183 Tasting Notes
I’m glad I ordered this. I almost didn’t, as honestly, cilantro in tea scared me off a bit.
I opened the bag with trepidation, but OMG, it smelled sooo good! Light and bright and pineappley, and maybe cilantroey? It has me making up words it smells so good.
Brewed, it loses a bit of its scent, as I expected it would. I tasted the pineapple right away, and a good bit of creaminess. The flavours continued to fade as the tea cooled, until it finally tasted like a weak plain white tea.
So, I’ll be drinking this one fast while it’s still hot, and maybe sniff the bag once in awhile :)
I got the email from DavidsTea – buy $25 and get 50g of any tea free. I didn’t need any more tea, but guess where I found myself today? You guessed it.
I honestly couldn’t remember if I’d tried Jessie’s Tea before. I remember debating about it because I love coconut, but I hate lavender, and I was curious as to which would win out in the mix. So I bought a bit today and just tried it.
I do not like the dry scent – lavender lovers would like it. Steeped, I get more of a rooibos scent than anything else. Taste-wise, I’m disappointed, but not surprised. It’s a bit rooibosy, a bit floral, and not at all coconut.
This is going into the trade pile.
I’m on a quest to drink down some of my smaller bags of tea (before I buy more), so this one was up tonight.
I still love the smell in the bag, and am still underwhelmed by the tea itself. It’s not bad, it’s just not that great. Kind of bland.
One more cup and this one is retired. For good.
I like cocoa, oolong, and licorice, so except for the black tea, the ingredients in this are right up my alley. A good start that went downhill when I opened the package. The dry mix has a strong, almost alcohol-like smell to it.
Brewed, it has a lighter smell. The alcohol scent is pretty much gone, thank goodness. Taste-wise, I get a bit of nuttiness, but overall the main impression is sweetness, probably from the licorice and flavourings. I don’t add anything to my tea, and I’m glad here, as I think adding sugar would make it undrinkable (for me).
Overall, it’s drinkable, but not something I think I’ll ever wake up in the morning craving. It’s too bad. If it were a bit nuttier and not as sweet, I think I would have loved it.
Today is a green tea kind of day. I realized I haven’t cracked my bag of this open in a long time, so it’s first up.
It still has that smooth, creamy taste I remember. Love it. Now I just have to drink a lot of it before it loses its taste or the quality diminishes. I tend to forget greens have a relatively short lifespan compared to other types of tea.