343 Tasting Notes
Had another cup of this tonight and thought I’d be able to manage with just 2 teaspoons. I was wrong. Way lighter in flavor than the 2.5 from yesterday. A bit disappointing since it also doesn’t resteep well. It’s tasty, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve been spoiled with teas that do resteep well so… sigh. Though, you know what this means!? I will sipdown the tea faster!
Changed up the steeping for this one. Instead of 3 minutes, I did 2 and it made a huge difference. There was a lot more maple in this cup and it had almost a creaminess to it. I’m still glad I only bought the 10gram sampler and I think I have maybe a serving or two left. It kind of reminds me of maple brown sugar prepackaged oatmeal.
2tsp + sweetener in my 16oz steeping mug
So last night was Lime Chiffon and tonight was Lemon. To be honest, I’m not really detecting a big difference between the two, but I think I tasted a bit more zing with the Lime (for the record the lime resteeped amazingly well – we’ll see how the lemon compares – maybe that will be my tie breaker for which to repurchase). This is lemony and creamy. I used 2.5 teaspoons in my 16oz steeping mug plus sweetener.
The lemon resteep is nowhere near as flavorful as the lime – guess that decides it!
This is tasty, though I think I expected more from it after reading all the great reviews. It’s basically lime and a creamy taste. Even though it’s a rooibos blend, the rooibos is not really evident in the flavor (great for people that hate rooibos – I happen to like it). I’m curious how it compares to the Lemon Chiffon version. I picked up both as part of a sample pack from a Della Terra order.
All in all good, but it didn’t blow me away.
This is so weird. With sweetener, it kind of tastes like warm stale ginger ale (obviously sans fizz). It’s not bad, but I’m not sure how I think about it. I figure I should try it before the biggest eating day of the year, Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Knowing that it’s not horrible (and I’ve been trying to incorporate pu-erh into my “tea diet”, I think I’ll be drinking some of this after the extra long lunch-dinner on Thursday.
Not bad, but not great either? Wouldn’t mind swapping the majority of it to be quite honest.
Finished off the last bit of my tin this morning by preparing a pitcher of this to keep in the fridge. Technically not a sipdown, but I’m happy to see this tin leave my collection. It’s certainly not bad by any means, but as the weather has gotten colder, my tastes have changed just a bit and I’m doing my best to keep my stash fresh. I may just buy another tin next summer.
This is super heavy on the chamomile and the little flowers were stuffed at the top of the sample baggy and I had to decant into something where I could actually get some of the blend.
This isn’t horrible, but I don’t really get banana or coconut from this. Mostly chamomile, maybe a mild sweetness but I added sweetener. I’m not the biggest fan of chamomile since there was an incident a year or so ago when I had the stomach bug, enough said. This I can manage to get down without reliving that awful experience but it’s not something I’ll be drinking again AND the remains of the packet are now living in my swap box.
2 tsp + sweetener in 16oz steeping mug
I decided to be temporarily distracted from all the secret pumpkin and Davidstea new teas I have swimming around and try one of the Persimmon Tree Tea Company sample baggies that I was ignoring at work.
For a only partially (not crazily sprinkled candy) flavored tea, this is really tasty! The vanilla is not overwhelming and I’ve noticed that I really like Assam as a black tea, especially as a base for flavored ones. I’d pick up a tin of this for sure!
2 tsp in 16oz steeping mug + sweetener