1459 Tasting Notes
So I had this at a bubble tea shop (sans the tapioca, don’t worry!) but the owner did not tell me the name of the supplier so I’ve simply listed his shop as the company.
Anyhow, the first steep was ok… not something I would have ordered again but still pretty good. It was very buttery, round, with a very faint and mild vegetal aspect.
The second steep was amazing, which I had hoped for! There was a natural sweetness that came out and the thick feeling was gone as well. Very smooth.
It made me sad that there was no time for a third steep. One day when I have a buttload of time(yeah, that will happen! ha) , I’ll go there and drink the afternoon away, likely with another one of his many tea varieties.
As for the rating, I would give the first steep an 83, but the second one gets a 93 so for now, I’ll leave it at 88.
I’m itching to go back now. I have an exam in May to study for, so perhaps in the new year… but that is such a long time to wait!
Not nice, not nice at all! I couldn’t even finish a third of the cup :(
Something in this set off my allergies, but based on the ingredients, I have no idea what. Swallowing even a few sips was difficult, as each one caused me to cringe reflexively. There is definitely orange in here, but I doubt that is it. Mulberries? naw… natural flavours?! *sighs…
Hmmm. Given my love for almonds and hunt for the perfect chai, this seemed promising. At first sip, it seemed to deliver! but by the end of the cup… it was still good… except for the splenda/stevia like flavour coming out. Now, I added milk so perhaps without it would do better? but then it’d be an anti-chai!
The cinnamon and almond work really well together to create a smooth and spicy tisane. However, I can only guess at which ingredient is making me question the unnatural sweetness. Is carob naturally sweet like that? It IS the first ingredient… but I have never seen it in a tea before. or perhaps it is the orange peel. Either way, it’s an interesting bedtime drink that I could foresee-ably drink in the evenings in lieu of a camellia sinensis tea.
and hey, no sugar required here! :)
So I mixed this with mate, and it wasn’t terrible… not great either though. A basic mix of either, except they didn’t mesh, just kinda sat separately.
I love my mate and my chamomile but this is a combo I’ll save for those days when I really require it. I can’t imagine that happening often, and agave will soften it up some :)
My internet is running sooo slow today so pardon the hasty review, I haven’t got the patience after wrestling with the browser to just load up the page!
Anyhow, I really enjoyed this despite the jasmine! I think perhaps it is a background note, and that the mere petals are ok for me to injest, it seems to be the oil that bothers me most. I wish I hadn’t asked the girl to add agave, as it hid much of the flavour. What I did get though, was amazing… except I tasted peaches. Peaches n cream! with less sweetener maybe it would be more rosy.
So… high marks for tastiness, but who knows how many more when I try it bare! yummmm
what the heck is this?! I wanted an oolong, but got some sort of berry juice that wasn’t like anything I expected, in a bad way. I would not qualify this as an oolong… perhaps a green? it definitely tasted like a green base to me.
There was no natural sweetness, or oolong characteristic in there whatsoever.
Now, I did manage to drink the entire cup but never again… it was flat and rather boring! Worst oolong I’ve ever had, if you don’t count those that were tainted by tea masters.
This is what I imagine a bagged Oolong from Tim Hortons would be like. That’s right, I took it there…
**most of the points are lost here because it does not deliver on expectations. If it had been labeled a green, or anything besides oolong (even white!) I would rate it higher.
It had such potential!!
Sad thing is, I’m almost tempted to rate it higher because it was bergamot free! ah tea sachets, you saved my love for Teaopia!
I finally remembered!! to add some mint to this, that is. I daresay, it may have just salvaged this for me :)
It doesn’t taste all that different from my old blend of Chamomile and mint, there is a licorice note that comes out very strongly at first but fades a little, when the mint makes more of a play. Maybe I should just mix in the mint now, so that I don’t forget next time I make it…
This has easily become one of my favourite teas. I really hope they bring it back, because it won’t be long before it needs replacing! this is a functional tea for me… it tastes amazing, but that is beside the main point! There are days when I really feel low, and with a little bit of milk, a dash of agave… this really does the trick. Funny though, it doesn’t taste ahhhmazing for me unless I truly am in a bad mood, which makes me wonder if there is something in here my body craves during those times? something to do with my messed up thyroid perhaps. shrugs.