56 Tasting Notes
In theory the flavor of this tea works. While I do not dislike this tea, I don’t particularly care for it either. It brewed a bit on the weak side for my liking. The taste is watered down orange with a bit of spice. This tea would be an improvement with more depth and body. I was happy to try it, but it’s not for me.
So I love apples, I’ll admit it… not only do I love apples, I love nearly anything maple. Of course, these are two things that I rarely have, due to the amount of sugar in both. I had high hopes for this tea due to the description and the ingredients: apples and maple sugar?? Sure, this tea contains some sugar, but not nearly enough to do any damage as drinking apple cider or using real maple syrup would.
Unfortunately I don’t feel this tea lives up to my expectations, though they may have been a little high. The tea in itself is on the weaker side. I taste apple, but no maple. Additionally I don’t taste any richness. I’m glad I purchased a sample to satisfy my curiosity, but I won’t be purchasing a full amount.
I have been going through my cupboard in order to clean out what I don’t drink when I stumbled upon this tea again. I remember wanting to try it as a latte and finally got around to it. I think this tea is perfect in a latte form! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the base and couldn’t be happier. Now I only wish I had more. :-/
I bought Chocolate Orange as a sample from David’s Tea when I went on my trip in Ontario. It was nice to be able to go into the store for once! I was able to buy a bunch of samples that I’m still getting around to. The dry smell is great, though the flavor was a bit lacking for me. I like the earthiness of the Pu-erh with the chocolate orange though! Though it’s nice, I don’t think I would buy any more after this runs out.
After a bit of a hiatus, I am back! I am surprised I did not drink a lot of tea during the summer, but that’s alright. So, on to the tea! I received Pistachio Cream as a sample. The dry smell is sweet and just like pistachios. I brewed this according to the instructions. It’s creamy, but a bit weak. It’s probably me wanting a bit more strong about now, but I will happily finish the rest of this cup.
I wanted to try this one, because it sounded interesting. I love pineapple and bacon and was curious as to how that would translate into tea. The dry scent is strong with pineapple with a hint of smoke. Unfortunately, this one does not sit well with my stomach. I’m getting a chemically pineapple flavor with some smoke. I almost get a strange bubblegum aftertaste from it. I cannot finish the cup. Others may like it better than I did. At least now my curiosity has now been satisfied. Again, thank you CK!
I have to admit that I was skeptical of this tea at first for two reasons: the dry scent was somewhat floral to me and so far I have not had much luck with many of the teas released by this company. I am happy to report that this one is really good! It tastes like buttery caramel with a mellow black base. I will definitely enjoy the rest of this sample. Thank you CK!
I was looking forward to making this tea when I received it, but finally made it on a night where studying and papers were my main objective. The dry smell is strong with berries with a hint of maple. It’s wonderful! The color of the brew looks a bit light to me and the taste is kind of light. I think I have to check my water temperature for the next cup, because I estimated this one due to crunched time.
Overall it is really good! I get a good balance of berries, maple, and oolong. I just wanted a bit more flavor out of this one, so I think I’ll watch how I brew the next cup. I’ve never had Saskatoon berries, though I am enjoying the berry flavor in this. Since I found out they grow Saskatoon berries in northern Michigan, I may have to try some when I head up there this summer! I’ll update this after I make another cup.
I wanted to try this tea after I saw it released a few months ago and finally got the opportunity to try it. Meh… I am underwhelmed. The tea itself is pleasant enough, but I do not get red velvet cake at all. I don’t really get much chocolate either. Even with the addition of cream and sweetener, it doesn’t help very much. I’m happy I got to try it out though! Thanks CK!