3051 Tasting Notes
I bought a ton of teabags of this recently because they were on sale, but I’m starting to think that that wasn’t the best move – the tea tastes different to me, very artificial. Perhaps it’s in part caused by the actual plastic teabag?? I may try snipping some open to see if it tastes better that way. Here’s hoping…
keychange was so nice to share some of her new teas with me! We opened this up at her place yesterday, and thought it smelled okay, lacking a bit on the banana, perhaps. That observation seems to have held true for the flavour as well. A nice enough flavoured black, but neither chocolatey nor banana-y enough to really achieve “Banana Split”. Just vaguely tasty.
This review is for the new 52teas 2015 reblend, courtesy of Indigobloom (thanks!!)
The five of us kind of split a mug of this shortly before OMGsrsly had to head to the airport, so we wouldn’t have quite so much tea to drink. Good plan, as we all then tasted the same thing. I was quite fond of this, and felt like it tasted quite like banana bread, with a distinct lack of runts flavour, and a lovely buttery/bready essence. Apparently I was in the minority, however, which was ok because that meant I got to finish the mug!
Anyways, I’d happily order some of this to have around. Tasty.
Met up with some lovely Steepsterites today and had a wonderful time! Came away with too much tea, though, and sorely regret not hauling things out of my stash to bring and offload, too.
Anyhow, this tea came from the huge order that keychange made from East Indies recently, and is one she was not fond of, in part because it didn’t taste like cherries. Well, it didn’t taste like cherries to me either! However, it had the cakey sweetness of other teas like Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and Blueberry Crumble, and therefore I found it delicious. Also, sparkles. I didn’t really write down anything more about it, so should probably re-review later, but it was tasty.
Thanks for sharing, keychange!
Brewed this a bit overly strong on the weekend, but still quite enjoyed it. Deliciously coconut-creamy chai. Once I retrieve my teabags on Wednesday, I’ll have another cup or so of it. I have also been reminded of the fact that I have a caramel(?) chai from the same company, which is quite good. I’m not sure where it is, but now I want it… haha.
I don’t mind the flavour of this one overly, but it smelled a bit fishy while I was brewing and drinking it (ew), and the mate is just too… earthy for me. Minus the fishiness, it smells pretty decent, and the flavour isn’t bad, but I much, much prefer Spiced Pumpkin. The spices here are a lot less apparent (to the point where I can’t even really pick out what I’m tasting). Won’t be picking up any more of this tea.
This is great, but would be perfect only without the honeybush. I get a bit of a scratchy throat when drinking it, likely for that very reason.
Otherwise, it is pretty much the perfect pumpkin spice tea, IMO. Nutmeg, cloves(?), pumpkin, whipped cream… love the aroma, love the flavour. Despite the honeybush, I’ll probably grab 50g. I love love love nutmeg in teas, and also pumpkin spice.