280 Tasting Notes
I have not had a lot of pu erhs before but this certainly would be at the top of the list. The vanilla and caramel are wonderful together. Very smooth and moth filling. Can tea be round? That is how it tastes to me. Fills up all the corners of my mouth. Yum!
Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla
I was intrigued when I got the tea from the Tea and Card TTB because it was wrapped in four layers of bags and wraps. :) I was saddened when I read the reviews.:( I sniffed… good raspberry scent. Brewed nice aroma. Added my favorite vanilla stevia and I have a lovely cup of tea. The raspberry is good if perhaps a bit artificial. But not too artificial tasting. Refreshing. No aftertaste. It sat for a while while I went for a walk and the taste is still acceptable for me.
I have been disappointed by several coconut teas lately but this tea has fulfilled my desires. Oh yummy. Chocolate macaroons! Has a great cookie taste that really fits it’s name. Not much else to say… good tea. I don’t think I’d want it everyday, but I don’t really know any tea that I would want absolutely everyday.
Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Cookie
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I love mates! I enjoy good chocolate mate. But… this is supposed to be Red Velvet Cake Mate and I don’t taste any of the red velvet or cake that I would have expected. There was nothing wrong with this if I take away the expectation of Red Velvet Cake. I have several awesome chocolate mates so I wouldn’t bother to keep this one in stock, not that I didn’t enjoy it.
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I’m happily working my way through this TTB. Many teas to chose from, not much time! This one sounded interesting. I added the suggested salt and maple syrup. The first couple sips were good but as the cup cooled it lost something. Now it is somewhat bitter and not very interesting. Maybe there was something wrong in my brewing :(
Thanks TTB! I love the other mates from TeaVana so I was glad to get a sample of this. Really doing a good job of charging up a somewhat hot, dull Sunday afternoon. I have been drinking more hot tea this summer than I used to but I find I really enjoy it. I figure if most of the rest of the world doesn’t have ice tea I should give hot tea in the summer a try. I still always have a pitcher of some kind of cold brew in the refrigerator.
Anyway, back to the tea. Yummy! Nice blending of the flavors, with chocolate at the forefront. I can taste a bit of the coffee flavor and some vanilla. I’m surprised there isn’t more coffee flavor with java in the name. Still very enjoyable. :)
I better make sure I finish this pot up now so I don’t end up drinking it later this evening.
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I know that most people don’t like the added flavors but I am enjoying the fullness of the cup. The raspberry and chocolate are definitely the major taste and aroma with the black base pulling it all together. I’m quite enjoying the tea.
My little activity monitor isn’t working quite right this morning and did not measure my 2 mile walk :( I’ll never reach my goal unless I adjust it somehow. I always feel like I’m cheating if I adjust it. I have to lose the weight I put on while visiting my mother in Florida. I swear all we did was eat! I seem to have gained about 3 pounds. I’m losing some of it but it’s hard. So many tempting foods. At least I have all my lovely teas as a substitute, :)
Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry
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It’s nice to have another decaf that I like but I am not overwhelmed. Sometimes I think that I don’t do a good job shaking/mixing the package of tea. It doesn’t seem to have as much apricot flavor as others are tasting. I like it well enough but I am not excited.