969 Tasting Notes
Oh yeah, I did it! Once I saw the free shipping I realized this would probably be my only chance to order from AD&D and so I picked this tin on impulse.
It’s such a pretty tin too!
Happily the tea is also very nice. To be honest I expected it to be a bit bolder from the description but it’s not SUPER bold. It’s quite strong but drinkable with a slight astringency at the end of the sip. There are a few fruity notes in there too, which I associate with Assam tea.
This is very good. I think I prefer Butiki’s Taiwanese Assam, but this is a close second! (It really dries out the mouth though!)
That’s the end of this – sipdown!
Della Terra threw this in as a free sample which is great because I was curious about it, but not really willing to actually buy it. It’s so sweet and tart!
When I first sipped it I immediately thought of wine, which is odd for a “kid’s” tea. Then I got hit with the hibiscus backlash. Yowza!
All in all, it’s an interesting experiment, but it’s not for me. Della Terra can make some great blends, but this isn’t one of them…
(Oooh – I’m at about 85 teas in my cupboard. I’m hit by a sudden impulse to buy a billion samples from Teavivre or Upton but that’s irresponsible and also, I’m afraid to. Seriously – when you’ve got 20 types of Assam to choose from how do you know what to buy? I might just do it randomly if I do it).
Goodbye, goodbye! I had such high hopes for you, sweet little tea. I’m sorry, but I don’t think it will work out for us.
This is my last cup, so I guess I’d better rate it once and for all. I used extra leaf this time around as I didn’t have enough for two full cups, and that made a difference. I can taste the marshmallows a bit more, and a slight chocolatey note at the end of the sip, but I’m not blown away.
I am enjoying this last cup but there are so many teas out there to enjoy that I feel no regret moving on.
This is my fourth day in a row drinking this tea! Is it love, or just a passing fling? I will savour it either way. (Mmmm….spongy berry cake)
I drank this while I was out on a walk and I had to note that this tastes great in my timolino. I need to remember that!
This tea is just amazeballs. I wish I could describe it better but it blows me away every time I have it. Ideally I would have it every morning, but my little bag is already half empty… I’m also afraid that I’d take it for granted if I drank it so often so I rotate it in for a treat!
Mmmmm. This is perfectly balanced between the chocolate and the mint. Is there rooibos in this? I love it. I think I’ll need to keep this in my decaf drawer forever…
Yum! I had some misgivings about ordering this tea after reading some of the reviews, and they only had 2oz bags in stock, but I’m happy I did it!
This is strong! My bf said that it made the room smell like cookies, but he wouldn’t try any, that silly butt. I love this malty taste, and the heady aroma. It’s not even bitter.
I was disappointed with this one – probably because I had it at the same time as the Cantaloupe and Cream which just blew me away. It was good, but not exceptional and that was likely because I’m not so into cilantro.
Butiki has so many great teas that it’s better for my wallet this way.
I hope whatshesaid enjoys the rest of this!
I think this is my favorite tea from 52Teas! I love it because it supports my love of Harry Potter, and I love it for being a tasty tea! (albeit, a slightly odd i.e. magical one)