6852 Tasting Notes
sample sipdown! I know Roswell Strange will be happy that someone else is joining her tasting notes on this one. The other half of this sample will be off to Cavocorax as well so that she can try it out.
I have to say that on the whole i am really enjoying River Teas. I think they have a good thing going here, and their service and packaging are excellent. So far, their teas are falling on the upper average side for me, which means that they will likely find themselves in and out of my cupboard :) None of the teas that i’ve tried yet from them have been BAD, which is great in my books :)
This tea? Well i have to say that i was intrigued by the peppercorns in this blend. It’s not often you see that in a rooibos blend. This tea needs more cherry! I brewed this for about 5 mins, which brought out the hibiscus and rooibos taste a little much. I think 4 mins would be the sweet spot here. Because there seems to be so much going on in some of the blends from RiverTea, i think that it might be tough to get everything in to the sample sizes in the right quantity. I’d be interested in trying a normal order of this one out in the future. overall though, i think this one shows promise :) it’s cherry and tart and tasty.
Another sample sipdown since the other half of this one is going to visit Cavocorax :) This is a pretty tasty black tea, and it makes me excited to try the assam from River Tea. There’s no bitterness in this cup, and while there isn’t any malt or sweetness either, it’s a good solid cup of black tea. I enjoyed it a lot this evening – it’s a good decent cup!
I had this again tonight since it’s an easy sipdown AND i want to go through my cupboard yet again this weekend to organise and clean things up. I desperately need to get things back in order since i have a ton of new teas from Dec/January that need other things to clear out so i can drink them haha.
Second time around this is a more tasty tea. I got more of the spicy flavour this time around, though i think i’ve figured out that it’s the chocolate i don’t like so much. I still feel there’s too much going on in this cup for me to REALLY enjoy it, but it’s a much tastier cup this time :)
My other morning tea, which i sorely needed given how insane my week has been. I just need a day to breath and that just doesn’t seem to be happening lately. I also decided that i’m just going to drink and enjoy my teas and wave goodbye when favourites leave haha. :) Still one of my fav chocolate teas. Dark chocolate mousse indulgence.
My RiverTea order arrived today. SUPER fun to get in the mail! Grand total is 176 now before the weekend….
I needed to try at least one tonight so i opted for this one, mostly because it was in the database already haha. I have to say first that all the teas smell delicious…no really SOOO good. I’m especially looking forward to the orange puerh i picked up cause man that one is like fresh naval oranges or something. just wow.
So this tea. I don’t like it. I don’t dislike it either though. To me, this tea is trying to be too much. It’s not strongly chocolatey, it’s not really spicy, it’s sweet but not overly. In the grand scheme of things, this was a tea i drank without paying much attention to it because it was neither a BAD tasting tea, nor a Great tasting tea. I’m going to try this one again and see how it goes. I have a sneaking suspicion that i’m going to much prefer Rivertea’s puerh/Fruit and Rooibos blends..but that’s just my guess :) Either way still a really positive experience with this company :)
Morning tea! i figured that i should really get around to trying the rest of my F&M teas since my parents are headed to london in a few weeks and are already asking me what i’d like them to bring back. Not that i need more tea but it’s an “easy” solution to things.
I sort of cheated with this one today and added a splash of maple syrup..so i’ll have to rate this later when i have it straight but so far, this is a decent cup that i quite enjoyed!
I keep forgetting this is a herbal and that’s half of why i picked up 4oz of this…because i love it and it’s missing the tea! :) I had a giant mug of this to make up for neglecting it while taking a wonderful bath tonight. While this IS similar in profile to vanilla citrus spice in some ways, it’s also got a bit of a kick to it that makes it different enough to make me happy and tasty enough to satisfy me..or something like that. Maybe the woozle ate my thought.