1706 Tasting Notes
This tea is hitting all the right spots for me today. It’s lightly malty and very fruity with a touch of sweetness and some depth. It’s almost like a raisin bread (but only subtly). It looks like it’s no longer in stock, but I’ll have to keep my eyes open for new lots! I remember that if you bought $25 worth of samples, they’d ship it from China for free and that was a pretty good deal (for AMAZING tea).
Delicious! I seem to be a fan of Wild Mountain Teas. I also snagged an oz from Butiki while I had the chance!
I bought this one as a possible replacement to WP’s Cocoa Amore, since that goes for a whopping $17.25 an oz, and… I can’t do that anymore… but I’ll have to keep looking!
This tea has a nice chocolately raspberry flavor to it, but I’m not crazy about the base. I almost thought it was darjeeling because of that astringency, but I guess it’s the Keemun? I’ll enjoy the rest of this bag, but I think I might have to cheat and add some sugar or something to it. Or experiment with another cup! :D
ETA: It’s actually less astringent as it cools! Interesting! I’ll need more cups!
Steepster was down while I tried to review this, but I’ll do my best!
I bought this as a replacement for WP’s Golden Orchid as I really love the Madagascar Vanilla Beans and want more, but for a cheaper price (especially as a Canadian faced with a sinking CDN dollar, and high shipping costs!).
This one will do! The base isn’t quite as luxurious as GO, but it’s nice, and it gives me a similar flavor profile. It’s still a bit expensive at ~$7/oz CDN , but that’s much better than $12.50/oz USD. I don’t think it’ll take me long to go through my bag of this!
Well, I was happy to leave my tasting notes at an even 1700, but this was a free sample with my Tippy’s Tea order,and I thought I should give it a review since they’re a new company and can use the exposure!
First off – for a new company, I’m very impressed with their customer service. Ordering on the site was easy, and I received all communication in a timely manner. The shipping notice even had a link to track the shipping which was a nice touch! And the packing list had a nice handwritten note on it which was sweet, and definitely made me feel like I was ordering from a real person and not a faceless company.
Now, on to the tea itself! This is definitely a hearty black blend- nice and strong. It’ll get you past the afternoon hump when you just want to nap, or mindlessly surf the internet or stare out the window.
I can definitely notice the tang of the darjeeling, adding that not-quite bitterness to it, but there’s also some nice woodsy and malty notes to it as well. And a tiny touch of smoke! I think that as it cools, I can get notes of baked bread too!
Overall? Thumbs-up! I just had a cup of Lord Petersham from the Devotea earlier, and noticed I was running low, but I think this tea would be a nice replacement for that one when I run out!
This was my breakfast cuppa today. I’ve had several teas from The Devotea and I have to say that this one is by far my favorite. It has a nice thick mouthfeel, and a lot of maltiness to it that I quite enjoy. It’s a little smoky, and a little astringent, but NOT unpleasantly so.
It’s a great start for a work week! (Especially a work week in which I forgot to bring milk to work for my cereal, and forgot the mouse for my Surface! At least I brought my Surface in – otherwise it’d be a long bus ride home…)
And that’s the last of this! Thank you VariaTEA for loading me up with so much to begin with! I really do enjoy the flavours in the tea – it’s very decadent. Best breakfast!
And I think that I DO enjoy this more than Lupicia’s Cookie tea, although I like both for similiar reasons. I might still end up ordering Cookie instead though, only because there’s nothing else I want from ATR, while I don’t think I’d have trouble ordering from Lupicia!