442 Tasting Notes
Walking home yesterday my umbrella busted in a windgust, and so I used it as an excuse to justify popping into the mall to pick up this tea. Blueberries are a favourite of mine and I tend to love them in tea, so I was super excited about it. It was my first cup this morning and mmmm what a nice way to wake up. This is a true blueberry flavour, and it is a strong one. There is still a hint of tea flavour to it, as well. The girls in the store were drinking it today as a latte. Ugly as sin colour, but it tasted delicious! This by far surpasses any other blueberry black I’ve tried. Thank you, Davids, for finally bringing us good teas again. I was getting worried!
Another pear tea that doesn’t stink! And it has hibiscus and yet still doesn’t suck! It doesn’t even brew pink, it brews up a pale yellow colour. The flavour to me is mostly pear, with hints of lemon. Think if you’ve cut up a pear and put it in lemon juice so it wasn’t brown by the time you at your lunch at work that afternoon. It tastes like that. I’m looking forward to trying this one iced, I think it may be even lovelier.
I think I’m addicted to this tea. In the last week I’ve made about ten liters of this and drank it all. Cold steeped, hot steeped on ice, hot, it doesn’t matter. With a dash of sugar it tastes like koolaid to me and that? Is drink heaven.
Tried this one, hoping that the hibiscus wouldn’t kill the cinnamon baked good smell that it has dry. So far I’m not impressed, but I have some cold steeping to see if that saves it. We shall see!
This has become one of my favourite teas, because I discovered the joy of making it into a latte with the addition of strawberry matcha. Seriously, strawberry milkshake of deliciousness and health. Double strength tea, a third a cup of milk, and one perfect matcha scoop in the blender. Yum.
Made this to try and kickstart my morning. While the matcha failed on that account, it was delicious enough that I could drink it as matcha rather than having to latte it. Yum.
Cold steeped perfection in a cup. Yum. Had about a litre of this tonight, and didn’t even need to sweeten it since the melon is already so delicious. So very very glad that this one came back for the summer, and I am making sure I get about a pound of it before it disappears on me again!
Brewed this one up tonight to split with De, since she’s here a-visiting this weekend. It was exactly what I needed after eating too much beef at Five Guys. The mint and green worked together to soothe and relax. Mmmm. This is still my favourite of the mint teas, no matter how many I try.
I don’t hate this one! A pear tea I don’t hate! Sadly though, I don’t love it either. There is something . . . chemical in this one that I could only remove with liberal amounts of sugar. Sweetened, it was definitely a lovely pear flavour, but I am on the lookout for teas that I don’t need to sweeten to enjoy and sadly this one doesn’t quality. So no, Perfect Pear, you aren’t perfect, but you were much more pleasant than I expected.
Tried this one again, both hot and iced. Nope, not for me. The first of the sip is lovely and berry-ish but I find that it is chased after by a very strong fake chemical flavour. Looks like I’ll be ordering more Blazing Strawberries instead for my strawberry fix this year.