593 Tasting Notes
Found this in the clearance bin at my local grocery store. I was interested. As a fan of mint tea, I thought I had tried it in most of its forms, but a black mint was new to me.
Its good. The mint does not get lost at all in the tea base, which is a relief, and you are left with a pleasant aftertaste of mint. Suprisingly good.
Am I really the first one to review this? No pressure!
I drank several pots of this before getting a strong enough opinion to write about. Its kind of that sort of tea. A little unmemomorable. Its got rose flavor, but the astringincy of the tea sort of overpowers it, leaving me with a less mellow tea then I would like. Its got some natural sweetness, but more smoke to it then sweet.
Not a bad tea, you understand, just not wildly impressive.
And its got a very pretty tin.
Brewed this up as my last cup of the evening yesterday.
This is very smooth, and the fruit flavoring is blended really well. The red tea is hardly noticable under the fruit flavor, which makes it seem like the fruit might be overpowering, but its not at all.
I like it, but am not compleatly overwhelmed by it. Will happily have another cup if it ever comes my way again.
Thanks to Sophie and Laurent!
Thanks to Sophie and Laurent for this sample!
Mmm. Its caramel tea day here, it seems.
Of course, the caramel and vanilla notes are secondary to the currant flavor, which is very nice indeed. Fruity without being too fruity. Balanced very well. I sipped this while I had a plate of fresh figs, drizzled in honey. Yum! A lovely paring.
My sample was just enough for one cup, but this is something I’ll hunt down more of in the future.
As my tea collection swells to alarming and wonderful numbers, I have decided that I must drink at least one cup of something meh every day, in an effort to get through it, and make room for more and better teas.
This is still bitter and inferior. I’ve got one bag after this cup. Sipdown later today?
I have a million new teas that all arrived yesterday in the mail, but I decided that this would be the first one to try. Caramel and vanilla are some of my favorite flavors for anything, and I was looking forward to seeing how they would go in this blend.
Oh my. Hello, you delightful tea. This couldent have more caramel in it if it tried. But fear not, it doesnt have any sticky sweet, cloying, overpowering flavor. The assam gives it just enough smokiness to mellow out the caramel, and the vanilla mellows out the assam.
This is wonderful, and I can tell its going to become a standby. Carmel cake in a cup. Lovely, lovely! Get ye some of Caramel Vanilla Assam!