deal as well.
It has that thickness that I expect, although it smells almost a little earthy behind the floral. It pulls a little astringent too. Idk what this means, but I do like the flavours. It’s nothing like Butiki’s Watermelon Xylophone base – that one outclasses this one any day of the week. But the price is right!
I don’t know that I’d stock this tea, but if I happen to shop in that particular Whole Foods, I’d definitely consider getting a little more. (PS. Their dispensing method SUCKS. Gigantic glass jars with lids, and spoons shoved into the tea. So. Ymmv.)
This is a mix of Wild Orange Blossom from Teavana, and Harmonizing Tulsi from Herbal Republic.
Yes, I’m aware that I’m stretching a bit here.
Umm, it’s drinkable. I did 1 part orange, 2 parts tulsi. Mostly I’m getting the tulsi, which I generally don’t mind, but don’t LOVE in the blend from HR.
I really like tulsi blended with apples and berries, so I’ll be trying that out with the plain tulsi I have. However, I think the Harmonizing one will have to be drunk on its own, as it just isn’t right with other flavours. The candy-sweet orange just doesn’t go well with the incredible herbal flavours in the tulsi blend.
I’m headed out for a walk with a friend, so I decided to make the last of this sample from Dexter3657 to take with me.
I don’t mind the rooibos, I love the cinnamon, I’ve added brown sugar and milk, things are good.
I decided to move to caffeine free hot drinks for the rest of the evening. I’ve had a lot of tea today. :)
I do like this one. I wouldn’t call it pumpkin, but it’s cinnamon and other spices, and rooibos. The rooibos is almost drowned out by the cinnamon, which is awesome. I like it with a little honey or brown sugar to bring out the spices more.
If I see this on a shelf, I’ll probably pick up a tin. It’s a nice evening tea, it’s easy because of the bag (no picking rooibos out of my strainers), and it holds milk and honey or sugar pretty well.
Finally finished up this sample from Heather.
I really wish this tea were still available. I like it. A lot. I even picked the mini marshmallows out of the leaves to float in my mug. That’s dedication.
I’m, umm, not even going to put this one in my cupboard. The rest of the sample will go to my mom and brother. Thanks, Dexter3657, for sharing. :)
Interestingly, even with a 5 minute steep, the leaves are still fairly tightly curled. I wonder how long it would take for them to look like leaves..?
Smells like burnt chocolate dirt pie. It’s a flavour in tea that I just can’t wrap my head around, and I really can’t stand. I know other people like it, and more power to you if you do!
I’ve had two sips. I can’t drink this tea. If you like those dark roasty chocolatey earthy teas then you might like this one. I’m going to have to pass.