55 Tasting Notes
This is quite nice (if you like cinnamon). I don’t taste all of the things listed in the description, for me it’s mostly orange and cinnamon. Maybe I need to mix up next time.
It smells delicious, dry, steeping, and brewed. I tried it first with no sweetener, and it was good, but a small amount of sugar really brightened it up and brought out the flavors. Even though this is supposed to be a holiday flavor, it doesn’t seem wintery at all, maybe because the green tea is so bright tasting.
Perhaps I only like fresh lychee, in cocktails, because that’s the only way I had it before this tea. And I don’t love this tea.
Very mild scent, relatively mild flavor. It tastes kind of like chapstick. More perfumey than fruity. I don’t like it, but it isn’t gross. Just not my thing.
Edited to add: this improves as it cools.
This tea smells so alcoholic it should have a proof on the bag. Or a warning label.
It tastes like alcohol too, but isn’t bad otherwise. Butterscotch schnapps maybe? It smells good, but potent. Leaves are very dark, clearly soaked in something, and chopped/broken up.
I can’t recommend it. It really tastes like a tea cocktail. I probably could have sold this to my classmates in high school.
(I’m airing out the rest of it in a paper bag in the hopes that the alcohol will dissipate.)
I like this tea. It screams BREAKFAST!
Assams are my favorite, and this is a decent one. It doesn’t knock my socks off, but it is nice. No major flavor notes jump out. It smells good. It gets tart as it cools and didn’t resteep worth a damn. I’ve had equally good ones at a lower price from upton, so I don’t think I’ll reorder (unless it grows on me which happens), but I will enjoy this big purty can of nice dark tea.
I know everyone pretty much loves this tea, but to me, it smells like a very high quality potting soil. I’m having a lot of trouble with the smell. It tastes nice enough, though more earthy than I like.
While I can appreciate that this is a unique and naturally richly flavored tea, it isn’t for me.
This is black tea with banana flavoring and some essentially decorative flower petals.
It is very subtle. The banana flavor is realistic and barely there. I prefer a tea that has too little flavor to one that has too much, so this is ok. I’ve only had it with cream and sugar because I was dreaming of my granny’s banana pudding (banana, nilla wafers, sugar, milk, and no pudding!) when I picked this one out for my evening cup.
I’ll probably try some other banana teas before getting more of this one, but it’s palatable and the price was right and the sample was generous.
This is my first chado tea from a dozen samples. The teas were inexpensive, the samples are generous, and shipping was reasonable and quick.
This tea is supposed to be black tea with honey, caramel, and vanilla. I don’t taste the caramel or the vanilla. It’s heavily scented with what I guess is a very floral honey. I tried to smell one of the chunks to see if it smelled like honey and ended up snorting it up my nose, gagging, then giggling. I’m one of the dumbest people I’ve ever met.
Anyway, the tea is ok, but smelly. It’s better with sweetener than without. I haven’t tried it with milk because it seems like a bad idea and I’m at my bad idea limit for the day. Not destined to be a favorite or a reorder, but drinkable. It doesn’t go bitter if oversteeped. It leaves a lot of powdery sediment in the bottom of the cup.
I’m adding another note for this one and increasing my rating because it was SO SO GOOD this morning.
I steeped it for 5 minutes in my favorite ceramic travel mug, added 1 heaping teaspoon of sugar and two teaspoons of very upscale coffeemate original liquid creamer and headed off on my hour long nightmare commute.
With my tea thus fancily prepared, I took a sip. And it was heavenly. (Heavenly the way Dunkin Donuts coffee is heavenly, but heavenly nonetheless). Thick, malty, and overly sweetened and ‘creamy’, just what I needed to go sit in bumper to bumper traffic and contemplate how much I dislike my job.
This has replaced PGTips for my strong morning cup, it brews up less minerally and I’m quite taken with the beautiful color.
Brewed 2 bags of this at once today thinking it would improve it as the flavor was weak. Instead, it made it twice as bad.
I might be angry at this tea.
Mediocre but unoffensive tea. Annoying to brew because it is dust and resists water. No pervasive flavor, nor delicious aroma. Tastes pleasant cold. Would be a good base for other teas or fruits.
Short sentences today. Finally finished taxes.