2459 Tasting Notes
I’ve been looking for a good green chai for a while so I thought I’d check out this blend from Simpson and Vail with my recent order. You can see small pieces of spice in the mixture and it smells pretty good.
My first impression of this is it’s somewhat light on the flavor. The green tea is slightly vegetal and nutty and I’m also getting some faint spice but it isn’t nearly as strong as some chais I’ve had. I guess this could be a plus or a minus depending on your point of view. I liked this better after stevia was added.
I think this blend needs more cardamom, it seems quite strong on the cinnamon and ginger. I think this will be a good afternoon time tea, especially on a dreary and cold day like the one we’re having. Overall it’s fairly enjoyable but I may use more leaf next time.
This tea is left over as part of an ancient Christmas present (I think, from almost 2 years ago). This is one of the only teas I’ve liked that has hibiscus in it. I tried adding a bit of stevia but that was overkill, it doesn’t really need sweetener I guess. Nice combination of fruity and tart, the oolong is hard to detect here but I do like this blend overall. See previous notes, if interested.
ps. also resteeps rather nicely.
I’ve had this tea for a while, I can’t remember how long it’s been. It smells so nutty and tastes so sweet and vegetal. I have definitely enjoyed this tea a lot and will consider getting some more if it becomes available (don’t see it on Verdant’s site anymore).
Tea of the evening here. The weather took quite a dip tonight in temperature and I was really chilly when I got home. Put on a sweater, some slippers and decided I would make a cup of this tisane from S & V I got a few days ago.
I like the taste of tulsi but sometimes it can be pretty strong. this is a good herbal blend, slightly minty, slightly herby and slightly sweet. the mix of herbs is really well done and tones down the tulsi flavor quite a bit. They added stevia but you could always add more sweetener if you wanted. Personally I don’t find the stevia to be overdone here at all, it’s very mild.
I got a 4 oz. tin of this in the hopes that it would fortify me through the winter cold and flu season and I wasn’t disappointed! This is a good herbal which is comforting and grounding. Nice for winding down here.
Tea of the morning here.
the dry leaf smells so amazing and I had such high hopes for the tea itself.
It isn’t bad, it’s just a lot lighter on flavor than I was expecting it to be. I am definitely getting apple and cinnamon but nothing I would really recognize as cake. Better with sugar and soymilk added but not at the top of my favorite Simpson and Vail teas. It smells really good even when you’re drinking it, the taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma.
Decided to try a cup of this today, not sure why I ordered it since it contains dairy and I am not a fan but here we go anyway.
Something about this smells a bit odd after it’s steeping, like a sour dirty yogurt. I’ve had this complaint about rooibos blends before so it isn’t terribly new. I’m getting a lot of lime in the flavor and maybe a bit of lemon. there’s nothing about this that really reminds me of a tart, however. The flavor was much improved after adding some stevia and soymilk but this really isn’t one of my favorites from Della Terra. I much preferred the lemon chiffon for some reason.
Happy to swap if anyone wants to try it.