60 Tasting Notes
Dry leaf smells of fresh mown hay/clover which brewed a beautiful amber colour tea.
Tastes sweet and slightly malty with a smooth, rich flavour of honey and sweet potato.
I did a comparison with the GM from Teavivre and found theirs to be more fruity and lively in taste with a definite light smoky note (which is my first time recognizing any smokiness in a tea) as compared to h&s. The Harney & Sons seems heavier with more sweet malt. So, to me at this time, Teavivre has more fruit and smoke and H&S has more malt and honey. Both delicious and if I hadn’t done a side by side comparison probably wouldn’t have noticed a difference as it is so slight.
This was a teabag sample that came with a Harney & Sons order.
It tastes just like the red cinnamon heart valentine candies and is quite sweet. I actually like the taste of cinnamon but more of the softer side of it – not the robust candy like cinnamon. I wouldn’t have this again but can see how people fond of strong cinnamon flavour would enjoy it.
Dry leaf smells of clean dry hay.
Brewed aroma is fragrant and sweet with light fruity potato and malt.
Tastes smooth and sweet with fruity sweet potato and mild malt.
This is a very tasty and mildly sweet tea; it is mouthwatering and refreshing and somehow sparkling without any bitterness.
I did 3 steeps and could likely do more. I do want to compare it to the H&S’s golden monkey that I have, but Teavivre’s is really delicious.
Thank you Angel and Teavivre for the generous samples!
I purchased 25 grams of this to try out and found it to be quite a tasty treat.
It tastes of sweet pumpkin pie and spice to me and reminds me of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. I find it fragrant and sweet, and the spice blend has a creamy softness to it which is delicious.
I’d buy a bit more to have again.
I actually meant to brew a different tea but realized I made this instead. No matter as this is so good!
Rich, malty and bold on the first cup – dark rye bread and so sweet with buckwheat honey.
Delicious and so flavourful even after my cup has cooled completely!
This herbal blend is so pretty in dry leaf form with all the roses and jasmine flowers – sort of like potpourri.
It tastes of liquid apple pie and soft sweet cinnamon with a slight floral aroma.
This is a tasty and comforting – nice to have once in awhile as a late night herbal drink.
I like this tea plain (no milk as I sometimes have).
Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this lovely sample.
I think the flavor on this tea could depend on what ingredients land on the spoon when steeping.
I brought this to work the past two days and the first day it was watery chocolate and not so great, but yesterday it turned out so much better – delicious chocolate and mint, and more like the first time I had it. I don’t think the difference was due to the measurement or steep time but it’s possible – and I did drink the watery tasting cup regardless.
I had thought I wouldn’t have this again after the watery chocolate experience but after having a good cup (and it re-steeped well also), I would have it on occasion for something different and easy to have at work.
Dry leaf smells of fresh sweet hay – so comforting somehow.
Brewed, the first sip is a bit brisk but smooths as the cup cools. Flavour is bright with earthy sweet potato, and then a lingering orange citrus aftertaste which develops more as the tea cools.
Second and third steeps do not have the astringency of the initial cup and tastes even more of orange and sweet potato.
That bit of briskness is leaving a dryness in my mouth and throat- although it could just be due to how I feel today.
This is a very good, flavourful and tasty tea, and I will try it again another day when the bright citrus note won’t bother me so much.
Brewed this again last evening. Very fragrant and delicious – tastes mildly malty with bread and honey. This is naturally sweet and seems to get even sweeter with each re-steep; the fragrance is pure dark honey. So good with a bit of milk as well.
And, my husband who always says he doesn’t really like tea, had a cup, said it was pretty good and even had a second cup when I offered. Nice!
Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample.