514 Tasting Notes
Another tea. Lots of bathroom breaks today. I’m surprised I don’t have a stomach ache from all the new weird flavours I’m putting into myself today.
Anyways, the tea. Mostly getting a green tea smell from it. It’s steeped up fairly dark for a green tea, which worries me.
Taste so far is just the lemongrass, but it’s also very hot still. As it cools though, all I’m getting is the green tea and the lemongrass. I’m not noticing the juniper berries the way I had hoped. It’s not bad, but as someone that isn’t much of a green tea fan, I’m not really enjoying this one.
Tonight I’m going to have to drink something I absolutely love to cleanse my palette after all these teas that I’m not a fan of…
I am a sampling machine today!! WHAT?!
Didn’t know this was a green tea, thought it was a herbal, so I steeped for 3mins at boiling.. Eeek!
Very minty smelling but with a weird… something else to it that I can’t describe, although I haven’t had a mint tea in forever, so maybe this is normal. The colour is a cross between apple juice and apple cider…
Taste… it’s like mint with pepper. Is that possible?
WHAT?! I just looked up the ingredients. It DOES have pepper! That is weird!!
I don’t get the licorice with this one that much which is good. That’s what’s been holding me back from trying it.
This tea isn’t too bad, but I don’t know if I’ll finish the cup. I feel like I’m so done with peppermint. Spearmint is where it’s at. And even then, I very rarely drink that these days. No idea why… Although, black teas with peppermint are okay.
Anyways, wouldn’t buy again. I’m going to say goodbye to this one too.
As a side note: I’m so happy about how many I’ve been able to get through!! What a day! Hopefully I’ll be able to get through more either tomorrow or maybe even this afternoon. I’m on a roll! (realistically this is my fourth today but that’s really good for me!)
EDIT: As it cools the licorice is definitely coming out. And I think I get the ginger too. There is just waaaay too much going on with this tea for me. And the licorice is the main thing that I don’t like… meh oh well.
I am completely and utterly embarrassed to admit how long I’ve had this tea (3years)… And it’s only a sample size I had. 2 heaping tsps. I have been carting this one around with me, constantly putting off trying it ‘cause I thought it was an oolong for some reason. The person that gave it to me loved oolongs and I just assumed it was one. It’s not. It’s a green/rooibos tea. With chocolate.
So, I used my whole sample as it wasn’t much and it’s so old and so far… it smells ok. I think I was expecting more. Again, I’ve had it a long time, so my poor review is going to be… dated? Sure, that’s what I’ll say.
Taste-wise… I’m really not sure what to think about it. I notice the green tea… Is there cinnamon in there? Yes there is! I like that surprise! And to me it tastes like more of a cocoa powder than a piece of solid chocolate, which is fine… but it’s got an almost dry or powdery chocolate taste to it.
So, I’m not blown away by this one… The taste is fine and it held up over the years VERY well! Kudos for Davidstea and good storing (I guess) for that one.
Won’t miss it. Glad I finally drank it and can say goodbye. I wonder how many other teas I have like that… hmmmmm….
Simply put, this is not for me. The only things I’ve really ever loved that came from bees are the flavoured honeys from Davidstea as you really can’t taste the honey at all (plain honey to me is gross. Sorry to those that love it, I just can’t do it) and I had a lipbalm that my mom got for me from a honey place up in Port Loring area and it was really nice. Otherwise, honey and beeswax and all that isn’t my thing. Never has been.
This tea upon smelling it, I knew I wouldn’t care for it. It smells like beeswax to me. I wanted to get past that to taste it… still, no. Nope. No way. I feel like I’m drinking liquid beeswax and it’s just not for me in any way shape or form.
Sorry tea. It’s not you. It’s me. I’m not going to be saving the rest of this. Out it goes. SIPDOWN!
Edit: Couldn’t even get through only a few sips. The smell is just not for me… :(
My last review of this one was two years ago and I didn’t know it was a cinnamon tea at the time of tasting it! Now, I am getting close to a sipdown (I think so anyways) so I thought I should update my review.
This tea is a very bold cinnamon tea with a sweetness that isn’t too overpowering, and it’s not a sweetness that leaves you puckering in a way that like, oh I dunno… the dreaded HIBISCUS does!
This tea is absolutely amazing. I totally love it and I can’t get enough in a lot of ways. I want to try to make a latte with this, but I never have my latte’s turn out right… it makes me sad. They can’t be that hard to make!
Anyways, I’m getting close to the end of this one so I’ll have to stock up on this at some point soon again. Maybe the next time that I go to my in-laws house! They just got a Davidstea in their area and how that my mom-in-law has the 15% off card, I can’t go wrong right?
I’m really drinking down the cinnamon teas. Not sure what it is about them that I’m loving, but it’s something… we’ll see. Plus, did you know that cinnamon is great for the metabolism? Yep. My husband and I read it somewhere and we got a recipe for a rub to put on pork chops! It’s basically cinnamon, salt and pepper and I forget what else. But it made the pork chops cinnamon-y which I didn’t think would taste good, but it was awesome!
Anyway, I’m totally off onto other things here than tea. So, I shall stop…. right…. meow.
My goodness Tart!
Was VERY nervous to try this one as it has hibiscus, but my mom-in-law loves Sangria teas so when I got a small sample in the mail, I thought why not give it a go.
So I definitely get the hibiscus and the orange, but I didn’t notice the other items all that much. I think they got lost a bit. I used about 2tsp for my 12oz cup at 4mins. I did add sugar to tone down the tart too.
So overall, it wasn’t too bad. It wouldn’t be one that I’d chose on a daily or even monthly basis to grab, so for that reason I won’t be getting this one, but I know my mom will so it’s all good.
Another review of this one. I haven’t changed my mind or anything, but I brought a bunch of fruity teas to work to get myself into the summer mode and today it actually looks like summer is coming! WORST. WINTER. EVER. This is one of the ones I grabbed too.
Apples are usually thought of in the fall and wintertime. You get your apple pies with cinnamon ice cream, apple turnovers with whipped cream, and apple cider with cinnamon sticks… But honestly, why not during the summer too? There are some amazing things you can add apples to and it just makes it awesome… Fruit trays, snacks, all sorts of yummy things…
Anyways, I’m going to really enjoy this one today. It’s almost inhaled already and I’m already trying to decide if I want to do another cup of this or go to something else fruity… oh the possibilities.
So, after me completely raving about this one before, I have now decided I don’t like it. Poor tea… it’s just way too much today. Is it possible that time has actually… almost like sharpened some of the flavours making it less smooth and lovely than I remember it being? Probably not, but I’m not enjoying this one anymore. I only have enough for maybe one more glass so I shall let the rest of this one go and count it as a SIPDOWN.
I am seriously amazed at how my taste buds are changing… and quite fast too considering even just two months ago I loved this one and now I’m so over it.
Not going to change my rating. This tea is good in it’s own right, but I just feel like I’ve moved past it. Maybe it’s cause the weather has gotten so nice out and all I want right now is light fruity teas, even though today is sad and dreary out..? Anyways, bye tea!
Another sample from my massive Adagio order.
I don’t care for this one. I’m not getting the fruit flavours from this one at all. I’m getting mostly just the floral/rose taste from it. I’m getting just a hint of coconut to it too. The pineapple is completely lost to me. Because I’m not the type to enjoy rose/florals in my tea, I’m not really enjoying this one at all. I’m drinking it, but I don’t think I’d go for another glass. This one will be given to my mom as she tends to love white teas and florals.
My last review of this one a year ago was a bit… ADD… I started off saying I liked it and by the end of the review I was like… yeah… I don’t know if I’d drink it much. Well, I thought I better try it again as it was a sample I got with my last order.
It’s fine, but Darjeelings aren’t my thing I don’t think. I’ve had this one before and I had another one I bought in Ottawa and that one wasn’t too bad, but again, it really wasn’t my thing. I’m definitely noticing that it is a woody tea that is quite strong in flavour. It has an almost malty taste to it… almost?
Either way, it’s not for me… Sorry tea.