I didn’t do this one justice today. I made it far too weak. I should have added more leaves to it.
But, I do love the combination of chocolate and almond and raspberry flavours. I find this tea to be very unique in itself.
I really wish I had made this one stronger as I really wanted to enjoy this tea properly. I know in the past when I’ve made it properly it always turns out so good. It is a wave of flavours that are just amazing.
Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll try again.
170 Tasting Notes
I didn’t do this one justice today. I made it far too weak. I should have added more leaves to it.
I’m very excited about this tea. I know that I have logged this one before, but I have to tell what happened this weekend!
So, I needed to get away. It’s been a rough year and a half, and I needed a break. So, I went to see my in-laws. I know most people find their in-laws to be stressful or whatever, but not me. I’ve been blessed with the best in-laws I could ever ask for. My mother-in-law and I get along so well. We spent two days together this weekend, just the two of us and we had a blast. I’m so blessed.
Anyway, because I knew I was going to be going down in the area, I called up the Teaopia and asked if they had any of this tea for sale. They said they only had a 1000g bag! And it’s 75% off ‘cause Teaopia is switching over. The price was out of this world awesome, so I picked up a bag. Now I will be drinking this tea for probably a few years and loving every minute of it!
I’m sad to see Teaopia go. The sales are making it less sad, but still sad. I hope that Teavana will be good. :) I’m excited to try their teas.
My mom-in-law got this one as it’s one of the ones on clearance from Teaopia. I got to try some ‘cause I’m visiting :)
This tea is so sweet and delicious. I’m really enjoying it! The green rooibos base is perfect for this light, fruity blend. I think the pairing is very good.
I’m visiting my in-laws (I’ve got the greatest in-laws ever!) and my mother-in-law is in love with this tea, so I thought I’d give it a try.
The colour steeped is so beautiful. It’s a deep pink colour that actually reminds me of the Kanpe tea colour when steeped. Taste was tart but also a lovely fruity taste. I really enjoyed this tea. I’d probably have it again.
My mum-in-law has hugely stocked up on this one. I’m glad she loves it so much!
Dear Three Lemon Green,
Every since I found out that I’m allergic to grass, I’ve been quite nervous to have you again… you and your lemony goodness. I’ve been worried about how I would feel after I had you. But tonight I’m trying you again and I’m hoping that you treat me well. I’m really hoping ‘cause you taste amazing. The perfect lemony taste with the perfect green rooibos base.
Anyway, if you and I get along for the rest of the night, then I think I’m going to make a nice big pitcher of you iced.
A huge fan
This is a sample I got… probably almost a year ago, but have yet to try. I got it with one of my online orders I believe.
The smell of this one is quite strong of cinnamon and cardamon.
Taste-wise I found this one to be kinda weak also. I expected a punch of flavours, but they weren’t as strong as I expected. But it does a nice chai taste despite it. The cinnamon and cardamon are probably the strongest tastes within this tea.
This summer has been one for heat! We have had at least two heat waves, and I was starting to think that maybe there wasn’t an end in sight! But this morning I was struggling to wake up (which I do on a good day hahaha), and I realized it’s because it’s dark and rainy out! The heat has broken for at least today and been replaced with crazy amounts of rain! Maybe now my flowers will come back to life in the garden!
So I thought, what better day than today, to enjoy a favourite such as pumpkin chai! It is such a warm comforting tea to me.
This tea screams fall. It’s the perfect cup of tea to snuggle up with on a gloomy-looking day such as today. And although I have to work this morning, I brought some with me and I’m really enjoying the soothing comfort of this tea. It is delightful!
I’ve been stressing out a lot lately about some stuff at work. Today came a big answer as to what was going to happen and I’m very relieved.
I didn’t know what that answer would be until I got here today, but I thought I’d bring in a tea from home to enjoy as it would help the day go smoother until I heard the news. I chose my newest tea to the collection, Bamboozled!
Last summer I was given a whole bunch of Blazing Strawberries from a friend of mine and I loved it. The first two times or so times I had it, I didn’t really know what to think of it, but now I absolutely LOVE it. I think this tea will be the same.
I got only 50g of this last night as I was trying to be good. It has large pieces of fruit all through it with the bamboo leaves.
It is a nice fruity refreshing tea. I’m definitely enjoying it. I’d probably buy this one again as it is so fruity and nice.
The bamboo is a strange base, but I definitely like it as a change.
My wonderful husband took me to our closest DavidsTea tonight for a treat (it’s an hr away). I asked him last week if I could finally treat myself to a glass teapot, as I’ve always LOVED the look of them, but have never ever owned one. I was always hesitate to buying one only ‘cause realistically I don’t need one, but I’ve always hoped to have one.
SO, we get there and the plan was to buy the teapot, buy some bamboozled, and then leave……. probably a good 30mins later, we finally left… maybe it was longer… I can’t remember. Either way, I was in heaven. I got to smell a bunch that I hadn’t yet and I decided after smelling this particular taste of heaven that I would try it as a to-go tea.
I was debating about purchasing some, but I’m so leery towards white teas ‘cause the flavour isn’t as strong and I’m so worried about burning the leaves.
So, I had this one to go.
I must say, this one is quite good! It is a more subtle flavour than most of the teas that I enjoy on a day to day basis (I’m a black tea drinker through and through, although I will also enjoy herbals and rooibos teas). The apple flavour was delicious. Not overpowering, but not under-whelming either. I picked up on an almost cinnamon flavour too.
I really enjoyed this tea. I don’t think I’d be daring enough to purchase some, as again, I’m not much of white tea drinker, but I did enjoy it. I could see this one also working quite well as an iced tea. I’d definitely give that a try too.
Tomorrow, I shall try out my new teapot. What I’m going to brew up, I don’t know, but I can’t wait to give it a try!
This tea I got as an exchange for something I didn’t care for at all.
It was a surprise to me, that’s for sure. Everyone was saying it tasted like a pina colada, but I didn’t know if I believed them, but now I do. This tea is a nice fruity, sweet tea that is just amazing. It smells exactly like what I’d expect summer to taste like.
I enjoyed a cup of this last night while rewriting a short story I’ve been writing and although the tea and the story didn’t match, the tea was delightful. I can see this being a good one to chill and enjoy in the backyard with a good book.
I had this one yesterday afternoon but forgot to log it!
The smell of this one is unbelieveably like root beer. I love the actually root beer beverage so I had to try it, and the smell for sure lives up to the name.
I only made an 8oz glass, which for me is small. I always do 16ozs or more… but I wanted to ease myself into this tea.
My timer was acting up on me, so I think I may have steeped it a bit longer than I should have…
Once I tried it, I have to agree with another reviewer here. It was a weak taste when hot, but as it cooled, you could really get the flavours coming out of it. It is definitely a root beer flavoured tea. It was so yummy, but sweet! I made the mistake of adding the tinyest amount of sugar to it and I realize now I shouldn’t have. It was far too sweet. I think if I had skipped that I would have been fine.
I did add some milk to it too to try and bring out the creaminess. It did help, but even still, I think it would have been just fine without the milk.
I think I’d like to try this one chilled as it’ll probably make it taste more like what I expect when I hear root beer (A cold sweet beverage).
Also, I think this tea will be one of those ones that I save for when I want a sweet treat and something completely different.
I have been hesitate to try this one at all… I don’t like Oolongs. I have tried a few too, but most of the time I don’t like them. I think I had one oolong that I actually drank and that was a peach one from Teaopia. I didn’t even realize it was an oolong at that time.
Anyway, I got this one from a friend for Christmas and I’ve been putting off trying it ‘cause of it being an oolong. (Sorry friend!) I’m now wishing I had tried it sooner!
It was definitely a surprise to me. I agree with other reviews on here. The toasted and nutty part of the tea doesn’t come through at all. I notice the cinnamon for sure. And I notice the fruit. This tea should almost be called apple cinnamon fruit tea, or something like that.
It does taste about how it smells too. It smells more fruity and cinnamon-y then nutty or toasted. And too, the nutmeg is definitely another flavour that comes through too.
I do like this tea a lot. I’m going to really enjoy it!
So, I ordered this one online. It sounded really good.
I get it and open it up… and unfortunately the smell of this one was overwhelming, but not in a good way. From a distance it smells it good tho. It’s just up close where it smells funny to me.
Taste… I couldn’t do it. The funny smell that I had smelling it up close transfered to the taste. It smells too artificial or something, so that’s the taste that I had. I took like three sips and had to toss it. It tastes too funny to me. I didn’t get any cherry taste at all.
I really wanted to like this one, but I can’t do it. :(
This tea is very similar to another tea I have in my cupboard.
I don’t really notice the salt in it, but it is a nice caramel black tea.
I really like it. :)
I think that I oversteeped this one or something… I found it to be bitter. I set up my tea timer and everything, but maybe something was still off… I steeped for 3:30, but maybe I should only do 3 mins.
Smell was very grassy…
Taste was bitter. It overwhelmed to the point where I couldn’t really notice the other flavours at all. I’m going to try it again… but I wasn’t happy so far… :(
I’ll try again soon.
I had a sad moment this morning when I went to make this tea… I brewed it as usual, but when I poured my milk into it, it curdled. I knew the milk had to be getting close to done, but I didn’t realize it was bad… It made me so sad… I had to dump the tea, and resteep.
The good news in all this, I resteeped this tea a second time, and I let it sit for a bit, and it was awesome. It was just as good as a first steeping would have been. I like my black teas pretty strong and this held up really well. I was very happy. I’m loving this tea!
Okay, so this tea I’ve had a love/hate relationship with. I loved it the first time I made it, but since that time, I haven’t liked it at all! I’ve tried and tried, but it just tastes wrong to me now. I wonder if the leaves have gone stale or something. It’s bitter and not smooth and I don’t really taste the caramel flavour at all anymore.
Poor caramel tea… I loved you, but not anymore…
This is the first tea master/steeper I bought. I found it at a small store here in town and had to try it out ‘cause a friend of mine told me about it, and I was so interested to try it out.
This thing is amazing! I don’t know how I lived my tea life without it. This lets the tea leaves fully expand so you get the full flavour of the tea. Also, it’s beautiful to watch the tea steep. I love it. I have a total of three steepers and I love them. I will always have them in my house.
Dry: Smells really good. I like it.
Taste: Milk and sugar added as usual. I wish I had tried it beforehand though. I think I might have over done it with the milk and sugar.
I’m gonna try it again without all the added stuff.
I will admit though too. I’m starting to realize that I don’t care all that much for fruit-flavoured black teas. I’ve got another strawberry flavoured black tea, and although it is good, I don’t really go for it that often. I’m drawn to the caramel, chocolate, nutty, etc type of black teas.
I’ll rate this one another time.
Now that is a spicy meat-a-ball, er, I mean tea.
Dry, the mango smells so good. I couldn’t wait to jump in.
Steeped: I found the mango to be very weak, but I need to mention that I didn’t use as much leaves as they suggest. I very rarely do. I always find using the amount they say makes it too strong for me. This time I wonder if I should have done the amount that they suggested. At the same time, the kick of the chilis is unreal. It is definitely a spicy tea, which I’m not use to at all.
I do like this tea. It’s quite nice. It would have to be one of those ones that I reach for when I need something different and something to give me a kick.
I use to refuse anything pumpkin. I wouldn’t have pumpkin pie, cookies, desserts of any kind really… So, when a (now former) coworker that I couldn’t stand told me that if I love tea, I had to try this, I didn’t want to and didn’t want to believe that she knew anything about me whatsoever. Somehow she convinced me to try this one. I didn’t want to, but I did. She got me this tea, double double with cream. I never drink tea with cream. EVER.
But this tea was amazing. She finally got something right.
Since that time, I’ve been on a pumpkin tea kick that hasn’t really stopped. And for that, I’m happy ‘cause it’s delicious. I’m still not a fan of pumpkin desserts, but the tea I’ll drink religiously.
I get this one when I need a quick pick-me-up and I don’t have time to make my own. I also get it when travelling. It’s a simple tea, but delicious.
I always get it two milk, one sugar, bag in. One milk never seems to be enough when I leave the bag in. It gets strong quick. And I don’t know about others here, but all the Tims around my area always seem to do really big amounts of sugar. One is sometimes too much. Meh, It’s still good. I still enjoy it.
I finally tried this one even though I bought this a while ago. I ordered 100g of this on the good faith that I would love it, like I love cake.
I was not disappointed. The rooibos is the perfect match for this tea. It is a sweet and almost creamy tea. It has a pretty strong vanilla flavour, or almost like a maple flavour. I can see this being a vanilla cake/icing mix. It definitely would curb any cravings that I have. I think I will have to keep a little of this one on hand for those days that all I want is a sweet treat.
Apparently I haven’t reviewed this one yet??!?!
This tea is amazing! I love the name of it. It sounds cool.
The tea itself… the smell is devine. I close my eyes and take a deep breath in and just devour the smell of it every time I open up my tin. It is amazing. It smells sweet and creamy and just all over lovely.
Taste: I always add milk and sugar to this one. It makes it a sweet creamy cup of heaven. I always resteep my tea leaves too ‘cause it’s so good. Even when steeped a little longer than recommended it tastes amazing. I find too, that only sometimes do I get a chocolate taste to this one. Normally I get more of a caramel taste. Either way though, this is soooo good.
I’ve tried this one once without milk (we ran out and I didn’t realize before I brewed this one) and it was still very good. It was sweet and creamy on its own even.
I still add milk to it even though it tastes good without. There’s just something about black tea with milk in it that screams tea heaven to me.
I’m almost out of this one unfortunately… I’m rationing it until the summer collection comes out, then I’ll add it to my order. :)
UPDATE: Apparently I have reviewed it, I just didn’t realize it. :)