181 Tasting Notes
My sipdown for the day. This has become one of my favourite flavoured green teas.
Very Nice. I typically go for oolongs with a rich, nutty taste, but this citrusy blend works well. It’s nice and smooth, with no astringency. The flavours balance each other out well, without any of them being overpowering.
I thought I might have a sipdown, but no. I’ve gotten quite a few cups out of my trial pkg of this tea, and it looks like I’ll get one or two more. Very good value.
You can’t oversteep this, which is great because I forgot it in my steeper for over an hour. The spices balance out the rooibos perfectly, and there’s no woody taste at all.
Still enjoying the cantaloupe spice taste, and still don’t detect any pumpkin. I ordered a larger size yesterday, so I should have enough to last me through the fall. Yay.
I thought I had a note on this one already, but I guess not. I’m in the definite minority here, in that I’m not a fan of this blend.
The hibiscus in the ingredients scared me, but I bought a bit anyway because it smelled sooo good. I’ve tried it hot and iced, and it’s way too tart for me. Not as hibiscusy as some, but still very tart. I’ll have to find someone to take the last bit off my hands or it’ll sit in my cupboard forever.
I should have checked to see what I’d steeped this at before, as I really liked it last time. Today I brewed it at 80C for 2.5 min. It was a bit astringent and lost the mango taste I remembered. I checked, and the water was at 70C last time and was perfect. I should make notes on my packages.
Not a sipdown, but pretty close.
Sipdown! I might have over-leafed this a touch. It’s still pretty good, but the creaminess is missing. Need to do a re-steep.
I’m going to go through my cupboard and see what else I can finish off today.
And another sipdown. Again, really just clearing space in my tea cupboard for the new (larger) bag to arrive.
I’ve been steeping this at a slightly higher temp than I did originally, and the flavours are richer tasting. And it smells so good!
Joining the sipdown club finally! I finished off the last of this last night. Of course, I ordered some more right after as part of my Tealux order, but still.
I’ve developed a fondness for this blend over the last few months. I pull it out at night after a heavy meal, or when I’m not in the mood for one of my other staples. Not noticing the floral note I complained of in my first note as much.
Leaving my rating as is, because although I’m drinking it fairly regularly, it’s still not a knock-your-socks-off kind of tea.
I took a thermos of this to work today. Ended up drinking it lukewarm throughout the afternoon. Really good. The peppermint complements the roasted green tea
This one is going on the re-order list. I hope Butiki’s Peppermint Patty is as good (or better), as I’d like to drink a non-caffeinated version before bed.
Well, it seems the third, fourth, and fifth times are the charm. I’ve gone from pretty much detesting this tea to quite enjoying its light, nutty taste.
I have about one serving of crushed leaves left at the bottom of my bag, and then I get to decide if it’s worth re-stocking.
Upped my rating quite a bit.