What a great tea…it is a perfect start to the day. It is rich in flavors, it tasted medium to bold. I tasted the malt in this tea but I will say before it cooled off It tasted a little sour almost tangy. It threw me off a bit but after drinking it some more I really enjoyed it and will drink it again.
426 Tasting Notes
Tonight I tried this with a touch of creamer and a dab or Almond Milk and a pinch of sweetener and I let it all steep together for a very long time. What I tasted was closer to maple syrup but still yummy! I was supposed to have Organic Honeybush Apple Tea by Leaf Spa but I decided on this. Honesty, I made it earlier today but I am certain I made it wrong so I I’ll try again tomorrow before reviewing.
Wow this is a brilliant tea. It has a very pleasant undertone of honey and feels to be a medium on body based on the bold vs. light strength. Keeping in mind this is not a flavored tea the natural flavors almost make you think you are drinking something with additives. I can see this tea being a great tea to start the day. It makes me feel happy, corny but true. Now lets see if a biscotti will work with this tea.
Ya know I have found myself in an interesting position today. For some reason I not only tried teas today that I am normally fond of but a couple actually surprised me. Take this tea. This is a very lemony tea but the peppermint makes it a bit spicy in a weird way but not actually bad. The peppermint sneaks up on the back end not taking away from the lemon flavor but rather gives it a little bite. I think I would like to try this cold. So lesson learned today don’t judge an entire teas group on a few bad experiences, keep trying them and you never know what you might find.
As I am not a huge fan of white tea because the flavor is to light for me this on the other hand made me appreciate a light tea. I can best describe this tea as gold, smooth, mellow, with a touch of cream and a dash of sweet tea. The flavors appear to be dancing slowly in rhythm in my mouth. I can’t wait to try this as a second steep. For now this tea has made me decide not to give up so easily on white teas because you can be surprised if you find just the right one. Thanks LeafSpa Tea this is a delicious jem!
Not really sure about this one. I tried this hoping there would be an explosion of flavor. With so many flavors included I thought it would be a spicy, earthy, slighty fruity blend. Instead what I tasted was unrecognizable. No one flavor popped out. Nevertheless, it was drinkable just don’t plan on ordering more once my sample is done. Keep in mind I am not a huge flavored green tea fan but I thought heck let me try it, it is a sample after all and a great deal.
I was so happy to see this tea on my doorstep and I really wanted it to taste like a Creamsicle. Unforunately, I didn’t it get that entirely. However, occasionally when sipping I could taste what could have been a faded memory of what I remembered a Creamsicle to taste like. So by no means is this a failure I only thought it would have been more pronounced in a creamsicle flavor. Nevertheless, if we put that a side and had this tea been called something else different. I would say it is a very calming tea. The fruit flavors and chamomile teas are balance very well. I can see myself drinking this tea before bed or shortly after my 3 year old stresses me out. It is almost therapeutic. A delicious tea even for someone not always into fruity teas or even herbal teas. Great job Leaf Spa Tea. Thank you.
Alright my first 52Teas order has arrived and I jumped at the opportunity to try this one right away. I find this to be a bold sophisticated tea with warm sweet undetones and a touch of maple. It does remind you of Butter Pecan Ice Cream, so it does deliver. So far so good and the cooler it becomes the more the pecan flavor grows more pronouced. Delicious!
I find this to be a very flavorful tea. You can equally taste the bergamot and lavender but I will say they both appear to be fighting for first place. This is not a tea I could drink everyday but if I did have the urge to raise my pinky I would reach for this cuppa.
Such a great lemony flavor not at all artificial tasting just plain refreshing. Yummy!
Pretty good stuff. The smell is wonderful. This tea is bold, nice for the midday boost. I taste the honey on the front end then the sandalwood takes over and lingers long after the sip.
At first when took in a whiff of tea from the bag I took a step back and was a little overwhelmed. Just smelled artificial I couldn’t tell if there was a vanilla or a jasmine scent. I was hoping for the best once brewed and it delivered. Very tasty and soothing, nothing overwhelming. Just wished I brewed it a little longer but lesson learned.
I found this VERY smokey to the edge of burnt it was weird but I gave it a little higher rating then I would because as I was sipping it did start to grow on me a bit. Still I won’t buy it.
I don’t know what I am tasting. That is all I can say. I sorta taste vanilla at the backend but it isn’t for sure vanilla. It is disappointing since it smelled wonderful dry. So I end with…Weird!
Bumping this up a couple of points because upon making this a second time I tasted the mint more so perhaps my first attempt wasn’t mixed up enough. So it is still yummy but just a little more this time.
I made this iced and I am still loving this. The creaminess comes out a lot more when iced. It is super hot today and it just hits the spot. The fun part is how one tea can create nearly two different flavor profiles even hot or iced. Kinda like a 2 for 1 special or for those who remember…“Blue Light Special in Aisle 3” LOL :o)
Wow it is my 50th note, I just noticed and how fitting that it be the same tea as my first note.
Wow, this stuff is great. I was out yesterday at the NRA show in Chicago helping out at the Adagio booth and took sometime to look around and stopped off at the Numi booth where I tasted this te black and I was blown away at the amount earthy chocolate flavor I got. I took a sample bag home and made it last night with sweetener and milk and it was like a richer slightly cinnamon and hot chocolate. Delicious, I will have to buy some for myself.
On another note. The show was a lot of fun and everyone at Adagio was so very welcoming and kind. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help out.
This one was confusing to me. Let me start by saying I am not a big fruit tea fan and I am especially not a fan of melon. However, just because I don’t like something as a food doesn’t mean I won’t like it as a tea so I gave it a shot. This is part of my sampler set I received. So upon opening the package the smell is intense and it smells a bit like alcohol. Weird but I went ahead and brewed and it still had a very strong aroma or melon and a tiny lingering smell of alcohol. I had my first taste after letting the tea cool a bit and noticed the alcohol smell wasn’t there and it didn’t taste like it either. However, it was ok in flavor but still better than expected considering my prior disposition. Next, I decided to let the tea cool a bit more and to see if there was a difference and there truly was a difference. It becomes natually sweeter and more like real melon; which for someone who likes melon would love. So great for the tea but just ok for me. I will say this tea probably would be great iced on a hot day with or without sweetener.
Having this tea tonight before bed. Decided to try it black this time and still very delicious. The spices shine through very well. The tea itself is beautiful to look at in the tin. The tea is generously complemented with large whole pieces of cardamom, cloves, and so much more. It is very aromatic and fun to drink.
WOW talk about chocolate! The aroma as soon as you open the tin is intense and amazingly it is not at all lost in translation after it has been steeped. Visually the dry tea is gorgeous to look at. The chocolate nibs are huge and the pieces of apples are so cute. Everytime the wind blows it carries the chocolate smell all over. With the said the taste is wonderful. I don’t really taste the fruit and I am sure that is supposed to be that way. Although, the chocolate is intense the mint is barely noticeable. There needs to be a little more balance there since it is supposed to be “Mint Chocolate” otherwise great, especially since I am not a huge chocolate in my tea fan. Just did a last minute addition of sugar and now it tastes more like ice cream. Yum!
First the leaves are very nice to look at. Now, the tea is very good as well. I found it bright and lively. Probably wonderful with a pastry. It is a touch smokey but not a lot I may try this with some milk and sugar and get back to you all.
Yummy! If you like bold then you have come to the right place. This tea is very robust and as a past post said it has a malty flavor and a sweetness. I found this to be coffee-like. Meaning you take this tea down in large gulps without even realizing it and it is bold a wake up if you will. Then once you swallow and savor that sip a wonderful sweetness comes out and gives you that “ahhhh” feeling as you slink into your chair a little further and relax your shoulders and think for a minute “this is good” and then before you know it times speeds up again you gotta get back to reality. I know it is strange but that is what I got and I hope I made sense. Basically: Good!
Bumping up, this is starting to taste much better as it cools. Delicious!
I am a bit surprised with this tea. I am very happy that the lemon does not taste artificial or overwhelming. That is where the surprise is. The actual tea is nothing spectacular but nevertheless this is a nice tea and will do in a pinch. I will continue to drink and perhaps try it iced as well.