232 Tasting Notes
Umm, I just had the last of this pot iced, and added the smallest of agave to see what would happen to the flavours. While the banana stands out more this time, I am not impressed enough to make this tea a part of my permanent collection.
Ummm, I think I will have this as a “take-away” tea before I really decide it to be a “Not for me tea”
That being said the 12g I took home, did not steep well, I can not taste any banana or chocolate, but the red rooibos that I am not a huge fan of unless it is flavoured in some way. Maybe I did not get enough banana or chocolate in my sample size? As such I will keep an open mind and try this tea again some time. I am just not up for racing out to try it.
After making a pitcher of this tea with the kids, there was enough of the 50g bag to make enough iced tea for the staff.
This is the life! Sending staff home on a brutally hot Summer day with iced Bear Trap tea and a splash of fresh squeezed lemonade. Mmmmm!
So today, I took yesterdays left over Bear Trap tea and added lemonade. And voila, fact that this group of kids enjoy their drinks “wicked sour”
But this 2 litre pitcher of tea lemonade disappeared faster than the tea on it’s own did yesterday!
I must have thought this was good tea because when I was organizing my tea shelf (ahem, cupboard) I found 5 packets, they are now cold steeping over night and waiting for my commentary tomorrow.
I have had this tea, I don’t know how many times and yet I still refuse to purchase this?
I must say it is delicious, but still a tea that will only be a take-away tea from the store, I doubt I would ever be able to convince myself to purchase this and I worry the contents would settle and I would get nuts and none of the other items in my t-sac.
Oh, Oh this is “wicked-awesome” (to steal a phrase from a co-worker)
I loved everything about this, from the fact that I was able to steep 1.5 tsp twice and still was strong enough to pour over ice and not loose flavour!
I offered my hubby a sip and without telling him what kind of tea it was he sniffed and said: “I smell cinnamon, something citusy, cardamon? No, but defiantly cinnamon” and I will say that after that sip I was done sharing. I sip, savoured and drunk the entire cup to myself and was excited enough about this one to put it on my MUST buy list!
Yesterday when I made some of this tea iced to take to the Managers meeting, I had two young lads race up the the counter and ask for a sip. I made too much for my travel mug and rather than put just a little amount into the fridge. I poured the last little bit over and ice cube (one for each lad)
I held my breath…
Lad 1 – “Oh My GOD Erin!! THERE IS CINNAMON IN THIS!”
Lad 2 – “Erin, I know this is from your stuff, an-an’ I know e’pensive, but can we have this for Beach day tomorrow?”
And that is what we did today, Lad 2 helped me set this one up for a sun-steeped tea today, and it turned out really well! Rooibos sun-steeps so well and does not over steep (it would seem)… Not only that, but all 16 kids that showed up tried this tea, of the 16 over half prefer this tea over the “Bear Trap” we made and 2 requested this tea for Christmas Camp!
Verbatum: We could steep this and add hot-chocolate powder!! (Wow, I am creating evil tea genius’!!
I have had this one iced for the past three days straight. This is just the right kick of spice on these overly hot days. It has been a Summer where I have not been able to handle the heat, I don’t know if it is the weight gain, or the mild depression brought on by panic inducing financial stress… but this tea has a way of making me sip, slow-down, and relax, if only until the pot or cup is finish.
It is a shame this tin will not last me until September.
I bought this for the kids at work – What an expensive treat this one was! $6.50 just to make a JUG!
We did unintentionally over steep this one, but a little extra kick of apple doesn’t harm. And I was impressed when one of the kids mentioned: “This would taste better with fresh squeezed lemonade instead of the agave.”
On the whole the kids that were willing to try this tea, truly did enjoy it, but if I were to get this tea again for them, I would just add the lemonade and tell them it is “Berry Lemonade” instead – might get me more kids willing to drink it.
I am happy that when I said: “Sell me something that smells like bubble gum” the gal behind the counter gave me this one to smell!