419 Tasting Notes
The second steep of this was so much better because I only steeped for less than a minute! Buttery, green, yummy goodness!
ok. I’m trying to incorporate trying more teas into my work day, but I end up steeping things for far too long because I’m often distracted at the front desk by so many other things. I think I steeped this one for 7(ish) minutes while I was checking out patients and taking payments. I was looking forward to the tea because the scent was so dark and fragrant, but as a result of my crazy steeping, the first thing that hit me was a seaweed type flavor. As I continued to sip, the initial seaweed taste broadens to a more bitter greens kind of taste. There is a great buttery aftertaste that saves the whole thing for me. After drinking the whole thing, my mouth is a little dry. Must try this again for a shorter steep time.
I heard this one really wakes you up, so this is what I tried from the DavidsTea store this morning. At first it tasted to me like a chocolate bubble gum, but not in a bad way- it was too natural to turn me off totally. Afterward I read the description and realized the “bubblegum” I was getting must be be because of the raspberry: I couldn’t quite place the raspberry taste and it was coming to me as a bubble gum- even after reading the description it still sort of is. In fact, the raspberry comes out to me more than the chocolate.
The chocolate and the chickory seem to be buddies in this one and it kind of comes of as a slightly burnt milk chocolate taste. Not bad, but not my favorite. I’m more of a dark chocolate kind of girl.
I didn’t taste the base at all. I haven’t had a straight mate, so I didn’t really know what to look for. Plus the other tastes were pretty strong, so even if I did know what to taste, I may not have been able to pick it up.
This came out better than the last time I made this at work. I think the water filter here heats the water to a hotter temperature and that makes a difference in this tea.
This tea really paired well with the Vietnamese food one of the drug reps brought us for lunch today. Mango is so yummy in drinks!
Got this bagged from a little cafe on the way to work. My thoughts were that something with ginger in it would ward off the chilly feelings from the torrential downpour this morning. This hit just the spot.
I like the natural-tasting, not too sweet peach flavor. It could have used maybe a pinch more ginger, but that’s a personal preference. From what I could tell of the base, it was an ok-tasting black- maybe slightly astringent, but I did have the bag in there for a long time since I went straight to our staff meeting this morning and couldn’t get rid of the bag without calling undue attention to myself. I also felt like there was vanilla in there, but I’ve been tasting vanilla in everything lately. Maybe it’s my cold.
How I LOVE this tea! It was love at first sniff because the dry leaf just smelled so enticingly like licorice. The taste of this is like a liquefied licorice scotty dog candy with more substance and probably less sugar. It is gloriously smooth, unlike a lot of chais where the spices just kind of clash and leave a roughness on the tongue. The clove in particular, but also the cardamon and other spices really build up the licorice and add to it. I haven’t had a straight guranse, but what I did get from the base was smooth, dark, and slightly vanilla. I am enjoying this cup immensely!
I wish this wasn’t a sipdown! I finished off my sample packet at work today. I swear this tea gets earthier and earthier every time I drink it. So yummy!
The local DavidsTea was giving glasses of this iced out for free this morning, so how could I resist? I really enjoyed this. It was both tart and sweet at the same time. Each sip, a different fruit would come out with me, sometimes sweet apple, sometimes citrus, sometimes berry. I loved the combination of berries and mint. It a little like vanilla at the end of the cup.
I haven’t reviewed anything for a few days because I was in bed with a bad cold. I couldn’t taste much of anything and just started getting my sense of taste and smell back.
Light green tea and a strong, natural tangerine flavor. Reminds me a bubble tea, but not as artificial or sugary.
I crave citrus when I’m sick, so this makes me happy today. Let’s hope I stay happy as we are moving the whole office back to our renovated office. People tend to panic in situations like this. I don’t panic if I have my towel. :-)
Oh my! Where has this tea been all my life! First I have to say that I love potatoes. I actually love them so much that when people ask me what I want for my birthday or for Christmas, I inevitably say “a sack of potatoes”. I am always delighted when I actually do get them. So when my Butiki order came in today, I decided to try this first. It especially sounded comforting because I have a cold. I’m so glad I tried this first. Sipping it is just one scrumptious mouthfull after another of potato, appley, cinnamony, and buttery goodness! I have a feeling I’m going to be working my way through the ounce I got of this VERY quickly! :-)