218 Tasting Notes
My client cancelled today,so I get to bum around after a busy exhausting but great week. The world outside isn’t sunny anymore but grey and rainy and decidedly colourless. I need something very different to warm the bones and summon the sun.
I got 15 teams of this on my DT birthday shop. I’m not crazy about ginger but I love DT’s interpretations like strawberry ginger and even splash. There is a vision of ginger as sexy spicy and sometimes remarkably subtle.
In the pouch it smells a little spicy,layered under a definite sweetness of creamy coconut and a balancing base of lemongrass.
I’ve never had a WHITE ginger tea so this is a brand new experience.
Okay,down the hatch!
The Ginger is surprisingly and the coconut is apparent but not overwhelming either. There is a left over spiciness like you ate a spicy meal hours ago but it is not heavy or unpleasant. This is a nice tea but noy mind blowing in any way it is light and spicy and just a little creamy.
Reminds me of spicy meals in my far memory that I enjoyed.
Gets spicier as the mug empties. Not unpleasantly.
Perfect for people who are scared of aggressive ginger flavour but enjoy it in a more subtle manner. Perfect for adding a little spice to a cold,wet day.
Final Verdict: Unsurprising but pleasant and mild. I don’t think I’ll pick up anymore and may trade my few grams to my bff to try. Mediocre overall.
So my birthday is tomorrow …I will be 31 ..what an odd feeling.
Let us start off the festivities with this tea that is in the new summer collection from DT. My Bff told me she really liked it so I’m anxious to give it a try. Hot first only a teaspoon to avoid bitterness.
First off the smell is out of this world totally original. It is minty and lemony and creamy. Sexy but like a very fresh sexy. I want to get naked in the sun with this tea..Blasting Sigur Ros and Cibbo Matto ..stay there waiting for the sun to drop behind the horizon letting the sun-kissed skin cool in tan sticky sand.Wearing big shades. A book resting at my side….if it smells THIS damn good and transports me so much it better be a teagasm.
First sip…I’m in love ..beautifully arranged ingredients… Almost floral with minty after kisses ..leaves a minty after taste on your sated taste buds. This is the tea of summer I can feel it. It is summer in a cup.
This needs a good icing but it’s perfect hot..so having it iced may indeed blow my mind. It has been a while since I’ve enjoyed a new DT this much. I think this is a new staple and I must have 100grams asap.
What a perfectly arranged tea. Happy Birthday to me,indeed.CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT ICED.
This tea smells like…exactly what I believe a tropical paradise might smell like.There’s a sweetly salty breeze laced with fresh pineapples,mangoes and Papayas almost bursting from their flesh with ripeness.I smell green tea and my god this drink is “Fresh” smelling yet sensual..makes my nose tingle and my mouth water..This smells sends pleasure signals throughout my whole being.i want to jump on to this island right now.I’m imagining I can die happy after drinking this Tea.
Yesterday as one half of my birthday gift my boyfriend dropped me off in my fave DT store handed me 80.00 and let me get whatever I wanted….( He is the perfect boyfriend) I stocked up and found some new things to try and of course the summer collection and this 50g bag for 7.50.
On to the taste test:
WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME TO STEEP FOR 7 MINUTES? WHY DID I FOLLOW THAT INSTRUCTION FOR GREEN TEA?????
Kicking myself. This could have been lovely but I get a lightly sweet mostly bitter tea…There’s potential but I’m docking major points for shitty instructions. I love you DT but sometimes you get stuff wrong.
I will do a redux tomorrow if I’m up to it. Not rating it yet. Majorly bummed.DON’T STEEP IT FOR 7 MINUTES.
Oh god…too early..kill me now.. need to wake the &*%$ up. Eyes full of sleep and waiting for the hot( hopefully) fireman to come.( Aren’t they all hot even the not-hot ones?) to fix our smoke detector. ( please be cute.please be cute.please be cute) So yes need to wake up put a decent face on and I need something powerful,spicy and a punch in the face. It’s time to try Organic Chai Amazonia.
In the collector’s edition container..the smell punches my eyes.Tickles my nose. Light notes of Chai.Cinnamon loving my nostrils and the fennel is like I’M AWAKE.
Okay…here goes..down the hatch..
This is surprisingly mild..and it’s the only ‘chai" tea I’ve ever had from DT that is even close to being an actual representation of chai tea,proper.
Reminds me of : The reflection of a mug of chai tea( if that makes no sense to you,work on your imagination or take a history and aesthetics of art course) It wants to be chai,it is made of chai but it is not a chai. Just an imitation of a picture of a chai tea..that is not an insult it is just the truth.
Perfect for; People who can’t handle the intensity of chais and want something daintier.People who want a boost without caffeine and a good candidate for a jug of iced tea with a group of friends.Mixing with other chai teas.
Final verdict: Like I said above (perfectly may I add) it wants to be real Chai so badly but there’s no blue fairy for teas. (unfortunate I know)I’m sassy today! Big plus is I’m holy crap awake ( like good for you speed) ZOOOOOOM ZOOOOOM all around the living room!! Major bonus points for wanting to clean everything,read everything and dance crazy all around the house!
So waking up to not a beautiful day I see the line of beautiful trees that stand between me and a rather boring and grey line of buildings. I love the trees they make it feel like I’m separate from all but what I want to see..trees forever green full of life and color ..well this tea needed desperately and expertly drunk at this moment,this damn beautiful moment.
In the pouch it smells like a decent green tea with light notes of fruitiness ( reminds me of Merry Cranberry but softer and green).
The liquor is oddly clear makes me worried it will be too soft serve, but we shall see. Don’t judge a tea by it’s color…glass..ummm can we make that saying work here?!
First taste: The most gentle tea in existence. No bitterness but a light fruity after taste with a whisper of tartness. Feels like something you drink after a heavy meal.
Reminds me of the lingering after-taste a while after eating an apple.
Perfect for palette cleansing and people who don’t like traditional green tea taste.
Final Verdict: Too light,too timid and too underwhelming. It is nice and light and may make a good iced tea in the summer. I prefer my green tea to be itself strong or light but it always tastes like green tea because it’s a beautiful sensory thing accept no substitutes.