516 Tasting Notes
I had tried this back around Christmas time at my old job with a now former coworker. She had made it double double with CREAM! So when I tried it, I didn’t take it too seriously as it had so much in it.
Today felt like just as good a day as any to try this one again. It’s pretty good! I was amazed at how much I love the first part of my cup. I only added one milk and it’s making it nice and smooth and it definitely doesn’t need any sweetener of any kind.
But as I’m finishing the cup, I’m finally noticing the weird taste in the back of my throat as it goes down… It’s the licorice. I don’t care for black licorice so to have that show up is kind of saddening to me. My former coworker said the same thing before but I wasn’t so sure ‘cause I just figured it could just from the cream. Now I get it. Now I know what it is that I don’t like that give it that weird taste.
I’m not too sure what I’m going to do about this one now. I only have 25g or so, so realistically I should either finish it, or I should give it away… I think I’ll try and drink the rest down. ‘Cause it’s not all that bad, but it does have that weirdness to it.
Edit: This one does surprise me in the fact that it doesn’t really taste like a usual oolong. Or… maybe I’m just starting to like oolongs better now…???
From my Giant Peach taste off:
This one is also amazing. It’s sweet like the Peaches and Cream from Davids and I’m definitely getting the apple taste from it. Between this one and the Peaches and Cream, Peaches and Cream I prefer more, but this one is still very good. I’m going to enjoy this one a lot.
From my Giant Peach Taste off:
This tea is amazing. It’s so sweet and creamy. It’s a very smooth peach tea. It’s a strong peach tea. It’s amazing how sweet it is, but it’s not bad. It’s just like a nature sweet tea. It’s such a treat to have! And the vanilla pieces in it is making it just amazing. I desperately wish I could get more of this one now.
I’m very surprised by this tea. I didn’t know what to think of the idea of a “green chai” but I knew I had to try it.
I boiled the water of this one and then forgot about it… so the water had been cooling for a bit. It was probably like 10mins of it sitting there before I finally got to it. Also, I ended up steeping for only 4 mins instead of the 5mins it recommended.
This is being enjoyed straight up and it’s very very good. I am loving it. I’m getting the orange hint from this with the cinnamon and the base is absolutely amazing. I honestly didn’t expect too much as I find a lot of green teas very grassy, but this one is just right! I’m so impressed! Absolutely delicious.
The Giant Peach Taste-off!!
I’ve seen that I have four peach teas, so now I should do a taste-off. Which of the peach teas will win? Let’s find out!
The contenders are: Peaches and Cream by Steeped tea; White Peach by Adagio; Peaches and Cream by Davidstea; and Just Peachy by Davidstea.
Two are white, two are herbals
So, comparing the white teas…
Peaches and Cream by Steeped: This one is peachy but it also has the taste of the other fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya). It’s not too bad… I’m torn about how I feel about this one.
White Peach by Adagio: a light peachy tea… This one doesn’t have anything extra in it. It’s strictly white peach tea.
Out of the white teas… I really have no idea which one I prefer… I’ve never been so stumped in my life! They are so similar and really only have the tiniest amount of difference. The Steeped tea one is a bit sweeter and the white peach isn’t as sweet… I don’t know but they are both really good. I think the steeped one is the winner… I think…
Peaches and Cream by Davidstea: This tea is amazing. It’s so sweet and creamy. It’s a very smooth peach tea. It’s a strong peach tea. It’s amazing how sweet it is, but it’s not bad. It’s just like a nature sweet tea. It’s such a treat to have! And the vanilla pieces in it is making it just amazing.
Just Peachy by Davidstea: This one is also amazing. It’s sweet as well and I’m definitely getting the apple taste from it.
Out of the herbals, I prefer the Peaches and Cream as it feels like a more true peach taste. But honestly, I’ll drink both quite happily.
This taste off was much harder!! I feel like my taste buds are overwhelmed by Peach! haha Now I need breakfast.
And happy 300th note to me!
This is the tea that makes me miss Teaopia more than I care to admit.
I still have probably… like 500g of this one… I think… I’ve even given some away and still have that much. Over the years I think my taste buds are starting to tire of this one. It’s too bad though ‘cause this one is amazing. I had it again today and it’s good, but it’s lost some of its magic to me. I need to get a good latte recipe. I think that would help me use it up and still enjoy it.
How do you prepare a latte at home?
I had it in my head that I hated this one ‘cause it was a Teavana tea and I haven’t enjoyed any of the ones I’ve had so far. So, when I was once again reorganizing my tea cupboard to get more to fit in it, I thought I should try this one again and see if I like it or if I should let it go.
I’m surprised that I like this one. It has rose hips and it has to be hibiscus in it… and it’s a green tea, which are usually very up in the air for me… It’s just weird that I don’t hate this one. It’s definitely a good summer tea. I’m going to try and finish this one up this summer.
Half Pure Chai, half Glitter and gold.
After being disappointed with Pure Chai from Davids, I thought I would spruce it up a bit with some glitter and gold. I’m trying to use up this Pure Chai I was given, but it’s just hard to when you don’t care for it… Sorry friend that gave it to me.
Anyways, combining these two is weird. They are having a power struggle to decide which one is the predominate one. I can make out the cinnamon from the glitter and I can make out some of the chai, but they seem to be such strong teas on their own, that they clash.
Don’t recommend this combo. You’d think that the combo would be dynamite, but it’s really not… Oh well… such is life.
Originally I had planned to make a latte out of the pure chai, but I still haven’t done that. Maybe at this point I’ll just give the rest of this away…