181 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure how to describe this. I’ve never had earl grey before, and probably won’t again. It’s …. drinkable, but there’s not much flavour to it. It tastes like a confused white tea. Not quite a pure white, and not quite anything else. It doesn’t taste creamy to me at all.
Overall, I’m underwhelmed.
I almost didn’t buy this tea because it has jasmine in it. The roasted chestnut sounded good, though, so I ordered it.
I’m glad I did. I don’t taste the jasmine, and the chestnut/caramel flavour comes through well. This reminds me of a light version of Toffee Dream by Zen Teas. I think I prefer the weight of Toffee Dream, but this is still pretty good.
I’ve been rationing my last bit of this for a few months now, trying to make it last until winter, when hopefully Davids Tea would bring it back. Well, I went on their site today, and it was listed! I put 100g in my shopping cart, and added a few other items (I didn’t really need anything, but, well, you know).
I decided that because it’s a heavy tea, I should order more than 100g, so I tried to add 50g more. I got a notice that no more was available! I hope the 100g I ordered wasn’t a mistake, because I just used a bunch of what I had left.
Still love the creamy coconut-minty goodness.
I really enjoyed this tonight. I still think it’s very light for a chai, but I felt like drinking something light after a heavy meal.
The lapacho mixed with the sweetness of cinnamon and vanilla is really nice. I have enough for a few more cups before I have to decide if I’m going to replenish it. Actually, I think I have most of the ingredients. Maybe I’ll try to recreate it myself.
This is quite pleasant. It has a fruity taste, but it’s not tart. I like the slight sweetness the cinnamon lends it. The tulsi and rooibos are a nice base. The rooibos isn’t woody-tasting the way it is sometimes.
There’s a bittersweet chocolate smell to the dry tea. Brewed, there’s not much smell at all.
It tasted like mild bitter chocolate (if there is such a thing) when it was hot. Cooled, much of the flavour is lost, and I feel like I’m drinking slightly sweet water.
Overall – decent hot, not great cool.
I bought a sample of this purely for the name, I’m afraid. It smells pretty good in the bag – very banana-y.
Prepared, it doesn’t have much of a smell. Taste-wise, it’s kind of weird. It has a creamy, fruity, rooibos-y taste. I don’t taste banana or coconut at all. Not very pleasant.
I find teas relying on almonds tend to either have a light, true almond taste, or have a very sweet amaretto bent to them. This is an amaretto tea.
Steeped, the amaretto is subdued, thank goodness. It tastes like a mild oolong with a hint of sweet spicyness (the cinnamon, mainly).
Overall, it’s drinkable, but nothing special. I wish they’d offered a sample size. 50g is going to last me awhile.
I was a bit disappointed in this. It dry tea has a touch of a sour milk smell. Brewed, it tastes like a milky oolong. I don’t get coconut at all, unfortunately.
Pros: no astringency and a mild milky taste (it doesn’t taste as sour as it smelled).
Cons: I bought it for the coconut, and didn’t taste any.
I wasn’t able to pick up my Tealux order at the post office until 8:30 tonight, so it was too late to try any of my new white or oolong teas. I decided to start with a rooibos instead.
There’s a definite fruity smell to the dry tea, but I honestly don’t think I’d call it raspberry-smelling. Brewed, it’s got a definite rooibos taste followed by a strange aftertaste.
It’s different, but not in a way that makes me want to drink more. I think this one’s going into my trade/give away pile. Someone who likes fruit and rooibos might like it.