4923 Tasting Notes
travelling tea box A!
Not a tea i would normally purchase for myself but i figured i should use the tea box as an opportunity to try and few “not normal” teas for me since that’s the whole fun of a travelling tea box! This is a pretty average tea for me. It’s nothing i need to keep in the cupboard, but i wouldn’t be opposed to drinking more of this. it’s not as light or refreshing as other greens i’ve had, but that’s maybe a bit of why i like it.
So i’m fairly certain that “coocblanco” is this tea but on the off chance it’s not, that’s the name on the tea. I didn’t have high hopes for this one since i’m not a fan of coconut. But since i’ve only had one tea from whispering pines, i wanted to try another.
the dry aroma is pretty coconutty but there’s a sweetness or something hiding in the background. Steeped, there’s less of a coconut taste to this…almost like a fruityness here? Not sure. Overall, not what i want or expected, but still a half decent cup of tea regardless :)
So the Travelling teabox A has finally arrived after some hiccups. As a result, i’ll be sampling a bunch of teas in the near future so that I don’t actually have to add them to my cupboard but i still get to try another of “ALL THE TEAS!” I have a short list of the teas i really want to try which i’m starting with and then if there’s time i’ll try a small cup of anything else left over ;)
I picked this one to start as it seems to have had the least amount of love in terms of people taking some of it. Greens are not my preferred cup of tea but the promise of a “sweet yet slightly spicy green blend” peaked my interest.
On the whole? this isn’t a terrible tea but it’s not all that wonderful for me. It’s a rather flat blend that is lacking in a distinct taste for all that there are berries and peppercorns in here. It’s for sure not spicy (and i’m a wuss when it comes to spicy things). It comes across as being pretty damn close to just a straight up green tea, though there is a flavour there that makes that not entirely possible to say. Overall? meh. Not terrible, but not at all what i’d hoped for.
Oh man. This smells amazing! Delicious orange and vanilla…even more delicious smelling than Della Terra’s orange cream. Brewed, this is slightly tart but the vanilla flavour is present. I died just a little honey to this one to see how that enhanced the flavour and it was delicious! This would likely be a close tie with Della Terra’s as this is more vanilla-y and closer to “real” orange, while Della Terra’s version is a bit creamier, closer to that creamsicle sweet taste. Both are delicious Nd I’m glad I have a little more of this one to play with :)