106 Tasting Notes
Re-steeped the leaves from my morning cup earlier, added a teaspoon of sugar and chilled, which made for a deliciously smooth glass of iced tea. Well, without the ice actually, so really a glass of cold tea but I like that best sometimes.
This turned out better than I expected. Simple, plain and absolutely refreshing with a touch of sweetness from the sugar (which probably wasn’t really needed).
This has turned out to be a nice versatile tea and I’m quite happy with it – a tin of this would be nice to have in my cupboard.
This has been one of my favorite teas this summer and probably one of the first white teas I have enjoyed.
The tea flavour is light and smooth but the main taste is the coconut, which is soft and clean, and there is a freshness to this which is so delicious.
I have had this hot and cold and love it both ways, but probably end up drinking it most at room temperature which is my favorite .
I did try cold brewing the dry leaves in water but found it somewhat astringent which I didn’t enjoy, so I make it hot and then let cool before putting in the fridge. Oddly, if I put the once or twice brewed leaves in a jug of water to cold steep that way, it turns out delicious with no bitterness, so I re-use the leaves that way for a second small jug of cold tea.
A lovely, refreshing coconut tea!
Dry leaf smells fresh and delicately floral. Brewed taste is also a smooth, light floral tea – quite delicious without any bitterness. I drank this cup with a bit of milk and like it a lot – a good everyday tea.
This was a loose leaf sample I purchased but would certainly buy a larger quantity.
I wonder how it would be as sweetened iced tea and I’d also like to try it like that.
Since I love H&S’s Paris blend, I got a sample pouch of this to try since it seems similar. I made up a small jug of brewed tea and put in the fridge to chill as I’ve been having iced tea a lot lately. It turned out lovely and is very similar to Paris, with the exception that I really taste the honey note in this. I can’t decide which I like better but did save a teaspoon of the dry tea to brew a hot cup at a later date, so I am going to compare them again then, as this time both teas were cold and sweetened. For now, I’d say I like Tower of London just as much as Paris.
This tastes like cherries and almonds with a hint of cinnamon, even though there are no cherries or almonds in this. I had this cold and it is quite flavourful. I’m sure it would also be a delicious hot cider beverage in the winter months.
I made this by brewing up about 4 teaspoons of tisane and a couple spoons of sugar in a quart jar with about a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes, then filled the rest of the jar with cold water and put in the fridge until the next day.
I enjoyed drinking the entire jar and would have this again on occasion as found it to be refreshing and a bit different as a iced fruity beverage due to the hint of sweet cinnamon.
This is my favorite evening tea right now and I’ve been having it every day the past week. I’m really happy to have a delicious decaf tea, as usually I will have herbals of some sort but this is sweet, creamy vanilla goodness. And so nice that one of the pyramid bags makes two cups… as one cup is never enough.
I picked up one of those pre-bagged pitcher packs to try this out and brewed it up quite strong so I could put it over ice and drink it right away.
It is a reddish-purple tasty jumble of sweet berries and I quite like it. I did add a spoon of sugar which gives it more of a juice-like taste I think, and I’m going to put the rest in the fridge with more water to brew overnight. I have some dry saskatoon berries so may throw in some of those too.
One of my favourite teas ever is the regular (with caffeine) Paris tea which is such a beautiful blend. In the hopes of having this delicious tea without the caffeine, I ordered a tin of decaf Paris for making ample jugs of iced tea. I did have expectations that it would not be as flavourful as the original Paris blend since it has been decaffeinated, but I did not expect such a disappointing difference.
The dry aroma had such a chemical smell and there was no similarity between it (decaf Paris) and Paris at all. I then thought I’d try brewing a cup so see if the taste would be better, and although there was some sort of berryish flavour, I could not even finish it; the taste combined with the aroma was one of the worst things ever. I am sorry to have such a terrible review of this particular tea but I truly am shocked over how awful it was for me.
And then, when I emailed H&S’s to ask if perhaps this was somehow a bad batch or something or if it simply was not to my taste, I received no reply, which is really disappointing.
I really love some of their other teas… just sad about this one.
Coconut! I love coconut and this tea certainly delivers. The loose tea itself is quite pretty with the petals mixed throughout. Once brewed, it tastes mainly of toasted coconut with an accompaniment of milk chocolate and smooth black tea in the background. The taste lingers after sipping and is absolutely delicious! I drank it with a dash of milk and re-steeped a second time with success of good flavour. This will certainly be one of my favourite afternoon tea treats and I am happy to have a tin of this.