1412 Tasting Notes
I like the flavors here, they just seem very weak. I took the teabag out after a few minutes but it was very weak so I put the bag back in and just left it in while drinking it. It’s probably the chamomile that makes it weaker.. chamomile shouldn’t really be with these flavors anyway. I like the idea of these flavors but it needs to taste stronger! Axe the chamomile and it should be a better tea.
There is a mild scent of maple to this tea. But anything blueberry is non-existant. I may have ‘burned’ any of the blueberry flavor out though, since I usually wait a bit before steeping after boiling. This time I didn’t. I do love a decent black tea though.. so if you’re just going for that, it’s pretty good. Disappointed there isn’t more maple or blueberry flavor here though…
I think plain chamomile teas are starting to bore me, so the spice, just enough rosehips, and zesty orange add enough here to make the chamomile enjoyable, so it isn’t just straight chamomile. Surprising actually that I like this as much as I do. I nabbed this tea bag at my cousin’s wedding but decided not to drink it there.
Sipping this again and I think it is even better the second time I’m trying it. A very true vanilla tea. A lot of teas claim they are vanilla and really aren’t. But this one is very vanillay and the rooibos really aids that flavor. I still think a stronger raspberry flavor is needed, but this is a lovely tea.
Of many of the teas I’ve tried, I think oolong has the biggest spectrum of flavors. Every oolong is very different from the next. This one is an example of my favorite kind of oolong. It’s a very nice light springy green color. The flavor is a lovely floral. I’ll be re-steeping this a few times, since I know oolongs are good for it! I’m already on the second steep and there is no difference in flavor at all. A perfect oolong tea!