56 Tasting Notes
thanks to variaTEA for sending this my way. I literally squealed when I saw it had been included in my tea samples. This tea and I actually go quite a ways back, interestingly enough. My mother occasionally allowed me to buy this growing up (she didn’t want me drinking lots of black tea, decaf or not) As a little girl I thought this had to be the most delicious tea in the whole entire world. Since then, my horizons have broadened (thank goodness for that) but I still love this tea. It has such a buttery, smooth taste with that perfect hint of nuttiness. Maybe it’s the nostalgia that’s talking here, I don’t know. Looking at all the other ratings no one seems to like this tea. Well, either way, I’m glad this tea and I were reunited after all these years. Now I only need to figure out where to buy some, since no stores up here seem to carry it. Amazon perhaps?
This is one of the many teas MissB sent me in our swap. Coconut anything appeals to me, so I was very eager to try it out. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a bit of a let down. This tea features coconut and French vanilla as it’s primary flavors, and for whatever reason I can’t really detect either. Well, I can baaaaaarely taste the slightest bit of coconut. There’s also a sharp bite of astringency underneath as well (maybe I oversteeped?) I tend to be one who prefers the flavors in tea to be a little more pronounced. It’s difficult for me to enjoy beverages where the flavors are all muddled into a murky conglomeration of vagueness. I will try this tea again later perhaps, but for now I’m going to stick to what I know and trust.
I have had this tea on my shopping list for quite some time now. Coconut and raspberry are two of my favorite flavors, but I was skeptical for how they would do combined. Nevertheless, MissB generously contributed some of this tea in our tea swap so I finally received the chance to give it a go.
Oh my goodness, this tea is amazing!!! Seriously, I am totally in love. Creamy, lush coconut combined with tangy, sweet raspberries, and a smooth black base makes for an absolutely sensational sipping experience. I can’t believe I waited this long to try this!! Yum!
Oh my goodness, this is divine. Malt and honey aren’t typically flavors I’m crazy about, but here together they create such a warm, savory, delicious cup. I accidentally oversteeped my second helping of this tonight and there was no astringency. Love! Some foods have the reputation for being “comforting”, I would say this tea has it as well. So happy I got to try this one!
Yum! This tea is a winner in my book. I love the buttery, vegetal sweetness and the mellowness of it also. It’s not my first choice for winter teas, but I could definitely drink this regularly during warmer seasons!
I tried a cup of this when my sister in law and I popped in just to look around. And yes, okay. I liked it. The salesman had to reassure me at least 20 times that no, you can’t taste the rooibos in it. Surprise surprise, he was correct. No rooibos taste, so hooray for that. I do like how naturally sweet the taste is, but the oily sheen on top? Ew. Um. No thank you. This was a fun tea to try out but I won’t be making an investment for the long run.
Tried this tonight, and I’m disappointed. I’m finding a slightly bitter aftertaste and an awful dry mouth feel, which I can’t stand in teas. Yeah, this is definitely not my cup. Ah well.
I should totally not be drinking this, being that it’s late and I probably won’t sleep tonight (the chances of that however, are slim to begin with being that I have a new puppy and am in the throes of potty training) anyways…. Gosh. I love this blend! It is so velvety and rich, with notes of citrus blending in perfectly with vanilla. I steeped this for at least 4 minutes because I got distracted. Amazingly, not a hint of astringency. Delicious. Almost makes up for the lack of sleep I know will be in my near future ;)
This tea is extremely intricate, and I mean that in the best way possible. I’m loving all the layers of flavors that reveal themselves along the way. Vegetal and floral tones pop out the most initially, but there is also a decadent buttery characteristic as well. I also tasted a bit of mango and peach, too. As far as oolongs go, this is fabulous. Each experience is different, so drinking it doesn’t get old in the slightest. I’m excited to see what else I’m going to find in this cup…
Oh my goodness. This is divine! For being full bodied, I’m amazed at how silky this tea is! I love the rich chocolatey and malty tones and aroma. The fact that absolutely zero astringency is present just adds to the exquisiteness . And even though this is a very “elegant” tea, I could actually handle drinking this on a regular basis, which is not true of many of the other black/dessert teas I have tried. Everyone should experience this tea at least once. It’s something I’m going to have a hard time forgetting.