29 Tasting Notes
I don’t like raspberry teas, and I generally dislike coconut. But you know what? Sometimes two wrongs DO make a right!
Every time I drink this I could SWEAR there was a hint of dark chocolate in there, but it doesn’t appear there IS, so I guess that gives you an idea of how this can taste. It’s sweet, dark, and deep. Really great, I think, for the coffee lover who enjoys sweet things. I’m always surprised by this tea because I really do like it so much – but if I let myself break it down in my mind and separate the flavours so I can taste them distinctly, I’m like, “Bleh!” but then I let them become one once again, and it’s lovely.
Another great tea for the colder months, this one just warms you up from within. Again, I want to say it’s the dark chocolate but THERE IS NONE!
My low rating is completely personal; I cannot stand banana in teas. I keep trying, and to me, they keep failing. And I swear they give me burps. ;3; Even without that, I don’t find this blend to be particularly appealing; a lot of nice flavours/scents (chamomile, lavender, lemongrass) and then with… “caramalized banana”?! It just doesn’t fly.
That and rooibos take a lot to impress me for some reason. This one is just too sweet, making my throat burn.
I was told you can eat the nuts after steeping. … I don’t think you should do it. Soggy nuts are not great. Just my opinion.
BUT WOW, IS THIS TEA EVER GREAT! I looove it! It’s so… Nutty! Of course! It really is, as described, earth, deep, oh… Just so… Musky like a forest! And just stuffing your nose in the vapours and breathing them in… Beautiful. Absolute must for autumn, in my opinion; it really gives you that sense of damp fallen leaves, but in a warm, soothing cuppa that just makes everything seem so far away and unimportant. This tea is so dreamy; I didn’t expect to like it, but I love it. And, it’s an almond tea that does NOT taste like “all the other” almond teas! It’s very distinct. And the brilliant pink colour from the beetroot (which I don’t know if I taste, and that’s not a bad thing) is just so unexpected and sweet. It’s a very pleasant experience, from scent to taste to sight.
With a name like “Cute” I couldn’t resist wanting this tea~! My boyfriend ended up getting it for me for St Valentine’s Day, which was absolutely wonderful; I was really looking forward to seeing how it was… I was … Kind of disappointed. I really like lavender, but this, to me, smells a lot like cloves, though there are none. O_o; It’s a strong, spicy tea, and it’s okay… It’s just not my thing – or what I was expecting. Really cute little tin, though! -;
You probably know, if you’ve had it, that this tea has been discontinued. WHY DO I STILL HAVE SOME LEFT!? Well, because I can’t bring myself to finish it. The day I went to refill my can was the day I found out. Luckily, my helpful store employee directed me to Tealish’s website and told me to try the Lemon Meringue Pie they had, which I keep meaning to do, but never have the funds.
Anyway, I love this tea. I blasted through it pretty quickly, and it’s one of the few citrus teas I’ve REALLY, REALLY enjoyed. It really does have that lemon meringue pie filling taste – I’ve never had a lemon CREAM pie, so I can’t compare to that. Sorry. I’d love if it were a bit “creamier”, though. It’s sweet like the pie filling, or sweet lemon curd, but it doesn’t have another level for the “cream” part of its own.
That being said, I don’t think it loses a LOT to that fact; it’d be amaaazing if that multi-dimensional aspect were that, but doing just one thing, it does it well. I would call this the lemon equivalent to David’s Tea’s Dreamsicle tea. Absolutely lovely – and I’ve never even tried it iced. I would, but, you know… Limited supply left FOREVER. ;_; Maybe if I get Tealish’s Lemon Meringue Pie!
We have, I believe, three tins of this throughout our house. None of them are full – they are all nearly empty, waiting for November to roll around so we can restock.
This minty mixture is soooo nice – it’s a lighter, sweeter mint than you’ll find from a Marakesh Mint tea, which is perfect for a pepperminty experience in the wintertime, but with the same soothing effects. The little candy cane candies don’t add any flavour (in fact, you’ll probably never see them biodegrade while in your teapot) but they add to the festive charm of this tea. Definitely a lovely touch for the mint-lover, a great after-dinner tea, and just so perfect for a cold day when you want to be reminded that something sweet is just around the corner! My boyfriend is in absolute love with this tea, and I blame him that we’re always out – he just brews pot after pot after pot (he uses a small pot and never re-steeps!) and it drives me a little nuts, but I swear I’ve never seen him love a tea quite as much as he love’s Santa’s Secret!
My boyfriend had to pick this one up, yet here it lingers, unfinished a year later. I find he likes much darker, headier teas than I do, so that’s why I can’t really stand making a cup/pot of this tea when there are others around that I know I will enjoy far more.
It also has a really odd scent to it, considering its name. Caramel Spice? I’d say… Fruity citrusy spice, to be honest. I don’t taste any hints of caramel, and to me that’s deeply disappointing. And I find the spices kind of shock my throat into feeling a little sore – like I’m on the brink of a cold. Not pleasant for me.
Also, David’s Tea’s description of it makes me want to puke/kick someone/find out if my boyfriend is cheating on me. I hope they’re not making their tea descriptions so sexual anymore. =_=; I imagine a deep sexy-times voice narrating it to me. “You’re going to want her by your side… alllll falllll… Oooh, yeahhh…” Eugh. Just a lose-lose-lose tea to me. And those mulberries look absolutely grotesque. Just sayin’.
This tea has a lot going on – and sometimes that just doesn’t work; it can be too much. Looking at the ingredients list for this one, you’d think, “It’ll either fly or it won’t.”
Baby, it flies! Citrusy, fruity, mildly minty, and even flowery, this tea is a real blend of everything you’d imagine a beautiful evening in the garden to be. You know, if it were idyllic when you were out there. It’s very, very well-balanced.
My rating for this doesn’t fly the highest, however, simply because I’m not hugely into fruity teas, and out of all its elements, I would describe this one as predominantly fruity. It’s gorgeous hot or iced, but it’s not among my top faves – if fruity was my thing, however, I think it would be!
You want a sweet tea? I WILL GIVE YOU A SWEET TEA! Here it is; OH CANADA! Nothing could be sweeter than this cheery blend of toffee, caramel, maple syrup, more stuff that aren’t necessarily sweet, and a garnish of cute, colourful maple candies to top it off, how can you go wrong?! Of course, if you dislike sweet teas, this is a verrrry sweet tea, but wow, is it fun!
I find this tea particularly wonderful for autumn (maybe it’s the little maple leaves, makes me see the changing leaves outside!) alongside David’s Tea’s Pumpkin Chai, but whereas P-Chai brings me to a mellow, calm, warm place, Oh Canada takes me on a sweet, bubbly ride!
Also, this cheers me up immensely when I have a cold; it’s absolutely a comfort tea, and while I wouldn’t have it every day, it’s still an absolute joy to have on hand!
Okay, so it’s a rooibos. I will blame everything I don’t like about it on that fact. If it ain’t fruity, I tend to not care for rooibos.
Honestly, I LOVE Creme Brulée – the food. I love making them, I love eating them, I love that thin crust of caramelized sugar on top and what it feels like to break your spoon through. The cream underneath, rich and thick and sweet…
But this tea is really THIN to me. Watery, almost a bit fruity (which has no place here in a creme brulée tea, in my opinion) to me. I don’t find the scent particularly “outrageously tempting” – I find it weak. I hoped when I bought it that it would translate stronger into a brewed cup, but for me it just doesn’t stand on its own. Thin, water, kinda sweet, but it doesn’t taste like creme brulée and it doesn’t have the textures reminiscent of it, either. Just a miss for me.