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Had a rough night. The boys have been sick, Second had a fever of 102 last night. The fevers have gone down, but they’re still cranky today, and I’m tired. I wanted something indulgent so I decided to finish off my sample of this today.
I tried the last of this with milk, and it’s even better this way – sweet, nutty, and creamy! Unfortunately I spilled half of it on the floor. Grrrr. I’ll definitely have to buy some of this eventually.
Flavors: Nuts, Pancake Syrup, Sweet
This is one of the old herbals Teasipper removed from the Here’s Hoping TTB and sent to me. Thank you!
My first though on trying this was that it was very tasty, but definitely didn’t taste like Banana Bread. It has a smooth rooibos base, with a very mild flavor. It mostly tastes sweet and nutty, with an occasional hint of sour in the aftertaste. It’s doesn’t taste artificial or cloyingly sweet like many sweet blends, so that’s definitely a plus. After puzzling over the flavor for a while, I’d say it reminds me of the hazelnut syrup I had last time I was at iHop. It’s quite yummy, definitely something I would consider buying, even if I’m not tasting banana at all. I know these samples are rather old, so that might be part of it.
Flavors: Hazelnut, Maple Syrup, Sweet
Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox – Round #5 – Tea #2
I’m always willing to try any of TheNecessiteas teas! However, this one isn’t on their website so I can’t really tell how old it is. The flavor still seems delicious anyway! It’s more of a syrupy sweet flavor along with some nuttiness that should be walnuts. It’s not fakey banana anyway. I love banana bread! The second steep was also really flavorful – definite walnuts. Not sure how that happens without noticeable walnuts in the blend… A nice smooth and sweet rooibos as well. I’d really love to try more Necessiteas blends. I wish they offered sample sizes.
Santea Clause Traveling Tea Box
I was worried this would taste of rooibos, but that doesn’t really appear let alone overwhelm the flavors. Smells very much like the chocolate treat. Mostly minty, a little chocolately, and also creamy. I like this mint-chocolate blend. Perfect for winter.
My leaf may have been old because it didn’t get much from it. I bought it in a mystery box and the seller said some of the teas may be old. The dry leaf is pretty with some coconut slivers, white tea, cornflower and safflower petals. Taste is weak but I am sensing some coconut. I have about 1 ounce so I’ll have to see if I can find something to bring out the flavor a bit more.
Thank you RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas for including this tea in the mystery box I received from you. The scent of the dry leaves is minty with a bit of chocolate. The taste is balanced and not overwhelmed by the rooibos.
I like my chocolate teas to be a bit more chocolate than this so I added some chocolate stevia. The flavor really blossomed. There are other ingredients mentioned but I’m not sure I taste them.
My tummy was feeling a little wonky so I thought a bit of mint was in order. It worked. I’ll be able to drink it all evening since its a rooibos.
Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint
Small Big Traveling Tea Box
I love root beer floats. They are so delicious and creamy and I could eat them every single day in the summertime. So needless to say, I was so excited to try this tea!
This tea has root beer but not really any float. I don’t mind so much, though. I can’t drink soda pop because the carbonation makes my eyes stingy and watery.. so this will be a great alternative for me:D very close to a spot on root beer, just missing a bit of the float. I’m so tempted to throw in a bit of vanilla ice cream in here… :D mm, hello summertime:]
Flavors: Rooibos, Root Beer
This is a spot-on Root Beer flavor! Very tasty~
I had it warm and it was good but not as good as it is iced (there’s just something about hot root beer that bothers me). The creaminess that I associate with Root Beer Floats isn’t as prominent but you can always add cream. Also, sweetener isn’t necessary but it does make the idea of drinking Root Beer more believable (and enjoyable -especially iced).
This tea has a FANTASTIC aroma right out of the can: very pepperminty and chocolatey. Much of that aroma disappears (or is at least muted) once brewed; once brewed, the minty and chocolatey taste is not as strong as one might thing. (I suspect I over brewed mine, which might explain this.) Good with vanilla or sweet cream creamer, good strong cup.
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet, White Chocolate
Sample sipdown because I’m passing the rest on to a friend!
This is an old one from TastyBrew.
It’s not bad…Not sure if it’s due to age or just one of the flavourings added, but I’m getting a sour sort of note with a weird vegetal aftertaste. Perhaps the cheesecake flavour is doing that.
Not my favourite pumpkin tea (I’m still looking), but definitely worth a try, anyway!
Thanks TastyBrew :)
4th tea in the tea box. Brewed 2 cups to be enjoyed by friends and family. Nothing added. Considering adding but i dont want to ruin the flavor. Its the after taste that is the best. Surprisingly the rooibos doesn’t over power the rest of the flavors which it usually does. Also, think this is better slightly cooled.
I’m not generally a fan of green tea, and while I didn’t love this one, it also was better than many of the other green teas I’ve had in the past: nice light fruity, lemony aroma, and the lemon and strawberry negated whatever bitterness or grassy notes that can be prevalent. I added a teaspoon of honey which muted the lemon and strawberry flavors.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
This is one of my absolutely favorite teas: It’s got a gorgeous aroma, both before and after brewing, and does smell like carrot cake. I love this especially with a vanilla or sweet cream creamer (makes it creamier).
Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Nutmeg
After a five minute steep I’m getting a weird bit of flavour in this. It implies eggnog but there’s some kind of aftertaste. And there are none of the spices one would associate with eggnog, and it’s missing the creamy note that makes Butiki’s Creamy Eggnog my ultimate tea.
This flavoured black tea doesn’t hold a candle to that, but I’m glad I got to try it, though I’m hesitant to finish my cup, it tastes like chlorine or something. Blech.
I remember who sent me this, it was TastyBrew!!(OMG it’s been so long I can’t remember if that’s how you embolden a name or not…ugh) (edit – yay it worked)
Soooo this smelled and tasted a lot like what I remember of Butiki’s Creamy Eggnog Tea….which I LOVE, but haven’t had in awhile. Though this is black and Butiki’s is green, right?
Anyway, I did enjoy this. I have so much tea to get through that I decided to only use my leaves up once (1-2 tsp per cup, steep, then toss) to ensure I get through my stash faster,
It’s been a year after all.
It’s probably all stale by now :(
Anyhow. I’m kind of regretting not reusing my leaves, though I have more anyway. I enjoyed it, though wouldn’t have minded a stronger flavor. Eggnog FTW!
Thanks so much for this one, QueenofTarts! I’m very pleased that I was able to buy this one, as I’m not sure why not many people seem to be a fan of Necessiteas. I’ve tried five of them so far and they are GOOD. I wish I could try all of their teas! I guess it is difficult to invest in their teas though, since they only sell them in 3 ounce amounts. I would love if they had samples! Can you tell I liked this tea? Both of the steeps were the same:
There are actual blueberries in this one! This just SMELLS like blueberry cheesecake and the taste is very present and accurate as well. Impressed already. The flavor is more like cream and butter (maybe from the buttery green itself?) with a little bit of tanginess very sweet and definitely blueberries! I’d say the blueberry and cream/butter/tang are equally represented. This is one of my favorite flavored green teas, definitely. It’s almost like if you mixed one of 52Teas blends and their BooBerry Cotton candy. I really wish Necessiteas would sell samples!! You’d think their lovely sounding blends are gimmicks or something, seeing as how you have to buy three ounces, but the five blends I’ve tried so far have been some of my favorites. If I had the money, I wouldn’t mind investing in entire three ounces of their teas without trying them first. I don’t think I’d be disappointed in any of them.
This was light on blueberry flavor compared to the Blueberry tea from David’s..
I admit, I have fallen in love with David’s teas.
This particular tea has it’s own merits…it does have that cakey flavor
But in a really SMOOTH way that screamed I am cheesecake with decadent blueberries.
This is a nice tea and although not my favorite blueberry tea it is
Try it, you will like it…
One of my favorite teas, especially since I got it from Iheartteas on facebook who had an amazing sale going on in spring. I used some vanilla almond milk to give it some creamyness and it only made it better.
What a wonderful start to a lovely Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to anyone else in the states with me!
Love this one! thanks for selling it, QueenOfTarts! The one tea I actually added cream to before was a hojicha and that was ages ago! It does taste like that cup did. (Honestly, I have a feeling I may have seen this tea on Steepster and had the idea to add some cream.) Oddly, there aren’t many steeping instructions for most hojicha teas. But I waited for the water to cool a few minutes and steeped for a couple minutes. The flavor is so nice! Creamy yet roasty, sweet from the chocolate. It’s perfect and just like I wished it would taste. I wouldn’t say it’s marshmallow and hazelnut but it’s delicious for what it is. The second cup tasted as good as the first, but that may have been because of a higher temp.