58 Tasting Notes
My generous box of samples from Angel at Teavivre arrived today – so exciting!
This is the first one I chose to try, and upon opening, the freshness of tea in the packet was incredible and lovely.
The dry leaf scent was of fresh sweet hay and barley, and once brewed, had the aroma of rye bread and honey with some fruity floral notes – so fragrant!
Taste is bright, malty and grainy with a bit of smoky pepper. I’m not sure if I get caramel or chocolate but there is something like a dry cocoa lingering aftertaste, but not dark – more of a brighter fruity cocoa if that makes sense.
This is a delicious and very fragrant tea. I did two steeps and will probably try for one more.
I’m so pleased to finally try this and am looking forward to the many more samples. Thank you again, Angel and Teavivre!
Beautiful creamy fragrance with a buttery, soft vanilla bean taste on the first steep. The vanilla fades and the floral orchid emerges more on the second and third steeps, but there is still a wee bit of a buttery feel. (I’m sure the leaves could be re-steeped more but that is all I did for now).
The oolong is well suited with the vanilla in this tea and I like it quite a lot.
A lovely pale golden cup of soft deliciousness.
This is a lovely plain black tea. The dry leaves are large and twisted and unfurl beautifully when steeped. Honeyed aroma with a rich, slightly sweet and bright malty taste, and is very smooth to drink.
I have a tin of this and plan to keep a supply on hand.
Chocolate and strawberry black tea. Very smooth, light base with a stronger chocolate strawberry flavor. No rose that I could detect but maybe it just sort of enhances the taste. Very fragrant cup.
Years ago I had a similar Adagio tea and I like Davidstea better as it seems smoother, at least from what I can recall.
I’d drink the occasional cup of this.
Brewed a couple cups to let cool before drinking. Apple and cinnamon oatmeal cookies. Tasty although not my favorite; it is nice to have once in awhile. The best thing is the color – such a beautiful pale cloudy pink.
It’s hot and muggy here today so will need some iced tea later. I decided to use the last couple teaspoons of my sample to brew and let cool as I liked it so much last time. In the meantime I drank a precious cup hot – yum! I wish I drank it more slowly to savour the deliciousness as now it’s all gone, but at least I’ll have some cold later.
My husband likes this one also, so for sure this will have to be ordered in a much larger than sample size. I am really glad I decided to try this one – a definite favorite!!
And now… I think I’ll try re-steeping the leaves one last time to see if I can get the very last flavour out of them.
I bought some of this to try and also to take to work to share with one of my co-workers who likes chocolate mint ice-cream. We each had a cup (mine with milk, hers with sugar and milk) and both enjoyed it very much. It does taste like chocolate and mint and sweetness – exactly like I was expecting. I’d definitely drink this again occasionally – maybe trying a bit longer steeping next time to see how that goes.
I tend to drink this as a remedy when my stomach is upset like today, or occasionally as a late night herbal for something minty to drink.
The flavor is mostly sweet and minty with a very slight bitterness from the fennel perhaps but it is tasty and not unpleasant. I do like this blend – it tastes fine as a herbal tea and hopefully does help in some way with settling mild stomach issues.
So…drinking the cold tea left in the fridge overnight. And this is it! My favorite flavored-black iced tea! Delicious plums and apricots so rich and juicy blended with the smoothest light tea, and a delectable aroma.
I think I like it better than Tower of London and Paris even… although they are all good and a bit similar in a way.
I wish I made more because this won’t last long!
Malty, nutty black tea with mild bittersweet chocolate. I think I made this cup bit weak but it is still satisfying and tasty. Will have another cup with a bit more dry leaf added.