480 Tasting Notes
My stomach seems to be on the fritz lately, and especially last night, so I had some of this to make me feel better. Works every time. I don’t understand what’s going on with my tummy… Last night I thought maybe I was getting the flu, but I haven’t had the flu in so long, I don’t even know what the first symptoms are! Anyway, I’m still surprised I like this tea, since I’ve never been a fan of peppermint. It’s like a lifesaver!
Couldn’t resist trying this one. I mean, who can resist cookie dough? The dry leaves didn’t exactly smell like cookie dough, but they did smell sweet. Steeped, the smell is definitely chocolate chip cookie dough! How did they do that! I really wanted to like this one, but it was just too weak for me. It basically tasted like cookie dough flavored water. I haven’t delved too much into white teas, so maybe that’s the problem, but I don’t think I like this one by itself. I was thinking it might be better as a black tea. Maybe blend it with black tea? Some experimenting might be in order!
Okay, so this one was interesting. It smells like cinnamon cereal, and brews up very pink, which is kind of cool! I tasted this in the store and thought I’d like it, but after a larger cup, I’m really not sure. I think it steeps up too weak for my taste. It wasn’t super nutty, like my beloved brazillionaire. I think I’ll need to brew another cup to really get a feel for whether I like it or not.
I still am not a fan of green tea, except when I’m eating sushi, but I’m really trying to like it! I know some of you would be shocked. How can I not like green? I’ve noticed a lot of folks on here don’t like rooibos though, and I do now, even though I thought years ago that I never would. So I guess tastes can change. In hopes of learning to like green tea, I bought some of this one. It smells like caramel! I think it’s the brittle pieces in it. Steeped, it tasted a lot less sweet, although it still smelled really sweet. Weird. It tasted a lot like walnuts, which was good, but I wish, it was as sweet to taste as it smells. I’m planning to try it with honey next time and see how that goes.
Like advertised, this was just what you would expect if you were going to the spa! It’s like sweet lavender! Super calming and smooth. I actually got this because of a recommendation from someone who worked at the DavidsTea store. He recommended it when I said I loved Rooibos de Provence. Great customer service, I might add! I think his name was Aaron. I mean, isn’t that what salespeople should always do? Listen to the customers favorites and recommend something new based on that information? I sometimes find they don’t really take the time to listen, but start right off throwing recommendations at you. I guess I should probably put a Tea Place rating in. Anyway, on this tea, I liked it a lot. Not sure if it outranks Rooibos de Provence, which has more complexity to it, though. I should probably try these two back-to-back.