391 Tasting Notes
This tea is pretty light in colour and the flavour is mild as well, but with each sip, you can still catch that amazing dry smell as well. It is kinda messy in my steeper so I think I will follow the advice o a fellow Steepsterite and sac it. It wasn’t too bad in the steeper but I can see how it might make it hard to clean in some infusers.
I think that I might get the special tin of this. It’s not amazing, but it is pretty good, and also (and this is important) is a nice comforting and cozy yet caffeine free tea that I can drink later in the evenings without fear of being kept awake potentially. Right now I have amaretto and orange blossom as my hot caffeine free teas, and some tof the herbals that I find are better iced as well…so this really does have a place in that evening comfort hot tea realm.
Wondering what the reusability of the steeped fruits is say in yogurt or oatmeal.
Can’t wait to see more reviews on this and see what people think.
TOTD today…had it iced, never looked at the ingredients, but decided to get my tumbler filled with it, just as my tea shopping companions did. It put Cranberry Pear to shame, to put it mildly. I did taste a bit tart, and in the back of my head I assumed it was the strawberry and rhubarb which are naturally tart, but it was wasn’t punch in the face puckering tart like I usually get with hibiscus. But, low and behold, the second ingredient is hibiscus! How is this possible that I like a tea with hibiscus? They must be clever devils back at DT to get this blend so awesome with hibby that isn’t a bully. It is delightfully refreshing and the taste is so well balanced that I might actually consider buying some.
Interestingly enough, I detected something floral in the mix, and I’m not sure if that’s the hibby talking, or something else. I’m wondering about the yogurt drops, because the floral tendencies tend to also be in the creamier aspects as well.
All in all, an interesting tea!
I’ve had this tea before, and it’s a old reliable comfort tea to tea. The mix of black and white teas creates a mild black tea, and the coconut and chamomile give off a chocolate feel, but the whole infusion is light and sweet. I recently got more of this as I do tend to like it as a fall tea…warm and comforting, but not too heavy either (still light enough for a summer hot tea). I usually add milk and sugar and that ups the chocolate and creamy feel to this tea. I opted for this tea today because it is a bit bulky and I’m struggling to make room on my shelf for more tea with the release of the fall collection now…
I tried this iced since all the teas of the day seem iced for summer, though this one begged to be drunk hot, in my opinion, as a latte. I did get it hot today, but just with milk and agave. It was pretty mild, though the cinnamon flavor was the most present flavor, but not in an overbearing spicy way…the chocolate definitely blends well and is balanced.
I bought 16g to play with at home and see if I can make it a latte now that I have mastered the art of the microwaved frothed milk.
Bottom line, I like it, but I’m not sure I love it just yet. I think it might be a nice fall tea…
I had this a little earlier today. The leaves are dark and green, and smell vegetal and green. Very fresh, really. Brewed, this is not quite a dark oolong, yet it seems to have more body than a lighter green one. It has nice earthy toasted tones; not too bitter. The leaves are a bit veiny as well, once brewed, and you can see them open up wit multiple infusions…they get bigger and bigger. My third infusion was a little milder, but that is mainly because my water was not as hot. Overall, this is a nice oolong. Very balanced. Many thanks to Angel at Teavivre for including this sample in my last batch. I have a few more teas to get through, including one more oolong, a white, and a green.
Sip down…I used the last bit of my sample to make iced tea with yesterday. I either had too much tea or steeped it too long or the water wars too hot as I found it a bit bitter at first. I sipped enough of it down to add more ice cubes to melt in the hot tea and dilute it some. That helped. It was pretty good for an iced tea…I just have trouble properly brewing green tea in general. Theres always something wrong and it is bitter. Or too weak.
I’m glad I had this last bit iced. It was refreshing and I can’t get over how much like sherbet it actually tastes like. A-mazing!
It smells so good but it didn’t taste as good as it smelled. It was neither sweet nor strawberry tasting. I couldn’t get any berry flavour. I had it iced as a tea to go, so I might have been the prep. I prefer Teaopia’s white strawberry offering better.
Well, it certainly tastes like root beer when brewed as/for iced tea. I attempted to make frothy milk a la microwave for a foamy topping. Worked ok. It’s weird how black tea, cinnamon, and white chocolate can combine to taste like root beer. The only thing is, my mouth and brain are confused drinking this. I’m not sure I want to drink a tea that tastes like root beer. I’m undecided in whether I like this or not. I’m glad I just got a few grams of this.
Well, it smells awesome in the bag. My steep is decidedly milder than that, and just encroaching on bitterness. I like how fresh this is but I don’t feel I got the best brew out of my first try. I did have mine hot, with a second steeping into my kids tumbler to chill overnight. I might try sweetening this one with honey next time. We shall see…
Why oh why did they choose to serve this one iced as a tea of the day? It BEGS to be served hot, with milk and sugar, and with a tea biscuit or scone! Due to the white chocolate and rose, brewed, this tea tastes very much like a Turkish Delight candy…the chocolate with rose scented jelly inside. It’s still a bit too floral for my liking, but if my friends decided to get/make a pot of this to share, I would have some. It is tasty, but not something I’d buy for myself.