502 Tasting Notes
This was a good “first thing in the morning” tea, when you don’t want anything overly sweet. The black tea was the dominant flavor, but was accented by a slight blackberry flavor. The berry wasn’t overpowering and not too sweet. I think I would have liked the berry flavor to pop more than it did, but I still enjoyed it.
Got this one as a sample in my order. I haven’t delved into green tea much and usually only enjoy it paired with food, but this one might just change my mind. True to its description, it tastes like strawberries and cream. The strawberry is both sweet and tart. It smells divine! The second steep was pretty good too. Delicious!
This is absolutely delightful! Thank you, Laurent, for this sample! Like ashmanra said, the black tea base is silky smooth. The raspberry, red current, caramel, and vanilla meld together to make a delicious fruity and creamy dessert tea. I think it would be amazing as an afternoon tea with a scone. Nothing gets better than that! :)
Edit: steeped it twice and it was just as good the second time!
The hardest part about choosing a tea to drink this evening wasn’t that I had too many to choose from, but that I couldn’t have any of my new black teas! So, caffeine free, I chose this one, which is odd, because I wasn’t sure the first time I drank it that I really liked a tea that tastes like red hots. For some reason, tonight, I was really in the mood for a tea with some punch, and this hot cinnamon tea was it! This time I also got more citrus notes. I think the verdict is still out on this one.
I got my first Della Terra Teas order yesterday, and I was so excited to try this! The reviews were so good, I ordered 2 oz. without trying it first! Ha! I had it first thing this morning and I have to tell you I was a little surprised by the flavor. It’s got kind of a rum smell and taste that I didn’t expect. I really liked it though. I could definitely smell and taste a little cinnamon and it was sweet and yummy. I also got two robust steeps. It’s not gonna be hard to finish the bag, but I can’t say whether I’m in love with it. Maybe another cup will help me decide!
I finally had a morning at home to enjoy this sample. Thank you, Laurent! I didn’t want to steep it at work, since I’d have to use the microwave instead of my nice kettle and steeper. Got to use the right equipment! So, I liked it! I have never tried a flavored genmaicha before, but it’s nice. I was surprised that it had black tea in it. I agree with Kittena that it may not be necessary. I got good toasty caramel notes, and I actually added a little milk and honey, which brought out the sweetness. I got two decent steeps out of it. I can’t wait to try the other samples from Nina’s!