523 Tasting Notes
It’s rainy and cold out and even though I’ve spent most of my day indoors, I’m in the mood for something warm and tasty. The dry leaf is adorable with the tiny orange pumpkins. I love basically ANYTHING pumpkin: pumpkin muffins, bread, pie, cake, tea, lattes. The scent of this tea is pure comfort. A little bit of spice and a little bit of something creamy. I don’t taste pumpkin or a mouthful of chai, but more of a sweet tea with some smooth spice. I wish I could taste the pumpkin a bit more, but this is a very tasty cup. I’m glad that the chai element isn’t strong, but a bit smooth. This was the perfect choice for this evening! Thank you ladykittykat!
I really like the little red lips and tiny chocolate chips in this blend. Adorable! Brewed, I was a bit worried at the scent of the peppercorns. I dislike anything spicy or peppery, but luckily, they aren’t too overwhelming! The taste is smooth and sweet (not necessarily a punch of chocolate, but a nice sweetness). I really enjoy the minty finish. It’s certainly refreshing and is the best part of this blend, in my opinion (besides the little red lips, of course). Usually I don’t care for peppermint all that much, but this evening I’m definitely in the mood. Thank you so much to ladykittykat for a sample!
This afternoon I had a crazy craving for chocolate. I wanted something sweet, creamy and rich. I realized that I had this Chocolate Flake tea to try, so I popped a bag into a mug! I love that the scent is initially a bit buttery. As you bring your nose closer to the tea, you can detect more of the chocolate and the black tea. Taste is sweet, but not as sweet as many other teas out there. This is more of a sophisticated kind of chocolate – not your everyday cheap chocolate bars. The flavor combined with the assam makes it almost have a “bitter” finish, although bitter isn’t the right word. I suppose it’s a sweet kind of bitter. This is a solid cup of tea that isn’t too sweet, but definitely has a sophisticated richness. Thanks so much to Alana237!
Very yummy tea! I wouldn’t say that there is anything that distinguishes this rooibos from another. It has that same rooibos flavor with a hint of sweetness. I love the scent of this tea.. really creamy and sweet. The material used for the tea temple is especially nice and silky. Quite a good cup! Thank you so much to Alana237 for this tea!
I’d never tried a “Monks Blend” tea before so I’m not sure if they all taste like this, but… I am enjoying this cup! The flavor is a rich black tea mixed with something sweet. It’s almost a candy sweetness. To me, it’s like a marshmallow, cherry and some kind of fluffy vanilla sugar. Really delicious! I will definitely have to buy a larger amount in the future. Thank you to SimplyJenW for a sample!
This is a interesting tea. The scent of the brewed tea had me worried. It smells very much of an orange medication.. I’m thinking liquid Motrin with a bit of dirt in the background. The taste actually isn’t that bad. There is a real citrus component with a little bit of an earthy flavor. Even though it’s strange, it is awfully smooth. The smooth character is its redeeming quality! Many thanks to ladykittykat for a sample!
This rooibos is one of the lighter blends I’ve had. The “leaf” is absolutely tiny, almost like a powder. The scent is of a classic rooibos with a hint of richness. I’m tasting primarily that woodsy rooibos flavor everyone knows. I love the smooth mouthfeel and the sweetness that joins quite well with the rooibos. Thank you SimplyJenW for a sample!
I’m so glad that my pouch of this tea arrived today! I love the marigold petals in the black tea leaves — really bright and gorgeous! The taste of this tea is primarily black tea, but I am enjoying the aftertaste that is lightly maple. It’s not JUST maple, but something else in the background which I think is the pancake. I’m not tasting butter so much, but I haven’t been able to taste the butter aspects in some of the other 52Teas blends. Even though the majority of the pancake and maple flavor is in the swallow, I still very much enjoy this cup. It’s delicately delicious, but also bold because of the black tea base. I can’t wait to have a second cup of this tea. I would love to see this as a permanent blend in the collection. Yummy!
The first thing I notice is the beauty of the leaves. There are lovely, light strands of what look like petals. The leaves are bright and cheerful! The flavor, to me, isn’t creme brulee, but something a bit more fruity. I definitely like this cup of tea. It reminds me of Fruit Loops or Fruity Pebbles in a strange way. While this flavor is different, I’m really enjoying each sip! It’s rich, fruity and sweet. Thanks very much to ladykittykat! I’ll be adding this to my next order from DAVIDsTEA! Yummy!