1175 Tasting Notes
I only had a sample of this in the store… but from what I did have, this tea is amazing!!!! it tasted like Thai food, which I LOVE. Spicy and sweet, slightly floral…
Very tempting to buy some…. mmmmm
Sorry I can’t say more. I really didn’t have time to suss out all the finer points. One day I will rewrite this review :)
This tastes like bees!! not just honey… but bees. and pollen. and honeycomb! :)
At first I thought, WOW this is the best tea EVER but now I’m not so sure. It’s great for a change… the fact that I couldn’t throw out the tea bag for lack of a garbage could be oversteeping it so I reserve the right to change this review later. Also, I added no sugar or milk so I’d like to see what either of those would bring to it!
I’m still mightily impressed. Just the smell alone is worth buying a cuppa :)
So… apparently I am on a strawberry kick now.
I needed a non caffeinated night-time treat while at the mall with some friends… (how highschool do I sound… sheesh, I’m almost thirty now!) and tea was waist-line friendlier than yogen-fruz so thus I ended up at teaopia for the second time today.
Anyhow, this one is definitely on the bottom rung out of the three strawberry teas I’ve tried… however still a decent tea overall.
The berry flavour is lacking, but then I am also having trouble finding the rooibos. Hrm actually, I do get some tartness, which could be confusing the red part for me. Also, I added milk to this, because I wasn’t getting the “cream” part either.
Atleast I didn’t need to add any sugar. and it does taste creamier than I expected with the milk. Maybe if i tried it again, added a smidge of sugar and no milk… and sat down to properly savour this one it would make a stronger impression with me. I would give it a second chance, but not at my expense!
I had a cuppa from the shop this morning…. and enjoyed it immensely! However, David’s strawberry white has set the bar out of reach on this one. If I had to compare the two, David’s would win hands down.
This tea is heavier on the strawberry. Without any sugar at all the sweet yet tart aroma and flavour is strong. The white tea takes more of a backseat but it’s nice for a change. I can imagine, like most tea’s I love, that it would be fantastic iced.
As for the finish/aftertaste… it has that same mild pleasant taste but has a slightly acrid lingering effect that I don’t see in David’s version- I suspect because the strawberry is less prominent.
Overall, I would buy this again… but only hot in a cup, not to take home with me- and that’s assuming I can’t get to a David’s :)
(errr, just in case that wasn’t clear!)
Also, bring breathmints… I needed them!
This tea is yum!!
It really tastes like an orange creamsicle. In fact I think it may be a little TOO sweet for me. The stevia overpowers the orange somewhat.
I also don’t get the usual scratchiness that I often find with green teas, nor the jittery caffeine buzzzzzzzzz, which is great for me.
One word of advice though, and I am sure it’s already obvious… but don’t buy this tea for the Green factor. I don’t get “green tea” from it at all. No top notes, no finish… the only green thing about it is in the name. A very simple flavour if you ask me. (and I love complex teas, just sayin’)
Would I buy it again? Maybe-but not for the purpose of tea drinking. I may save it for when the weather warms up and make ice cubes or popsicles… which would be a refreshing treat and diabetic friendly (not me, but I have family that is). OR… how about in a martini? yes I think that would be fun, assuming the alcohol doesn’t interact oddly with the stevia.
So for that purpose… maybe I would buy it again- but I wouldn’t be heartbroken if they discontinued this one either.
A mixed review, but then I have mixed feelings about it to!
I honestly expected to dislike this tea… and I was pleasantly surprised!
Ginger is typically a bad add to any sort of food for me, unless I’m sick, so I figured it would overpower my tastebuds and send them into hiding—but it didn’t!
The ginger works really well here, and brings out a sort of orangey, sweet flavour. Maybe it’s the oolong that gets me. The oolong base is nice but I’m having trouble finding it… it’s rather mild. Don’t buy this tea if you want something with a strong oolong flavour.
I have a few other teas with ginger in it but they taste very medicinal to me, and well one of them IS meant specifically to soothe a sore throat…
Anyhow, the finish is nice but quick, with an orange aftertaste, and a slight ginger burn. I didn’t add any sugar either, and it’s definitely sweet enough on it’s own but also has a mild tang to it.
I would buy this tea regardless of any health benefits, so the fact that it’s a fat blocker/metabolism booster is definitely a big bonus.
Overall, a great tea! One I am actually considering buying again, before I use up all my others… and that’s saying something
I love this tea. Love love love! Or maybe it’s just “white” tea that I adore? It’s pretty much the strawberry white tea I reviewed last week, only without the strawberry and maybe a little bit heavier on the creaminess and not at all tart. I love that it tastes milky without any dairy product at all. The finish is great as well- slightly floral with that sweet dry aftertaste that lingers for awhile. Nothing beats the strawberry white of course.
Something I find odd though, is that I seem to prefer whites at room temperature. Sure, it’s great to have a nice hot cuppa’ but somehow the flavour really comes out for me once it’s cooled down.
I would definitely buy this tea again, if only it wasn’t so darned expensive! At double the price of most other teas, I only bought a ten gram sample. Boo! Oh well, when I finally try every other tea that I can get my hands on then I will splurge and grab me some more of this yummy stuff.
This is an interesting tea to be sure. The buttery part is a little to predominant for my liking here, and I don’t really taste the “rum” but I think I will try it without milk next time. Given that I like my black tea with milk, I doubt I will be purchasing this one again. It tasted a bit more tart than I would have liked as well which I found odd as that is usually a rooibos characteristic. Oh and the coconut? I could hardly taste that either. I wonder if I had tea from the bottom of a tin and got all the butter?? I’ll have to ask next time I go to David’s.
So, as it stands now, this is just an ok tea. I have so many other favourites that I have a feeling the last of this batch will go to waste- unless I add some rum. Ohhhh now there is an idea. The score for this one may be bumped once I try that!!!
This is an odd tea to be sure. Very earthy, almost a dirt texture. I added milk to cover some of it up. It reminds me of the burdock root that I used to recharge my liver back when I had some health issues. Hmmm. I’ll need to try this again to give a proper review. There is definitely more to it than “earthy” though. This is the only unflavoured pu’rer that I’ve tried so maybe I should check out another variety to compare.
Wow. At first I wasn’t sure about this tea, but then by the time I finished the cup I was in love with it.
The needles, when dry, are fuzzy and white. Among these shoots are small bits of dried strawberry. Together, these two ingredients marry each other to create an intoxicating scent, flavour, and overall experience.
I added some sugar to draw the flavour out. I find it helps when trying to suss out the various notes and such. Maybe next time I’ll add less. Even still, every sip was a mouthful of delicate liquid strawberry-slightly tart and sweet all at once- topped with a slight floral taste. (however, that could be me getting confused by the scent)
While swallowing, I taste the flowers a bit more, followed by a pleasant but light bitterness with a sweet top note in the back of my throat. The finish is my favourite part.
Another thing I noticed was that it makes my mouth rather dry. Too bad, because I am rather enjoying the high from having just had a delicious cup of tea. Washing it all away with a glass of water seems such a shame.
It probably helps that I actually kept an eye on the clock this time and steeped it for the recommended time (5-6 min, I forgot to use the timer) and tried my best to add the 92 degree water- my kettle is of the simple variety.
Oh and I tried a touch of this tea with milk. I was surprised to find that I actually prefer it without.
I wonder how this compares to Tea Emporium’s Strawberry Shortcake…. I’ve had my eye on that one for a long while. *sighs
In any case, if I ever run out of all my teas, I shall certainly buy this one again! (I have so many, because I want to try them ALL. I refuse to buy the same one again until that day has come :) It makes me sad that I have only a ten gram sample of this one…
This tea gets an exceptionally high rating from me because I don’t know why but I’ve been inspired lately to find teas from every category that I enjoy, and to figure out why I dislike some and not others. I’ve had trouble finding a “floral” tea that I actually enjoy. Jasmine is usually too much for me, but the hint of that I see in this tea works really well. I think it’s because the flower part takes a back seat to the strawberry.
That is all!