419 Tasting Notes
It was chilly tonight and I found myself wanting this tea again. I really like the mix of citrus and apple and peppercorn. It’s warming and cheering.
I had this with lunch at my favorite cafe and it was very refreshing. It’s not the best lemon ginger tea in the world, but it’s one of the best you can get in a bag in a restaurant. It always warms me up and today was a little chilly. It’s lemon with a little bit of ginger bite too it, but not too much.
I’m glad I got this for free because of their Earth Day promotion because if I had paid money for it, I would have thought it was a really waste of my money. This tea tastes and smells like seafood soup and tastes a little like it too. It’s got a seaweed/mussel quality to it. It’s definitely not what I’m looking for in a morning tea. At least it was light and smooth?
I am rather partial to lemon teas and I really appreciated that they didn’t try to artificially sweeten the lemon in this one. The apple does so naturally and it’s a very pleasant mix of flavors. I also love the spiciness of the peppercorn and ginger. It paired perfectly with the ginger florentine cookie I was eating! :-)
I drank this in the store in the Staten Island Mall. I haven’t been there since they first opened. It is staffed by teens who don’t really know customer service…
I had this iced. It was not overly sweet like many peach teas I’ve tried. In fact it was really tart, which I was surprised by because peaches and figs are pretty sugary. (I have a fig tree in my back yard and can make myself sick on figs because I love them so much.) I guess it was the candied lemons that made it that way? I didn’t taste vanilla at all in this. I enjoyed this, but I don’t think I’d go out of my way again to get it.
I can’t get enough of this tea! It seriously goes with everything too. I drank it with breakfast and it’s buttery qualities paired well with my eggs and croissant. I had a second steeping while eating an orange and it brought out the tea’s fruity side. Then I drank a third seeping as I did my core workout this morning. My brother also tried this tea this morning and liked itI may have to get more of this tea soon. :-)
This was a free sample that came with my Butiki order. (Thanks, Stacy!) My first thought was that it was really sweet for a green tea. Then I started to taste a light, buttery vegetal quality to it. As it cooled even more, I started to feel a cooling sensation almost like it had mint in it, but without a mint taste. I REALLY liked this one! ONWARD FOR A SECOND STEEP! :-)