124 Tasting Notes
The banana flavor in this tea is very obvious! The black tea flavor is not too strong, which I like. I had the first cup plain and thought it would be better sweet, so I added a little less than 1 tsp of rock sugar to the leaves before re-steeping them… But that tasted too sweet! Next time I will try a very small amount of sugar.
(Thanks silentrequiem for the sample!)
I had this tea first without sugar a few days ago. It was fine, but the flavors were subtle and the black tea smokiness was a little strong for me. I’m having it again now with sugar, which improved the flavor in my opinion. I can taste the pistachio and I think I taste the almond as well, but the flavors aren’t as distinct as I would like. This is still tasty overall, however.
(Sample from silentrequiem. Thanks!)
This is quite delicious. The blueberry flavor is strong and it does have a little something extra that is reminiscent of crumb cake or some other pastry. The green tea balances out the black tea very nicely. I had this without sugar (it definitely doesn’t need it).
(Sample from silentrequiem. Thanks!)
I drink this tea all the time but I’ve only logged it once before. I must say that it is one of my absolute favorites. I had it this morning and MAN I just love this tea. A heaping tsp of samurai chai mate, a heaping tsp of white ayurvedic chai, plus a tsp of rock sugar… Pour over a little bit of half-and-half and it’s chai latte perfection.
I received a sample of this with my order from DAVIDs TEA, and I was able to split the sample into two servings. I used rock sugar in the first one (over a week ago), and the first few sips were amazing but I ultimately decided it was a bit too sweet… Today I used the last bit of the sample (about 1 tsp) which I combined with 1 heaping tsp of Teavana’s CocoCaramel Sea Salt. I didn’t add any sugar this time. It was okay… Not super amazing. Palatable, but not exciting. I’d say I have lukewarm feelings toward both teas, and neither are buy-again teas.
This is such a great tea. Yesterday I had it for the third time, and it is consistently good every time. The fruit flavor is strong, and the fruits they chose perfectly complement the black and green tea. This doesn’t need sugar, either. Such a great tea!! I may have to buy more of this when I finish my sample (and thanks silentrequiem for that!).
I just looked at the other reviews for this tea and apparently I’m having a completely different sensory experience than everyone else. I received a sample of this earlier this week when I received my first order from DAVIDs TEA. The tea smells like maple, and I found the aroma to be mouth-watering. I was nervous that it wouldn’t taste as good as it smells… I added a teaspoon of rock sugar to the leaves, figuring that this tea is meant to be sweet… and WOW is this sweet! Sweet, sweet maple. The ingredients do not have maple anywhere in it, so I don’t know where I’m getting this flavor from. (The cake ingredients, perhaps?) If I’m attentive I cam maybe taste pineapple, but only because I’m looking for it…
I saved just enough of the sample to make one more cup and I’ll try it without rock sugar this time. My first reaction to this was, “So sweet and delicious! I want to get more!” but as I continue the cup I’m thinking maybe it’s too sweet. So I’ll have it again minus sugar and see how that goes…
These pearls are beautiful and smell exquisite… I wish I liked them! :( I am already not a huge fan of black tea, and the flavor of this one was an overwhelmingly earthy and too bitter. (I’m not very good at describing it.) I was hoping the jasmine would soften the flavor, but the earthiness was too intense. I couldn’t finish the cup and gave it to my husband to drink instead. He said it was drinkable but not great (his taste buds and sense of smell are less sensitive than mine, so he can handle bitter tastes—like red wine—better than I can).
(Sample from silentrequiem! Thanks!)
MMMMMMMMMMMMM delicious! This tea is great. The peppermint flavor is strong and there is definitely a creamy sweetness coming from the white chocolate. (This tea doesn’t need sugar!)
I first tried this blended with Teavana’s CocoCaramel Sea Salt, and it was quite good… But tonight I had two cups of this alone, and I prefer this tea alone. The peppermint flavor is staying in my mouth even though it’s been a while since I’ve had a few sips… yum! I’m glad this is caffeine-free because it’s a perfect evening tea.
After I finished pouring the tea from my teamaker into my cup, I opened the top of my teamaker and breathed in the steam that was coming from the wet leaves. My sinuses instantly opened and I could feel the peppermint in them, as refreshing as Vick’s Vapor Rub (but much better smelling). I will be buying more of this tea.