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13 Tasting Notes
So I’ve always hated rhubarb, even though I haven’t tried it since I was very young. But I tried this tea, and somewhere along the line, the taste of rhubarb stop being disgusting, and I actually really liked it! I’ll have to try more…
So I’ve always liked Earl Grey, but a couple days ago I discovered the magic that is London Fog. I will run through my 100g tin in a couple days at the rate I’ve been drinking them :-D
Having a really cruddy day, and this is warm, creamy, fresh, and perfect. If only life’s problems could be solved by a cup of tea…this one is certainly a nice escape.
I really don’t remember it being this creamy. I’m glad I got two of the 60g/$5 packs :-)
So good and warm :-)
This tea is fruity and delicious. I’m not a huge fan of fruit teas, but I’ll drink this again.
Blegh. The flavors just do not play well together. Wish I hadn’t wasted the Chocolate Rocket on this.
Incredibly strong, delicious lemon scent in the bag, but smooth, sweet, and balanced in the cup. It’s a shame we only have a small sample of this — it’s going on the shopping list for our next trip to TO!
I love the “open bonfire” smell, but the taste was weaker than I expected.
Following a suggestion on here, I added some steamed/frothed milk. Now it’s definitely…different! I’m still undecided on it, though.
I’ll give this the highest praise I’ve ever given any chai blend: Not disappointing.
Ever since warming up with “real” chai on a cold rainy day in Ithaca, NY during a road-trip to Albany, I’ve never found one that comes close to what I had at that Indian restaurant. I think it’s my preparation, I’m told that infusing the milk with the spices for a long time (~1 hour) before adding the tea is the secret to chai success. As soon as I can remember to buy all of the whole spices, I’ll try it ;-) I don’t think I’ll ever find a chai blend that can reproduce that taste without the extra hassle.
I tried this without milk, not my usual method for making chai. This tea tastes sweet and spicy, and the cinnamon is not overpowering (Like teavana’s chai…stay away, just trust me!). It needs to cool off a bit before everything levels out, it’s rather misleadingly musky out of the pot. The oolong is barely noticable to me on the first steep, but there is a solid base behind the sweetness and spice.
Maybe a second steep will tone down the spices and let more of the oolong through?
Smells amazing, very Christmas-y. Sweet and rich flavor, I’m glad I have a free 60g bag of it :-)
A good black tea. Nothing remarkable, but that’s not always a bad thing.
Just tried this in the complementary tea for one DT sent us to make up for a mildly bad experience at one of their stores. Did I mention that they also included 60g each of Black Walnut and Chocolate Rocket as well? Wonderful customer service, guys, they’ve really set themselves apart from other companies with this.
The tea is fantastic, just chocolaty enough, and the chicory and light raspberry works very well. I do need to get a teaball/strainer of sorts, as my cup had quite a few floaters (I just put the tea loose into the pot because, well, I’m lazy).