Another sample from *sil*’s generous swap! This sounded – and smelled – delicious, but I found the cup pretty much exactly as sil did. I don’t see why the grenadine was added, and found overall the tea tastes fairly weak with a slightly odd mix of fruity/sweet tastes barely making it through. Tasted better with milk (almond, unsweetened), but then was far too weak to be really enjoyable. Glad to have tasted it, and certainly nothing objectionable, but at least there’s one tea I can knock off the grand list of all the teas that must be tried!
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This is some fantastic stuff! I’ve brewed according to instructions and added a little bit of milk and – wow – tastes like chocolate milk. A treat to have before bedtime, or when you’re relaxing watching a movie. Also that’s the kind of tea you want to offer to those friends who “don’t like tea”. I’m sure they’ll be impressed. It’s amazing. Smells and tastes good, like a good night in. I’m in love.
After trying over 100 different teas in my time, I have to say this is my all time favourite. It can be drank in every way possible while still tasting fantastic. I haven’t yet oversteeped it or put in too much or too little of anything. It smells a little bit funny but its taste is UNMATCHED.
Another important note here is its ability to be mixed with other teas. I have so far mixed it with a vanilla tea, and the red velvet cake tea from Davids with delicious results on both occasions. This tea also works wonders as a milked tea. Essentially, any way you want to drink this – it is to DIE for. Enjoyed most (by myself at least) with some soy milk and vanilla tea mixed in.
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Pleasant, but not my favourite rooibos. However they do do a good job at capturing their intended flavour the meringue comes out in the aftertaste especially as the tea cools. The lemon tastes like those store bought pie mixes followed by a bitter tang from lemon peel. It kind of has a retro diner/tv dinners feel.
A big achievement for me, since this was a 50g purchase. Woohoo!!
and despite there being a bunch of fannings/broken pieces/dust, it was really tasty. What a great way to see off a tea. Thanks for the good times Doomur. You shall be missed. Kicking up the rating a few notches. Rose coloured lenses and all…
Interesting. Not sure what I was expecting here, but not what I’m getting… The hibiscus is thankfully not overwhelming; I can taste apple, and possibly lemon/lemongrass? And a host of other savoury-ish flavours. This tea is not really sweet, as I would have been expecting. In both aroma and flavour, I think I’m also getting a hint of cinnamon.
Not a bad tea; very unique and not a flavour I have experienced before. Not something I’d likely crave, either. Thanks for the sample, Indigobloom!
Boo. Brewed up the last of this from Indigobloom (sipdown!), and although I thought that I had a good water:leaf ratio, this cup is waaaaayyyyy too watery :( I attempted to drink it, but it just tastes like mildly spicy water. I do see that I wasn’t the hugest fan of this chai the first time around either, so I suspect that age and my poor brewing combined to make this an undrinkable cup. Oh well! I’d definitely try this again fresh if given the chance, although I doubt I’ll find a coconut chai that I like better than Zhena’s Gypsy Tea…
It’s a damp, cold and foggy day so I’m just as glad to be curled up inside with my laptop and a mug of tea. There’s something about this tea that makes it suited to a crappy day like this. The dark oolong base is slightly toasty but has a smooth finish which goes well with the sweetness of the caramel. I do wish that the caramel was a touch stronger though, as it comes across more as a suggestion than a fact.
Another tea sample from Sil! Soooo maaaaannnyyyy, hahaha. Thanks!
I think I shorted the water on this one too, so it’s a bit on the strong side. However, it’s kind of tasty! There’s not a great deal to the aroma, but there’s a nice caramelly fruitiness to the cup, and perhaps just a touch of creaminess. Not quite what I might have expected, but it’s enjoyable! There is a fair bit of astringency, and a bit of bitterness, but it feels more like I made the tea too strong than a problem with the tea itself. Perhaps I will go add a bit of water and see if it improves.
I decided to try this one again, but with some alterations. I added a bit of dried ginger and 4 cardamom pods to the tisane, and I think it helped. I’m still getting a bit of a fake almond taste, but it’s not nearly as strong as before. The spices help to balance it out a bit. Still no coconut flavour, though. Maybe I’ll add some coconut next time.
Love this!! Very similar to DAVIDs Forever Nuts blend. But this one is a more real tasting nutty brew. I love apple and cinnamon flavours together. And this brew has them! Gonna try a cold brew of this which should be super yummy!!
This is a tea my hubby enjoys so this is really his review :) He likes a straight, strong black tea so this one fits the bill nicely for him. He adds a splash of milk and a pinch of sugar. He told me taste wise, its very bold. Any recommendations for other black teas along these lines would be appreciated!!!
Now this is a nice milk oolong! I can taste buttery notes and a nice sweet milk after taste. Also has a bit of nuttiness to it.
I didn’t get these various tastes from my DAVIDs milk oolong. A very nice satsifying cup of tea before house cleaning :)
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POW!! It is like an explosion of orange and almond goodness from the moment you smell this tea dry. And to me it tastes as good as it smells. I have not had a tea infused with orange and I really like it. Very comforting to me for some reason. Thankfully, it is not too overpowering but does seem to invigorate me! This would make a great tea to go to for an afternoon pick-me-up!
Oooh – this tea is divine! Cannot believe there are no previous tasting notes! Love the aroma and taste of the Lychee. Just a nice all around green tea that supposedly detoxes as well. Another re-purchase!
Well, spent a fair chunk of change today at one of my favourite tea stores in Toronto – Tealish! This was one of my purchases. I am really starting to appreciate Earl Grey Creams. Tealish’s version has a lovely aroma and to me, just the right amount of bergamot. I don’t like letting it steep for too long. I find that it gets less creamy tasting if I do. This really is a yummy tasting Earl Grey Cream! Not too bergamot-y and not too creamy. Will mos def be repurchasing!!
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Made a pot of this – I am mad sick yo.
I’m more than tired of drinking Cold 911 from DavidsTea – my head feels like it will explode – anyways, I still need my fluids! And this is over a year old now! Better drink it up haha, oh dear.
Sorry I haven’t been around much loves – good news though, I’m a permanent member of LUSH hoorah! I’ll be bach.
My breakfast tea. Good enough to wake me up! light and floral. A little malty. Only about five cups left…
There’s a woody taste underlying every sip of this tea (the rooibos I’m sure), and its marzipan flavouring is very heavy. I’m afraid I don’t taste the coconut at all, which is unfortunate. I’ve tried this hot and cold, and find it better cold.
I think I’ll have to do a bit of experimenting mixing this with other teas to try to make it more drinkable and balance out the artificial almond taste.
The first time I smelt this tea, I had to sit down. An intense desserty smell that makes me go weak in the knees every time. Tastes just as good as it smells!
Sipdown partayyy! wahoo! I’m excited because it means I get one of my tins back. Only half of my cupboard is tinned because so much of it is in sample size. Which one shall I fill it with!? Ohhhh the possibilities.
This one has been really hit and miss. Today it’s a HIT. Oh man is it ever tasty. I think I found the sweet spot a little too late heh.
In fact, it’s been months since I last had any of this… because I’d had a string of ho hum cuppas and at that point I usually ditch it for awhile. Anyhow! I used 1.5-2tsp (whatever was left!) A 2 min infusion seems to bring out the best qualities. The sweet orange rind and tangerine flavour really comes out, with a slight ginger note as well. Can’t say I’m tasting any currant though. Oh and there is the coconut in the very middle of the swallow! wow.
Ya know, I think I might purchase this again one day. Not anytime soon mind you, but it’s certainly on my list!
The only issue I have here is that all the nasty little bits went into my steeper and it’s not as flavourful as it once was. I don’t care, it was a fantastic way to go out. What a bittersweet goodbye…
I don’t taste the patisserie aspect, but it’s nice and sweet and creamy. Great for cozy breakfast.