4729 Tasting Notes
I have to say, it’s weird to drink teas that taste like cola. This tea doesn’t taste like Coke..but it totally tastes like a chai made with that generic brand cola you pick up at the grocery store hoping no one will notice that it’s not actually coke (or pepsi if that’s more up your alley). The dry aroma of this tea is COLA! it kinda tripped me out a little when i went to brew it.
Once steeped, this is a cola flavoured tea with a bit of spice going on for the chai piece of it. As it cools down, the cola starts to become more a part of the tea. I’d love to try this cold to see how it stacks up. overall, an interesting tea for sure.
soooooo i’m pretty sure me and bergamot, we’re not friends gah! I am so not a fan of this tea… nothing about this appeals to me. it’s got a weird after taste, it’s got way too much bergamot taste to it… yeah. my other half tried it for me and he got up and spat it out. so yeah. sorry to those that enjoyed this but it’s not for me :)
See previous tasting notes. Still a decent cup of tea but I think i’m done with it. In that it never calls out to me anymore when i open my tea cupboard. just tells me it doesn’t have longevity in terms of the taste for me. It was good while it lasted, though now i have part of a bag still left. bah.
this was a sample from my last verdant order and i figured i’d try this out since next weekend there are a few people coming over to have tea who i KNOW are much more appreciative of green tea than i am. I figure if i don’t like this, i can pass it to a happier home.
I love the idea of green teas….but most of the time they’re too light and vegetal for me. This tea smells “green” before adding water to it. However, when adding the water to the leaves (I brewed this western style) there’s almost a sweetness to the aroma.
The first sips of this aren’t vegetal at all. Instead they are more on the sweet side, like drops of honey that have been diluted. There’s no astringency and this is quite tasty. It’s nothing that i NEED to have or want to always have around, but i think i could enjoy a cup (or two) of this from time to time. I’ll have to see how the re-steeps change things.
Edit: Resteeps, the tea starts to lose the honey, sweet notes and becomes more floral.
When i picked this one, I actually thought it would be a smokey tea for whatever reason. This tea has no smokiness to it. There’s actually almost a fruity taste happening here which confuses me often in straight blacks :) it’s not malty…to me this is a sweet black with some sort of taste to it that makes my mouth feel full. so maybe i’m having a weird morning haha
first tea of the morning – cold brewed this yesterday to try as a cold tea first since most of the reviews have said the flavours really come out as it cools.
I’m not sure how i feel about this one over all. It smells like that banana medicine you used to get as a kid. The first sips of this are…intresting. there’s a lot going on that i can’t place. it’s a fruity, banana-y mess of flavours. i’ll have to try this hot to see if i like it better that way. cold is just kind of…weird?