314 Tasting Notes
Oh my god…this tea is delicious! It tastes just like it smells—sweet roasted hazelnuts with a touch of cinnamon, cocoa and maple. I can’t believe how good this is, I’m really enjoying it. It’s like hazelnut pralines. But it’s not too sweet—it’s just perfect!
I stopped by Leland’s Tea Shop on my way home from work today meaning to buy this. And I’m so happy I did. Very warming and comforting on this cloudy, cold evening—just like they describe it.
I’m off to brew another mug!
A full tin of this is all the tea I have left, at work.
Eventhough I added almost three heaping teaspoons of this in my 12oz mug, the flavor still isn’t very strong. But it isn’t bitter either. So I guess it’s okay. Kind of bland. But it’s better than no tea at all.
If you like a simple, mild black tea scented with just a smidgen of bergamot, then this is for you.
I brewed this in my Travel Mug last night and brought it to work today. I walked to work and it was in my bag (which is a crossbody/messenger-type style). And when I arrived at my desk and took the mug out, the top of the inside was all foamy! Like really thick, latte-ish foam. It surprised me, but I guess it makes sense because matcha foams up and matcha and genmaicha are both green teas. It makes me wonder…do all teas foam or just green teas?
The tea itself tastes good, as always. Even cold like this. There is no bitterness.
I’ve discovered that I’m not much of a fan of rooibos or honeybush teas. They remind me so much of pipe tobacco! The scent and appearance is very pipe tobacco-ish. Which is not really a bad thing, I guess. It’s just not tea to me (I mean, I know it’s an herbal, but other herbals seem like tea to me—maybe it’s a “leaf” thing? Rooibos is not leafy).
This Coconut Custard Rooibos smells like vanilla-flavored pipe tobacco with coconut added. Very sweet, hay-like and faintly smoky. There is real shredded coconut in it. The tea is a deep orange-amber. And the taste is like a root-y, herbal coconut water. I like how naturally sweet this is. It’s actually quenching a dessert-craving I’ve been having tonight.
This was one of my first forays into rooibos/honeybush tea (the others being Very Vanilla and Honeybush) and it may be my last. Because, although they’re nice, I don’t like them enough to try more variations.