307 Tasting Notes
I had just poured hot water over these leaves when I saw the mailman pull up way earlier than normal. And he had two packages for me (a swap from whatshesaid and samples from Nina’s Paris). I debated what to do with the tea I had literally just made. I had a whole new batch of samples to try, but this isn’t a tea you ever waste.
And I’m so glad I didn’t. This is one of my ultimate favorites. I love how roasty it is. And the right amount of chocolate. I actually think this one would be fun to experiment with various add-ins. The first of which being marshmallows. It’s already got a twinge of s’mores-ness to it with it’s roasty chocolate flavor. Add a bit of marshmallow or marshmallow root and this could be the ultimate s’mores tea…
A mint tea that I like! Woot Woot! I tend to get overpowered by mint very easily in teas, but I found a winner. This has a great rich dark chocolate flavor, a smooth mint flavor, and just a hint of the puerh base. I’ve resteeped it several times and the flavor stays nice and strong. Glad I snatched it up before it was gone.
This tea really surprised me! I had the apple pie by sTEAp awhile back and was very underwhelmed by it. I just wanted something more out of it. This tea does not suffer the same fate. It is amazingly tasty. I love caramel apples and this tea honestly tastes like taking a bite out of a gooey caramel apple (without the mess!). The assam base is very mild in the background and blends so nicely with the flavors. This is a definite re-order. I’m so glad I finally tried it!
I think my expectations for this were too high. I got this from Alphakitty who got the new reblend. I’ve heard people comment that this one is made a little different. Maybe the original is more marshmallow-y. This one is a slightly sweeter and toastier genmai cha. Still good. Wish it were more marshmallow-y.
Thanks for the taste Alphakitty!
This is a good one. It took some work to figure out the right proportions (which I’m learning is key to all of them), but once I figure out the optimal for me I really enjoyed it. The macadamia nut flavor is done really well. I may mix it with a bit with caramel. Fun to experiment with these!
Wow. This tea is amazing. So naturally smooth and sweet. I could drink this every day. I love finding unflavored black teas that are amazing all on their own. This is one of them.
I’ve made this a few times now. And I really want to love this like so many of you do. And it’s good for sure, but I guess I can’t seem to get it quite right. I’ll keep experimenting but blueberry crumble still wins the blueberry battle easily in my book.
After yesterday’s festivities, I needed a strong cup this morning. Perfect morning to try this one. CTC Assams can be pretty hit or miss for me. One of my favorite teas is one, but so many end up tasting like grapenuts once they cool even slightly. Not my thing.
This one was not one of those. I followed her steeping instructions exactly as these can be pretty finnicy.No grapenuts flavor at all. Very malty and full flavored. Strong enough to stand up to some milk and honey. I really enjoyed it. This will go on the shelf for sure.
I needed something desserty to keep me from eating all my kids candy so I made this. It wasn’t quite what I wanted. I was also craving coconut. Could be my kids chocolate coconut eggs that look so amazing. Anyway, i also brewed up some coconut cream pie by 52teas extra strong and mixed them together. Added some honey and milk. Yum.
Shoot. This was a disappointment. Tastes like something has gone bad in it or something. Probably a good thing since I wouldn’t be able to order it if I liked it.
Thanks for letting me try it AlphaKitty!