597 Tasting Notes
I’m getting a nice balance of green tea to apple with this one. It is not quite as sweet or apple-y as Big Apple from DAVIDs, but it is still good. I bet a drop of maple to sweeten instead of the raw cane sugar I use would bridge that gap. I might look at cold steeping the rest. I’d like to see if that pulls out more juicy apple.
Thanks to Dexter for sending me this one. I do love apple teas.
Very smooth and creamy cup…but I have to say that I’m getting very little pineapple. I get mostly floral oolong, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that…but I wish there was just a bit more pineapple and less floral. Adding a bit of raw cane sugar did make the mouthfeel a bit juicier though. I’m cold steeping the leaves for a second cup later, so we will see how that it. Will be interested to see how it compares to Butiki’s Flowery Pineapple Oolong.
All in all, it’s a good tea, but I need more pineapple. We’ll see how the cold brew holds up in that area. I will have no problem finishing the rest of this tea. Thanks so much for sending it Dexter!
Oh this one is tasty! It doesn’t have a strong cookie note to me, but I can pick up on the cinnamon and coffee a bit. If I were to make this as a latte, it would make me feel like I was having a cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks. I could see myself drinking this one regularly. :)
Thanks for sending this one, Dexter! It’s super yummy!
Backlog from last night….
After the issue with the Cheesecake Honeybush last night, I wanted to try something else from Dexter, but still low in caffeine, and I chose this. I wanted to try this one to see how it compares to the caramel houjicha I have from Bird Pick. I’d say they are similar, but where the BP one is more roasty toasty, this one is smoother. It’s really a quite nice tea, and I like them both, but for different reasons. This one was a little more caramel and less roast.
Nice chocolate and coconut tea, though there is nothing here that says amazing. It’s tasty, but it doesn’t taste as good as the one DAVIDs has for the TOTM right now. I get coconut and chocolate, but not really a candy feel. I’m sure I won’t have any issue drinking the rest of the sample, but I likely would not reorder, just cuz I can get practically the same thing a few blocks from where I work.
A nice mellow and simple tea…it is a dark roast oolong, so more like a lighter black, and the sweet caramel…it is like warm arms wrapping around my taste buds and giving a comfy hug. There is nothing overwhelming with this one…sometimes simple and sweet is all a girl needs. :)
I’m pleased with this one. It’s one of the better ones I have tried from my Della Terra order.
Nice tea…nothing too overpowering or overwhelming, but also nothing that wows me either. I did have this with milk, so maybe next time I will try without as it may be different that way.
I think this may cold steep well. I like this better than the Blueberry Crumble. It seems less artificial.
OMG, it smells so good. As for taste…
Definitely seeing the comparison to Pineapple Upside Down Cake…there ’s that same sort of artificial cake flavour. It is buttery and sweet with a little cinnamon, and I only needed half my normal sugar amount; as for the blueberries, they do sit a bit too far in the background, in my opinion. I can basically pick up a vague juicy berry note at the very back. The crumble/cake is more dominant.
I am curious how this would be with milk…will that give more of an ice cream on crumble note or cover up the flavour? We’ll have to see.
Not finding this a fave, but definitely not a a hate either. I have a decent amount, so I should be good for swaps with this one, as I drink the ounce pack down.
At long last, I got this as a TTG today, iced. I admit, I have been terribly terribly afraid of this one. Afraid of the tart. But something inside me said “Go for it, girl!” and so I did. The SA also said it has less hibby than Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, so that helped.
It is still tart, but not punch me in the face tart that I usually get from hibiscus in tea. It’s actually pretty good. I don’t know if I would get any of this on a regular basis, but I might play around with it as a cold brew sometime over the summer.
I’m so happy that I tried this, and don’t hate it. I don’t LOVE it, but it is better than I expected.