366 Tasting Notes
Mmm maple! Thank you Liberteas for this 3rd tea for the third day of Christmas! I’m really craving pancakes after trying this tea…seriously I want to pour it on my pancakes it tastes so yummy. I’m just going to go have a moment with my tea over there for a moment…
This tea comes across as pretty mellow for me. I like it and the floral notes add a bit of awesome to the mix too. It’s so funny that it looks like a black tea, but smells more like a green/herbal mix. Def. different! Many thanks LiberTEAS for this 2 of 3 teas on the 3rd Day of Christmas. Yes I know I’m behind. But I was out of town and away from proper brewing tools!
Many thanks to LiberTEAS for including this as one of her Day 3 teas! This was so sweet and creamy and well sweet and creamy! I love a good vanilla flavored tea and this was just great. I’ll be adding it to the tea want list. Yum! Can’t wait until I get home to try the other two. :)
Many thanks to Azzrian for this! I’m not a huge flavored matcha fan. But this is something special! It smells and tastes just like Strawberries and Champagne! But with a rich creamy flavor to it. Yum! I wrote more on the blog (link below). I also want another cup, but seeing as it is now almost 10pm I think I’ll pass…
I had fully intended to try this yesterday on the first day. But my tummy had other plans. BUT today is a new day and I get the added bonus of trying two days!! :) First off thanks to LiberTEAS for getting this swap together!
Now on to the tea! Autumn Hearth has done a beautiful job on this blend! WOW!! There is so much in this tea I just want to poke through it. But I know i need to make my cup and enjoy this as I have a feeling I wil!
As others have said this tea smells so unique! It really is like nothing I’ve ever tried before and I love that! I really am enjoying the elderberry as that, the jasmine and sheng are currently stealing the show as I sip. But as my cup goes on each of the other ingredients comes out to play and they play so well with one another! So well in fact that I might have just downed the whole cup!
I will be so sad to see this one go (yes only after one cup)! I would def. keep this stocked in my house for the winter!
I really wanted a glass of wine tonight. But then looked at the time…so wine tea it is! This one smelled amazing when I opened the container. There were also HUGE chunks of papaya and I may have eaten one (delish!). This one smelled and even tastes fruity to me and I don’t really recall ever getting that from a Chardonnay.
The papaya really brings a great flavor to this tea, but not too sweet as to mask the taste of the oolong. Which I think is equally good. The vanilla bean, cinnamon, and other flavors come in to play for me on the finishing. I think all together the flavors make for a nice smooth cup and I’m really enjoying every last sip of it!
First tea of the day. Now that the cold weather is here to stay I find I’m drinking way more tea each day. I’ve got a slight headache this morning so I wanted one with a good amount of caffeine. This one fits the bill nicely. I believe the US blend has five different types of tea, while the Australian version has seven!
There are teas from Sri Lanka, China and India in this monster cup! I smell at least two teas while drinking this one, I’m not sure if they are the right two teas…but I’m smelling Ceylon and something malty…Assam maybe? However the taste is def. that of a Darjeeling and perhaps Keemun? There’s just so much going on in this cup and whatever it is certainly works well with one another. I’m glad I noticed I had this in the cabinet. Perfect start to my Sunday.
This was one of the teas I sampled at a tea tasting last night. I have to say wow! The flavors in the tea really brought out the yummy flavors of my turkey, brie, and cranberry sandwich! This bergamot seemed more berry and less citrus…if that is even possible!
There is a lovely fruity taste on the finish. Really a winner in my book and everyone at the table. We each left with a bag! :)
Not typically a green tea fan so I figured I’d bite the bullet and try this one out next. The dry leaf smells a lot like grapefruit which is interesting and made me even a little more nervous to see how that flavor might translate into the taste of the tea. However, as the tea steeps it smells more and more like apple! I’m getting excited. I am a white wine fan…I prefer the sweeter whites. So far this smells pretty sweet…
The taste is crisp and tart with a hint of sweet. I’m really getting the grapefruit flavor again and it isn’t bad at all. I also get a little bit of grape too. It isn’t bad, but I don’t think this one is for me. I think I should stick to straight green teas.
It smells like yummy chocolate and caramel as it steeps…but does it taste like it?
Not really, nearly there, but no. I get hints of chocolate with each sip, but no caramel. I thought this sounded like a yummy mix that would knock my socks off. Sadly it seems to just be “meh”. I might try blending it with some of their cream or hazelnut tea and see what I come up with.