25 Tasting Notes
Elderflower Spritz. Spring 2015 Tasting #3:
Not a fan. I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s a little too ‘flowery’ for me in a tea.
The subtle flavors in it are nice, but it’s the flower (Elderflower? Peony?) that’s a little strong for my liking.
As I said, not bad, but I defiantly wouldn’t restock this one.
This is a very nice, light tea. Not a very strong flavor, but enough to be perfect.
I think I can taste more of the apricot than the blackberry.
I don’t find it overly sweet IMO, but it tastes like a ‘curl up with a good book and cup of tea’ kind of tea.
I’m kind of hankering for a summer tea like this with, maybe peaches? Yeah, this tea with peaches.
Still not sure if this would be a restock and I’m on a second tasting on this one, maybe come to more of a decision with a third.
Another heavy tea.
I read about this one on the website and loved the sounds of all these delicious fruits in it, so when I dropped by a store for some refills, I got 25g of some of the Spring teas. I decided to brew this one before heading in for an 8hr shift at work. When it was cool enough to drink in my Timolino, I was surprised. I noticed that the tea brewed a very light colour, so I didn’t know what to expect.
I took my first sip and seemed very pleased, it tastes like a Starburst…or a Skittle. I’ll have to come back to this, but it does taste like a chewy fruit candy. Probably my fav so far.
Not sure what to rate this at the moment.
Got this as a sample with one of my last tea orders and read some of the comments here and decided to try cold brewing for the first time.
Not sure I did it right, I boiled my water and used the bubble teapot I ordered and let it steep for a little longer than 7 minutes with the miniscule amount in the pouch.
Verdict: looks like pee, doesn’t have a strong flavor in the sample (but I’m sure once you get about 25g to a tin, you’ll get enough for a stronger flavour), but it did smell really good as an herbal tea.
Tempted to mix in some 5ive Alive with this stuff for some more flavour, it just tastes like very lightly flavoured water.
Would have given a bigger rating if there was more in the pouch and maybe if I steeped it longer.
Got my ‘Carnival Collection’ today and since it’s crappy out, I’m spending my day trying these teas.
First up, Caramel Corn.
Not a bad smell, pretty darn good. Light color when brewed and…it tastes A LOT like Forever Nuts.
I can taste some differences, but it’s basically Forever Nuts with some new stuff added in.
Other than that, it’s a very heavy tea, you need to add quite a bit to really get some steep going on.
Not bad, but not stock-worthy for me.