1109 Tasting Notes
This tea is like a summer picnic in a cup. The fresh veggies, the juicy peach, and of course, tea. I remember when we had a garden in the backyard, Mom would send us out to pick peas and beans and corn…not to mention the sweet fruits as well. Though I’m more familiar with strawberries and blueberries, peach was a perfect pick for this tea. I’m dying to make some pulled pork and have a southern barbeque with this tea.
This tea inspires me and takes me home.
The smell coming from this package is just heavenly. Just a few nights ago, I made cornbread and told my wife I wish we had some molasses. It was her first time having cornbread….how do you Yankees survive without cornbread?
The scent brewed up is the gorgeous molasses with apple and just a hint of mustiness.
The flavor is very dusty and musty at first, but then mellows into a yummy baked apple. It’s very yummy. It’s a dark sweetness and it does remind me of molasses.
It’s delicious, but if the mustiness is through the whole bag, it’s not something I’d restock.
Full disclosure: We asked to sample this one simply because it is named Toronto Nights and we live in Toronto. So again, no rating because this isn’t a tea I’d reach for normally.
But, as has become the usual for RiverTeas, I am pleasantly surprised! It’s a creamy, nutty orange almond flavor. I’m not entirely sure I’d order again, but it’s certainly going to be a pleasure to finish off the rest of the sample. Which was rather large, by the way. There’s more than enough for both my wife and I to make a cup, and then for me to cold-steep in my mason jar.
The scent of the dry leaf for this tea is the juiciest pineapple you could ever imagine. Like you just cut in to a fresh pineapple and can’t wait to eat it. Lordy, the scent alone is amazing.
Brewed, the scent carries over, which is killing me. I don’t drink my teas super hot, I usually wait until they’re on the edge of lukewarm, but I might risk burning my mouth on this one.
Oddly enough, I wasn’t that interested in this tea, it’s one my wife picked out to sample. Ginger and lemon usually aren’t my bag, nor are greens, but I’ll be damned if this one isn’t calling my name. If the taste lives up to the scent, this would make a gorgeous sangria in the summer.
Okay! Okay, so this is good. Not as juicy as the scent, but that would be just about impossible. It’s still juicy as hell, but the ginger and lemongrass round out the sip a little. The pineapple is definitely present, but it’s playing well with the others in this jungle. This is definitely a hit for me and I think my wife will like it even more than I do.
Oh my God.
This is so good. So. Good. At the beginning it’s raspberry with a hint of lemon, but as the sip fades it’s creamy vanilla. It definitely needs sugar to tone down the hibiscus, but with the sugar this is amazing.
Ooooh, maybe I should add a splash of Vanilla Schnapps…
Edit: Very, very good call on the Vanilla Schnapps. OMG yum
So full disclosure, I don’t like cherry. I like fresh bing cherries, but that about it. I also do not like chocolate…can you tell this is one my wife picked out? So I will not be rating this, as it’s just not fair.
This tea is okay. It’s the closest to a big cherry I’ve ever tasted, and I don’t taste a lot of chocolate, so it was no hardship to finish this tea. If you like cherry tea, I would definitely recommend this. It’s slightly artificial, but yummy. My wife loves it.
I love the way the orange and the mint mix in this. Oh, it’s lovely. I’m already dreaming of this cold steeped. And the flavor of the tea is in no way overshadowed by the flavors of the mint and the orange. This is wonderful. This is one of the teas I asked for as a sample and I very much need to order more. So yummy.