430 Tasting Notes
The raspberry leaf in this frightened me a little, because raspberry leaf is kinda gross. But the blend is amazing. It’s a beautiful pekoe with a truly delicious raspberry flavour, sweet and fruity and very well-balanced.
Made a nice biiiiig pot of this today to drink while I finished off ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Got about four cups in before I realised that this fruity, orangey, sweet, touch of Earl green blend was amazing and yet strangely familiar. It’s like a better version of DT’s Countess of Seville.
Also, om nom nom nom.
It is too close to bed for Sparkle, and so I will Fizz! In one of the awesome moustache mugs that Tina gave us for our birthday. (We are as ooooone). This tea is so yummy and fizzy, sweet and tart and just perfect.
Made this to cheer myself up after a terrible cuppa from Tim’s. Mmmm. Once again, delicious. I love you, Tea Haus. I love you so hard that my wife should be a little jealous.
Why? Why are you so bad? I want you to be good. No – I don’t care about good. I will settle for decent. Serviceable, even. Right now, you are barely potable. Every time.
Had a cup of this in-store before work. We have some in the stash, but I’ve never reached for it before.
I know that white teas pop to their best effect with a steep time of less than a minute, but because I got caught up chatting with the girl at DT, I ended up steeping this for almost seven minutes (eep!). The result was delicious! But not really tea-y. The taste of the tea – which is, itself, very delicate – was totally subsumed in the mango, but the mango was very bright and sweet and citrusy and delicious.
While I enjoyed the cup, I have to say that for the price, it isn’t worth it. There is very little white tea in proportion to the fruit and other additives (which themselves are very heavy), but it’s still being charged the price for a white tea.
I was excited to try this blend, now that at long last it’s available loose on the wall instead of in a gift set.
I was so disappointed. Boo.
It gave the distinct impression of drinking three different teas in rapid succession; every sip was like Wonka’s four-course chewing gum. First, a dark chocolate tea with a hint of non-descript berry. Then, immediately following, a sharply spiced chai, and finally a heavy licorice that clung to the back of my throat. The first two would have been alright individually, but the combination of the two was very off-putting. And the licorice – bleh. Just cloying and stuck to my mouth for way too long afterwards.
Will not repeat the experience. Am sad.
Drank this yesterday and forgot to log it. When they say sweet, they mean sweet! God, this is a tasty tea. None of the black tea is lost in the flavour, which is a bold and flavourful sweetly orange taste. Orange. Orange orange orange and then some more orange.
I am always down for an Earl, and like most of Tea Haus’s blends, this one did not disappoint. Smooth and mild black tea, with the smoky bergamot and creaminess in perfect proportion. If I were to brew it again, I would do it at less than boiling and avoid some of the bitterness that I experienced.