222 Tasting Notes
I tried this one last night for the first time. I figured that I better give it a try, as my dad bought me a whole tin! (He rocks!!).
I must say though, this tea is totally throwing me off. I’m not too sure if I love it or not yet. I drank it last night with some sugar, but I’m almost wondering if I should have put some milk in it too, which is weird ‘cause it’s raspberry!
I’m going to have to try this one again before I fully review it…
So, I ordered 25g of this and I also got a small sample with another online order that I made. I decided to try this one at work, so I brought the small sample with me.
This one tastes like Swampwater. When I smelt it in stores, I didn’t even put the two together, but now that I’ve tried it, it is amazingly similar. I love swampwater too, so that’s good. I didn’t end up getting any of the jellybeans in the sample that had, but I’m going to go ahead and buy some from the bulk barn and add them to my tea. I want to know what it tastes like with them. I bet I definitely wouldn’t need to add sugar after those things disolve. haha
Hoping they keep this one around for a while. I might have to order a tin of it at some point.
I bought this one sometime last year and after trying it a couple of times, I realized that I don’t care for walnuts that much. So I ended up giving it away to my coworker who fell in love with it. I didn’t think I would ever have it in my collection again after that… that was, until a few weeks ago when I went to Davidstea in London with my husband.
My husband has been amazingly understanding and supportive of my love for tea. He is patient with me when I tell him about more teas that I love and want to try and when I have to rearrange the cupboard for the fifth time/twentieth time to make it all fit. So when I asked him if we could go to Davidstea on the way home from seeing his family, he said absolutely. I got a bunch of small amounts of the spring collection, as he looked around. He found the glass noble travel mug and decided to buy it, which surprised me only ‘cause he doesn’t drink much tea to begin with… and by much, he doesn’t usually drink tea at all.
When we were about to leave, the lady helping us asked if we wanted any tea to go. I got an iced Pow Power, which was amazing, and he decided to get a hot Toasted Walnut, which again, surprised me, but was happy to see him trying something different.
He LOVED it. We ended up buying 100g of it for him online a few days after we got home and he just made his own cup of it this morning (we just got the order yesterday). So for that reason alone, I will keep this one in the cupboard for him to enjoy. :)
And while we were waiting for the tea to come in, he tried all sorts of other teas and have a few others that he loves too! I’m very excited to see him enjoying tea.
The smell of this one is absolutely amazing! It’s a punch of flavours all coming at me at once. It’s a strong smelling tea, which is awesome.
So I made a cup of this and added my usual milk and sugar and it’s so delicious. It’s so chocolately, and sweet. The chili flavour isn’t too powerful, which is kind of nice too. And as with all chai teas, it also has all the usual chai spices.
My next cup will be without milk ‘cause I want to see what it tastes like on its own. If it’s amazing with milk, it’s probably amazing without too. I’m so glad my husband wanted us to get this one!
I had this one from the store as a take out iced tea, and I loved it.
It was a bit tart, but she added some agave to make it less and the pomegranate was lovely. That’s the main flavour that I could taste. I’m not too sure what silver needles taste like, so I don’t know if I could taste them or not, but as a whole, I enjoyed this iced tea.
Okay, so I’m not going to rate this tea yet.
I brought a small sample of this one to work with me to try and I thought it was very strange looking frankly. I didn’t know what to expect. So I made the tea, and I’ve tried it… it’s so weak… And then I looked at the pic of it again, and well, I know why. I only ended up steeping the fruit. The sample that I brought from home didn’t have any black tea in it. haha that would be the problem!! I only had the fruit. And while I still am getting a somewhat nice flavour from it, it definitely isn’t what I think this tea is suppose to taste like.
I’ll try again at home. This time WITH the black tea leaves in it.
I have had a bad tea day. I don’t know what’s going on. Maybe it’s cause I went to the dentist this morning, but nothing has turned out right today. I made two separate batches of Check Mate (from Davids) and burnt them both! This is the first time I’ve done this, so it was really bothersome to me. I love Check Mate! Don’t worry, I haven’t given up on it, I will make it again and love it. I’ll just be sure to not burn it next time. I think I need to get a tea thermometer.
Any-hoo, then went on to make another tea that I loved in the past from another company, and it wasn’t good either! I just couldn’t get it to turn out. This made ma really sad.
So, finally I jumped over to this tea. My goodness! This is exactly what I needed. It is sweet and lovely and I added a mess of sugar to it, but I don’t care. I wanted something sweet and yummy and this did the trick! Finally a tea turned out today! And I don’t even care that it’s after dinner and I’m drinking a black tea. I needed something to work out!
Why can’t this tea be permanent…? Oh lovely pepperminty tea. I love you… Next year, if you come back, I will be purchasing more of you.
So I’m trying this tea for the first time today at work, and I think I made it too weak. I do get the amaretto taste from it, but I don’t find it to be that strong. I would have loved a stronger kick of flavour. I’m going to try it again before I rate it though. I think I need to make it a lot stronger.
Had this one again the other day with the girls at work. I made it very strong, and then added milk and sugar like I did with Santa’s Secret. It was amazing. Again, it was a lovely creamy candy cane of sorts but with a chocolately touch to it. Absolutely lovely. Almost like a chocolate mint patty!!
This tea is quite nice. The first time I drank it, I only noticed the graham cracker taste, and a little of the marshmallow.
Today, I can taste everything: the marshmallow, the graham cracker, the chocolate… It’s delicious. :) I think adding milk definitely helped too. It added a creaminess to it.
I like it! :)