235 Tasting Notes
Ever since DT introduced me to All The Raj I’ve loved rose floral scents and flavors in my tea…
English Rose is one of DT’s new black teas and it makes my mouth water just smelling it.The Rose makes up the majority of the aroma and that’s fine with me..but it’s backbone is entirely black tea with a whisper of chocolate.
Once brewed it takes on a gold color and doesn’t seem to smell as lovely as before preparation still rosy but much heavier.
First taste and I’m enchanted.I love the rose and the bit of chocolate..it’s a splendid tea that tastes like it should be a classic tea like any earl grey or Orange Pekoe..an everyday tea.
It’s still a tad bitter but I think with a slight adjustment and a shorter brew time it might just be perfect.
BEST iced tea I’ve EVER had…perfect unsweetened refreshing and spectacular..Iced Tea for the discerning and beginner tea drinker…
Another big Plus didn’t make a big batch of iced tea just filled a glass with ice and then poured in the brewed tea and it tasted just as perfect as when I got that orgasmic sample from the store..
Haven’t tried it hot yet..that will be a review coming shortly!
Say Coconut I’m sold..
Say Pina Colada flavored I’m in love..
This smells like coconut heaven with accents of pineapple and perfect sweetness.Yes….heaven…
Once steeped (a VERY generous heaping of DT’s perfect spoonful)
smells the same but the apple starts to really come through.
but all I’m thinking is YUMMMMMM COCONUT! YUMMM PINA COLADA!
The taste is like a light refreshing pina colada sans alcohol.
Perfectly sweet,tart and refreshing.
The other tastes really come through but it’s the coconut that is the real star(as it should be!)
Cannot wait to make this iced and into an actual Pina Colada.
In my humble opinion this is the ONLY tea in the Summer collection(other then luscious watermelon) that NEEDS and deserves to be iced.
So I just nabbed the spring collection and was super excited to see a black fruity tea in there.
In the bag it smells exactly like Strawberry Campino candy with a lovely accent of nut and black tea.
Once steeped it smells more like “real” strawberries less candy like.It reminds me of strawberry compote or even hot strawberry topping that my mother used to put on cakes with added dollops of whipped cream.
It is reddish and honey colored and quite opaque.
My first try is as a hot tea but I considerably cooled it down so I could see the iced tea and hot drink potential.I will be able to tell if this deserves to be iced.
First taste I was worried about it being a lot like DT’s carrot cake..and unfortunately it is quite the same except bursting with Strawberry flavor.It is a little on the bitter side even with a less generous tea spoon and steep time.I can see the potential for it iced but as with Carrot Cake I am not in love..
As I have often realized though a tea gets mostly great reviews there will always be exceptions..people just have different levels of appreciation and expectation. What floats one person’s boat may not be at all nice for someone else.I used to get worried that I was missing out but I do not like some flavors and expect different things and that’s quite okay…it means I can save money and trade for something more to my liking!
I will trade this tea to my bff lindairvine she LOVES Carrot Cake so I’m pretty sure she’ll love this as well.
Citrus addict in me had to try this tea.
It smells like lemon zest with subtle dark tones.
Steeped and hot it smells like a lemon infused unsweetened Orange Pekoe.No real intense earth tones like you would normally expect in a pu’erh.
It is dark looking liquid in a typical pu’erh way,however this one is more red then brown.
It looks in fact like a long steeped orange pekoe.
I usually am overpowered by the earthy taste of Pu’erh so I’m hoping this one has a more delicate touch.
Taste wise it’s really lovely light and refreshing.
It has a lovely touch of zesty citrus and surprisingly no familiar Pu’erh taste.
I stand by my assessment of this being a properly lemony unsweetened Orange Pekoe.
Need the pekoe without the work of zesting or squeezing lemons? Like pekoe that is sweet without being sweetened?want a perfect properly tasting iced tea?
well this is it.
Next time:Iced.this is the new designer Orange Pekoe.
However though I love Licorice I’m not sure about it’s little bite in this tea.
So knowing now what I didn’t know before I dumped a shallow davids perfect tea spoon into the strainer and steeped it for the lowest recommended time.
Really want to love this tea since it smells so lovely.
Earl Grey suddenly becomes sexy in DT’s hands.
When brewed it smells more regular but has a lovely creamy disposition with that pinch of vanilla and is a richly honey colored drink.
This tea smells of wonderfully superior ingredients while keeping the classic Grey profile.
Taste is totally creamy with a passionate (but delicate) kiss of vanilla and bergamot.
This is definitely a great earl grey experience.It’s lovely and delicate nothing is overpowering or false tasting.It is creamy and sexy.If you are looking for a less boring earl grey with pronounced sex appeal..this is it.
So I decided to try more Oolongs from DT.
Since they had so many cake themed teas this month I ordered this as well.
Can’t really decide on the smell…it doesn’t smell like carrot cake but smells subtly fruity a bit toasty and very earthy.
Is a lovely golden color …blonde even.
Doesn’t taste like carrot cake to me..but isn’t unpleasant either.
It has a bit of tartness and smokiness.
You can taste the apple which I like.
It’s a decent tea but I doubt I would buy it again.I’m going to give it to my bff and fellow tea-hound lindairvine.