403 Tasting Notes
I had not read the tasting notes or anything and the package did not say what was in it, so… it was a complete surprise when I opened it up and smelled the bergamot. I love bergamot and the roses were a nice addition. This was a nice cuppa but I think I like some of the other EG’s a bit more. My favorite is #69 from TeaGschwender. (I have to look up the spelling EVERY time I want to write it!!)
Flavors: Bergamot, Rose
I am really enjoying my cup of this tea! It has an interesting depth of flavor with the pu’erh and the yerba mate with the chai being light but flavorful.
I’m not really sure why it is considered a chai since it doesn’t have the spice I would expect. It has long pepper and cardamom but no cinnamon, cloves, etc. Even though it’s not necessarily a chai it is lovely.
The cocoa, vanilla and coconut blend nicely. And I love almost any yerba mate so this makes a wonderful, invigorating cuppa.
Flavors: Cacao, Cardamon, Coconut, Dandelion, Pepper, Vanilla
This is a yummy tea and I see that I gave it a 95 last time I drank it. I would rate it just a bit lower today but it’s probably me. I’ve got a bit of an upset stomach and should have made a mint tea but this one was just calling to me. I enjoyed it but… I should have waited for another day. Luckily I have enough for a lovely cup or three on another day.
There must have been a lot of this in the Overboard TTB. It seems there a bunch of notes so everybody must be sampling it. :D
I’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different out come. Well, call me insane be cause I keep trying formosa oolongs and I keep getting the same result. Why do I keep trying them? Well, I thought that with fig added it would be better but I couldn’t taste the fig. :( The tea isn’t bad it just isn’t for me.
The taste is just a bit too floral and perfume-y.
And again… Where’s the fig!
Thank you NayLynn and Brandon! This is a yummy tea that fits well in the group of teas that I have been gulping down with total abandon. I REALLY need some that aren’t too high on the caffeine but have the vanilla and chocolate I love.
I have to agree that I don’t get the connection with the name but it really doesn’t matter. A nice tea. I have enough for another 2 cup pot… so yea!
Lovely scent and taste. Not too ginger-y but like a nice gingerbread cookie taste. I was glad the rooibos wasn’t too woodsy and allowed the gingerbread to really shine. This tea tasted good even after I poured the cup and left it in the kitchen for 2 hours. I drank it room temperature and it was fine. Sometimes rooibos teas can get too strong when they sit too long but this was good. I drank the next one hot and it was even more satisfying. The tea wasn’t very chai but that was really no problem for me.
Thanks NayLynn and Brandon for this tea.
This is a very enjoyable cuppa. The blueberry seems to be spot on perfect. No artificial blueberry flavoring. I did use a little stevia which I think helped bring out the blueberry nicely.
I was surprised that it didn’t have either a blue or purple color. I’ve never had a purple tea before so maybe I had a false expectation.
Does anyone know the caffeine levels in purple tea?
This is the third time this week that the refrigerator repair man has had to come out.
ANNOYING!! I hate sitting around waiting for someone to come and then waiting while they do the work. Errrrg.
I have to say I really enjoy genmaichas generally and this is not a disappointment . :-D Very lovely rice and popped rice along with the green tea. Yummy-licious! It’s such a nice smooth tea. It makes a nice change from the teas I have been drinking lately.
I steeped it a bit longer than recommended because it seemed weak when I took a sample sip.
Flavors: Rice, Toasted Rice
Although I love the tins I can’t really get excited about the tea. Very weak, mostly clove tea.I generally like chai but this just doesn’t come up to my expectations. There aren’t any nice big cardamom buds/seeds (?) like I am used to seeing in chai. The aroma as I take a sip is good, very chai-like. But there is just no umph in the taste. I brewed it carefully in the Breville so I am pretty sure it was made correctly. Maybe I’ll try to make it on the stove top with milk.