I felt much the same about this one as I did about pumpkin chai. A nice black, but the added flavours really weren’t strong enough. I got more orange than anything else, which is sad as I was hoping for a nice caramel flavour. Ended up gifting this to a friend I know likes it.
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This one is so good! Chocolatey and raspberryish and hot and comforting. Definitely getting more for next winter. Yummo.
My first glass, and the first tea of my birthday! I got this yesterday with a birthday voucher (along with chocolate chai oolong and a sunny t glass. It smelled amazing dry in store, and this morning it smells amazing while brewing.
Oh, and it tastes really nice! The rose is sweet, without being overly flowery, and the black is a great base and isn’t bitter at all.ooh, this is actually really tasty! I really like it. Good birthday pick by me!
Having this in my new Sunny Tglass from T2, beautiful.
Thursday. Third barre class of the week. For some unknown reason, my three different instructors all brought it evil this week, so it only took 10 seconds into the first thigh set and I was shaking like a jackhammer. At least that means I’ve earned my birthday cake this weekend!
After a hard week of barre, and a sleep day after seeing the delightful Clare Bowditch last night, I needed something warming and comforting tonight. And apple crumble in pink tea form does the trick!
Made this from my T2 Society sign-up sample to go with breakfast today. It has a very strong fresh strawberry smell, but like many flavoured teas, the actual taste doesn’t live up to it (if it had tasted as strawberry-y as it smelled, this would’ve got a 95-ish rating. It smells that good!). IT tastes really nice though. Beautiful soft sencha with strawberry notes. Even the other half liked it, and I’ve not yet given him a green tea he’s liked.
So really nice, but a stronger strawberry taste would’ve blown this into “must have this all the time” territory. Will experiment as summer comes around with adding strawberries (and champagne, thinking it would go well in a cocktail..)
This is my first ever Gen Mai Cha, so T2, please take criticism with a grain of salt (or rice?).
This was interesting. I could taste the sencha, it was soft and a bit sweet, but not overly powerful. I could also clearly identify the rice, it tasted roasted, almost like slightly overcooked popcorn kernals. I didn’t get a popcorny taste.
I’m unsure about this one, it was pleasant enough to drink, but didn’t wow me. Again, unsure if its gen mai cha, or T2’s gen mai cha. Definitely warrants further testing! (Which I’ll be able to do very shortly, as I type staff are unpacking stock in the soon to be opened store in my city. Just in time for my birthday! I think my brain might explode – a real, proper tea store without having to fly anywhere!!!)
Having some of this today as its a sad, tired Friday-day. Added extra sugar as while I don’t think the tea needs it, my inability to stay awake does. Yummy and peachey and soothing to my Friday-itis.
The other half made his first thermos full of this to take to work earlier today. Just got a text from him – “Shit – just drank all of my white delight in one go!”.
So it gets a firm thumbs up from him too.
I really like this one (though oddly, I don’t drink it all the time.. Hmmm). Soft, orangy with a hint of bergamot, and fully approved by my doctor as its green tea! I’ve never tried icing it, that will be my next challenge.
As with many greens, this one is a bit tricky to get right, the green can go bitter easily, so getting it right can be hard, but totally worth it.
So I’m all better now, and it definitely helped clear out my sinuses, so its a worthwhile tea to keep around. But by golly its intense!
Decided to re-visit this one after buying ‘the History of tea’ by the heiss’ today, doing some short multiple steeps. 80oC steeps. Not overly scientific timings, mostly me counting in my head.
1st step 90 seconds – light, sweet. Getting hints of the nectarine as described above. A very pale green colour. Smells soft and sweet, hints of the vegetal taste I got before, but it comes out sweet instead of grassy.
2nd steep 100 seconds – a light green colour again. Slightly softer smell this time. And it’s a very sweet steep! Definitely getting the fruit sweetness. Lovely!
3rd steep – 120 seconds – a paler green again. A lighter taste than the previous steeps (won’t bother with a 4th), but still light and sweet.
I’ve really enjoyed this method of steeping with this tea, it’s brought out nicer flavours than a standard western steep. Upping my rating accordingly. It’s a lovely white, a real treat.
One of my favourite winter teas. Warming and tasty when hot, good with a little honey when tucked up under a blanket and its raining/snowing outside.
You know those days where you just NEED chocolate? Like, the world will end if you don’t get it? But then you feel guilty about breaking whatever diet promise you made to yourself that morning? Well this tea will fix that problem. So so so chocolately! Just amazing.
A lovely night time tea, sweet and calming.
(Sorry for the not overly expansive reviews today, I have a cold and need something to do besides re-watching my entire dvd collection for the 3rd day in a row…)
I’ve only had one cup of this but by golly its tasty! Its very berry-ee! Really tasty, so good iced! Looking forward to trying it hot too.
This is a lovely iced tea (and unsurprisingly goes well with sparkling white wine as a tea cocktail), with strawberries and a great sencha base. Not much of a fan of this one hot, but iced its great. A summer staple.
This one is really tasty. Hot, its very raspberry-ish, with the rooibos base giving it a nice flavour. Iced, it is sweet, creamy (hello, vanilla) and juicy. Goes a reddy-orange colour, smells sweet too! One of my favourite summer teas to ice.
One of, if not my favourite flavoured green. Sweet and soft, is as good iced as it is hot. Doesn’t need anything to sweeten it, but is nice with some honey or agave if you’re that way inclined.
Just so good!
My go-to cold and flu blend. Goes great with Tasmanian leatherwood honey when the winter ickiness gets you down (like me today, and yesterday :( )I like that the flavours are well balanced but still tastes useful, like its helping. Nice on a sore throat.
I like this better than DavidsTea’s Cold 911, that is a bit strong for my liking, and I feel like I need to like the taste of something when I’m sick!
Has a permanent place on my tea shelf during winter (I imagine it would ice well too if you get a summer cold or summer allergies).
Dear god this sh#t’s powerful. Even with my heavily blocked, cold and flu tablet influence nose the mint and eucalyptus smack s you in the face. Dosed this with a dollop of honey, as even with all the sinus blockages, it’s still really strong.
Is going down ok, but I can’t have too many mouthfuls at a time as the eucalyptus is quite strong (not sure if that’s factually correct or just my cold).
will rate when I see how much it helps.
Had this one hot yesterday, and it’s just as good hot! It tastes exactly the same hot as it is cold, some teas taste different when hot or cold, but not this one. Oh, just lovely! Will re-order.
1. Open bag of bamboozled for the first time. HOLEY TEA GODDESS THIS SMELLS LIKE A HOLIDAY! So much peachy pineappley goodness in a bag! And it’s relatively light, there’s lots in that 50g bag of mine!
2. Make tea. Icing this for a cold drink with dinner. Used 3 perfect teaspoons in the first steep for 2 glasses, added another for the second infusion. The smell is still Intoxicating! It looks so bizarre steeping – the rose petals and the fruit expand out like oolong and take up the whole steeper. It looks like an overcrowded aquarium, with seaweed and fish going everywhere.
3. Steep into glasses. Hmm, there appears to be some kind of tea dust or floaties, as by the time the second glass drains its going much slower, and even slower in the second infusion. Will consider using a tea filter or a cocktail shaker next time.
4. Sipping time- ooh, tasts like tropical fruit, and is so refreshing cold! Second steep I added some agave and it was even fruitier! Wow! Love this one!
Have I not rated this yet? Oops.
I’ve had a couple of cups of this, a first steep, then the second steep of someone else’s from my Steeper. Just delicious every time. Love the berries, and the mix is really nice. Its my first exposure to Saskatoon berries, and a great decision it seems!
The oolong base adds a lovely mix into the tea. It compliments the berries, but there’s still a disctinct oolong flavour there too.
I really like this one. Next stop, iced!