354 Tasting Notes
Hmmmm… not bad, but this tea lacks a little je ne sais quoi? If you like coconut, I would say to give this a try. But I could take or leave it. I must say that I purchased this tea on a whim, because it was on sale, rather than because I thought I’d like it. It’s not the worst coconut tea I’ve tried, just a little underwhelming. I’m tempted to add something, but I can’t quite place what would make this suit my taste a little more. Perhaps if I drank this in the summer while eating a juicy slice of pineapple I’d enjoy it more. But this is the last of this one, and I have no plans to put it on my repurchase list, so I guess I’ll never know.
Oh yeah, that’s the stuff! This Honeybush is one of my Fall favorites. I sometimes find that the honeybush base lacks the strength that I’m looking for, but this one delivers 100% in the flavor department. The ginger isn’t overpowering, and melds wonderfully with the pumpkin cheesecake flavor. Definitely one to keep on my re-order list.
Flavors: Cheesecake, Ginger, Pumpkin
I haven’t had the chance to write many Steepster reviews these days, but I felt I needed to record this one… I’m really enjoying it. I bought it as part of a sampler set and I’m so glad I had the chance to try it. The almond comes through more strongly in the smell than chocolate, but in the sip I get a nice balance of chocolate and almond on the black tea base. I don’t know the exact temperature that I use, but I boil the water and let it sit to cool off for about 3-5 minutes before pouring it over the tea leaves. This makes a lovely Fall/Winter tea. I would definitely re-order this one.
Flavors: Almond, Chocolate
I finished this one recently. I’m sad to see it go :( I just realized what a great transition tea it is for the Fall. It retains some of the lightness that I tend to crave in Spring/Summer tea with the green tea base, but has the dessert-like sweet flavoring on top of a roastiness that I gravitate towards in the Fall/Winter. A definite restock for my cupboard.
I still enjoy this one (apparently significantly more than others on Steepster). It’s more of a Spring/Summer tea for me, but I’ll still probably pick up an occasional sample if it’s available during the rest of the year.
It’s tasty as a hot tea, and even better iced. In my opinion the water temperature suggested in the directions are way too hot though- I find I have to lower the temperature significantly otherwise the leaves burn and the tea tastes bitter.
I love the cheeky monkey on the package- is it completely wrong that it reminds me of my husband?
The tea and banana flavor are nicely balanced. The smell reminds me of banana runts. My brother could smell it from down the hall and thought I was smashing bananas to make banana bread. I don’t make iced tea by the 2-quart very often, but I plan to repurchase this one.
I finished this one a few days ago. It’s a lovely light limey summer tea. It’s not a tea that needs to live in my cupboard year round; it’s more of a seasonal favorite for me. I plan to pick up another sample of this next spring/summer, but now that the weather is cooling down, I can feel myself gravitating towards the heavier tasting teas.
I’ve been finishing off a bunch of samples over the past few weeks, but with work, a touch of summer fun, the renos, and prepping for the move, I didn’t have the chance to write any tealogs lately. I’ll have to do a little catch up now. This honeybush is certainly coconutty. Unfortunately, coconut is not really my favorite flavor so I won’t be buying this one again. If you like coconut I’d say to give this one a go.