168 Tasting Notes
On my quest of iced tea making, I saved a couple cups to have hot which I enjoyed this afternoon.
I drank half a cup plain, half a cup with a bit of milk and a cup with sugar.
I didn’t like it plain so much but with milk, I found that the plum and apricot flavors were fantastic and in harmony with the smooth, light tea. Plain just didn’t seem as tasty and smooth to me somehow (perhaps I should have let it cool ever so slightly). It does seem odd that I’d like milk with this tea as I don’t like milk and fruit together at all but I guess fruit flavored teas are the exception.
Then, to be really adventurous I had a cup hot and sweetened with sugar, and wow, it was really delicious! The plum and apricot flavors were so sweet and the aroma was rich with fruits. And again it is odd as I never have sugar in hot tea but I loved it in this cup.
This is a lovely, rich fruity tea and I can see why H&S’s calls this a dessert tea.
Looking forward to the chilled version tomorrow!
This makes quite a strong, full bodied cup of fragrant and creamy tasting tea with a hint of bergamot. I drink it with a dash of milk and re-steep the leaves once with no real change in flavour.
I like the fact it is organic, and would say it is my favorite earl gray tea to drink once in awhile, although I have to admit I haven’t tried many.
I have tried it iced but found it to be somewhat astringent and unpleasant when chilled.
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.