611 Tasting Notes
Sad sip down…this tea is seriously made of nomsome (noms + awesome!). I hope DT stocks it again soon, cuz I need a whole bunch of this tea. It not only smells like the real thing, it TASTES like the real thing too. It’s incredible. It makes a good morning tea (who doesn’t want cookies for brekkie…hmmm?) and of course after dinner, if you don’t mind caffeine in the evening.
CrowKettle and I put together a joint DT order and really wanted to get this, but they were out, so thanks to VariaTEA for sending me this, so now I know for sure this is a tea I want regularly.
Sipdown! Sad to see this one go, though! Many thanks to both OMGsrsly and VariaTEA for sending me samples. I never thought I’d actually be able to taste the marshmallow here, but I can! And it’s so good! My luck with Herbal Infusions was not great til this one came along. It’s staying on my wish list for now, though I hope to try a few more from them and decide what I want to order from them in
addition to this one.
Talking to Stacy on FB made me drink this…not a real hard twist on my arm, either…
but ugh, shouldn’t be having caffeine so late, and I’ve been bad and had Vanilla Frosted Carrot Cake, Dolce Orange (from Janet’s) and this.
Sooooo gooooood. It’s my first love from Butiki. This and With Open Eyes are my two faves, though I do love more than these…but I’d like, die, if these ever stop being made. :P
Did I really initially rate this a 39? Oh dear. I’ll have to bump it up.
I used the rest of my bag, otherwise I’d have been left with less than a serving left. And I thought I might resteep this one again later.
Anyway, it is better than last time, but I taste more oolong floral and less strawberry. I still maintain that I like the Teavivre one over this because I think it has a little more strawberry to it, and the oolong is less fragrant and overpowering. As a straight oolong, this is pretty tasty, but I really can’t pick up on much strawberry…which again, may be because I used more than suggested.
Sipdown, and what a pleasant one at that!
This tea is just so pleasant, I hesitate to properly describe it in a way other than YUM! It’s a little sweet and fruity, and more body than most whites I’ve had. I’d love to see how the other Doke harvests are, as well as some of the other whites Stacy has to offer. I’m curious on the White Rhino, and maybe a few others.
Thanks CrowKettle for letting me have the rest of the pouch.
Sipdown! Having the last of this one from Cavocorax tonight. I meant to have it last night with my Della Terra day, but never got there.
I really like this one, and now I wonder if I ordered this with my joint order with CrowKettle or not. If not, then next time when some of the other items we wanted come back in stock.
This is sweet and nutty, but in a way that is different to Forever Nuts from David’s. It has more body and depth, from the honeybush/rooibos base.
I’d definitely get more to have on hand for nighttime tea. I’m so glad I could try it.
Sipdown! I decided to have the rest of this one after chatting with Anna on Facebook earlier. Since I’m on the west coast of Canada and she is in Italy, it was bedtime for her. So I thought that Eve would be nice.
This is still a very pleasant tea, though the flavours are a little too mild for me. I can get a little of the juicy fruits and some sweetness. This is another one that I think I like better cooled rather than hot, but still good either way. I think I prefer Sur La Lune better, for the types of fruit notes.
Thanks for letting me try all these Nina’s teas, VariaTEA!
Sipdown, and another I seem to have forgotten to write a note for, though I swear I did…did Steepster eat my note?
Anyway, not an amazing tea, to be honest. I think the cinnamon is a little overpowering, and I can’t really taste much else. On this last steep, I opted to add some milk, to see if it would make the icing pop a bit, but it just tastes kinda funny with the cinnamon note.
It’s not horrible, but nothing that is wowing me. I do thank VariaTEA for sending me this, as I’m always on the hunt for a good caffeine free blend, and I handle honeybush better than rooibos. Unfortunately, it’s just not a huge winner for me.
Sipdown! Yay! Good genmai cha…I can just barely make out a hint of cocoa, and there is a sweet creamy feel and taste from the marshmallow. But it is still pretty close to a regular genmai cha, just a little sweeter.
(somehow I missed my note the first time, so this serves as the same note for both tastings)
Thank you VariaTEA for sending this my way to try.