87 Tasting Notes
I am drinking this because I really hate August. It seems like the hottest month of the summer. It doesn’t rain as much as it does in June and July, and even though I’m a Floridian (and we don’t get a true fall), it’s the last month standing between me and SEPTEMBER. My birth month, the start of football season, the month that pumpkin stuff starts creeping into stores… and in spite of what non-Floridians may think, there’s actually a noticeable change here. (Obviously) the days get shorter, the air smells different, and we start to get a few “cold snaps”. And even though the leaves don’t really change here, I AM OBSESSED WITH AUTUMN. Hurry up August! Get out of here!
I am actually surprised about how good the grapefruit flavor is in this tea. However, the oolong used as the base is very woody. Normally I love that, but here I just don’t think it pairs well with the grapefruit flavor.
Every sip goes like this; sweet, natural strawberry → creamy, buttery toffee → nice snap of ginger. The flavors all hang in perfect balance with the Dragon Well.. So good.
I’ve heard many stories where the tea obsessed receive undrinkable tea from friends as gifts.. lucky for me, my friends have amazing taste. This tea was a gift from a friend a while back and it’s phenomenal. A buttery, light oolong with a bit of grassiness. The flavor description on the bag is spot on.
The orange and citrus smells of this are strong, but when I drink it they pretty much go away. They are present, but very light. What’s that about?
I was going to drink Draught of Peace, but I ended up spilling half of the tin on the desk and floor of my office. So instead I’m drinking this one.
Lots of caramel flavor. LOTS. It’s good. The rooibos is a nice touch in this, I really like black tea and rooibos mixed together.
This tea is drinkable, I guess, but the raspberry tastes very artificial. I will probably reserve the rest of this for iced tea blends.
I can hardly taste chocolate or pumpkin in this tea. The spice flavors are overwhelming and there’s specifically too much cinnamon.
You might be wondering why I am drinking this in the middle of June. I’m wondering the same thing. Is it fall yet?
This is wonderful; light and sweet, with a very natural pineapple flavor. I drank it hot this morning but cannot wait to have it iced this weekend.