374 Tasting Notes
I am pretty picky about my black teas. Greens, light oolongs, whites, & shengs are my first love but I’ve come to love a few blacks. I think my favourites are one with malt and chocolate notes. This one is pretty amazing with great chocolate notes. Thanks Dex for throwing this one in. So glad I got to try it.
I got a heap of this tea for Christmas along with the tea tin and beautiful travel mug:
I think if I love artificial flavoured teas I’d probably be raving about this one. It certainly does smell and look delicious. The dry mixture is sooo pretty. Loads of fruit & rose buds in there. The oolong is a bit hard to find.
Brewed up it does taste strawberry & rose. I couldn’t get much oolong taste in it but I think it was mostly just meant as a base to give it some body. Yes, the strawberry flavour is somewhat artificial but there are actual strawberry pieces in there (along with apple, pineapple, tangerine, peach, grapes, grapefruit, rhubarb). The artificial flavouring is not too strong and I could definitely pick out the citrus and grape with the other fruits. The rose petals mixed in with it all giving it a natural rose aroma.
Did I love it? I don’t really know. It was a bit strange for me. Fruity and floral at the same time. I would have liked more oolong , less artificial flavour but overall it’s pretty good. It seems like one of those teas that would be amazing iced.
The tea tin and travel mug are sooo pretty.
Flavors: Citrus Fruits, Grapes, Rose, Strawberry
This is one of those teas I’ve read great reviews on for ages. Then one day I just decided to order some anyway. It came just before Christmas and I’m having it now. The instructions say 1 tps to 8oz of water at 210F which I did. However, I notice that most other people here used a lot more tea for the 8 oz.
It definitely is hot chocolate like (without the milk and the sugar both of which I can’t have). I think this brew is a little thin so might try it with more tsps. next time like others have had. I also want to try this with some black teas I have. Is it worth it just ordering the one tea? I’d say so. This looks like a versatile tea to have on it’s own when I want a hot chocolate or to mix with other teas. I’ll enjoy trying out some different things with it.
Here I am sick with a cold before Christmas and I can’t taste any of my teas. What a bummer especially since I got those nice teas from The Finest Brew yesterday. So yesterday and today have been all peppermint or medicine teas. I’ve even had the dreaded ginger tea which I hate.
Today I’m having my Lapacho tea. Even the flavour on this one is a bit lost on me today. It’s coming through kind of dull. I’m picking up the citrus (which is the added flavour) but not the woody flavour of the lapacho. I changed the rating on this tea. I still think it’s pretty fantastic because of the health properties of lapacho and it tastes pretty good but it’s not a 100 rated tea. I would love to find other lapacho teas out there. Anyone know of other lapacho teas?
I love this tea! I didn’t really leave a proper review last time so I’m doing it now. Just finished my kickboxing workout this morning so it’s nice to relax with a wonderful cup of tea.
Dry the leaves are tiny twisted dark green and I could smell spinach from the dry a bit.
Brewed at 185 , 8 oz, 2 min, 1 tsp. Mmmmm. Sweet, buttery and spinach. I can smell the spinach in the aroma. This tea to me seems like it borders between some Japanese teas and the Chinese teas. The spinach seems to give it that umani that the Japanese greens have. Then there’s the rich nutty, butter flavour. I only have one little package left of this which is 2 cups so this is one tea that I will definitely have to order more of. It’s like a cup of heaven.
Flavors: Butter, Nutty, Spinach, Sweet
I’ve had this tea twice but have held off leaving a review. That’s because I think it’s strange I get chocolate notes off of a white tea. Yet I do.
Dry, the leaves are a bit fuzzy with white green to light green colour. It brews up a honey yellow and has a good body for a white tea. I picked up hay, honey and of course the chocolate notes. I really quite like it but I’m curious if anyone else gets chocolate notes.
Flavors: Chocolate, Hay, Honey