236 Tasting Notes
I’m trying to get through a lot of my teas so I have only the very best in my cupboard.
It’s going to take a while.
I’m drinking this one down today. It’s so fruity and delicious! I could see this one making a good iced tea for those that like iced tea. (I only like rooibos and herbals iced).
This one is very similar to one that I already have in my cupboard from a different company, with the exception of this having actual real fruit in it! I love that. It’s not just wisps of flavour but real full flavour. But again, still very similar to what I have in the cupboard right now.
I enjoyed this one but won’t miss it too terribly this time.
Okay, another note about this one.
I have realized that I won’t be getting this one again. I don’t care for it. I will finish it for sure, but I don’t think I’d ever get it again. THis one has hibiscus in it, which if the magazines they gave out would actually list all their ingredients in their teas, I would have known and wouldn’t have gotten this one. It’s an almost ridiculously sweet to me. Yesterday I didn’t even finish it. I’ll be mixing this one with a plain black tea to help me finish it. I have a few plain black teas that I love on their own, but I may have to use to mix. It’s really a shame that they couldn’t have done something a bit softer and mellower. They should have skipped the hibiscus. Then I think the tea would have been a nice strawberry creamy tea.
So…. funny story.
I was looking online with a coworker at the Davidstea website, and we saw this one on there. I was floored by how awesome this one sounded. I thought I’d buy some when I went to my nearest store, but then I didn’t end up going. I was looking through my collection and guess what I found! This tea! It makes me wonder though how long I’ve had it… It’s probably been a bit..
So, I decided to have it tonight. It definitely needed some time to cool before I tried it ’cause when it was hot, I found it hard to get much flavour.
Now that it’s cooled, I really like it. It’s got a lemon/lime combo to it. It’s pretty tasty! I did overleaf a little bit ‘cause I know I’ve had it a while and I’m glad that I did. I think I would add a bit more next time. I’ll probably finish this one shortly. It’s yummy
Last night we had a few friends over and for the first time they saw my tea cupboard! haha My cousin that came over said she was jealous. haha
Anyway, so my husband mentioned that there are a few teas that I have that I really haven’t drank ‘cause I don’t care for them even though I bought 100g thinking I would fall in love. And one he mentioned was Ice Cream Cake by Davidstea. I bought a bunch of that one, but really don’t care for it all that much. It’s not terrible, it’s just too sweet and not really my thing come to find out. So my thought this morning was to dig it out of the back of the cupboard and mix it with something to make it less sweet. And guess what?! It worked!
So for this mixing I paired 1.5 tsp of Ice Cream Cake from Davidstea with 1 tsp of Canadian Breakfast from The Metropolitan Tea Company!
What a fantastic pairing! I added milk and it made it nice! It wasn’t crazy sweet. If anything, it was more of a plain tea with a hint of something else sweet, but not crazy sweet thankfully! I told my hunny that I like the combo and would probably end up finishing it now and I think he’s happy. I know I’ll enjoy this combo.
Again, tried a couple of times at work to write this review, but the work pc is so old that Steepster won’t load properly to let me write a note. It’ll let me read though thankfully.
Anyway, so I had this one the other day, and normally I wouldn’t write a review on the first tasting of something, but I felt I needed to write something this time.
I found this one to be quite sweet. Now, in all fairness, I did add a touch of sweetener thinking it wasn’t going to be sweet, but it was. Next time I’ll just add milk for the creaminess that I like with black teas, but no sweetener.
The other thing that I was thinking that was odd about this tea is the steeping time they recommend for this one. It says to steep for 3-7 mins. I did it for 4.5mins I believe it was and it was on the bitter side. I need to make sure that I steep for only 3 mins and see where we’re at.
I finished this one yesterday at work. I was trying to write a note on my phone, but it wasn’t going well, so today I shall write it from home!
If I’m comparing this to S’mores from Teaopia, then I have to say that I like S’mores better.
At the same time, I don’t feel it’s fair to compare them. This one is spicier. The S’mores one is almost more subtle.
Anyway, I really did enjoy this one, but at this time I won’t be restocking it. I’m not sure if it’s still in stock or not, but I think I’ll past on this one for now.
I really did like this one though. I feel it is true to it’s name with a slight cinnamon-y adding to it.
Another attempt at this one.
I did get a bit more of the rhubarb flavour, I think this time. I wasn’t getting exactly what I was expecting from this one. I definitely feel like this one tastes more like a plain black tea with the tiniest hint of flavour. I realize now why everyone always mixes rhubarb and strawberry together. I feel like they need each other for sure.
I think I do agree with the other reviewer here though. This one really does fall a bit flat. I wouldn’t get this one again. Sorry…
I haven’t logged this one yet?? How it that possible?? I’ve had this one for like two years and I’m sure that I had logged it… but maybe not. Oh well! haha
When I first got this tea, I remember how crazy sweet it seemed. It smelled sweet, tasted sweet and was just far too much all around. But tonight, I’m not minding it.
I did add some milk to add some smoothness to it, and it hopefully curb the sweetness that I was expecting.
Comparing it to rum, I’m not sure I’m the best judge. I don’t really drink rum. But I can tell you I like the smoothness of this one and the sweet coconut in it.
I’m glad that this one has held up over the last bit. Honestly, this is one of the teas that I haven’t stored properly. It’s in a container that isn’t air tight, is glass that isn’t UV blocking and has been around for two years. I over leafed a bit just in case, and it seems to be okay. I do think time is making this tea taste a bit different, but I’m okay with it. It’s okay.
This is the second pu-erh I’ve tried.
Honestly, I don’t care for them at all. I don’t like the smell of this one. It smells almost fishy to me. I don’t know why. I did the 30-second steep, toss and then re-steeped.
I did load up on the milk and sugar, but I still don’t really care for it at all. I don’t mind the cinnamon part of it, but I do wish there was more to this tea. I feel like it needs more than just the cinnamon.
It’s not terrible, but it definitely not one that I’d buy.