430 Tasting Notes
I’ve been trying to save this tea, since it has been discontinued, but I needed all litre-plus of delicious raspberry bergamotty goodness today. Made the Big Bubba of tea to get me through the last half of work-shift-from-hell.
I still can’t get over how all-around good this tea is. The raspberry doesn’t overwhelm the Earl, but highlights it and enhances it. And the black base is so incredibly rich and full without a trace of bitterness. I ordered the peach Earl from Red Leaf the other day, I’m hoping it’s a similar full fruity Earl.
Horrible, horrible, horrible day at work. Came in to a half-dozen crises in progress, with no support. I felt like screaming and crying for an hour and a half solid. Alpine Punch to the rescue. It was a like a mini-break from madness with every hurried gulp.
Third (fourth? Seventh?) cup in two days. Can you burn out on a tea? I hope to god not, because this is wonderful for all my sicky icky.
Feel like crap. This tea makes me feel less like crap. Yay for this tea.
This review brought to you by my remaining functioning braincells.
Savouring my third cup of this for the evening. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of this dry and steep it from the beginning so I can taste all the subtle creamy variations. You know, DT, I was starting to lose faith in you a little. The last few blends have been a little iffy. But you have come back strong with this blend, even if it is light on the actual tea content for the price.
It was creamy and sweet, which seems to be a tea-theme for me today. Reminded me of Check Mate with less of the chocolate flavour, but keeping the sweet coconutty creaminess.
I really enjoyed this tea! I may hunt down TinaS for the rest of the sample that Jessie split between us.
Dry, the leaves didn’t smell overwhelmingly of much at all, but once steeped it lived up to the name in a big way, a mellow tea with a smooth and sweet white chocolate creaminess. I wanted to just hold each swallow in my mouth for a while until it melted. Next time I might steep it a little shorter to bring out the sweet chocolate without the white tea getting more astringent. There was a kind of oily film on the top of the cup, I guess from the milk drops, but it didn’t put me off at all. Overall, a deliciously dessert tea.
Yum. Smokey, minty, just what my headache wanted. If it had the same caffeine jolt as a Red Bull, I would have found the perfect migraine antedote.
When I was in high school, I actually worked at Tim Hortons for almost a year. I wasn’t a tea- or coffee-drinker at the time, but I would make an extra-large hot chocolate almost every shift. Two squirts of cream and a peppermint tea bag before pouring the hot chocolate made a divine drink.
To me, Tim’s peppermint will always be the addition to a rich cup of hot chocolate. On its own, as I had it today, it’s just underwhelming. Not quite enough of anything to be satisfying, but good in a pinch to deal with headache or tummy troubles.
Dug a bag of this out of the Mystery Box of tea on our counter, I don’t know from whence it came, but I was craving something for headache-busting and the ginger sounded good.
This started off as a surprisingly tasty, robust tea. The eponymous ginger and peach balanced each other out for a taste that wasn’t too spicy or wasn’t too sweet. I probably could have steeped it for a little longer to bring out more of the flavour, but I read the bag of the packet as it was brewing and I discovered that there was hibiscus in it, and hibiscus steeped too long becomes the Day of the Triffids of tea.
Unfortunately, as it cooled, the Triffids had their day. The more I drank it, the more I got a back-hint of hibiscus and rubber balloon. Don’t think I’d go for this one again, even though it started out so promising.
Big Thermos. Was delicious, as usual. I moved this tea to another tin, on a lower shelf, so hopefully I’ll find myself reaching for it more now.