474 Tasting Notes
Backlogging a few days. Attempting a sipdown but we had more of this than we thought – oops! I love all the Tea Haus blacks because the base they use is phenomenal, and this does not disappoint. When I want lemon I usually go for my beloved Lemon Gunpowder or one of the citrus-y oolongs from Davids, but this is a very good alternative. Perfectly balanced flavour.
Before we begin, this is a friendly reminder that there are no dogs allowed in the dog park.
Of course the first Nightvale blend I reached for was the creamy vanilla Earl. I don’t know why this one is the Hooded Figures – it isn’t dark and mysterious at all. Creamy and light. A very tasty Earl, but the black base is very dry and a little bitter. A shorter steep time may be in order.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go enjoy this cuppa with some wheat by-products.
Did I not review this last time I drank it? Because this is definitely the second time I’ve drunk this since we got our big RiverTea order.
I love this tea! Green blends not based on sencha are my happy place. The dried cranberries look gigantic and like if you don’t get one, you won’t get any berry flavour, but that is definitely not the case. This is just delicious. Light and fruity with a nice smoky base.
Making tea its very hard when you are drunk and Stepopster doesnot come with spellcheck. THank you. Wait, there it is, I can fix things now. I wanted to put liquor in tea but tea is hard so I made a k-cup! Which is also hard because buttons and levers and things. But! I put in the cup thing and pushed the middle button and I got earl grey and then I put 2 of whipped cream vodka in and it was tasty. No hate for Twinings. Standard but good. Even at DEATH HOT from the Kuerig.
The reviews on this one were split, so I wasn’t sure how it was going to go down, but I really liked it! Pu’erh is one of my favourite tea bases because of that earthy dark quality to it, and this was delicious with the fruit bits in. I don’t know if I’d go out of my way to restock it because we don’t generally like the Della Terra teas, and overall it’s a similar flavour profile to many other blends with berries and dried fruit. Long Life Oolong from Davids comes to mind. BUT as long as this bag lasts it will be well enjoyed!
Had a nice big hot cup of this for breakfast. I got a lot of pineapple from the dry leaf but when it brewed up it was a nice big cup of ginger and licorice. Much closer to a chai or the flavours I associated with Tibetan herbal blends or ayurvedics. There’s still a bit of juicy sweetness from the pineapple, but it’s got that spicy burn at the back of it.
It’s the kind of tea that makes me want to keep drinking it, because I feel like every cup is going to be a little different.
Hallelujah I have become a believer! This tea was a tart mess on the tongue when brewed up hot, but cold with a swirl of agave this tastes like nothing so much as candy. Delicious raspberry candy. I don’t drink iced tea ever, and I’ve had two glasses of this in the last hour.
Hot – I stick by my 65.
Cold – a clear 90.
Flavors: Berries, Vanilla