3707 Tasting Notes
I figured today was the day to try and get down some of my 1-2 cup samples. In that vein i wanted to kick off the day with a nice bold cup of black. I do quite enjoy this blend though the tiger assam is for sure my fav of the 4 a&d teas currently available. This one has a bit to it that, if you don’t enjoy that in a black, will make you not like this tea. Not the case for me, but for others that might not make this as enjoyable.
So i don’t like a lot of oolongs. But since this was a shared sample, i thought what the hell. Kittylovestea has done a great job with her review and i don’t have much more to add other than this is a pretty decent oolong with a nice subtle orange flavour. I’d consider ordering this again for the occasional flavoured oolong tea time. there’s just enough of that roasty oolong flavour to make it my preferred type of oolong and then the addition of the orange is a tasty tasty thing :)
Sipdown! Which i think puts me at about 271? or there abouts. In a perfect world i could get through 20 sipdowns over the weekend but i’m not sure how doable that will be given that i should probably leave the house at least for a little while :)
I picked up this tea to share with Raritea in one of our joint orders. Not because i thought it would actually taste like black forest cake, but because the description was cherry cream and it was a herbal tea. I need more of those in my cupboard since i think 80% of my teas are black teas. I’m not sure exactly how long i steeped this for, i kind of stopped paying attention to it. I suspect for anyone willing to try this one out, that 6 mins might be sufficient if you want to avoid having the hibiscus be as present. still though? This is delicious in my opinion even if it does taste similar to other herbal blends of this variety that i’ve had.
I do have to say though, purearoma is shaping up to be a pretty decent option for teas. Even though they’re across the ocean, it only took 6? business days to arrive, shipping is only 3.50 (pounds) or free after 30$ AND their sample sizes come in these fantastic resealable extra heavy duty silver envelopes. They’re like 5-7g! don’t ask why i know that :) Additionally the sample sizes are 10g, which leaves enough tea to play with and get a sense of whether you like the tea. And they’re reasonable priced.
so…yeah. enabler here :)
mmmm so this one, confuses me a little. This is clearly a lemon tea. It smells like lemon, it has lemon peel in it but when i brewed it, it totally reminded me of drinking regular old “red rose” tea when i was little and mom would put a splash of honey and lemon into a cup for me with the tea when i was sick. It’s a happy tea for me, but the memories that it evokes are totally weird since i’m clearly NOT drinking red rose :)
mmmm i think i can get behind purearoma’s teas so far. Which is likely a good thing since i have about 25 samples to go through after i get through the shared samples that i split with the girls here :)
I wanted to try this one because it has bilberry in it, and i had a feeling from another tea that i tried that i don’t like bilberry. This tea smells deliciously fruity when it’s dry and even more so when it’s steeped!
I can get behind this tea, though i wish i had a bit more to try as a cold brew since i think the fruitiness of this would work out quite nicely as a cold brew. The only down side to this tea, and to be fair i’m not entirely sure it wasn’t something left over from a tea before hand is the oily film on the top of the surface. I was not a fan of that, since i could stick my finger in the film and make holes where the tea would come through….it did amuse me drawing faces in it though lol I’m hoping when Kittenna tries this she can confirm or deny the oily film.
anyway…this flavour? it’s fruity and light and blends quite nicely with the flavours in the tea. it’s not an overly black tea, but it doesn’t quite come across as a totally fruity tea either.
soooo this isn’t to my liking. It’s not a bad tes exactly but it’s got that same (albeit slightly less so) della terra chocolate flavour to it that i dislike. Is this strawberry sundae though? Yeah, i can agree with that. However, the taste isn’t nearly as strawberry as i like it, and with the chocolate it reminds me more of what i wish their chocolate covered strawberry tea was like. Happy to have tried it, but glad this was a sample pack split. :)
Soooo i think i need to try this cold brewed. It’s not a BAD tasting tea but i can’t get over how much it tastes like those strawberry shortcake dolls smell. If you were a child of the 80’s you know what i’m talking about. They had this sweet smell about them – strawberry shortcake; lemon meringue etc… well this tea? It tastes like that little red headed dolls smelled like.
Right now i’m mostly sort of weirded out by that…
Oh! We purchased a sample of this one to split between 3 of us and now i’m wishing i had more of this. This is a delightful raspberry tea that i’m sure would kick some serious butt as a cold brew. No idea what ginseng is supposed to taste like but this is not a wimpy white tea. This is a really decent, slightly tart raspberry tea.