3103 Tasting Notes
mmmmmm this tea might be a bit old but I can see why this would have been pretty popular. I’m holding off rating this because i think it’s been around a bit. However, this seems like it would be super tasty. Thank you kittenna for the sample!
I thought i’d start by having this cold brewed. I have to say that this is seriously mango-y for starters. However, there’s a bit of a bitterness here as well, that’s more like mango rind than sweet delicious mango. This is one that needs to have sweetner added to it to really have a mango-licious tea. I’m curious to see how a hot blend works. Temp rating for now until i get a chance to try it hot.
Wheeee! so close to a sipdown on this one that i had to have this again today :) it’s been snowing a bunch here which means everyone is in full paralysis and freaking out. For me? It just means an excuse to work from home today and a chance to drink more tea than I usually get to :)
This one still confuses my brain, with the lemon factor but i’m learning to love it. :)
Indigobloom picked this one out for our joint purchase and I’m glad she did. Although this is a pretty sour blend, once you add a bit of sweetner, the cherry and banana flavours come out and this is a decent tea. I’ll have to try this hot at some point to see how this goes when hot but i can certainly see drinking this in summer for sure.
Let me tell you how excited I am…down to 193 teas in my cupboard! Now, that fully ignores the umpteen packages on their way but I choose to ignore that since i may not see them before i leave lol. What’s exciting is that I still have a few new teas in my cupboard that I haven’ yet gotten around to trying. THIS is one of those teas! I received this one some time ago as part of my Amoda tea box which i HIGHLY recommend, ESP for those of you in Canada. Mostly, because we don’t have too many options in Canada for this sort of thing that isn’t stupidly expensive. With Amoda it’s like 15/month, includes shipping and they do up a nice box and for the 3 months i had it, wasn’t really disappointed with any of the teas and got to branch out a bunch from what my usual comfort level is. The only reason i paused that box was because I decided to treat myself to the Verdant reserve club box during the winter months since I prefer the darker blends. Come spring i’ll likely be switching back to Amoda haha.
Soooo i digress….back to this tea! Chamomille isn’t really something i love or want. I don’t mind having a few non caffinated teas in my cupboard but largely chamomille irritates me with all it’s flower bits that make a mess in my strainer. :)
This tea is like you usual boring chamomile blend but with a hint of something else. I’m not getting orange exactly, though that could just be that i missed getting some into this cup. The flowers and bits are large and hard to get a good sense of a teaspoon. What i do get is the mint, hiding out behind the chamomille taste and it reminds me slightly of lil leapin’ lordy lou from Keen Tea Thyme’s 12 days swap with us. But clearly not as intense of a mint :) Anyway…as far as chamomille’s go, i prefer Butiki’s Citrus Dream but this isn’t a bad little tea.
Kittenna! I’m so sad! it’s all gone! SIPDOWN!
So strangely I’m kinda sad to see this one go. I’m not generally a fan of almond flavoured things but this tea is pretty darn delicious. I MIGHT have to have a re-order of this one for those times when i want a tasty dessert.
Looks like i should go through my upton samples since i could likely get through a few of these on the weekend to help lower my stash. And yes..I managed to get to less than 200 yesterday! Though I suspect i overloaded my system with caffeine because i had to stop drinking it later because i had chest pains lol.
This is a nice sample, your basic tasty black tea. While lovely, nothing i feel the need to re-stock. Instead I’ll maybe try some of the other samples and see how they fare. it’ll take me a few years to get through all of the upton blacks lol
Welcome to lemon chiffon tea! I mean uh….creme vanilla. So yeah. Any time i drink this i get lemon…it actually reminds me a little of della terra’s lemon chiffon…well what i remember that one tasting like, only slightly more creamy and a little less intensely lemon. vanilla? i think not. Still yummy!
Super stupid busy today so my notes will likely be short. Had htis in the morning and it was fantastic. Still one of my happy teas. :)
FAKE SIPDOWN! YAAAAY! I relaly should call this ode to Raritea or something lol Inspired by her love for this tea, I pulled out my package of this tea again. I’ve only had one previous cup of this and didn’t love it to death back then but figured i’d check it again in case something had changed.
So officially? This tastes like pistachio and cream….in that it might as well be ice cream. Secondly? I don’t like pistachio ice cream lol but i don’t mind this tea. Why did i buy this from Stacy? because i’m a fan boi and that’s what we do…try everything! No, in all seriousness i wanted to see how i enjoyed this and while i had tried the sample, it wasn’t enough for me to really tell. So i picked up a small package.
Overall? This is still a really tasty tea…but i don’t love this in the way that Raritea does, so this one has her name on it now. You just have to come pick it up! :)