1342 Tasting Notes
I actually got this from House of Tea but am too lazy/busy to upload a new profile…
but the description matches more or less.
The orange zest really pops out in this one, as does the spiciness. I’m not sure I like it- which sucks because I assumed I would and now have 100g! does anyone want to swap?
The licorice is throwing me off, that odd sweetness that reminds me of medicinal tea… oh… and it’s 50% roasted mate so it has less maltine in it. Not that it matters. Just puttin it out there in case anyone wants a trade!
I’m having this as a latte in lieu of the bold malty tea I really wanted… I forgot to ask for no sugar so this is super sweet. If I’m not high on caffeine I will be on sugar!
There is a strong floral note here, but I am hoping it’s the sugar? I need to be in just the right mood for a floral black tea.
This was ok!! at first, the smell and lingering caramel flavour captivated me more than I should have let it… because by the time the cup had cooled it was not quite as enchanting.
Still, I’m thrilled to have liked it more than I expected.
Also, I was somewhat disappointed to see very little actual tea. This is very much a tisane! I really doubt that it could keep me awake like the description says. False advertising I say! Not that I mind… I’m just sayin…
I really enjoyed the white part of this one! not so much with the bergamot… ick. It made me slightly nauseous but it was bearable.
The white was nice and sweet, and light which balanced out the blechy bergamot. I’m glad to have tried it though.
For a normal tea, this would get a relatively low rating but for an “earl” tea it should be pretty high! so I’m opting to keep it in the middle :)
I expected to love this tea. I wanted to love it!! and… I love Canada… but well, I do not love this tea, though not for lack of it being well put together.
It does taste like maple syrup, and not in an overwhelming way but that, and rooibos is about all I get out of it. I find the creme brule much more satisfying somehow. Lighter and less abrasive in the back of my throat. It’s almost like drinking maple syrup! only diluted, about ten times.
I think the other strawberry white DT has takes the top spot but this one is a very close second! it really does taste just like a Rhubarb crumble. Tart and cinnamony, with straw-rhubarb sweetness in between. AND somehow, the white still manages to peek it’s head out. How could they have ever retired this one… well atleast it’s back, for the moment.
Only tea could bring me back from my weekend funk!!! It was odd, like I existed on a different plan than everyone else (save one girl, who was friendly) at the cottage. Oh well, live’n learn.
mmmmmmm strawberry rhubarb crumble… makes it alll better :)
EDIT: As the cup cools, hibiscus is becoming more pronounced. It’s more tart and floral now and a little bit less crumbley. While still good, this lowers my rating just a tad.
Meh. Now, reverse osmosis water from the cottage may have impacted this one… but I think my initial impression of “Lover’s Leap” was prematurely ecstatic. That first day I tried it, I must have been in just the right mood… because it still rings those same raisin notes, but they just don’t “sing” to me like they did that first time.
This was purchased from a place in St. Lawrence Market, so I don’t really know if MTC was the distributor but either way this is my third ho-hum experience with this tea type. Makes me wonder what I was on that first day…
I don’t like ginger!! or mint! but despite that, this wasn’t terrible. At first, the white was more present, which I enjoyed, but it faded as the cup cooled. Ginger then became more dominant, from the beginning of the sip til the end and yet it was not overwhelming as I had expected. Meanwhile, mint hid somewhere in the middle, with white in the back.
Stash does an excellent job of blending flavours which is something I respect in a tea. Good job Stash!
Perhaps it was because this was the only decent tea option I had, but this one was quite tasty! Tart and green blended together nicely, though I couldn’t pick out any pomegranate. Definitely some raspberry.
This is the first green fruity tea that I’ve ever actually liked as well, so perhaps that is biasing my rating. That, and the reverse osmosis water did strange things to my regular red rose tea so who knows what it did with this!
almost forgot this one! lowering the rating because that other “chocolate note” tea was so much better and I found this one wore on me after some time. The second steep was more of the same.
If anyone would like to try this please let me know! I prefer darker, maltier teas and this one just isn’t any of those, though I do recognize it’s quality!