28 Tasting Notes
Dry leaves: smells very strongly of hazelnut. Not very pu erh like?
5 minutes in boiling water.
Tasting note: the traditional pu erh earthiness comes out more in the tase, but it’s not overbearing. Very hazelnutty, vey little berry flavor but it’s there. Kind of. Not bad, but I probably won’t buy it again, this little sample bag is enough for me.
Dry nose: lightly minty, fragrant, sweet.
Tasting note: lightly minty, fragrant, sweet. Pretty straightforward, the candy cane sprinkles are fun. I think next time I make this I’m going to garnish it with a candy cane and let that add a bit more minty sweetness. Yeah.
I am really not a fan of the smell of this tea right out of the bag. It’s very pungent, almost chemical. But I thought I’d give it a shot anyways, and make a chai latte with almond milk.
12oz unsweetened almond milk
4oz whole milk
Boiled for 8 minutes on the stovetop.
Tastes much better than it smells I think, the cinnamon is lovely and the vanilla stands out without being too overbearing, like it smells.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla
I hate eggnog, I don’t know why I bought this. Whatever, I guess it smells pretty good and it’s full of white chocolate.
Brewed at boiling for 8 minutes. It got really cloudy, probably from the white chocolate pieces.
It’s… Okay. Wouldn’t buy again, but not undrinkable.
Because having the flu means sampling all the teas I just bought!
Smells like chocolate cake, very indulgent. The sprinkles are fun but probably unnecessary?
Brewed with boiling water for about 5 minutes in my new Adagio IngenuiTEA brewer.
Pretty good, I think I’ll brew it stronger next time to get more of the chocolatey flavor. Definitely needs sugar given the dessert like nature of the tea.
Dry nose: Sweet, a little spicy, very fragrant. Carrots, pumpkin, spices.
Tasting notes: Surprisingly good. Not as spicy as it smells. It has more of a pumpkin flavor than the Pumpkin Chai though, which I like. A little sweet, a little savory. Tastes like a fall harvest.
Flavors: Carrot, Fruity, Pumpkin, Vegetables
DavidsTea, my guilty basic bitch pleasure. It’s like, negative a million degrees (okay, like… 65 degrees) outside, so I thought a chai latte would be the perfect way to start the day after sleeping in with my cat and about six blankets.
Pumpkin Chai Latte recipe:
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Chai
1 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
Add milk to sauce pan; when simmering, add tea leaves. Keep at a simmer / low boil for six minutes. Add brown sugar, stir gently. Pour tea into glass through sieve, garnish with cinnamon stick.
Dry nose: Spicy, sweet, can definitely smell the pumpkin. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, carrot, and pumpkin.
Tasting note: Followed the above recipe. Creamy, sweet, spicy, and cozy. I haven’t had it straight yet, but if it’s anything like it smells I’m sure it’ll be amazing. I might add more clove and cinnamon, maybe a cardamom pod or two if I’m feeling fancy.
Flavors: Carrot, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Pumpkin
Another sample from my last DAVIDsTEA order.
Dry nose: smells like potpourri and clove, not sure if I like it yet. I didn’t get the gross hibiscus smell though so I supose that’s a good sign?
Liquor: Deep, deep blood red.
Taste: Smells much more interesting than it tastes. A little tart, but I’m not tasting any of the spices I smelled. Sweetening it made it a bit less bland, but I’m not a fan.