108 Tasting Notes
I just started getting the subscription for 52Teas, now that the packages are smaller, and if I don’t care for something, the money spent on it isn’t as large as it was before.
I do like this tea. I think it is missing some contrast between the light, sweet white tea and the flavors. The buttercream comes through very, very well, as it is a different flavor other than SWEET. A black base would have overpowered the flavors, and so I think the white base is appropriate for this tea. I might have gotten some toffee flavor, but this tastes just like buttercream frosting to me.
Had this tea as my ‘I just got to work and need to keep my eyes open’ tea instead of my usual Irish Breakfast. I do like this tea, and will need to get more of it when I run out (which is going to be soon).
I can definitely taste the chocolate, which is not cloying and thick like chocolate can sometimes be. I sort of taste the chilis, but I don’t think they are hot. It’s more like a counterpoint to the chocolate. I think this blends well together, and is a good fall tea. I just wish our weather (it is still over 100 here, but going to be in the 90’s next week) would cooperate a bit.
Had this tea this morning after my usual Irish Breakfast. I like how this tea has the chai spices, but also the mellowness and sweetness of the vanilla/caramel. When I want something that still has some contrast, but not quite as bold as a straight up chai, this is one that I reach for.
It had been a while for this tea, but after drinking Irish Breakfast every morning, I wanted something a little lighter. This doesn’t have any actual tea in it, and it fit the bill quite nicely. A nice nutty, fruity, cinnamon-y tisane that was refreshing after the bold Irish Breakfast tea.
I have been drinking tea much more lately. I think there is some sort of internal clock that tells me that fall is upon us, yet it is still 100 degrees outside and hotter than most people’s summer. I don’t know what it is…but I’m happy to clean out the cupboard to make room for…well…more tea!
I accidentally let it steep for too long (5 minutes!), and I think it still tastes fine. I like the bold ‘pick-me-up’, and I just sweeten it (like I do all my teas). I didn’t think it was too bitter…just stronger. I do use my bigger mug now, so there’s more water.
I bought this tea at World Market yesterday. Just imagine, there I am in front of the teas there, looking at Steepster on my phone, trying to find the ratings for the teas I’m looking for.
I was looking for a ‘breakfast blend’…something to wake up to. I read (on Steepster, of course), that Irish Breakfast Blends were stronger than English, so I decided to buy this tea (it also had fairly good ratings here, which helped).
I enjoyed this tea this morning. I can definitely taste the malt. It did provide that jolt I needed, and I thought it was a good tea, bagged or otherwise. I don’t know if a loose leaf variety would have been different, but I got 2 steeps out of the bag, with the 2nd steep being weaker. I would drink this again.
I was at Trader Joe’s last week, and picked up this tea. There I am, standing in Trader Joe’s, pulling up Steepster to see if the tea is any good or not.
I tried it last night. I thought it was pretty good. It was different, but I seem to like a whole lot of white teas out there. I could taste the pear and the white tea…not so sure about the ginger. There are plenty of tea bags left to try to figure it all out.
Wonderful tea…running out, so will definitely order more when it is gone.
I don’t think of this as a chai, but I guess it really is. It tastes like a chocolate spice cake…the spice gives a good contrast to the chocolate taste (which usually isn’t good on it’s own). There’s a lot going on, but I think it works well together.
I love this tea. After the in-your-face of assam, I wanted something a lot mellower today. This tea just fits the bill completely. I have quite a bit of it from last winter, but I SOOO want David’s to come out with it again, so I can stock up!
I posted before…the sip starts mulberry and ends pistachio, and I still think that is true. It is just an all-around good cup of tea, and one of my favorites.
I received a sample of this tea when I made my last purchase. I liked this tea…I don’t normally drink unflavored tea, but it was a nice wake-me-up.
I felt it had a good flavor, and not too bitter. A little bit, but I consider it to be more of a bite…this tea isn’t wimpy, and it was really good. I’m going to see if the second steep is good as well.