135 Tasting Notes
I ordered a bunch of sample packs of decaf teas from H&S and unfortunately I’m only getting two cups out of each sample, so I have only drank this twice.
This tea has a very sweet smell and taste. It’s very distinctly vanilla, but maybe too much? I say that because I find it tastes kind of chemically, but that could be the stevia that I added to it both times. I should have tried it once without it but didn’t. I liked this enough that I would order another sample just to see.
Woot woot! First tasting note!
Mmmmmmmm! So good! This smelled the best out of all of the new teas. At work this afternoon I decided to try a piece of the candied pineapple, which I never do because most of the time the fruit in teas taste like shit, but holy f it was good. I wish I could buy a big bag of just the candied pineapple. Yes, I’m aware I can go buy some candied pineapple, but the ones in this tea also had the flavour of the tea infused in it, so freakin good!
It tastes really good too. The blueberry, lemongrass and pineapple are all there and work awesome together. It’s kind of like a blueberry lemonade, but very mild lemony flavour, not sour. This is in the running for favourite herbal with cocomint cream, it might just pull ahead if it keeps on being awesome. I have a hard time finding herbals that I enjoy so I will be getting a LARGE tin of this. Just have to decide how much.
This smells so good! I was pretty excited to try this tea when I got back to the office, though I tried peaches and cream first. The girl at david’s told me to watch my steeping time because it took them a few tries to get it right. I totally forgot about it, but still only steeped for 6 mins or so at a warm temp. It was slightly bitter but had a strange chemically taste to it that I hope was because of the oversteep. It got better as it cooled but that could be because my taste buds were used to it. I’m gonna play around with steeping times because the flavour was quite nice, very concord grape.
I am so pathetic. I was checking the website all evening last night hoping they would add their spring teas early but went to bed disappointed. I woke up at 2 and 5am and checked the website again but they still didn’t have it. Checked again when I woke up at 7:30 they were finally there! Love the theme! Bought samples of every tea except for pom tango because I didn’t really care for it last year.
This is the first one I tried, don’t know why, it smelled the worst out of the bunch. It smells like nail polish to me, and peach of course. Similar to the peach in long life oolong. Tastes pretty similar too, without the oolong of course. It was ok, but not awesome. It had a slight chemically taste, and the peach is kind of in between a creamy peach and a fresh peach. It was a little bit tangy. I was hoping it would taste like peaches and cream oatmeal because that is my favourite, but it wasn’t even close. I’m gonna try a shorter steeping time next time and with no added cream.
I always really wanted to try this tea and Janelle was kind enough to send me a sample of it a few months ago. I just got around to trying this today as I find my little samples are easy to lose track of. I know that the water was too hot and i’m mad at myself for ruining the only chance I will ever have of trying this tea, but I drank half of it anyway trying to look past the bitterness. I can detect a good amount of blueberry flavour, and it’s a natural blueberry flavour, but the base is quite grassy, not as delicate as other white teas. It brewed up quite dark for a white tea as well. Either way, I don’t think I was missing out on much with this tea.
I was skeptical about trying this tea because it smells so perfumey, but that also intrigues me. Floral teas smell perfumey to me but I love the taste so I was hoping that would be the case with this one. But this tasted awful. I could detect the jasmine which I liked, but it tasted just like incense of perfume. I love the idea of it, it’s not like any other tea I’ve tried, but I just can’t do it. Unless someone really wants this, I’ll probably throw it away. I’m only giving it a rating above 10 because I think it is a quality tea and I wish that I liked it.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had this one as I got out of herbals for a while there. But now that I’m on a diet that restricts my caffeine, my love hate relationship with herbals is back on.
I made this the other night with the purpose of having it iced, as I find it much better that way. The smell of it is weird to me, very peachy and fruity, but also like rotting fruit a bit. The taste was exactly how I remembered it, mostly peach and a little bit of pineapple. But there’s something extra in this tea that I can’t put my finger on. It must be the bamboo. I’ve never had bamboo tea on it’s own so I’m not sure how it tastes, but I like it, it’s very refreshing. Having this tea iced is just like having a glass of peach juice but without the calories and sugar.
I took this out of the Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box in Jan and I’m just trying it now. I’ve been looking to try this one for a long time, I really want to find a good grapefruit tea but I’ve had no luck yet. This tea is not going to do it for me. It’s good, juicy lemon for sure, but I’m not getting any grapefruit. I’ve never had Formosa oolong before but I’m finding it tastes more like a black than an oolong. I’m not looking for a lemon tea so I would not order this one.
Pulled this out of the back of my cupboard before I send it out for a swap. I think this has lost it’s flavour over time. I remember it being really quite fruity, but I didn’t like the aftertaste it left. Tonight it tastes like water, and actually quite like the forever nuts that was left in my steeper overnight the night before. I am getting a little bit of the fruitiness in the aftertaste, but very faint, and I’m really searching for it. If I send this off I might throw this one out and go buy some new stuff because I feel bad swapping this knowing that it doesn’t have any flavour left.