1449 Tasting Notes
I see why this is called strawberry scent! It smells amazing, like the Strawberry Body Butter from The Body Shop, which I love.
…but I don’t usually drink or eat my body butters and while the taste is strongly strawberry, it’s also kinda…soapy. I don’t know if I just can’t get past the scent making me think of lotion or what, but I don’t think this will be one I need more of. It’s a very strong, in your face, little bit artificial kind of strawberry, and I prefer the light, vegetal strawberry I get from TeaVivire’s strawberry oolong.
I love coffee teas. I love the taste of coffee, but not the way it affects my body, so coffee-flavored everything is my jam. If they ever make a sugar free coffee crisp, I will never eat anything else.
So this tea is right up my alley! It’s very good, tastes just like coffee, nutty and creamy and rich. That said, it’s just like TLC from Tealish, which I also adore! But Tealish is in my town and TeaTaxi isn’t, so I probably won’t restock for that reason alone. But it is a creamy coffee alternative that I will happily throw into my cart any time I need to get up to $50 for free shipping XD
Welp, I’m glad I was kinda against liking this tea due to the price point (11.50 for 50 grams) because one of our cats, JiJi (short for Darjeeling) has developed a taste for tea and knocked over my mug – . -. The sip in the bottom of the mug was okay, but nothing worth writing home about. Some berry flavor, but not worth 11.50 for me.
I’m not going to rate this one, just because all I got to try was a sip.
I recently had some Main Squeeze from DavidsTea that was painfully bitter and it burned me out on mate for a while. But I couldn’t resist trying this blend. It’s yummy and creamy and has an odd fruity undertone, for some reason. Kinda almost peach? I don’t know. There’s a wood note too, almost like those balsa wood tongue depressors at the doctor.
All that aside, this is a good brew. I’m enjoying the caramelness of it and it’s unique enough from anything in our stash that if my wife likes it, I wouldn’t mind picking up a bit more.
I am a huge fan of genmaicha and a huge fan of strawberry, so I was all over this. The dry leaf smells like strawberry goodness, but as it steeped, the roasty toastyness of the rice came to the forefront. Yuuuuum.
Hot, the genmaicha is at the forefront, with a lingering taste of strawberry that is just wonderful. I suspect that cold, those flavors will reverse, but I gotta wait for my cup to cool. My life is a hard one. XD.
several hours later
I was wrong! Even cold, the roastyness is at the forefront, but it is delicious and refreshing. This is a tea I absolutely need in my cupboard.
This is one of the teas I’ve been most looking forward to. Rum? Yes. Coconut? Yes. Strawberry? Oh hell yes. So hopefully this lives up to expectations!
And oh man it does. The black tea is a little rough, a little bitter, but the flavors more than make up for it. I taste all three advertised flavors, but the strawberry was the weakest. Still, it’s a tasty tea. I’m just not sure it’s unique enough to stock up on. It kinda reminds me of a version of Monk’s Blend.
Oh man this is good. So good. I used my whole sample in my steeper to make two large iced teas. Rhubarb and raspberries and fruity juicy goodness. Rooibos can overwhelm coldbrews or iced tea, but it doesn’t here, it works well with the berries. It’s so good, I need more. And it gives me an excuse to order an elephant tin >.>
2nd verse, same as the first! The second steep is just as good at the first, and the post-sip is even better. It kinda tastes like sour water melon slices mixed with sour grapefruit slices (which I adore) without the overwhelming sweetness/citric acid bite of the candies. The oolong shines through a bit more, but the watermelon isn’t lost, especially in the iced version.
Full disclosure: I live for watermelon. I’m the only one in the house who eats it and it makes my stomach hurt but I still buy about a dozen every summer. I love it. I wanted Lucious Watermelon from DavidsTea to be my watermelon tea, but it just doesn’t measure up.
This tea does. It does taste a little artificial, but I don’t care. Sweet watermelon and fresh oolong, this is summer in a mug for me. I’m trying it both iced and hot and both are delicious, but I prefer iced.