1188 Tasting Notes
Erm… it smells great. It tastes… not so great.
Smell… yummmmmmy chocolatey tea! Taste… plastic and chocolate tea! With a rather odd flat note, I did not like it. In fact, I tossed my cup and the last of my sample in the garbage :/
I couldn’t even stand it enough to figure out more of a tasting note.
Fail on you bulk barn!!
I shared a pot of this tea with my friend, and we both agree, it’s very nice!!
Best had with a teaspoon of sugar, or else it’s a little to generic minty. Actually, the sugar brought out the black tea base just as much as it did the “candy cane” aspect.
I prefered it with a dash of milk. Yum.
Reminds me of DTs Read my lips. An excellent alternative methinks, only I’d add a dash of cocoa or sauce. or shnapps!! ohhhh yah that would be amazing on a cold winter night :P
ohhhhh man, finally a tea from DT I love! this is amazing. Well the first steep was. Bright and sweet, and complicated! just the right amount of fresh “green” and oh sooooo good. The flavour really pops in that mineral like way I’ve come to adore and interacts with the sweetness in just the right way.
Second steep was just ok. Had a delightful corn aftertaste. Made with tap water though, and likely oversteeped as well. We are replacing the carpets in my office so we had to pack up the entire place before leaving today. Chaos. but it will be so nice when I come in on Monday. Too bad I’m only there for two more weeks.
Anyhow, I’m at a friends place and typing on her wacky keyboard is making this review a little choppy haha. Ciao for now! :P
Does anyone else watch Hart of Dixie? I’ve just started. So there is this character, Lemon… who I want to like, I’m waiting to like her, but she has a few thorns in her backside making her lash out at people. She is a real dixie belle, so this tea kinda reminds me of her. or atleast the name does. Chiffon and lemon, what’s more deep south than that? ahhh I heart that show!
Anyhow, I loooooove this tea. Yessum I sherley do! Thank you SO much Azzrian for sharing, you are a generous tea godmother for sending some rooibos gold to me :D
It tastes just like lemon custard/pudding. Or rather, a cross between the filling in a danish/donut and pudding. It even has that pudding factor that made me fall for Sweet Temptation from Tsaa. Texture, flavour, complexity. Oh man I am SO making an order of this. Soon as I cut down on my current stash AND get a job. Might be awhile, I hope to the tea gods it isn’t discontinued by then
Another tea from the box!
It certainly does taste like pumpkin. Unfortunately, like most pumpkin teas it’s kinda like the uncooked version. Tried with and without a splash of lait, and they were both nice.
Overall, I like it, but I don’t love it.
Welps, I was right. This… is not a tea I can handle. Looking at the description, my instincts told me so and after brewing up a cuppa… I had a few sips but poured the rest down the drain. Something about the chicory root? makes my mouth go a bit numb. Coffee does the same, and I know they share many similarities. Bah. What I did get out of it, besides the nauseating effect, was really quite nice. Shame, I was so hoping to be wrong here!
Anyhow, I’m done whining, for now. This was my first sample from the traveling tea box! Hopefully my next one will be better.
And now.. I am off to bed. I know I have a bunch of unanswered emails but it has been a looooong day/week for me and I need my zzzzs.
(I’m now an official board member of my university alumni assoc. volunteer, but I’m mighty excited! sorry, I say things like mighty and golly gee when I’m zombified. ha.)
Interesting. Darjeeling meets… Keemum? there is a distinct muscatel note, rising into an astringent note, all hanging in a keemum/hay shadow.
I got three good steeps out of the bag, and my last was the best.
Can’t say I’m in love with it as I prefer my teas a little naturally sweeter/malty but it was an experience worth having. I’m considering picking it up for the travelling tea box I got in the mail today! SQUEEEEE!!!
So I made this up as a latte today. Maybe the flavour settled better, or perhaps it’s just better with milk but I quite enjoyed it, reminds me of chocolate chip cookie (without the chips) dipped in milk. Well, except for the fact that the milk nearly drowns out any cookie flavour. I guess I could try it with less dairy but then it wouldn’t really be a latte! heh
Ah well, plenty of time to experiment. Thanks again Azzrian!!!
Hrm. Not exactly the pu-er I was looking for(been trying to get tea high for the longest time now, though I did enjoy it very much.
I think my fave steep was the first one, out of the four.
Rich and smooth, reminded me very much of coffee. It had a deep hay scent to it, and tasted the way I’d imagine earth to be… only I’m sure it doesn’t taste “good” at all. It just that when I think of soil, a certain flavour profile pops into my head, even though I know it must be horribly inaccurate. Of course, the flavour was only a top level type, and never really reached down to that happy place. Besides that, it was slightly bready, and mildly sweet.
Anyhow, not very descriptive but there you have my first steep.
In the second through fourth steeps, it became progressively less earthy/sweet and more savoury like. Brothy, and salty I’d say. A touch too salty to be honest.
Next time I’ll add some sugar and see if that brightens it up a bit!
Well this is not what I expected. Nope not one bit. It IS however… deeeeelisio!
Made cold, I like it best, as seems to be the case with all the matcha I make. Trouble is, I prefer hot drinks over cold.
I wonder what would happen if I made this via shaken bottle and then warmed it up? shrugs
In any case, I just had a cuppa this one with a dash of agave and milk. I quite like it! oh yes, it really hits the spot. Warm, it’s a simple caramel sweetness, but cold, it takes on a buttery fresh feel that makes me swoon.
I think it’d go really well as a latte, perhaps using almond milk? Hmmm yes that would be perfect. I think it would really pick up on the sugary note.
I mixed this with strawberry as well and it was ok, I just prefer them when made separately. Or atleast with the caramel. Waiting to see what this does with Cheesecake!
So for this one I got Basic grade, Robust flavouring, and a small package. Next time, I think I’ll go with Royal grade as the basic is a little musty for my liking. Still awesome of course!
If you want some of your own, get it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html?page=2