7525 Tasting Notes
Final sample from A Quarter to Tea This one has sprinkles and cake like additions to it. Normally i’m not a fan of that sort of additions to teas, but in this particular case, i think it adds to the whole “cake” tea concept. this is vanilla cake in a cup. However, instead of strawberry, i’m getting an almost amaretto like taste. That’s not to say that it’s bad but it wasn’t just vanilla cake :) the rooibos in this one is present, but not in that overly intense sort of way. It’s also not that dreaded woody rooibos that i really don’t like. On the whole, while this has a little more going for it than straight up vanilla cake, i still like it and enjoyed. I would recommend checking A Quarter to Tea out based on the strength of the offerings i tried. Once i’m good to order tea again, I’ll be placing an order to try out a few more…like the mexican hot chocolate maybe? :)
Another tea from A Quarter to tea As some of you may know, i don’t love oolongs, but i don’t hate them. I do however, love a good caramel oolong…and add some apple to the mix, i am usually sold.
this one brews up as a nice bakes sort of tea. at least that’s first impressions…baked caramel gods…followed up apple and what feels like, a hint of cinnamon…except that it might just be me projecting that, because this does a good job of creating that baked apple sort of goodness…ingredients say…yes there is cinnamon in here but it’s not IN YOUR FACE cinnamon. it’s a subtle blending of apple, caramel and cinnamon. I am a fan.
So glad i was able to pick this up while in paris. It was a total splruge given the price even though it was much less expensive than some teas…but it is delicious! I hope NoFarS is doing well – it was she who introduced Terri (and through Terri, me) to this tea. So here’s to friends from far and wide who come together through tea. This is as i remember it…malty, chocolatey…delicious. even cold (work distracted me) i am enjoying every last drop!
First off, thanks to much to quarter to Tea for sending out these great samples of teas. I’m always looking for new blends, especially since there is no more butiki. :( I picked this one because i LOOOOVE a good banana tea.
Ceylon’s are not my go to tea, as they generally have an astringency that I dislike. In this tea though, i quite like the base. I steeped this for 4.5 mins and there’s no bitterness or astringency. the base is quite nice and comes through without overpowering the tea. I did make sure to get some nuts and bananas in to the cup for a balanced steeping. What comes through predominantly is the pankcake/walnut feel. I don’t really get much in the way of banana. Once the cup cools, there is a hint of banana, but it remains a nutty/walnut? pancake sort of blend. that aside, i still quite like this tea but i want more banana! So imo….boost up the banana in this bad boy and you’ll have a fantastic tea here :) Really nice first cup from A quarter to tea. thanks for sharing!