681 Tasting Notes
This was the last tea from The American Tea Room that I had to try.
I was really looking forward to this one and I totally got disappointed. :(
When I opened the bag it didn’t smell like vanilla, in fact, it smelled like chocolate.
So that was kinda weird.
The tea itself tastes extremely fake. Reminds me of Harney’s Vanilla Black tea which was really bad too…Oy…
This one is not for me :(
I haven’t had this in so long, I don’t know why I have forsaken this one. But I used to drink it so often at the beginning of last year.
Soo to celebrate my first day back to work this year I had this one when I got back home. (: It was way better than I remembered it to be. I love how much is in this blend. I taste bergamot, fruit, honey, sweetness. It’s just delicious!
If my health ever gets better enough to not have to take pain killers so much, I imagine myself drinking this much more often! :D
Flavors: Bergamot, Fruity, Honey, Smooth, Sweet
Got this as a sample in the Lupicia newsletter this month. I got two newsletters for some reason. xD No idea how that happened.
But I was excited to try this tea.
Can’t really pick out the flavors because my druggy brain isn’t working right now. xD But oh well. It’s just really fruity. Not my favorite tea ever. But not bad.
Think I’ll pass this other tea bag off to someone else who will enjoy it more though. (:
Flavors: Fruity, Smooth
I was super excited that Cameron B. gave me the opportunity to try this. I have wanted to try Mariage Frères for a long time since it seems like such a popular company.
Today was actually the best day I’ve had physically this entire year, so I got to try a bunch of black teas that have been waiting for me to try! Figured it was about time I tried this one!
So, if the black tea base was not so strong I probably would have liked this a lot more. But for the most part, when I drink a flavored tea I don’t really wanna taste the base of the tea, unless it really complements the flavors well. Which kinda feels rare in my book. :( I feel like black teas must just be hard to flavor because they tend to overrule the other flavors.
I really like the strawberry and creamy notes in this tea. The black tea base kinda ruined it for me. It really overpowered the cup, so that was a bummer. If they had made the flavors a bit more strong this tea would be perfect!
Least in my book. But clearly this one isn’t for me.
Thanks for the sample, Cameron B.!
Flavors: Creamy, Smooth, Strawberry
So disappointed with this one. D: I thought that it would be more fruity and sweet, but it wasn’t. It just tasted like oolong and kinda vegetable-ish. The only fruity flavor was apricot. It tasted ever so faintly of apricot, but that was it. :( Sad times…
Well thank you for the sample, Darby! Glad to have not wasted my money!!
Flavors: Apricot, Vegetables
Wow. So I usually like floral teas. I really do. But…this one…
I mean it’s definitely floral. No doubt about it.
But it also tastes a lot like flowers too.
When I opened the bag of this tea it smelled like trees, like as if I were in the woods or something, which was what I was expecting.
But when I went to take a sip there were no trees at all. It was all like flowers and a weird creamy almost peachy flavor?
I don’t know. This is a really really odd tea. I’m not really digging the flowers in this one to be honest. 0_0 I don’t really think that this one is for me. D:
I’m sooo glad that MzPriss was generous enough to send me a sample. THere were so many times that I almost bought this one. Glad I didn’t!
This is seriously like “The Flower Power” tea. Which kinda reminds me of the Producers movie…But that’s what I would re-name this one if I could haha!
Not a horrible tea, it’s just too much for me.
Thank you so much for the sample, MzPriss!!
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Peach
Got a sample of this tea from The Cookie Lady in the package she sent me for Christmas! Never heard of this tea company before or anything, but the name made me curious. So I had to try!
Wasn’t expecting it to be that great, but I was actually pleasantly surprised!
If I hadn’t oversteeped it by a minute or two it would have been perfect!
It actually did taste like rice pudding. Well, mainly the pudding part. It tasted creamy and pudding-y. I don’t know how to describe it xD
I could taste the black tea base a bit too much, but I think that it would have been more subtle if I didn’t oversteep it.Overall it was an enjoyable tea!
I will enjoy sipping this one down. Thank you so much, The Cookie Lady!
Flavors: Creamy, Rice Pudding, Smooth
Wasn’t sure what to expect since I haven’t like most of the What-Cha teas but I was pleasantly surprised with this one.
It’s kinda malty. Kinda fruity. Kinda earthy.
The first two flavors I like, but not so much the third one. I feel that this tea has the potential of letting the earthiness overrule it if you steep it too long, but I steeped it for like 2 and a half minutes and it was okay.
I do really like the malty and fruity flavors. If they were stronger in this tea I’d probably consider buying again. But for now I’m good with a sample of this tea. (:
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Malt, Smooth