180 Tasting Notes
It’s been a while since I’ve had a cup of this, but since DavidsTea is now selling it in a cute little tin for just $10 for 100g, I decided to add it in with my last order. Plus, I feel like chocolate & mint is a perfect combo for all these cold days we’ve been having lately!
It’s much more minty – and less chocolatey – than I remember. Perhaps it’s just been a while since I’ve had peppermint (I usually prefer spearmint tea), but it seems to overwhelm the rest of the blend. That said, it’s still a yummy, sweet treat without needing any extra sugar or other additives.
I can’t remember if I’ve reviewed this before, but anyways, it’s a good cup for a cold morning.
The combo of the green tea and spiciness both warms you up & wakes you up. It’s a good blend, but I’m not sure if I’ll be ordering more when my pouch runs out. I like it for winter, but I doubt it’s something I’ll reach for once spring rolls around.
This is a good tea for an afternoon treat. Not something I’d have first thing in the AM, since it’s a little sweet (in a good way though, I promise), but very, very tasty.
I haven’t tried making it as a true chai – mostly because I’m too lazy for the stovetop – but it’s still a treat when simply steeped with hot water from the electric kettle and taken with a splash of milk.
Gah, so many fall teas to try!
The dry leaf smells amazing. Seriously, I could make an air freshener out of this. Hang a little bag of it from my rearview mirror, toss a little sachet into the sock drawer… the possibilities are endless! (Ok, not really. Tea is too expensive to waste it like that.)
Smells great while steeping, too. Like liquid autumn. But on to the tasting! Ooohh, pumpkin. Not “pumpkin spice” (whatever that may be), but real, actual pumpkin. And I’m tasting a little something, which if I concentrate on, reminds me of roasted veggies with cinnamon & other warm spices. (If you haven’t tried roasted root vegetables with cinnamon, you are seriously missing out.) *Checks ingredients: I guess that would be the squash! Score!
Added a little bit of milk to the end of the cup, just to try it. It’s super yummy, but I think I like it just as much plain. Seriously, this tea is great.
Had a pot of this at my girlfriend’s house (she somehow still had some of the Spring Collection left in her cupboard!), and it’s important to note that she’s terrible about water temp and measuring leaves. At least I was able to keep an eye on the steep time.
Somehow, even with boiling water (on an oolong!) and too many leaves, it tasted awesome. Buttery and toasty coconut goodness. I have to say, even though it’s designated as a warmer season tea, it hit the spot on a chilly fall night. Raising my rating now that I know how durable it is. :-)
Didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it either. I’m not typically a fan of mate (for some reason, it always tastes bubblegummy to me), so I wasn’t really surprised. If it hadn’t been a part of the Fall Collection set, I wouldn’t have tried it. There’s a lot going on here – all of the extra “bits” made the water really scummy – but I still got that weird, lingering mate taste.
That said, it’s nice to keep on hand for those mornings that require a little extra something to wake me up, I guess.
I haven’t been sleeping AT ALL lately, so I steeped-up a cup of this last night. (Sadly, it didn’t really help with the sleep issue – not sure what’s up there.) Not sure if maybe my sense of taste is off because I’m getting over a cold or what, but it tasted much more medicinal than I remember. Hmm, I’ll have to try again and see.