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Recent Tasting Notes
I’m sick. Like really, seriously, worthless, coughing a lung up, sick! How does a SoCal vegan girl who drinks at least one glass of green juice a day, and who works out religiously get a f’n chest cold in August?! If I could demand my money back from someone I would. AND to make matters worse, I have an abundance of new teas to try from the lovely LiberTeas and amazing Ashley that I’m too sick to begin trying. Booooooooo!
Well, my complaining aside, I have antioxidant packed Goji Pop to sooth my cough and fortify me for what’s to come. I hate being sick! Gish…
Upping the rating; had it iced a few times in the last (very hot) days, and it is certainly one of my favourite iced teas ever. I thought I might have gotten overexcited over the nice flavour on the first try (I tend to love my teas more when I try them first, because I’m always so excited to try something new), but this one really resisted the test of time (both hot and cold). Surely, I will buy more of it: it is officially becoming part of my own permanent collection!
Wow. Take this “highly caffeinated” warning seriously! Tea (even black) never really seemed to give me any boost, neither did coffee. I was pretty amazed when I found maté and noticed it did give me a bit of energy, though I need to drink a lot to get that. After only 2 cups of Jungle Ju Ju, I feel like I should go run a marathon right now! I’ll have to remind myself never to drink more than this (as I usually drink at least 3 cups)… it could probably get quite unpleasant.
As for the taste, I’m having a hard time evaluating the guayusa taste… not that the fruit taste is too strong (it is just perfect, in my opinion, fruity and only slightly sweet), but I’m having difficulty to draw the line between what taste comes from the fruit, and what comes from the guayusa. In any case, I enjoy the whole thing, and guayusa seems to have a distinctive taste, different from maté or tea. Nice!
This is a weird and wonderful tea! When I opened the package, I had to resist the urge to pop pieces of fluffy delicious popcorn directly in my mouth. The smell of the tea is utterly amazing – like the best kettle corn you’ve ever smelled! And guess what…it tastes like yummy salty sweet kettle corn too. I love you David!
Once I got the little sample tin open (and that was almost a mess) the smell of the tea had my mouth watering. However, what I’m tasting is a whole lot of TART. It isn’t a bad thing. I just thought the sweet smell prior to infusion would carry over into taste. Not getting that with this cup. I’m trying not to add sweetener of any kind to my teas these days and just drink them straight up. But I may need to make an exception here before I’m completely done with this cup.
I finally tried this one iced. It was rushed, I only let it sit in the fridge for half an hour and had to use ice cubes… No matter, the green melon still tastes fake to me. And the watermelon, well I dunno how I feel about the way it tastes when freeze-dried.
Refreshing yes. Tasty? somewhat. I’ll happily drink the last of it but shan’t be replacing it in my cupboard!
On a side note: I got a tattoo last night!!! On my hip, so nobody will ever really see it, but it’s there :)
I can’t wait til it heals!
After my sorry experience with Goji Pop, and my amazing experience with the ten ren’s watermelon, well I couldn’t help but try some of this!
It was ok… better than the goji, but not by much. Melons (except water) tend to taste fake to me, so I figured this one might, but I had also hoped that the watermelon would be stronger in flavour and that I might get some of the grain. no such luck. *sighs
(no surprise on that one though, I had to use a bag this time)
Next time, I’ll try it iced!
Even teas that are meant to be iced, well I always try them hot first, just to see what it’s like. I’m a little stubborn that way :P
It was however, nice to sip on while working away at the computer on a Friday afternoon though… maybe I’ll make it my Friday tea!
So I figured I should try this tea again in case I need to stock up before it disappears. However, one word comes to mind when I drink this: Forgettable.
Five minutes after I take a sip, I honestly couldn’t tell you what it tastes like. It’s good, but it’s not amazing. Not worth stocking up on, for me.
Disclaimer: I don’t like green tea or caramel popcorn >.>
That all said, I enjoyed this tea. Not enough to restock, I think, but I’m glad I tried it. It is tasty, if not a little weak. In my experience re:steeping times, less is more, so I only steeped this for four minutes instead of the recommended 5-7, which might be why it’s weak, but most people think this is kind of weak, so who knows. I’m really enjoying the maple, I love maple. I managed not to screw up the green in this cup, yay!
Overall, a tasty tea, but not worth keeping on hand for me.
Another one bites the dust…yay!
Edit: The more of this I drank, the less I liked it. It just is not my cup of tea.
I’m a bit underwhelmed. It’s tasty enough, and if I were the kind of person to have a straight black tea every morning to wake me up, I can see how this would definitely be first choice. However, I much prefer their Orange Pekoe (and not just because it reminds me of our cat). I have about a cup’s worth of leaves left, but I don’t think I’ll restock when it’s gone. Still, I did enjoy this cup…there are just too many other teas out there that I prefer.
Well, I’m still terrible at distinguishing aspects of black teas, but this is just mostly mild for me right now. It has a very nice smoothness, and a mild black tea flavour. I prefer this to the Davids Tea English Breakfast I had yesterday, but for it’s price point ($8/50g) this just does not cut the mustard. I’m not picking out any special notes…I think my breakfast of buttered toast is overpowering the tea.
This is the sort of black tea that requires no additions (though I don’t add anything to my tea anyway) and that I think even bagged tea drinkers could have no objection to, other than cost. I’m not getting any bitterness or astringency, but I always steep my blacks a bit on the lighter side. Nice to have tried, but I want something more distinctive and affordable to have on hand regularly. Why are Davids’ unflavoured black teas so pricey? Gah.