352 Tasting Notes
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.
I could have sworn I reviewed this already…
I’m not a huge lover of Tazo teas in general, but when I saw a 20 filterbag box of this on clearance last month for $2.96(on a trip to the U.S.), I couldn’t resist giving it a try. As expected of a white tea, it has lightness to it; both in color and in taste, but the flavors of the tea, vanilla, and apricot are nicely balanced. The aroma is wonderfully fruity, and on several occasions it proved to be a good tea option for guests who are intimidated by my loose leaf collection.
For best results I don’t let the water get anywhere near the boiling point, otherwise I find it can turn bitter. I also have to be careful not to over-steep this one, which is one of my bad habits that I haven’t consistently dropped yet. What can I say…life is just too distracting.
I’m finishing this box today, which on one hand is a good thing, because I’m trying to finish off some of the odds and ends of tea before the big move in a few weeks, but if I see it at the clearance price again, I’ll have a hard time resisting a repurchase(I love clearance stuff). It’s a good convenient bagged tea, but on the down side it has some flaws: the tendency to go bitter when the steeping parameters are a little off; it tastes like a Spring/Summer tea, and won’t fare well in my cupboard year round; and it doesn’t resteep well. So I can happily resist buying this at full price.
So far I’ve been good(ish) with not buying more tea over the past few weeks, but sometimes I feel like I should be in a support group :P
I’m finishing this today –WAAAAAHHH!!!! I’m seriously questioning my self-inflicted ban on buying more teas until we’re moved into the new house. When I lift the ban (and this one available again), I will be repurchasing a few pouches. It’s such a delicious evening iced tea. Nummers! Good to the last drop