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Forsman Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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
1527 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
4227 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
4041 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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55

I’ve never learned to like yellow tea and this makes no exception. It tastes like tea, but it’s not anything special. Maybe I’ll toss this.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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70
drank Rooibos Chocolate by Forsman Tea
2221 tasting notes

Yum, a generous mug of this tonight. I still maintain my opinion that it’s very chocolate-liqueur-esque, but actually fairly tasty. I do want/need to find a milk chocolate rooibos, or rather, honeybush. That would be the perfect caffeine-free chocolate tea.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Alysha

I’m also searching for a caffeine-free option for those nighttime chocolate cravings! Which did you like the best of the ones you’ve tried?

Kittenna

Sadly, the best I recall having was 52teas’ Chocolate Malt HB, but unfortunately the reblend didn’t live up to the sample from the first batch that I had.

HOWEVER, I would highly recommend you try out Cacao shell tea. It’s made from the shells of cacao beans (duh), and seriously tastes/smells like the real thing, but has no sugar, and I’ve been told it has very minimal if any caffeine. This http://steepster.com/teas/herbal-infusions/22103-cacao-tea is what I’m talking about, although it’s available from multiple sources. I actually had forgotten about this while writing my tasting note. Might have to brew up a cup of cacao tea for myself now, haha.

Alysha

Thanks; that sounds delicious. Onto the shopping list it goes!

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72

This is a pretty tasty Rooibos. I agree with the other reviewer it is chocolaty but in a chocolate liqueur sort of way. I had it plain but I might try messing around with different additions and see how that changes the flavors. I would not buy this normally but it was a nice addition to the Amoda box this month.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Rooibos Chocolate by Forsman Tea
2221 tasting notes

This tea is pretty good for a rooibos! Definitely tastes chocolatey, in a chocolate liqueur sort of way, which is surprisingly tasty. Enough rooibos flavour that I can tell it’s there, but it’s not objectionable. Overall, it’s a reasonable selection that I’ll finish off, but not repurchase.

Also, sorry for the very short tasting notes lately. I’m feeling very uninspired…

ETA: Also a good second infusion.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I’ve been there. Some days I feel like I don’t want to drink tea because I’ll feel bad if I don’t log/review it, and that’s just ridiculous because… it’s all supposed to be fun right?

Short reviews are better than no reviews.

Also I can’t wait to try this one – I like rooibos and I love chocolate. Was this your last box?

Kittenna

Yeah. I haven’t been logging while drinking much lately, just logging after the fact (except for today).

I thought this was pretty good on the chocolate flavour; better than I had expected.

I have… two more boxes? One more box? I don’t remember, haha. If this is my third then I have two more. Bonus box due to being shorted in the first one. Since then they’ve all been good though :D

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80

The color of the tea is very light indeed and the scent very sweet and fruit-like. The taste lingers on in your mouth for some time and you each sip seems to enchant you further. I began to miss the smell. Suitable for any situation but a superb tea for me-time and tea lovers. A big surprise from Forsman tea, without a doubt one of their best.

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65

Light, Darjeeling-like in color and with a sweet flowery scent. The taste is quite mild and leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not a flattering tea, but not many teas from Forsman Tea are. Good for company, but not for connoisseurs.

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85

Here’s another tea purchased at the Victoria Tea Festival imported via the Dream Tea Boutique (http://dreamteaboutique.com/).

I’m afraid that I don’t know what a quince is supposed to taste like, never having tried one, and I had to resort to Google to find out what a ‘cherimoya’ even was. But regardless I found the flavour of this tea to be very agreeable. It’s tastes light and fruity with a bit of a tropical tang to it – from the pineapple maybe – as well hints of citrus and apples. I like that this tea company offers something different from the usual flavoured black tea fare. I mean what other company can you think of that can say they carry a cherimoya-flavoured tea?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I bought a cherimoya once. I think. It was… interesting, but kinda good? But verrryyyyy expensive. Like $5.

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81
drank Cantaloupe by Forsman Tea
1527 tasting notes

This tea comes courtesy of the Victoria Tea Festival – a tea store based in Coquitlam called Dream Tea Boutique (http://dreamteaboutique.com/) imports Forsman teas (which is apparently a Finnish? tea company). I haven’t seen Forsman teas for sale anywhere else in the country which is a shame since they have a nice selection of both flavoured and unflavoured tea.

The black tea base they use is a smooth, light Ceylon that compliments the fruity flavours without being weak. The cantaloup flavours are nice and not too strong or artificial and I can taste a hint of the dried pineapple in there too. I bet this would be lovely iced.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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