339 Tasting Notes

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

This is actually really interesting. It basically tastes like the lime chiffon blend, except this is with black tea. Thankfully, Della Terra’s black tea base tends to be on the lighter side, so I mostly get the lime and cream with this one. I know it’s late and I’m drinking something with caffeine, but it’s the weekend! Ack, nevermind, something bitter is coming out as it cools.

(sweetener added)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Turtle Cheesecake by 52teas
339 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

Sigh – I should have known better. Why can’t all of 52teas be like their banana pudding? At least if that were the case, I wouldn’t be disappointed every time I bought or swapped for other blends.

Anyway, I’m getting mostly pecan with this and it’s the drying in your mouth kind. I added sweetener and nothing else is really popping for me. Maybe a little creaminess, but I don’t get cheesecake. Back in the box it goes.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

I’ve been having such a hard time finding time to try things in this traveling tea box as I usually don’t get home till after 7pm (or later) and so many of the teas are caffeinated that I want to try! Argh!

Anyway, this was a really nice blend. There was just over a teaspoon remaining so I didn’t fill my mug all the way, but it seemed to work. It needed sweetener for some of the flavors to come out, but once they did it was a treat, since the tea itself was almost thick in a way. Very dessert like and a fine way to start my Saturday morning. Not sure I’d go out of my way to purchase though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cheri

I know exactly what you mean about trouble with teaboxes on work days. I found I did best picking out what I wanted and taking them to work with me, or just waiting until the weekend to try them.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

So, I recently discovered that I love cinnamon tea, but there was something slightly off about this one. I was getting an almost sour tangy taste around the sides of my mouth which I didn’t enjoy. Maybe that was the brief hint of orange? Regardless, there are other cinnamon teas I prefer.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Veronica

Yeah, I liked this one, but I didn’t love it.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

I had this last night. It was ok, though I wasn’t getting much flavor. From the reviews, I imagine this is an older blend. Back in the box it goes.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

3 “perfect teaspoons” + just over 16oz of boiling water, set to steep for a good 20 minutes and then thrown in the fridge overnight

Like Tazo Passion, this is something I can drink a lot of quickly (also like Teavana’s Strawberry Lemonade). I didn’t realize I still had a 2oz bag leftover from my very first Teavana purchase ever, but I’m trying to not let tea sit for longer than a year and I bought this last May, so I’m not too bothered with drinking through it fast. I can easily drink this one without additional sweetener, even with the hibiscus (but then again, I like Passion so ymmv).

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

I thought I would like this a lot more than I am as I tend to really enjoy rooibos blends with almond in them. This one is only ok. It just doesn’t seem almond enough for me and there’s almost something sour about it. I added a bit of sweetener, but that didn’t really help. Maybe it’s the cherry notes? I don’t know – something about it, though. Just not for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

Oh my goodness, the scent of this wafting up from the bag when I opened it was out of this world! Seriously, unexpected. The tea itself is really nice, a bit sweet on its own, but I added just a dash anyway. The green tea is smooth and light. I think I may keep the rest of this! I had never heard of the brand, but apparently they are a small tea company out of Raleigh, NC.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Cherry Green by Adagio Teas
339 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

I love actual cherries but I’m not usually a fan of cherry flavored things. This manages to be nice without reminding me of cough syrup. It’s ever so slightly tart, but the green tea base is smooth and unoffensive. I added a bit of sweetener which brought out the cherry a bit more. I’m not sure this is one I’d stock, but it was a good surprise!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Summer Fruits by Tavalon Tea
339 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping traveling teabox – Round 3

The instructions call for 2 tsp per 8oz which a bit high, but I followed it best I could and used 3tsp for my 12oz mug.

Unsweetened, it tastes vaguely fruity, but I can’t really place the fruit. The green tea isn’t bitter and it’s slightly smooth. Sweetened, I’m getting apricot and pineapple. It’s quite pleasant, but it reminds me of a lot of other tropical fruity greens on the market.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I recently discovered loose leaf tea and am already addicted (much to my husband’s dismay)! I prefer fruity teas iced and savory teas hot. Looking forward to drinking and chatting.

Some likes/dislikes I’ve been noticing:

Likes:
Pineapple
Jasmine
Fruity White Teas
lighters Blacks
Most Oolongs (especially greener varieties)
dessert teas
tisanes iced that don’t require added sweetener

Dislikes:
Spicy flavors unless in chai
astringent black teas
heavy ginger teas
teas with licorice (as primary ingredients – somehow I like some where the licorice is in the back drop)
heavily oxidized oolongs

For my own reference, I’m only placing “full size” teas in my cupboard.

Location

DC/Metro

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer