404 Tasting Notes
I tried this one on the advice of one of the customer service folks at Davidstea. I thought I might as well.
She recommended a 45sec steep for the first one. I figured that would be far too short. How could you get enough flavour out of it for it to be enough? But I followed her recommendations and I’m glad I did. It ended up being fantastic. It’s strong but not bitter and it was quite nice too. I enjoyed it a lot. I will have to do another few steepings to tell you more about the flavours I get from it. But otherwise, quite nice indeed!
I haven’t had this one in ages! I’ve been trying so hard to hold onto it and not drink it all up right away that I haven’t had it in over a year and I’m wondering now why I did that?!
This tea is so nice. I think mine isn’t as strong as it was before, but it’s still lovely and still delicious!
I think it’s just that I find a tea that I love and I don’t want to have to get use to not having it in my cupboard. So many times I’ll find a tea that I love but it’s only seasonal. Then, when it’s all gone… it really makes me sad.
I always end up liking the teas that don’t stick around… I believe this one is permanent, but I’m not too sure. Teavana is harder for me to get to though, so I don’t usually get their teas… plus this is one of two that I actually like.
I love the idea of this tea. It’s chocolatey, it’s got some fruity-goodness in it… it smells like heaven, but I found myself not as happy with it as I thought I would.
I like the chocolate part, but the chocolate in Read My Lips seems a bit nicer.
I found that the rose petals didn’t work for me personally. It’s definitely not my thing.
I can appreciate this tea for what it is, but it’s not for me. I didn’t like it as much as I had hoped I would.
I just got this one last night from my dad. He’s been great for picking up teas for me! He’s awesome! [and not just for getting me tea ;)]
I’m wishing I had steeped this for only 3 mins and added a bit more of the fruit. It’s definitely got a bit of grassiness that you would expect from a green tea. The fruit is nice but definitely on the light side. I’m going to have to have some more of it before I fully give it a rating. He got me lots too so I have tons of time to rate it :)
1tsp of English Caramel at the Tea Haus
1tsp of Courtlodge from the Metropolitan Tea Company
The last bit of my courtlodge was combined with English Caramel, and steeped for 3 mins.
I found that the caramel flavour was still there and nice and strong. I didn’t lose any flavour really from the courtlodge. If anything, the courtlodge just seemed to enhance the malty, basic black tea flavour that I get from black teas.
I love the English Caramel, but I’m finding that I’ve definitely hit my limit with this tea. It’s really good, but I think I’m done with this one. I may give what I have left away to a friend. I don’t know if I’ll finish it or not…
Sipdown! (or at least pretty close to it)
I had my last little bit on its own yesterday. Funny story, I made this one, then when I went to add my milk and sugar, I found out I was out of milk! Booo! So, I went to Tim’s to get a cinnamon roll and I got a couple of the little milk thingys. They didn’t even charge me for it! So sweet!
Anyway, three mins is far too long for this tea. I needed to do more of a 2.5mins or so. It was too strong yesterday.
I’m not sure I’ll miss this one now that it’s out.