140 Tasting Notes
I am on a diet that only allows me to have one caffeinated drink per day, so I ordered a bunch of decaf teas from H&S. I bought this so I could mix it with their roasted buckwheat tea to make a makeshift decaf genmaicha. It’s not bad at all! You can definitely taste the wheat in this, but it still has that toasty, seaweed flavour. This will definitely work as a good decaf substitute for the regular version.
Mmmmm, this smells so good in the bag. VERY sweet. It also tastes very sweet and makes me worry there might be some form of sugar hiding in there because I’m on a diet and don’t want to have sugar. Luckily I only got a sample of this and won’t be able to drink it anymore. I liked this better than DAVID’s milk oolong, but only because it is sweeter. I fyou don’t like sweet teas, I would stay away from this one.
I think this is one of the worst teas I’ve had. But I know that it is because of me and not the tea because I have sent this off to other people and they have enjoyed it. I realized I don’t like honeybush, at all, and I don’t like Frank’s cinnamon flavour, though everyone else seems to love it. So I won’t rate this tea because I don’t think it deserves the low rating I would give it.
I love banana teas and was so excited for this because of how good the reviews are, but I know those reviews are from previous batches of this tea and I was running the risk of it not tasting the same as those batches everyone raved about. I was right, this tea fell completely flat. There is no flavour at all. I get just a slight hint of banana and maybe nut, but it’s hard to tell. I like my banana to slap me in the face. Trying to swap out this one.
Oh my god! So much bergamot! Not good. I am not getting any raspberry flavour, most likely because it is covered up by the extremely perfumey bergamot. I was pretty excited about this one. I like earl grey’s blended with other flavours, especially berry. I really like David’s earl’s garden. But this was a miss and now I have a huge bag of this that I’m not going to drink, Any takers? Don’t let my glowing review deter you from trying this.
This tea has always intrigued me, I probably have smelled this in store 10 times, but I never pick it up. I love jasmine and I really like lemon if it is done right, but the smell of this always reminded me of a lemony cleaning product. The smell is so strong. Luckily that didn’t carry over into the taste, but it just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t get any jasmine and the lemon just wasn’t how I like my lemon to be, kind of artificial tasting even though it is all natural ingredients. I will finish my sample of this but will probably not pick this up again.
Hmmmm, looks like I already rated this one a long time ago, and not very generously either. Well I am bumping the rating of this up. This is another green tea I picked up to try to increase my collection of teas that I can drink without sugar. I think this may be one I can keep. It’s very tropical tasting, and I’m getting some not ripe banana flavour, kind of that sour banana flavour, but it is quite pleasant. This reminds me of daydreamer from last year’s spring collection, actually it tastes exactly the same to me from what I can remember.
I picked this tea up along with a few other greens I hadn’t tried yet in hopes of finding some teas I can drink without sugar. This one smells pretty good, very fruity, I don’t know about kiwi though. But the taste is something quite different. The base seems a little bitter and the flavour is more lemon than anything else, but cheap Lipton lemon, not good fresh or creamy lemon. Threw the rest of my sample away.
It has been a weekend of old favourites. Sipping on this right now, and I am really enjoying it. I wouldn’t describe the flavour of this one as natural. It is kind of perfumey which I normally don’t enjoy, but I like it in this one. The flavour of this is hard to describe but it’s probably a lot more simple than it tastes, a little bergamot, a little berry, mainly strawberry I’m getting, but it just works so well.
I had my sample of this from Janelle this morning. I really didn’t get any pumpkin out of this, just a small hint of cinnamon and if I wasn’t expecting cinnamon I don’t know if I would have been able to identify it because it was so subtle. It was a pleasant enough black tea, but nothing special. I drank this right after I had a cup of Butiki’s Pumpkin Crème Brulee, so that might have clouded my judgment a bit. I will stick to Stacy’s pumpin black though.