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Oh dear. I was really hoping this could replace the blueberry tea I love so much from David’s tea. Or atleast make a decent alternative. Boo.
Naw, this is “ok” but firmly in the ok zone. Something about the base paired with the flavouring doesn’t work for me.
The base is a Yunnan and I am typically very picky with my Chinese black teas so that could be part of it. But beyond that, the blueberry flavouring has an odd note to it in the aftertaste, and a kindof floral part during the sip. Altogether, it makes for a very odd experience. Not a terrible one mind you. I’ll certainly still drink it, and enjoy it. Milk and sugar helped to neutralize things a bit, but then my cup was pretty much unmemorable. Too bad, I had high hopes. Shame on me.
A deliciously sweet, roasty/toasty genmaicha. Really nice with a good balance between the nutty, sweet, “green” taste of the tea with the toasted rice notes.
This tea just tastes wrong. Maybe I just don’t like chocolate in tea. It’s just bad, and needs to go sit in the corner and think about what it did.
I can definitely see why some people may like it, but I am not one of them.
I only recently started learning to enjoy flavored teas, and I’ve found a number I liked. My philosophy for flavored teas: go strong, or go home. This one needs to go home.
A little bit of a letdown. I’ve been wanting to find a nice pear tea for a while, but this tea is not it. The pear flavor is there, but it’s weak and overpowered by the black tea, which is more bitter than a dessert tea should be.
And caramel? What caramel?
The last of this is being used for a little experiment. I have blended my last perfect teaspoon of this with a perfect teaspoon of Harney and Sons Vanilla black, to see what happens.
It increases the creaminess of the tea. Now that I think of it, why arn’t there more vanilla and chocolate blends?
Well, this is a sipdown for black chocolate. Sipdown!
This is probably the thing that most closely resembles a no frill chocolate tea, and its pretty good! You really do get a dark chocolate flavor. I’m almost done with this, and next time I’ve got a little experiment that I’m going to try with it.
I dont know if I’ll be getting more of this, but I do like it. Its no frills, which is sometimes just what you need.
Here’s Hoping Teabox! How did I manage to pick two ceylons in one day? I swear I probably haven’t even had two ceylons in the past year. Anyway, the caramel here is condensed milk and it certainly tastes like a condensed milk — not caramel. Not really any pear flavor. And not actual caramel pieces that I can see. But the condensed milk is comforting and the black tea base is perfect for it. The flavor just lingers… like I actually added milk. It’s a condensed milk tea – not caramel pear! But I like it. My rating might be a bit high, even if isn’t pear or caramel. But condensed milk teas always seemed unappetizing to me – not so!
ETA: The second steep tastes exactly the same!
Had this for my morning tea. It’s good but bland. No strong flavor, it’s really mild. I only steeped it for 3 minutes, next time I will probably leave it in a little longer.
This is my last backlog from ysterday – which means i officially ended my evening with 250 teas. What i love most about our little contest is that we’re both going to be rewarded with smaller cupboards at the end of it haha
This tea was a pretty big disappointment (sent to me via terri). No pear, very little caramel, nice base? i guess. sigh
Another evening of mint tea, but my more sophisticated version. Mint, fresh and clean. Very nice for an evening with cold winds, and being exsausted from a frantic evening of fencing. Hello tea, I’ve missed you all day long.
This one has definitely lost flavour over time, but I’m not sure it’s really a bad thing, haha. It was pretty darn potent before! Anyhow, I should have sweetened this, but it’s perfectly smooth to drink straight, therefore fairly enjoyable.
Chocolate is way too overpowering… And for the price, much better tea is available
From the HHTTB
(Shrudging shoulders) meh
I really had hope for this one
Peppermint! That was the first thing that struck me when I opened up my packet of this. Very clearly peppermint.
This is a very low key mint tea (pardon any rhymes). Not an in your face mint flavor, the gunpowder green really helps to temper any agressiveness that the mint flavor might be inclined twards. This will be a good mint tea to have around, for those days when a nice cup of peppermint tea is just what the doctor ordered.
Dry leaves have an alluring chocolate-covered-berries aroma. They’re a roughly cut mix of leaves and some stems averaging out to tobacco-brown, but with a range of colors from black to green.
I wasn’t sure what to expect of Spice and Tea Exchange, but this brews up a quality cup of tea. It has a coffee-like richness with a fruit/sweet quality, finishing with a touch of spice. It’s pleasantly smooth on the palate. This is a versatile tea that would be great on its own, with milk, or iced.
oh man this is yummy!
… i started this note at 9am this morning, and now it’s 5p and the tab is still open
it’s been a busy day
i’ll write something more later and delete this then
Thanks CHAroma for takin me to yum city!
I had this for breakfast this morning. I do not know why but I love rose teas. Maybe its because when I was little I loved these mints that literally tasted like a rose scent and then had a little rose seed in the middle and I have yet to find them anywhere anymore. "/ I would love to have those again. Anyways.. back to this tea. I am determined to get at least 4 teas sipped and logged today from Stephanie ’s swap.
This is my tea from her cute little package, and this is the one I was most excited about. Unfortunately this steep, all I tasted was green tea and rose. I was confused though because on the package it says white tea but in here says green tea ha ha. It did steep like a white tea and the color of the liquor was that of a white tea so i say it is a white tea ha ha. I will have to steep again and see if I can find the lavender, mint and jasmine. :) thank you Stephanie for this full package, and I cannot wait to see what different types of things I can do with tea. I love rose and floral teas cold steeped:)
Wow, this is good! Lots of mango flavor. The base tea is hard to pick out when the tea hot because the mango is so strong, but it’s such a delicious fresh fruit taste that I don’t mind. Plus, this tea is decaffeinated, so it’s perfect for night’s like this when I should be sleeping but am browsing Steepster instead.