314 Tasting Notes
I like black currants. Baked in scones. As jam on buttered toast…
But…I think, not so much in a tea. :(
So sorry, but I can’t help but think of cough syrup when I drink this. Definite Robitussin overtones.
I know it’s just me. Those who love black currants will appreciate this. This is almost like unsweetened black currant cobbler—the fruit flavor is pretty potent. Maybe some cream and sugar will help?
Smells like cocoa biscuits. Or mocha-infused biscotti. There’s this toasty, malty mouthwatering scent. But there is a “dryness” too—like tea laced with a bit of sunbaked earth—terracotta.
The taste is surprisingly subtle and mild—I taste a bit of biscuit, cocoa and earth.
Pretty enjoyable—I think I love the scent overall. If anything, it makes me crave a plate of biscotti.
I was hoping this would be an Andes Mint in liquid form. :)
Actually it’s pretty pepperminty. Very herbaceous. I can detect the chocolate more in the aftertaste—making it more of an impression of chocolate, to me.
I think the flavors would be enhanced if prepared as a “milk tea”.
I miss SpecialTeas! But I’m finally getting around to opening my sample pouches now. Maybe these teas are part of Teavana’s mix now?
Grainy, bread-y, toasty aroma—strong on the rye and pumpernickel.
Flavor is liquid rye bread with a surprising sweetness! Very, very smooth—no bitterness. I love the sweetness in this—it seems to get more “sugary” as it cools down—almost like molasses.
The taste also kind of reminds me of shredded wheat cereal or malt-o-meal.
I think this would be excellent with milk!
Cinnamon, cardamon, cocoa and cloves—flavors all swirled together in a delicious mixture.
I was thinking of adding some strong black tea to this but I wanted to see how this was like on its own—and it is yummy!
There’s a sweetness like sugar cane…maybe it’s the cloves…—ahh I’m getting a flashback to clove cigarettes (Djarums to be exact) —from my disenchanted youth ;). Now I need to blast some atmospheric Dead Can Dance and light up some strawberry incense.
This tastes soo…pretty!!!
It’s a warm, sweet fruity flavor—very soft with just pinch of spice. Beautifully perfumed with apricot. I’m suprised I like this so much because I usually prefer the “bolder” blends.
But this tastes so peaceful and inviting and lovely—like sitting in a cozy, Victorian parlor, warm against the snow flurries outside. There’s this feeling of “nostalgia”. Very wistful.
What a surprisingly beautiful blend! :)
I’ve had this tea forever (maybe for over a year) and I just now have gotten around to opening it. Seemed fitting for today. :)
The tea ball unfurls beautifully in my tea glass. Green tea “spokes” cradling two bright marigold blossoms. The flavor is mild, slightly toasty and chlorophyll-like. I think I taste the marigolds too—there’s this sense of dried petals and poutporri-ness in the flavor—almost like incense, in a way.
All in all, this bossoming tea is a lovely novelty and to look at it is uplifting. I can definitely admire the artistry and care in its creation.
But, as for the taste, it’s okay. I’m afraid that it’s not too memorable flavor-wise.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Don’t forget to drink some puerh after the feast! ;)