442 Tasting Notes
I took my entire 25g of this one that I had left and cold steeped it last night, making a huge pot of it for work today. And man did I need iced tea to get through the day. This one was a lovely one to have iced. Not too sweet, and a nice natural strawberry flavour that wasn’t overpowering. I may have to get this one again!
I am so sad that this tea has gone to online only status. It is one of the few teas that are a predominant tea flavour with undernotes of fruit that I actually like. Normally I like my teas to taste fake as hell (what, I’m slowly learning to like straights . . . ;) )
This one is a lovely white base which, as I said, you can actually taste. I’m still not sure about the 94 steeping temperature they recommend but it hasn’t burned my leaves yet so somehow there is magic happening to make a lovely cup. If you’re a fan of blueberries and white teas and haven’t tried this one, I recommend it. It is one of the whites from Davids that is worth the cost.
I needed a kick in the butt to get moving this morning, so I decided to dive into this one. And since I wasn’t in the mood for a straight black, I added some of the Chai Spice I have from the Tea Haus. It made for a very malty chai, even with a spoonful of sugar and milk. It was actually too dry for me, so I had to add more sugar to bring it to where I could drink it. The more I have the Ponmudi the more I decide that as lovely as it is, it isn’t my preferred black.
What’s a girl to do when she has two boxes full of those DelMonte real fruit popsicles left over from last summer? Apparently she uses them to sweeten her tea. Yeah, I did it and you know what, I’m not ashamed to admit it.
I cold steeped this tea overnight, and as lovely as it was black, I wanted to sweeten it a bit. So I melted two of those peach popsicles I had sticking around and then stirred them into the pot. It was actually pretty delicious. I think I may end up doing that for the last dozen or so!
I tried this one with trepidation, having decided that for me, chili and tea don’t blend in my favour. And yet I have to try everything that hits the wall, so I trotted home with my 6g and brewed it up.
Both dry and brewed, it smells absolutely amazing. The mango smell is dominant and is strong enough that I started to get excited. A good mango tea is delicious and this was full of potential.
As I sipped I first got a mouthful of mango, and damn but it was delicious. Fruity and sweet and perfect. And then the chili kicked in, and yup, it packed a punch. If I liked chilis in tea this would be an amazingly perfect tea for me. But sadly I want this one without the kick. If it was just the intense mango I’d be ALL over it for summer.
Rating it based on how well the tea lived up to expectations. I’d rate it lower for my personal preferences but the tea is actually delicious if that’s your thing, and I don’t feel it is fair to rate it down because I didn’t like that it met the description.
Hurray, today I finally got a chance to sit down and properly appreciate this tea. I’ve made it a couple times but always ended up dashing or getting distracted and I never got to give it the chance it deserved. Today though, I was able to relax and sip as I watched my current favourite actor in an absolutely horrible movie. What better time to have a great cuppa?
This tea is SO delicious. As everyone else has said it has a great full bodied flavour and holds up to multiple steeps. I’ve never gotten four steeps from a tea before but this one was still going strong! I’m only sorry that by the fourth steep I was craving something different. Thank you so much to Angel from Teavivre for the extremely amazing sample of this tea. I love it and am glad to have enough to be able to experience it again and again!
My only free day this week, and so it deserved a latte morning. But I didn’t want my usual tea so I decided to try this one, having read on someone else’s review that it did a really nice job.
They were right. I think I used just a tad too much milk as the tea flavour wasn’t as strong as I’d like, but this was delicious. Subtle notes of cinnamon and berry and just a really nice way to start the morning.
I tried this one again today, having not touched it for two months and completely forgetting what it tasted like. This time I brewed it at a lower temperature and let it sit longer, and there was definitely some chocolate notes to it. The tea still didn’t wow me, though, so it is off to a better home.
Wow, I don’t hate this one! I was so ready to not like it but it snuck up on me. The sea lettuce is definitely there, and it has that same asian restaurant flavour that Splash has, but the berries seem to mellow it out and the tea has a really high natural sweetness to me. I had it hot and without sugar and am glad I did, because I don’t think it needs any sweetener. Am definitely curious how this one will taste iced.