218 Tasting Notes
So I ordered some of this last spring (always 6 months behind/ahead down under…) and waited to really get into it until April when it started cooling down here.
I find its a fine black tea. I don’t really get a strong pumpkin flavour, and despite being an Aussie, I have a good Pumpkin Pie reference – I did fall semester of uni in Ottawa 5 years ago, so got to have a proper Thanksgiving. The chai component is nice, but not as spice-y as I would’ve liked.
So nice, but I won’t re-order this one later in the year. Leave the supplies for everyone who can’t seem to live without it!
I can’t believe I haven’t rated this one before!
My fist cup was in September last year, from the tin I got in the Sweet indulgence set, and I got another sample tin in the Advent Calendar. I quite enjoy this one. Its not what I would call overly nutty, to me it tastes like apple crumble, which is one of my favourite winter dessert. I find it really tasty, and satisfies a cold weather, comfort food, snuggly tea craving. I quite like the bright pink colour, adds a bit of intrigue!
Today I’m having it as a Friday afternoon treat.
Yet to have a iced cup, will re-review later in the year when I’m on an iced tea kick.
And tonight it was – went to my local independent theatre to see The Dark Night Rises. Was going to properly brew this one before leaving work, but time got away from me, so ended up leaving the tea in the timolino basket after madly rushing out the door from work. I’m finding the tea steeped for around 4 hours (! Oops…) tastes mostly of green apples. Not detecting any caramel at all, but the appleness is very tasty!
Just LOVE my timolino. Is great at keeping tea hot and cold. I’d agree with the post below that liquid stays at the original temp for around 5-6 hours, but my hot Southern Belle from this morning (brewed 7 hours ago) is still quite warm, and the lid has been off for about 2 hours.
My timolino goes everywhere: to work, to my yoga fusion class, smuggled into the movies, to the hospital, on inter-state trips, and hopefully in the next month or two, camping (along with my timer and thermometer so I can make perfect green tea tent-side). I’m also a bit clumsy and have dropped mine on numerous occasions on hard surfaces like cement, and nary a scratch in its 11.5 month life.
I got my other half a tea thermos by another company, and he finds his isn’t as insulating, and is still eyeing mine off. Damn you, international shipping…
Been kept warm in my Timolino (seriously don’t know what my life would be like if I hadn’t picked you up at the Mont Royal Plateau location last August, you sexy blue thing!) all day until I started sipping this afternoon. Hmmmm…. comforting and sweet and tasty, warding off the briskness in the air outside.
I drank so much of this over summer as an iced tea. Hit the spot every time, and looks great in my double walled tea glasses.
Had a cup of this this afternoon at work as a smooth Friday afternoon tea. Was just perfect for my brain-dead end to the week.
Also did up a cup for my boss. He’s been wheezing and sinus-ing all week with a cold, thought I’d try and be helpful. He liked his cup too, said it was very smooth and creamy, which I don’t think he was expecting with a tea. He also thought it would be nice with honey.
This is the first taste of the first tea of the first order I’ve ever done from The Rabbit Hole. So, yknow, no pressure guys! The boyfriend chose this one as he likes Turkish delight and has picked up the habit of wanting to try all my teas before I do. So we’re sharing.
Dry scent: I could clearly smell both the rich chocolate and the rose. The BF said he thought it smelled exactly like Turkish delight.
Steeped smell: Turkish delight!
Taste: lighter than I was expecting. I let it steep for around 8 mins. It does taste like Turkish delight, the rose flavour is prominent. It is very enjoyable. The other half thinks it would be good iced, that will be the next review!
Edit: on reflection, I think it tastes exactly like proper Turkish delight, yknow, the pink blobby stuff from turkey. So 100points for authenticity, but the proper stuff has never been my favourite snack. Will keep having cups though, see if it grows on me!
I bought this one about 3 months ago when I got sick with the first flu of the season (in April, yes, my immune system plots against me!). I had cups and cups of it with dollops of leatherwood honey. Just wonderful for blocked sinuses and a dry, sore throat.
I’ve given this a high rating not because I love the flavours necessarily, but because as a cold and flu tea is very effective.
Not going to rate this yet, need a few more cups!
This smelled very fruity dry. I ended up with just one bit of popcorn in my cup, so the taste is definitely green apple, with a popcorny caramely after taste. I definitely enjoyed it, but need a few more cups to give a proper rating. Might get some help from friends later today!