Forsman Tea

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84
drank Chocolate Tea by Forsman Tea
4726 tasting notes

this is another from MissB and i’m happy to say that this is a really nice chocolate tea. I still prefer mousse au chocolat, because that’s a rich, decadent dark chocolate tea, but this is a really nice milk chocolate sort of tea. It’s not sweet, exactly but it is closer to being milk chocolate than dark. this doesn’t come across as artificial so that’s a win for me! thanks missb!

Sami Kelsh

Wizard! I find a lot of chocolate teas taste like tootsie rolls to me – is that weird?

Sil

haha not really. i can see how that might be possible :)

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77

SSTTB: Pick #15

Last night’s bed time tea. I’ve almost finished trying the ones I’m interested in from The Box and will most definitely be ready to send it back out again by the weekend (if OMGsrsly is ready to receive it).

This one smells very interesting; definitely floral but also a lot like ripe fruit. It also has Lapacho in it; I’ve tried one Lapacho tea from the box and was kinda let down by it so I wasn’t sure if this would be the same sorta thing but I liked having the ability to try another Lapacho blend so soon after the first for comparison so i couldn’t pass up the chance to try this even though I felt it might have been like the Orange Cream Lapacho in that it smelled good but didn’t deliver.

Taste wise, there’s sort of a lot going on with this one. It’s super fragrant and smells really heavenly, and taste wise it’s definitely very floral. Like, it’s super closely treads that line between enough floral to be calming/relaxing and perfume/chemical/potpourri levels of floral. But it didn’t pass my “comfort level”. It could totally pass other people’s very easily, though.

In addition to the robust floral flavours there was also a strong presence of juicy, ripe fruits. Nothing too super specific but maybe leaning a little bit more towards stone fruits? There was no noticeable ginger, despite that being a listed ingredient. As always, I’m perfectly ok with an absence of ginger. There was also a natural “earthy” like flavour that was probably the Lapacho. It seemed very fresh and airy.

Overall I thought this one was very calming and soothing, and a really nice last cup for the evening. Taste wise it tread a very fine line but for me it really worked in the moment and I quite enjoyed the floral sweetness of it. I might take a few more cups worth out of the box; there’s a ton of it in there.

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Flowers, Stonefruits

OMGsrsly

Haha. No rush, send it whenever you like. :)

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80
drank Genmaicha by Forsman Tea
13 tasting notes

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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70

Thank you MissB for a sample of this tea!

Ahh this tea smells very different compared to all the other rooibos teas I have. Not quite a woodsy rooibos scent, and definitely not a dessert cupcake and caramel scent. Just.. different? I can’t quite put my finger on it though. It has a sharp cherry medicine smell to it, but like the good kind! Like Robitussin… but I actually like Robitussin so this tea might actually taste really good for me haha.
Steeping, it’s starting to develop a stronger, unpleasant smell to it
Dark amber in colour
Tastes… I can’t describe it? Slight cherry medicine, but not as strong. Slight notes of ginger and spice.
I don’t know what to make of this tea! I neither love it nor hate it. Thank you MissB for successfully finding a tea that confuses my tastebuds; this is a first! Hahah well I’m enjoying this tea at the moment. Sorta mindlessly drinking it as I watch the series premiere of The Night Shift which aired yesterday! Eoin Macken and Jill Flint though. I love them so much.

Preparation
3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

Sounds like an….interesting….tea. I wonder if a little sugar or something might wake up the flavors more?

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Never enjoyed mint in tea before – too much like toothpaste or gum? But this one doesn’t remind me of those at all. Still deciding whether I like this or not..

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Chocolate Tea by Forsman Tea
842 tasting notes

Thank you Marzipan for a sample of this tea!

This is quite good chocolate tea. So many of them I have tried were artificial tasting, or not paired with a nice base tea…this one is good though! Not quite as good as Fauchon chocolate eclair, which is my favorite, but definitely one of the better ones I’ve had :)

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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59

I received this in a swap from bluebelle. Thank you!

This was an interesting one. Unfortunately, it totally hit me wrong. This just wasn’t my thing. Thank you for allowing me to try this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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29

There’s a new Polish/Ukrainian deli sort of place that’s opened up by my house, and they carry a really odd yet large selection of tea. I grabbed a few the last time I was there, and two more yesterday. This is the first that I tried out of that batch.

This is a weird ass tea. I love the first few seconds of the sip – rich berry tea – and then the mint kicks in, and it’s repulsive. Like mint gone bad? It’s giving me an allergic reaction whatever it is, so I’m not drinking anymore (and… the berries are blackberries, not strawberries, I checked, so this should be fine).

EDIT: Blueberry, not blackberry, because I’m silly.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Ooh… Sounds like a not so great tea experience.

On another note … Hubby and I hosted a foreign exchange student from Ukrane for a school year before our son was born. It was a cultural learning experience for all of us. I imagine that deli you speak of would be interesting to try… Might just be careful about the teas from here on out.

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75

Another surprise sample from MissB: thank you! Dry this smells intensely of apricot or other stone fruit with some spicy herbal notes underneath. While it steeps there’s something…off about it. I’ve never had most of the things in here on their own, so I couldn’t say what it is, but the smell is off-putting.

Luckily the taste is more like the smell of the dry mix than the brewed tea. It’s a little fruity and a little herbal, and actually pretty robust for an herbal blend. I’ll have no trouble using this sample up.

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70
drank India Chai Latte by Forsman Tea
1573 tasting notes

This is another tea I’m not sure really deserves to be called a proper chai because the spices are really quite muted – though the little bite of black pepper is nice and interesting. However I’m really liking the addition of the coconut to this tea which gives it a smooth, almost exotic flavour. It might be contributing to the oddly fruity taste I’m picking up when I drink it. I actually really like this tea but it’s not what I generally look for in a black chai.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

Oh my, this smells absolutely incredible and looks pretty too. And on top of that, it even tastes great. One of my faves.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Rooibos Chocolate by Forsman Tea
4323 tasting notes

Backlog:

Not a bad tisane … I like the strong chocolate flavor. Forsman Tea seems to have followed my rule: more chocolate = better … because this is really nice and chocolate-y.

The rooibos is distinguishable here but I’m not minding that so much because the nutty flavor of the rooibos melds nicely with the bittersweet chocolate-y tones. I don’t usually taste a “caramel-y” note with rooibos, but I was surprised to discover a hint of caramel-like flavor to this. A nice complement to the chocolate.

Overall, a really nice rooibos selection from my Amoda Box.

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68

The taste makes me think of dark green forests.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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75

A very creamy taste, great for those moments when you crave something sweet and strong.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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76

It’s very clear from the first smell of the dry leaves that this really is a pear tea. Such a fruity smell and taste. Love it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87

This tea completely surprised me when I had it for the first time. I thought it would be very mild, almost boring. But no, what a strong, beautiful yet mild enough flavor. After each sip I find myself wanting more. A perfect morning/evening tea, one of my absolute favorites.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Rooibos Chocolate by Forsman Tea
4726 tasting notes

sample sipdown! thanks kittenna i really like this one! It’s chocoaltey and not very rooibsy :)

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100
drank India Chai Latte by Forsman Tea
2 tasting notes

This is my favourite chai tea to make with milk. I like the spice combination and the strong flavour of cardamom. A wonderful, warm autumn time drink.

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77
drank Organic Kukicha by Forsman Tea
150 tasting notes

Yeah. Not even Kukicha lasts for 2 years in a cupboard. Compost bin calls.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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35
drank Matcha by Forsman Tea
150 tasting notes

I haven’t tried Matcha before but I have a feeling this wasn’t a good Matcha to start with. After i bought this I noticed that this was actally Chinese. I believe real Matcha is Japanese. I felt a little cheated. And the tast is bitter and color is muddy. I wish I hadn’t bought this. :(

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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