I really like this version of green caramel. I’m pretty sure it’s my favourite so far. There’s just something about it that is seriously creamy and delicious without any sort of bitterness. if i need a green caramel in my cupboard it’l be this one for sure!
1745 Tasting Notes
So i wanted to try this as a cold brew since the warm cup i had was more raspberry than sponge cake. It turns out, the cake was hiding in the cold brew :) This is a creamy cup of delicious cake like tea. I am digging this. Now i just need to try and figure out how to get this taste with a hot brew!
mmm had a tasty tasty cup of this in the morning with a splash of milk and sweetner. It’s warming up, so i won’t be overly inclined to drink chai moving forward, so it’s nice to be able to drink it when the urge strikes. Still enjoying the blend of these spices!
mmmm another tasty black courtesy of Terriharplady! This is a pretty enjoyable keemun. I think, as I have more of them, i’m coming to learn that i tend to prefer assams over keemuns, though i don’t find keemuns objectionable. I like the maltiness of this particular keemun. There isn’t a lot of smoke happening in this tea, which is nice as i don’t need much of that this morning. There is some though, and it adds a nice depth to this tea. Overall a pretty decent little number!
I figured with my senses being off, i might as well taken this opportunity to try out the bergamot filled tea that Hallieod sent my way :) She did warn me that it was coming, so no harm there. Turns out, that i’m ok with earl grey cream. Mostly because to me? It tastes like lemon. Which may or not be weird. Holding off on rating this one for now until my sinuses and such clean up but so far, not a terrible cup, though still nothing i’d ever be ordering for myself :)
thank you halieod for sending some of this along with our swap. Even though i’m slightly sick – ie. congested and my sense of taste is a little off, i figured that I would have a cup last night since i figured the raspberry would cut through things. I was right! This was a lovely cup of tea, though i’m sad to say that i didn’t get much in the way of “cake.” it came across as more like a raspberry tea than anything. I’m hoping that this is just because my tastebuds are off so i’ll withhold rating it until i’m better. Either way it was still a lovely cup of tea that i quite enjoyed :) I’m looking forward to trying my other samples when i get them.
Nothing to add much on this one, see previous tasting notes. I had a travel mug of this today while running some quick errands. Have to love buy one get one free towels that are uber awesome quality :)
sipdown! a sil sized cup for me and a share with a friend :) Thanks terri for sending some of this my way. For an oolong? this ain’t half bad…for a peach tea, there’s a bit of an after taste here that is sitting funny in my mouth this morning. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with my sinuses being messed up, but it’s not my favourite taste. That being said though, it’s not a bad taste, just an after taste that it’s my fav. Overall this is a pretty decent tea. I like that the peach has a bit of sour too it, as if they’re slightly on the unripe side. But not enough to detract from the peach taste. thanks again terri!
backlog sipdown! (223, after some adds and deletions but there’s another box waiting at the post office for me….eek!)
Another tea that went off to my friend last night after sharing a cup. I don’t think i’d reorder this but not because it isn’t a lovely tea. I just don’t love the taste of marzipan so it wouldn’t be something i would need to have on hand lots. I would however pick this up now and then in the sampler size to have a few cups :)
backlog sipdown! I had another cup of this last night but the rest went off with a friend who is looking for more variety in her herbal teas. She’s suffering from a heart arythmia and so her doc has said no more caffeine for a bit. So she came over to raid my cupboard since she knew i’d have a bunch to toss her way lol She was pretty amazed that i have 200+ teas and they all tuck away nicely in my bookcase. I think i’ve given her some ideas lol. I quite enjoyed this tea and will likely pick some up again. :)
sooo this cup of this tea? no thanks..but the last cup was delicious. So either i had a cup with more star anise than the first one or i did something wrong this second time. I don’t think i’d stock this permanently in my cupboard as a result of having two vastly different experiences. Thank you tastybrew though for sending this my way!
backlog sipdown! Had this yesterday and after all of that, this is a pretty middle of the road keemun for me. It’s not bad but it’s not exciting and different. This could be in my cupboard or not. I’m still glad to have tried it, since i wouldn’t be opposed to having it in my cupboard again :)
backlog and sipdown!
I tried this hot brewed yesterday and man it was super delicious! I actually think i prefer this hot or would brew it hot and then cool it down. It was super tasty and i ended up gulping it down and getting to the bottom of my giant cup way too quickly. Thanks so much for this one lala! love it! especially since it’s a herbal i can add to my list :)
I had this earlier in the day when I was trying to see how I was feeling. Sadly I don’t recall much, beyond feeling like it was an average every day kind of Keemun. Ill write more after I have the last cup of this.
Thanks to Lala for a share of this one. I’m totally intrigued by this tea. I have to say i’m not yet sure how i feel about it haha. I tried this as a cold brew first and i’ll save the rest of this for a hot brew. This reminds me a lot of instant iced tea but tastier. The only downside is the significant number of brown floaties in the cold brew. Such that my other half wouldn’t even try it lol I’m pretty sure this is a win in my books but i’d like to see how it fares hot first as well :) Thanks for the share lala
Sipdown! (219) I like this tea in concept. Hazelnut + vanilla instead of the usual chocolate hazelnut? Yes! In this particular tea, it’s either the hazelnut or the base that make me want for something more. Still though, not a terrible cup of tea and this one was less sneezy than the other one lol. now that i’m thinking about it, i don’t love adagio’s hazelnut so that might be what it is about this one. I did enjoy trying another adagio cup though :) thanks terri!
sample Sipdown of this one :) against from terri. First off i need to say that there is something about certain adagio teas that makes me sneeze! Non stop….even if i enjoy drinking the tea, i do it while sneezing. This is not the first tea to do it to me, and likely won’t be the last. I don’t know what it is but man…SNEEEZING! lol
In terms of the tea, this one isn’t so bad. It reminds me of that sort of kick you get with ginger peach teas. It’s not an overly artificial peach tea, like so many can and are. I think the spiciness of the chai helps. I wasn’t brave enough to add milk to this to see how it held up because i was quite enjoying my giant cup of sneezing…i mean tea :)
I like this quite a bit. I’d like it even more if i could manage to type the word quite without first typing it “quiet” but that’s not going to happen tonight apparently.
Did i mention my brain is all over the place? it’s likely the sneeezing..and dreaming of #49 sigh
Yeah…i dunno what to say guys. this is pretty meh. I’ll try it with some sweetner maybe but overall, i’m just not feeling it.
Damn you Terri! No orders until June! WANT! MOAR! NAO!
Holy hannibel, i had this in the morning and let me tell you, i have a single normal person cup’s worth left and it might just be hoarded. Because i am trying to commit to no tea orders until June. It’s going to be hard because i have been thinking about this tea most of today. This is a great assam! mmmmm i have no words beyond “now accepting donations to get me through the month of may” lol I kid! but seriously? This has me wanting to try many more Steven smith teas since this was my first taste of their teas.
I had a mocha latte this morning since i had a bit of extra time in the morning before work. I’m trying to catch up on things so that i can take thrs and friday off or at least friday. While this is still pretty tasty, it may be that matcha is a winter drink for me. I can feel myself slowing down a little in terms of drinking it. Still, this was quiet enjoyable all things considered.
SIPDOWN! (221 for anyone counting….)
oh man terri..this one is great! It’s the deliciousness of mint and a black tea without that icky film on the top of the tea that so many mint chocolate blends have. it’s also a black tea, so that makes me happy. For sure prefer this to read my lips from david’s tea – this is a darker chocolate and makes me happy. May have to pick up some more of this…in june. bah!
sipdown thanks for sharing this with me terri! the last little bit of your tea. Sadly i don’t get much in the way of chocolate from this but it’s not a bad little chai.
I figure what the hell, let’s just have some more coconut! oooooh see this? this really is a delicious pina colada like drink. I can taste the pineapple! and the coconut isn’t overwhelming…yes. i must try this cold brewed! Seriously? I am really digging these teas from purearoma. While not all of them have been out of your world knock your socks off, these are some really nicely blended teas that are better than your average tea company in canada/US, at least in my opinion so far. This one leaves a bit of a dryness in my mouth when i drink it but it’s pineapple! and coconut! but not that artificially gross coconut taste. mmmmmmmmm……….
SIPDOWN! on this one as well tonight as the rest of it is going off to a lovely home. :) I think this may be a potential re-order for the summer, though i’m sad to say i forgot to try cold brewing this ever. The strawberry is refreshing and the green tea doesn’t get on my nerves :)