681 Tasting Notes
This was a tea that I wasn’t actually planning on getting.
I wanted to get another tea, but they were sold out of it when I visited. The lady told me that this was similar, just this was black and the other was green buuuut I caved and got it!
I’ve had it before (like years ago) and I thought it was okay.
But now, it’s just decent? Not the best tea I’ve ever tasted, but decent. I still have a dislike for rose petals but I didn’t think that the rose was going to stand out so much. I smelled the dry leaves in the store and it was good! But steeping, the rose comes out a lot.
Not my favourites, but still drinkable and enjoyable :)
EDIT: I feel like I really like my teas as they cool down a bit. The taste of this tea was really strong in the rose when it was piping hot, but after a couple minutes to let it cool, I could actually taste some of the other flavours! Nice all around :)
400th tasting note and I drank this hours ago but I never wrote down how I felt about the tea because I was skyping with one of my friends ahhh!
But I saved #400 just for this, because VariaTEA loves this tea so much!
From what I remember, this was darn good tea :)
I could taste each of the teas separately, and each tea brought out each flavour. I read the ingredients and was quite surprised that this blend had several distinct flavours, but dang it was good :)
Hopefully next time I have this tea, I’ll actually jot down what I actually felt about this tea instead of leaving to write it nearly 4 hours later! But definitely a great tea for tasting note #400 :)
I think I’ve finally come into realization that I drink too much tea. Like there actually is a thing called too much tea, and this lady drank like 1-2 gallons of black tea a day and her bones became weak soooo I don’t want that to happen to me! Yeah I don’t drink only black tea, and I don’t even come close to a single gallon, but you can never be too careful, right?
So I’ve decided that during the weekdays, that’s my tea drinking days. And weekends are my strengthen my bones days where I drink all the milk and eat all the vitamins to attempt to strengthen my bones!
And yes, this is partially because I’m taking a Forensic Anthropology class and I’m learning about our skeletal structure and the different things that people do and how it effects our skeleton and I’m just.. I DON’T WANT MY BONES TO LOSE THEIR MASS. Like I’m already tiny enough so I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them strong ahha.
Seriously though. In Anthro, I just think about all the stuff I do and al lthe stuff I eat and what it does to my bones. My professor warned us about this. About how we’re just going to be thinking about the fact that WE’RE DETERIORATING EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIFE. It’s great. I highly recommend taking a Forensic Anthropology class if anyone has the chance :)
BUT THIS TEA.
Ahh I have so much tea to get through. This is close to a sipdown so I’m very happy about that :)
It smells nice dry. A bit like a sweet, yet dark candy.. if that makes any sense? It’s probably the blackberry and almond that I’m tasting. The hints of vanilla come out after, and it tastes like a faintly flavoured berry cookie. I could have done with a bit more blackberry and almond, and less vanilla because it’s a bit bland for me!
I got this from VariaTEA pretty recently!
She was so eager to get rid of it, but the second I smelled the package, it was nice! A nice mellow chocolate/peppermint tea. It smells like chocolate peppermint cookies, but with the woodsiness of rooibos! Ahh smells so good okay.
It does have a kick with the peppermint, and a nice flavour from the chocolate.
I’m just using this as tummy tea okay. Peppermint is great, but I wanted something a little bit more than just plain old peppermint so this one it is!
It is a good tea, and I really do like it :)
Cold brew. Sipdown.
This is much better than the hot brew I made last night! Still slightly disappointed that the woodsy rooibos taste was overshadowing the tart and juicy blueberries though. Sweetened with a touch of agave and it’s so much better! A nice refreshing drink now that SoCal is starting to heat up again.
Had a very nice and pink colour which I loved! It’s in the fridge right now in my Coronado cup thing which I honestly didn’t think I’d actually use.
Once again, thank you MissB for sending me some of this!
Shout out to QueenOfTarts for sending me a sample of this!
Well, her sample was humongo and I’m just WOW THANK YOU <33
This is my first time trying a matchaccino and I think it went well? I still don’t know if I’m making it correctly, but it tastes yummy so it’s all good to me :) I did almost a tablespoon of this (don’t know if this was the correct amount) and poured 12oz cold 2% milk right on top and mixed it up with my frother. It’s nice! I like how I don’t have to go looking for the caramel. It’s legit right there and you taste it the secon you take your first sip! It’s really nice and smooth, and it has just the right amount of sweetness, just enough that I don’t have to add anything to enhance the flavour.
Overall, Red Leaf, thank you for making this wonderful tea :)
Flavors: Caramel, Cream
THIS FREAKIN TEA SMELLS LIKE ROOT BEER FLOAT. LIKE LEGIT ROOT BEER FLOAT. NOT REGULAR ROOT BEER, BUT IT SMELLS LIKE LEGIT ROOT BEER WITH A SCOOP OF VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM.
THANKS A TON TO NAYLYNN FOR SENDING ME SOME OF THIS TEA BECAUSE OH MY GOSH I SMELLS AMAZING DRY AND AS IT STEEPS AND IT TASTES LIKE ROOT BEER FLOAT OH MY GOSH IT EVEN HAS THE CARBONATION FEEL TO IT
I’M GOING TO KEEP THIS TEA FOREVER AND I’M LEGIT GOING TO CRY IF I EVER RUN OUT HOW HAVE I LIVED LIFE WITHOUT THIS TEA
110% WOULD RECOMMEND. THIS TEA IS FREAKIN PERFECT
Am v happy for QueenOfTarts for contacting me and wanting to swap because if if wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have had this tea!
Ahhh I freakin love rooibos because now I’m forcing myself to actually listen to my doctor and try to cut caffeine out of my diet. I stop it with the caffeine at 5 now, and soon enough, that’ll slowly creep up to 12 dang. Not cutting caffeine out completely, but this is the closest I’ll get!
But ahhh THIS SMELLS SO GOOD.
It like cake and dessert and caramel and cream and luscious goodness.
Steeping and it smells a smidge like blueberries because I didn’t bother cleaning out my infuser completely before moving onto this one oops. I better not taste the blueberries when I drink it!
Mmmm it tastes like caramel cake. Ahh so good! I really like this tea wow. I freakin LOVE how it’s rooibos, too! Like seriously. I wanna thank all the people I’ve been swapping with who gave me a ton of caffeine-free teas. Like I freakin LOVE my flavoured blacks, but I actually need the rooibos and herbals. If only all my favourite teas were all caffeine-free.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream