295 Tasting Notes
Another tea from a vacation. They only had 12 oz. packages or tea bags. I choose the 12 oz. package. YIKES! That’s a lot of tea! Luckily, I like the tea! It’s very green and fresh! There’s no overly vegetal smell or taste. I’ve tried it with several different flavorings and sweeteners and have enjoyed them all. (Vanilla cream Stevia, Chocolate Stevia, Maple syrup, Strawberry Chocolate Stevia) I really enjoy mates and their caffeine which makes this a tea I’ll keep in my cupboard for a long time. Re-steeps well.
It’s an unseasonably cold day in mid September, the football game is on, the husband is watching and I’m reading a good book.
The tea is such a lovely smoky and bacon scent dry. The flavor and aroma follow through with their promise of something special. I am new to Lapsang Souchong so I can’t compare this to others of the same name. I can just tell you that this is so delightful and relaxing. Very evocative of campfires, fall leaves and bacon ( Bacon?). I have the feeling that this wouldn’t be nearly as good at some other times of the year but for the here and now, it’s perfect. It says it can be resteeped 2-3 times. Oh, what a nice thing to keep drinking all afternoon!
Adding more to my note about 4 hours later:
After drinking several cups of this tea I swear I could still taste and smell this tea even when I was out walking. It is so relaxing!
I was a bit put off by the name… I mean, really , would I really want a fruity cereal flavored tea? As i found I … I like it quite a bit. The fruit isn’t as crazy as it sounds and the black tea wasn’t bad. No bitterness. I like fruity teas and the sweetness that implies so this tea works. Not every day, but one I could keep in stock. (If I had more this this sample) Not bad :)
My second try on this tea. (Previous attempt, they said 1 tbs instead of the usual 1 tsp and I tried it their way…WRONG) This cup is perfect for me. It is a cold blustery day (50 degrees when it is still technically summer for another week or so!!!) I really needed something warming and cozy. This really hit the spot. Needed a little sweetener but otherwise very good. I taste the hazelnut and that pastry/cookie taste that makes this a perfect dessert tea.
Flavors: Cookie, Hazelnut
I love, love, love this tea. It has a wonderful nuttiness that is missing in some of the other nut teas I’ve had lately (Teavana, Teavana,Teavana). Although it has cinnamon, it doesn’t overwhelm the nut flavor. There is a creaminess that mellows out the cinnamon. This a great cuppa and is giving me a nice contented, relaxing evening :)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Nutty
The nuts and other flavors are sort overwhelmed by the cinnamon. I don’t know if this is one of the newer batches of Toasted Nut Brûlée Oolong from since Teavana took the nuts out of all their teas. Really, how can they have teas that have ‘nut’ in the title that don’t have nuts? But… well I am not tasting those nuts, just cinnamon. Still enjoyable but not what I would expect from a nutty tea.
I really need to go online and check ingredients before I brew. I had just sorted through several samples, passing up all the yummy chocolate teas, I chose this because it smelled like spice cake. Surprise… chocolate! But…. I really, really like it! The chocolate and the spices and the pastry-like flavors are wonderful. I love the dessert-y teas that are pastry like and this sure fits the bill.
I did add a little stevia and was very pleased with the results. I don’t know who I got this from but ‘Thank-you’ for sharing this with me. I hope to add this to my cupboard someday!
Flavors: Chocolate, Pastries, Spices
I received this lovely sample from Good Life Tea. Thanks! I really don’t like hibiscus or rose hips even though they are a good source of vitamin C. They are just too tart for me. I like the other fruit-y flavors in this tisane but… well, you know … the whole hibiscus thing. With some sweetener, it improves. I enjoyed the description of the tisane more than the tea. I agree with someone else who said they were wondering if the way the samples were packed messed up the flavors. The envelope had a lot of scents before I ever opened it. Maybe thicker bags would improve that. I would also like to see the ingredients listed on the package.
Flavors: Apple, Hibiscus, Orange, Rosehips