77 Tasting Notes
I got my hopes up reading the description of this one, but I’m afraid it really just comes across as a solid black tea with some orange highlights. I wish I could taste the marshmallow and chocolate, but it’s really only the orange…I guess the other two friends are sorta shy.
As many of the black tea blends I’ve had go, this one is pretty tasty in terms of the base, but falls a little flat on the flavouring. Not bad, but not my favourite one…kinda meh, overall.
I wish that I had something witty to say about this tea…but it really just tastes like walnuts (and that’s rather delightful).
You can kinda taste the green base, but it seems as though it’s mainly there just to bump up the deliciousness and savoury goodness that is toasted walnut. I’m not entirely sure why I like this tea so much, but something about it just makes my tastebuds all kinds of happy.
I’m slightly undecided on whether I would order it myself, but it’s an enjoyable cup.
This is a very odd tea.
In the bag it definitely smelled like caramel and popcorn, but somehow a bit of the flavours got lost in translation once the hot water got involved. Post-brew it tastes a bit like burnt caramel with light soapy notes.
It’s not a tea that’s fun to drink, honestly. I could probably stomach the whole cup if I had to, but since I drink tea for fun this one will be going down the drain.
I’m generally a fan of toffee flavoured teas and flavoured whites…but this one falls just a little flat. I think toffee goes better with dark teas, personally, so I came into this a little prejudiced.
With that said, this has these delightful caramel notes that linger after each drink. The white base is mellow and smooth, but I find myself hoping for a little more of something in terms of flavour.
It’s not a bad tea, but just not something that I’m excited about.
This is my second EG Cream blend – the first was by Zen Tea – and I must say that this one hasn’t impressed me quite as much.
The vanilla-cream flavours in this one are robust and well-crafted, but I think the EG falls a bit flat. It simply lacks the crisp bergamot notes that I’m used to in my EGs and that’s a bit of a deal-breaker for me.
Gods, I adore genmaichas…there’s something about the melding of toasty rice and grassy greens that I find intensely comforting. With this blend you get the added layer of sweet and smooth marshmallow (both roots and flavouring, I think) woven in between the familiar notes…
My only real complaint is that it gets sorta bitter and astringent as it cools and that clashes with the sweetness of the marshmallow. It might be better as an iced tea and for that reason I’m going to have to knock the rating down a bit.
Not sure it’s my favourite tea ever, but I’ll probably drink it intermittently.
I’m not a fan of apple teas, I’m afraid, but this one is actually rather tolerable. There’s a rough, woodsy rooibos base that curls under an (admittedly flat) apple layer with hints of cinnamon and spice behind.
I want to like this tea, honestly, but the longer I try to drink it the more I can’t bring myself to enjoy it. It might be good for others, but this definitely isn’t the tea for me.
Oomph…this is a smooth, creamy oolong that slithers along the inside of your mouth and leaves a sweet sort of caramel lingering on the palate. The oolong has all of these roasty notes that sit right in the middle of this whole caramel oozy delightfulness.
I’m kinda in love with this cup, honestly, but I will admit that it gets a little too sweet as it cools. I’ll probably put less sugar in future cups so that I can enjoy the flavour without so much saccharine heaviness at the end.
Great tea, though, and one I’d gladly drink again.
I didn’t see much actual tea in this blend…just a lot of little fruit chunks. It smelled rather like the Strawberry & Cream gummy candies, so I decided to give it a shot (and I’m rather glad I did).
Once brewed it came out to a richly purplish brew – I’m guessing there’s hyacinth in there somewhere – that still has an intense (and slightly fake) candied smell noted earlier. I love sticking my whole face in the cup to revel in the sugary sweetness of it all…
But it’s definitely a lot less palatable than the aroma implies. Even with such a short steep it came out very hyacinth-sour and not all that strawberry at all, which was a bit disappointing.
Had it not smelled like sweetness and candy I would’ve been totally content with the sour fruitiness of this blend, but as it stands I really feel as though I’ve been the victim of a bait and switch, flavour-wise.
It’s not going to be painful to finish the cup, but I’m not likely to make another one.