286 Tasting Notes
This is yummy! I prefer this to Banana Nut Bread, but they are both infuriating in that you don’t get very many cups in a bag. Courtney sent me a delicious sample of this, and I am going to see how many tasty infusions I can get out of my two teaspoons.
I am definitely going to need to try this one again, but I don’t think I’ll be drinking it very often.
I am sad that I only had enough for one cup of this tea. Thank you, QueenOfTarts, for sharing!
This reminds me a lot of genmaicha, which I assume must be from the sesame seeds. It offers a nice toasty kind of flavor to the tea, which works so well with the grassy green tea flavor. And the caramel is very subtle, mostly present when the tea has cooled slightly, and more noticeable in later infusions. But it adds a lovely sweetness to the cup.
I might need to place a stupid expensive order with Harney & Sons. Gah, shipping.
This is another of the samples that Stacy so generously included with our order.
The smell is impressively blueberry-y, so I was expecting a stronger flavor. I was definitely not disappointed, though, because the subtler berry flavor is just so lovely and authentic. It’s very delicious, and I wish I had a bit more for another cup.
Might have to order this one next time, to try it out a bit more.
I was eagerly anticipating this tea, especially since Courtney enjoyed it so much. She sent me enough for a couple cups, and I wanted to make sure to have it on an afternoon at home, so I could fully enjoy multiple steepings.
The second was my favorite. So creamy and sweet and nutty, with a lovely floral-y oolong flavor. The oolong and coconut complement each other very well. Yum!
I mixed some this morning with a bit of Perfect Pear, since I have almost a half-tin of that left and I really didn’t care for it when I tried it. I thought it might work with the guayusa, though, since the grassy, earthy taste might cut out a bit of the artificial sweetness that I dislike about Perfect Pear.
I was quite right! It’s lovely.
Oof, this is really good. Thanks for sharing, Courtney!
I like ginger and lemongrass, and I love lemon and coconut, so I was excited about this one. It’s very good hot, but I am excited to try it cold, too. I am thinking that I will probably need some more of this, as I only have enough left for one more cup, but I’m not sure if I need an entire 50g bag. It’s expensive, and I feel like I might get sick of these flavors quite quickly.
I will reserve judgment on that until I’ve tried it cold, however.
I might need more of this.
I’m a bit surprised, because I don’t like mango, but I think the bit of pomegranate tartness makes it more palatable for me. Maybe? Or else the blend of mango and black tea is good enough that I don’t care. Hah!
Either way, it’s definitely enjoyable. I had two cups hot and put the second steep in the fridge, and I have already sampled it cold. Yum. I am so looking forward to drinking that jar when I have a bit more time.
EDIT: I should also note that I got a sample of this tea (and the rest of the DavidsTea spring collection) thanks to the ever-wonderful Courtney, who is probably way too good to me! She is fantastic.
This one is tricky, because cider is an evening drink for me, and guayusa is something I prefer to drink earlier in the day. It was difficult for me to choose this one as a morning tea, but I did today.
The cider spices work so well with the earthy guayusa, and the apple bits are just the perfect amount of sweet. I had my first cup without the brown sugar, but added it for the second infusion. Delicious either way. I don’t like this one as much as Good Morning Sunshine or my favorite, The Killer’s Vanilla, but it’s still quite delicious.