475 Tasting Notes
This tea was fantastic this morning! In the past, I thought the banana made it taste less smooth, but I think now, that it may have been how I prepared it. This time I steeped it for less time. I also had to use the microwave at work, so the water probably wasn’t quite at boiling. Maybe banana teas do better at lower temperatures for less time? I’ll have to try this with banana dream pie now. Anyway, I could taste more walnut, and like I said, it was a lot smoother on the tongue. Went great with my maple nut oatmeal! It was super foggy this morning and this tea made me feel so cozy!
After I steeped this, you could smell its deliciousness far outside my work cubicle. Hope I didn’t bother anyone, but really, who wouldn’t like the smell of s’mores?! I think it fares better steeped properly at home though (sans microwave), because the flavor didn’t seem as strong this time. Still fantastic!
This was yummy. At first I really wasn’t sure about this tea, especially from the smell of the dry leaves. It was delicious though. Chocolate is definitely the dominant flavor, and it’s kind of a nice dark chocolate. The chili adds a slightly spicy heat to the background. I really liked it, and the second steep wasn’t bad either! I don’t think I’ll have a problem finishing the bag :)
This was the last new tea I had to try. Hmmmm, what should I do now? ;)
I so wanted to like this tea. I loved Grand Amour, and this one has such a cute name! Unfortunately, it wasn’t the tea for me. Once steeped, it tasted like an apple jolly rancher and very astringent black tea. I was surprised by the astringency because Grand Amour was so silky smooth. Not sure why this one was different. Oh well. I appreciated the sample, Laurent!
Thanks, Alphakitty, for fixing the picture! This tea wasn’t up yet, and I wanted to put it in my cupboard. :) Anyway, I finally tried it out this morning. Managed to squeeze in steeping a cup prior to a long set of meetings. This tea smells very much like pear and it’s a little perfume-y. I think it smells like when you first open a box of pears from Harry and David, not that anyone sends me those…. ;) Anyway, I liked it, but I think it would be better iced. Not bad for my first pear-flavored tea.
Thank goodness the work day is over! i think i was turning into a zombie, because by the end of the day my brain turned to mush. It’s been pretty overwhelming lately. I started the day off right, though, with this tea! This was wayyyyyy better the second time. I could taste much more berry. I think this may turn into a tea cabinet staple! I’ve really been enjoying all the Della Terra teas I ordered. So glad I tried them out!!!
In the search for an afternoon tea with no caffeine and not being in a fruity mood, I ended up trying this one again. It went pretty well with the pear cupcake I had. Yes, I’ve been eating lots of cupcakes! I can’t help but stop in to see the daily specials every weekend with my husband. We usually get 3 each ;) So…on to the tea. This time I tasted more caramel. It could have been that there were 3 pieces of caramel in the 1 1/2 teaspoon I steeped, or that I added some milk and sugar. Still, rooibos was the dominant flavor. I really would like to find a sweetly flavored rooibos without fruit, where the named flavor is more dominant the rooibos. Any recommendations?
Drank this in order to get rid of the taste of professor grey tea, which was a complete fail for me this morning. Hadn’t tried this one with the proper steeping equipment (kettle, not office microwave) until this morning, and it was okay. I still don’t think I like banana teas. It won’t be a problem to finish off the bag, but I won’t be restocking this one. It helped me with the professor grey taste, but I keep thinking I’m smelling that tea. It’s haunting me!