448 Tasting Notes
I used 1.25 David’s Tea Scoops for my Aqua-Ovo tea tumbler
Primary flavour is mint. Faint chocolate taste closer to the end of the sip which is mostly overpowered by the mint. Cool minty feel on the aftertaste. Black tea taste is difficult to detect. The overall taste is too smooth (likely from the vanilla) for what I would expect a spicy chocolate mint tea to taste like.
I used 1.5 David’s Tea scoops for my Aqua-Ovo tea tumbler.
The smell of the dry leaf really reminds me of “Love Tea #7” by David’s Tea.
The aroma of the brewed tea is primarily a light chocolate with definite black tea undertones.
On the sip I am getting a full chocolately taste. I am getting a bit of a vegetable-earthy taste- kind of like taking a bite out of a red pepper. I’m guessing that this is the result of the different types of chili included in the blend. I don’t feel that the earthy taste really complements this mix, especially with such a strong chocolate taste. The black tea taste is mostly present at the end of the sip and rounds out the chocolate/earthy flavour. There is a little bit of spice present on the beginning of the sip and in the aftertaste (kind of a tingly feeling on my tongue).
This tea was good all the way through even as it cooled to room temperature.
The smell of this brewed tisane is not at all appetizing to me; it a tangy, acidic faint berry smell. The flavour is very thin and dilute. Too tart berry taste. Tastes a lot like a few bagged berry teas that I’ve had in the past.
As the tea cools, I can taste the flavours underneath the tartness near the end of the sip. There is a full berry melon-y mix of tastes
I’m not sure if there is an ingredient in this which is making it tart but maybe I should infuse closer to the 4 minute mark next time.
I used 2 David’s Tea Perfect Spoonfuls of dry leaf for my Aqua-ovo tea tumbler. There are some very large pieces of the dry leaf so I decided to add a little bit more than the recommended 1.5 scoops.
The brewed tea smell is similar to that of Sambuca which is an anise-flavoured liqueur.
The sip is a bit sour at the start which blooms into a vanilla-like sweetness. The coconut flavour gives a heaviness near the end of the sip, trailing into the aftertaste. I’m detecting some caramel-floral tones close to the end of the sip. The flavour of the white tea is mildy present and rounds out the taste.
As the tea cools, I am getting a bit more of the mulberry taste. It gives a light fruity taste. The sweetness of this tea is quite heavy and complements the rest of the flavours. I feel like most of the sweetness is coming from the coconut. I can detect a flavour that reminds me of liqueur.
It may be worth it to try infusing this tea for a longer amount of time in the future as other reviewers have recommended.
I used 1.5 David’s Tea perfect spoonfuls in my aqua-ovo tea tumbler. From my experience, this is a tea that does better with less dry leaf to avoid unpleasant astringency.
Gourd-pumpkin vegetable taste on the start of the sip. Ties in well with the flavour of the spices. There is a bluntness (almost bitterness) of the gourd vegetable taste close to the end of the sip with the blooming of the spices into the aftertaste. Black tea flavour present in the background. There’s a flavour that reminds me of whipped cream topping in the aftertaste.
Nice flavour with second infusion at 5 minutes. Pumpkin flavour is more pronounced but softer. The whipped cream topping aftertaste is still present as well.
Soft sweetness that blooms into a full licorice sweet twinge that fills the mouth. I’m usually sensitive to cardamom, but in this tisane it seems to be blended in quite well with the other spices.
I can taste the peppermint at the beginning of the sip. The ginger, cardamom and chili seem to give it a bit of a zip factor. I cannot detect any pineapple flavor. Thin mouth-feel. After-taste is licorice-sweet with a bit of spiciness.
I would probably prefer if there weren’t so many ingredients but I feel that they are very well-blended together. I wouldn’t say that all the flavours compliment the licorice but make for a very interesting tasting experience.
As the tea cools, I detect a thicker mouth-feel.