419 Tasting Notes
Grabbed the sample packet of this before heading out the door to work. I love the smell of the dry leaf! I needed a strong tea to get me going this morning. Steeped it for a couple of minutes. I love the roasty, buttery taste of this tea. I think I may be getting a sore throat, so I needed something good this morning.
Disappointed with both new teas I tried today, so I went for something I know I love! Black tea right before I go to bed? Sure, why not? :-)
So I can’t add teas yet, so I’m adding my review of Om (Sound of the Universe) by Joy’s Teaspoon here. Frankly I didn’t like it. It smelled like soapy potpourri in the dry leaf and as a liquor. The rose was very overpowering and in a bad way. I didn’t taste much of any of the other spices except for maybe a little bit of licorice root. Not really my cup of tea. I think I like my floral teas a little more subtle.
Ingredients according to Joy’s Teaspoon website are: cardamom, saffron, licorice root, fennel, ginger root, cinnamon, rosebuds, lemongrass, rose scen
This tastes a lot like DavidsTea Bollywood Chai, but a little more mellow. The star anise really hit me full in the face when I first drank it, but it soon settled down and let some of the other flavors come out to play. I love fennel so that was nice. I could definitely taste the chocolate, but it was little artificial like bad chocolate milk. I felt like I couldn’t taste the base at all. It probably would taste better with milk. This probably wasn’t the best choice for me, since my stomach was a little off today. I will probably stick to peppermint or chamomile for the rest of the day.
This is much better than Della Terra’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. I was beginning to think that pastry-inspired tea was just not for me. I didn’t love this, but it did give me hope that these kind of teas might be ok.
The best thing about this tea is that you could still taste the base under the cinnamon. It was rich and dark. It was also really smooth. There was a note that tasted like raisins, but turned a little more to chocolate as it cooled. The cinnamon was nice, not fake tasting. There was something artificial that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It was kind of like that dreaded soy lethicin taste I hate, but not quite as strong. That’s the one thing that didn’t make this tea a win for me.
Still one of my bagged teas I keep at work for convenience sake. I love it in the afternoon. It’s slightly zing-y, spicy, and relaxing.
It helped me stay sane as the climax of my day was when an old guy walked into our office (a neurology office) and asked if we made keys. Yep! That kind of day! Tea is soothing!
I got a pouch of this to keep at work for mornings so I’m not buying a to-go tea every morning. The tea is growing on me. I like the vanilla smoothness of it now.
This is such a soothing tea for a stressful afternoon at work. It’s a sweet, flowery tea with just the slightest hint of spice. Very delicate flavoring.
Had this to go from the davidstea store. This tea was just ok. It was kind of earthy,very vegetal, pretty smooth, not very astringent, but it just was kind of bland. Not something I would order myself again.