86 Tasting Notes
Originally fixed a pot of this to drink hot but we were lucky enough to have a nice warm day so we switch to drink it iced. What a delight!
Late in posting this. I actually dug this out during the Olympics when I saw this clip and ended up drinking quite a bit. They attend the tea about halfway through the clip.
Wish that I could say I was lucky enough to go to one of their afternoon teas but… it was a gift for babysitting while relatives combined business with pleasure. It is a very refreshing tea with a little citrus aftertaste – like a mild Earl Grey.
The smell reminds me of the spring rolls at our local Asian market. I may have to reserve some for a rice dish. It has a very distinct oolong flavor similar to the dark oolong that we get a Chinese diner.
Like the others, I struggled with this tasting. I’ve always enjoyed other Chocolate Mint blends so I had high hopes for this. I enjoyed all the individual flavors but it wasn’t what I expected. With Belgian in the title, I thought that it would taste like dark chocolate rather than the frosty malt taste. I like that it was caffeine free. I’ve always enjoyed the presentation of the Tea Forte pyramid bags in a shallow cup so it was a nice experience. Although I would probably pass on this as a loose tea.
This tea is not for me. Although I pick out the various flavors, it was just too many layers for my taste. There is a very strong aftertaste of cream that some might like if you are into vanilla or cream flavors.
This is a beautiful tea. The blossoms contrast nicely with the tea leaves. If only I’d won that Steepster Holiday contest
-- This would be a great tea for the Sorapot!
Just picked up a new supply. It was so fresh. They mentioned that it had just arrived. Until I had this cup I did not realize how much the original flavor had changed as I got to the small bits and pieces at the bottom of my tin. This new supply had a nice mellow chocolate flavor without the super strong minty flavor. Delightful cup.
Most companies describe the vanilla teas as warm so I think the name if fitting. Who doesn’t want to think warmth with all this cold weather? At first, I thought this also included caramel since it was so mellow. A sip begins with the vanilla smell, then the vanilla flavor and finishes with the soft hint of chocolate mint.
I was dragging tonight so I needed a pick me up and reached for the English Breakfast but it seemed too weak to do the trick. I didn’t remember it being so bland. I think I’ll use the rest for sweet tea – iced.
Found a great deal on a large green tea variety pack so once again I found another excuse to get pick up more tea.
I’ve always enjoyed Earl Grey teas so I was anxious to try it with green tea. I was concerned both flavors might be compromised when combined but the familiar bergamot bite popped on the very first sip. Yummy!