11 Tasting Notes
I like the smell of this tea when steeped. It smells like apple pie. I steeped it for at least 5 minutes, and I can smell the tea when I drink it, but the flavour is much milder than I’d like it. It would be nice if it had more flavour. I will be trying this again with a steep time closer to 7 mins, or put more than 1.5 tsp tisane per cup. I also like the fact that I can eat the fruit and nuts at the end.
I love a nice black tea, and I don’t mind a good flavoured tea, but this one was lacking the punch of the actual tea. The blueberry flavour was nice—I enjoyed picking out the blueberries and eating them afterwards. However, even after 4 mins it was a light brew that doesn’t hold up well to milk. I didn’t totally dislike it, but I wouldn’t add it to my cupboard.
I was pleasantly surprised by this one! I don’t normally like Rooibos, but the flavours in this one were yummy! It reminded me of a hot cider or punch and I could picture myself being served this in some Alpine cabin after skiing. I could also taste the coconut and almond notes. Lovely.
Just tried this and it is very nice. I can definitely taste the peppermint. I wasn’t sure about the other flavours, but definitely tasting something smooth too, which could be the white chocolate, but reminds me of vanilla. I’m not getting any burn from the peppercorns, but the tea is very warming. I’d definitely have it again.
Great tea. Smooth. I prefer it to a straight Earl Grey because it is not overbearing. Flavour is there, but comes across smooth, just enough. Goes well with milk.
My new favourite tisane. Holds up well to a long steep time. Water temperature should be less than a full boil. I will boil the water and wait 2 mins before pouring it over. Fruity but not sour. Wouldn’t even know there was eucalyptus in it. Very enjoyable at any time of day.
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I don’t usually like flavoured black teas. It has pieces of strawberry in it. The strawberry taste was nice and strong, plus a smoothness from the vanilla. A milder tea than a straight black, but nice even with a bit of milk in the evening.
This is my favourite tea which I drink sparingly as I don’t have easy access to it. Exactly as it is advertised: rich, bright and malty. I also purchase the loose leaf version. For someone who likes their tea with milk, I find this tea to really satisfy.
I normally don’t like very strong early gray style teas. I actually like this one. On first sniff of the leaves I smell an overpowering sweet strawberry smell. David’s Tea recommends 1.5 tsp per cup and 4-6 mins to steep. When I used the recommended amount of tea and steeped for 3.5 mins, I found the brew too bitter. I infused a second time and the tea was perfect for me, with a nice but not overpowering sweetness. So for me, I would need to either put less tea per cup or brew for 3 mins only for the perfect cuppa.
This is a strong tea, similar to Yorkshire Red Label tea. It is loose leaf in the “cut, tear, curl” style, so that it looks like tiny balls. You only need to steep for a very short period of time. It holds up excellently with milk. I like this one in the morning or whenever I need a pick-me-up. An excellent standard tea that I think everyone should have handy in their pantry.