248 Tasting Notes
You know you are preoccupied when you find your pitcher full of tea and water “cold brewing” in the kitchen cabinet instead of the refrigerator! Kind of makes me wonder where other things will show up.The tea is a lovely tartness with some well balanced lemon. Tarter than a raspberry lemonade would be. Nice for this summer day!
Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Raspberry
Thanks to Rebekah Elaine for the Birthday Cake from David’s and thanks to Arshness for the Adagio Birthday Tea! I wanted to compare the two teas because I had them separately and wondered what they tasted like in a side by side comparison. Well, both are yummy. The Birthday Cake is a rooibos which means i can drink it anytime. Not a bad thing. The dry tea is lovely with adorable little sprinkles. Taste is good with a nice vanilla cake/creamy icing /sprinkles flavor. Gosh It takes just like a birthday cake!
The Birthday Tea from Adagio is also good. It has a black tea base. The tea isn’t quite as cute as Birthday Cake but it is still fun. The black tea seems just a little bitter compared with the rooibos. Taste is a bit astringent at the end. Still an enjoyable cup but I think I prefer the Birthday Cake from David’s.
I am totally addicted to this tea! I did a 1.5 mile walk this morning before it got too hot. I thought about this tea waiting for me at home. I have taken to adding either a couple drops of hazelnut stevia or chocolate stevia to change it up. I like it plain or with a little stevia but enjoy the variety of the other flavors.
The dry aroma was great. Lovely almond. I brewed it according to the directions on the baggie. 3-5 minutes, I chose 4 min. I found it rather astringent/bitter. The almond came through more in the aroma in the back of the mouth rather than in the taste. I see that other people recommend a 8 minute steep. I have enough for another cup so I’ll try it again.
I over indulged (but fruit salad, veggies and chicken breast ) at lunch time and I need something for my little tummy. There has been an evil thread lately about chocolate (sigh) so i was thinking chocolate and mint Well, how about that… Chocolate Mint and I hadn’t even tried it yet. It’s very tasty and doing just the trick for my tummy. The chocolate isn’t predominate but it is present. Very relaxing cuppa.
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint
I have a lovely sample of plain matcha from Red Leaf Tea. Unfortunately, I’ve found that I really don’t like plain matcha. However, I really like flavored matcha lattes. I’ve been making mine with plain almond milk and adding a little bit of flavoring. Today I used chocolate and hazelnut. I poured it over a little ice and I’m in heaven! I’ve had two of them today! (How do you make a guilty face?)
We are redoing the bathroom floor. Today we are pulling up the tiles and the backing board. Ugh! Not fun! About half way through job I took a break and had my first latte. Super-energizing! Worked some more… had the second latte! Oh, I feel good! Maybe I should just live on lattes!
Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut
Hello Mint! That’s all I could think to say as I opened the tin. Wow! I do smell some chocolate. It is an agreeable scent. The tea is a little weak. However, I used my miracle flavoring (Chocolate Stevia drops) to make it awesome. I don’t know if I’ll buy it again but i will certainly finish up this tin with happiness in my mouth!
Is there a big difference between Harney and Sons loose leaf and sachet? I’ve basically only had sachets and I’ve enjoyed them. I can buy the sachets locally and I’m trying not to buy online. (I spend way to much when I do it online.:( I do much better when I have to pay actual cash for my teas.)
I’m wondering if this tea would have been better in loose leaf form. Maybe I should have thrown in another sachet…
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint
I’m really enjoying a nice cup of this even on a hot day. Funny how that is somedays. I read several notes saying they thought it was weak. So I used 4 bags with 3 cups of water for 6 minutes. Perfect. I always use a bit a vanilla stevia with chocolate teas and this was no exception. The beet root gives it a nice reddish color like red velvet cake. No creamy frosting :( But I’m not going to count off for that. Very enjoyable.