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Great Canadian TTB
Now most of you know I am not a lover of oolongs but this one just sounded and smelled so good that I had to try a cup. However, once again, I am only really getting the oolong base and thus I am finding myself rather disappointed. Thank you Jeweled Thumb for including it and enabling me to try it but this one is just not for me.
Green tea also helps with hunger. According to the canister, this one is a Slenderizer, which means that it suppresses appetite and boosts metabolism. Perfect!
Also, now that I’ve scooped the top layer of leaves out and used them before, I now am getting more and more of the fruity part of it. It tastes sweet and tropical during the first steep, and then during the second steep it tastes just like strong green tea.
Yum yum. Excellent dieting tea!
Sipdown! This has hibiscus and rosehip in it, so I was a little wary, but the description sounded so good I had to try it.
It brews up the dark reddish-pink I’ve come to dread, but it actually smells more like ginger than anything else. Sadly, the taste is hibiscus. After one sip of it hot I iced the cup and it’s much better this way. There’s a strong ginger flavor (but not too much), although I’m getting mostly hibiscus other than that. There’s some peach but not nearly enough to call it as such, in my opinion. It’s not bad but I’m really not a hibiscus fan so this won’t be a restock.
My first Sencha! It also contains Lung Ching and Pai Mu Tan white teas, which I have also never tried. However, I can tell that these are really high-quality tea leaves that the Tiesta guys use. And they definitely don’t rip you off- this 4 oz tin is literally full to the brim. For $9, this is a really great buy!
I like the image that Tiesta presents as a company- they’re a small group of laid-back young men who are creative and also want to make loose tea accessible to the average shopper. Their teas are very cost-effective, high-quality, and delicious. They also provide a lot of good information on their packaging, such as caffeine content, the purpose of the tea (this one is to support weight loss, so they’ve categorized it as a Slenderizer. I have another blend by them called Fireberry, which is an Immunity blend. They also have Energizer, Relaxer, and Eternity blends) how many cups you should get out of the tin, and which temperatures and amounts to use. Plus, the tins themselves are very attractive.
The dry leaves smell fantastic- green, earthy, and lightly fruity.
Easy to steep- (although somehow my tea ball came unlatched in the water and spilled all the leaves into the mug, forcing me to get a big strainer and dirty another mug… Grrrrr…) The leaves opened up really big.
Sipping… I don’t taste much fruit. When I scooped it, I didn’t get many fruit pieces though, so perhaps they’ve sunk toward the bottom of the tin. In any event, this is a wonderful green-white blend. Very smooth and rich.
I hope my next few steeps go a little more smoothly in terms of operator errors, but even though I goofed up a little, I still enjoyed this cup! The sign of a truly fantastic tea!
Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers
I decided I was going to try the Amazon fresh delivery service for my groceries since I’m not able to do a lot of grocery shopping with my injury. The service was great aside from the fact that the frozen food and even produce came inside styrofoam boxes, which I then had to dismantle. I’m not a big fan of sytrofoam for environmental reasons.
Anyway they did have quite a few teas by Tiesta (and others), which is a company I’ve never tried. This sounded good to me and I brewed it up this afternoon.
I was really hoping for more of a kiwi flavor in this. I’m getting more apple than kiwi but I’m finding it there when the cup cools. I see dried apple and lemon bits in the brewed tea but I think the kiwi might be flavoring only. I like the green tea base in this blend which is very refreshing and I’m getting a bit of tartness in the overall finish. I will have to experiment a bit with the brewing parameters of this to see if I can do anything to make the kiwi come through. This is ok but not really what I was expecting. Will have to try cold brewing this.
I got this sample courtesy of Moraiwe. Thanks!
It smells minty and creamy, but I’m really perplexed by the taste. It is minty, but there is something else and I’m not sure how I feel about it. One second i think I might like it and then the next I view it suspiciously. It almost tastes like there is dairy in there. I’m going to have to read the ingredients and see if I can figure out what I’m tasting.
How interesting. I just discovered that this tea is the same tea that was in one of Amoda’s boxes last year. How incredibly disappointing. I knew the name sounded familiar (and the flavour was fairly standard), but hadn’t put it together until I came to log it… Not impressed at all.
As the tea goes, I’m fairly meh about it… reasonably standard minty rooibos. I don’t recall it being bad, but it also wasn’t anything special.
I enjoyed the heck out of this last night, evokes cooling sweet holiday peppermint bark, but I don’t know that I’d need to stock it ever because the truth is I just love peppermint tea and any decent one can put a smile on my face. That said, I was impressed the white chocolate didn’t make it oily. A good winter treat.
Ughhhh sore throat alert! I dug this one out of my tea chest to help ward off impending sickness. This is pretty much the ONLY fruity rooibos I actually like. I steeped this perfectly tonight, too. It tastes just like cranberry juice, without the ridiculous amounts of sugar. It steeps a beautiful deep red and it smells heavenly dry. A little bit goes a long way, and don’t exceed 2 minutes for steep time though, or it will be really really tart.
Ok, goodbye to this! I think that is the last of my Amoda teas, which is good because the new box will be out in a week or so! And if I end up with more Amoda teas than I can drink, I should unsub. I might anyway though. It’s really not worth $12 a month. Probably not. But it is great getting something in the mail and I have discovered some good companies, like the Devotea, through them!
I like this tea. I get a little bit of creaminiess and lots of mint. The rooibos is still there – you can’t hide it, but it’s not too woodsy or anything.
Yep. This is a pretty relaxing cup. It’s probably good that I’ve switched to something without caffeine after all the tea I had today (a lot of them were resteeped)
I brew this at a lower temperature, not because I want to, but because that’s as hot as the water gets from the dispenser at work!
I love the color of this tea! It’s a pretty berry-pink when brewed, which I just love to look at. The flavor is fruity – I notice the apple notes more than the nuttiness. Overall, it’s very smooth. The nuts add a pleasant body to it.
This is one of my favorite teas. I could drink it all day.
Gah! Peppermint! It’s good, but…brisk. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Actually, perfect for the faint of heart. Like smelling salts, this tea will revive you. It’s a rooibos though, so don’t expect the kick to last.
The dry leaf smells overwhelmingly like peppermint with an undercurrent of white chocolate. Brewed, the peppermint smell mellows out and I can make out white chocolate and some of the woodiness of the rooibos base. The flavor is actually overwhelmingly peppermint with a distinct honey tone. No white chocolate, though. As it cools, the honey turns into white chocolate. Iced, the white chocolate flavor is dominant with a lingering peppermint note. I quite prefer this tea hot. There’s something addictive about this one. It’s nice to help soothe a migraine, too. This tea may well end up in my permanent rotation.
Hmm. Seems like Amoda snuck this back into the box this year, too.
The primary flavor is bright, cooling mint, but there’s a definite nutty, woody note from the rooibos floating in there. The white chocolate is more of a creaminess and a sweetness than chocolate, but overall it makes a pretty decent cup.
Having this due to tummy issues and not wanting caffeine in the evening. It’s definitely minty, and there is a hint of rooibos, but no throat weirdness, but also no chocolate unless you consider the vanilla like flavour like white chocolate.
I’ll probably finish the sample from Amoda, but it isn’t something I’m likely to buy again. I have other similar options here.
Another purchase from my Tiesta Tea haul. This is nice, but I’m not really getting pancake from it, as it’s not bready. What I am getting, is a slightly creamy, sweet maple and nut taste. It was faintly sweet on its own but I added some nonetheless and it really brought the flavor out. While this is nice, it isn’t quite blowing me away; however, I will say that I prefer this maple flavor way more than the one from Davidstea, so there’s that.
Will reserve further judgment/rating till I’ve had it a few more times.
3 tsp + sweetener in 16oz steeping mug
In the bag: Wine and strawberry jam? Odd.
In the cup: Cinnamon raisin bread with a hint of apple.
Taste: A nice, sweet red apple taste with just a hint of raisin and cinnamon. The almond is just barely perceptible in the background. I don’t taste the chicory, but I’m also not all that familiar with chicory flavor.
The tea isn’t bad by any means, there’s just not a lot of flavor pay off— I put way more tea in than I normally would and the taste is still weak. Not great, not terrible, just a little meh.
Mm. This stuff is fantastic— when I saw it wasn’t already on the site, I was amazed!
I picked this tea up on a whim on clearance, mostly because I’ve never been impressed with earl grey cream teas in the past and would never have paid full price for it. This has, of course, a classic earl grey flavor, smooth black tea and bergamot, nothing particularly special but not sharp or overly citrusy as some can be. Where this tea shines above other teas, especially Earl Grey creams I’ve had from other companies is the fact that it tastes like earl grey tea crossed with crème brûlée. It doesn’t have a chemical vanilla flavor like other earl grey creams do, instead it’s simple, sweet cream over a darker base and it marries wonderfully.
Do be warned, however, that this tea will turn bitter and lose all that wonderful stuff I described above and fast if over steeped.
I’ll definitely be purchasing this little gem again!
This tea was all right. I hate saying that, it’s non committal and boring. However, so was this tea.
It was… sort of chocolatey. I don’t expect it to taste like fine milk chocolate, but it tasted like the dregs of dark chocolate mixed with harsh, black tea. Just brewed, it was bitter, and simply tasted ugly.
Upon the addition of milk, it was all right. With honey, it was drinkable and more pleasant, almost like some of the other chocolate teas I’ve had in the past.
I’m not about to throw out this tea because I hate to waste perfectly good tea when it can be made drinkable, but I really hate that it requires the addition of milk and honey. This is not a tea I would drink on its own or buy again.