764 Tasting Notes
First cup of the morning, and this is the second time I’ve tried this one. Wanted to give it a fair chance to impress me. Unfortunately, there’s not really a salted taste to it, and I don’t get enough caramel or toffee flavor. It’s kind of a blah mixture of chocolate and caramel. Oh well, the rest of this sample might need to find a new home.
DianaK was going to give me a sample of this tea, but I just couldn’t wait, so I included it in the try me sampler I got recently. ;) When I was a kid, we used to make monkey bread as a family, rolling the balls of dough in cinnamon and sugar. Delicious! This tea smells exactly like it. I can even smell the butter! The taste, however, is too cinnamon-y and not enough buttery baked goodness. Close, but not perfect. Oh well, I will still enjoy the aroma while drinking the rest of the sample!
Stephanie gave this to me a long time ago in a swap, and I’m just now trying it, but it is actually delicious! I came home this morning from being out and I was really cold. This was the perfect choice to warm me up! I’m not sure I would call it ginger snap, exactly, but it’s definitely a cozy cup! Thanks, Stephanie!
Let me just start this by saying, I love peanut butter. And peanut butter with chocolate is even better! I finally got around to ordering a try me sampler, and I tried them all today! Ya, 5 cups of black tea in one day! Wheeeeee! Anyway, I really liked this tea. This was probably my favorite of the 5 teas. It has both peanut butter and chocolate notes, but neither overpowers the other. It was a pretty good balance, actually. I also have to confess I don’t much like Della Terra’s chocolate teas; however, mixed with the right stuff (a.k.a. peanut butter…oh, and I also like s’mores), it works! Those that don’t like sprinkles will shun this tea, but if you are going to have a tea that tastes like peanut butter fudge, it’s not like it’s gonna be fancy….bring out the fun! This is definitely a reorder. :)
I really really like this tea! It’s totally a taste of Fall! It makes me think of my yearly trip to Apple Hill, which is coming up soon! In fact, I have plans to go up there the weekend after this coming weekend! Farms with apples, apple pies, and other deliciousness. We are totally getting a whole strip of apple strudel this year! So, this tea is like a guilt-free version of all that! I will definitely be picking up some more!!
Yum yum yummy vanilla deliciousness! So glad I have a whole tin of this tea now! Although it does look so tiny next to the white teas. White teas are just so dang lightweight! The second steep was just as yummy as the first. Definitely need to remember to steep this one for 4 minutes to get the best flavor and not be afraid that the white tea will get astringent. It’s amazing!
This tea is confusing me. The shape of it is pretty cool. I put three spears in my perfect mug to steep. They take multiple steepings to unfurl. The first cup I had didn’t taste like much, but it did taste like an oolong. I just wasn’t sure what kind of oolong. I thought I was getting roasty notes, but then another sip tasted more like a green oolong. I’m in my second steep, and it’s kinda stone fruity, similar to a Formosa oolong I tried once. It’s not bad, but I can’t say for certain whether I’d pick some more up. Good thing sample sizes at Tealux are generous, because I’ll definitely want to try this one out again.