264 Tasting Notes
There’s been a lot of coconut in my tea- life lately. Well, I ruined the low-calorie element of this by having it with a giant peanut butter choco-chip cookie, but it was worth it. The dogs had a different kind of cookie so nobody felt left out.
Anyway, this really does remind me of coconut custard, a dessert I do enjoy :)
It’s sweet and slightly milky. I do think this one would benefit from a bit of oversteeping, because at 5 minutes it tastes a little pale and watery. I can also see trying this in a vanilla-syrup added soy latte (one of my favorite things to do to tea lately- I don’t know why either, but it could be my missing Adagio Teas in Chicago).
A great after-dinner tea. I may mix this with 52 Teas’ Coconut Cheesecake honeybush just to see what happens.
p.s. Thanks to QueenOfTarts for sampling me some of this!
Thanks to Meghann for letting me try this one!
I have been studying Japanese all day. I have to take two tests tomorrow, because I was away at a conference on Friday, and missed one. Actually, it’s one test and a midterm. So cramming away I am. My head hurts, and I am tired of vocab, so this tea, despite having 山本 (yamamoto) in the name, sounded refreshing.
Indeed, this would be brilliant iced. It’s citrusy, in a pale and pleasant way, and definitely tastes of sencha. I think even my ‘flavored tea is a waste of tea’ husband wouldn’t mind a little citrus with his sencha.
I missed you, Upton.
I fell prey to the temptation of the delicious looking Earl Grey sampler, and I’m glad I did… I’m trying this one without any additives first to see what I think. The ingredients list is just amazing, and this manages not to taste artificial and cloying. It’s definitely an earl grey, but with a definite touch of cacao. I didn’t expect to like this one out of the otherwise appealing sampler options, but I do. I don’t love it, but I’m going to finish off the tin for sure!
This certainly smells strongly! Walking into my kitchen I thought ‘uh-oh, another jello-tasting tea’. Indeed, almost all red fruit in tea turns into hot jello. This, alas, isn’t much different despite its delicious sounding components. I am wondering if it’d be okay if I cut it heavily with some other kind of plain tea. For now, well, I shouldn’t have been swayed by the blackcurrant.
I am going to hold off giving a numerical rating to this until I decide what I think of it! It’s really unusual, as is so often the case with 52Teas’ blends. My first thought upon sipping this was that it tasted just like the scent that’s in the Lush cosmetics’ Christmas Party bath bomb and Champagne Snow Showers products. But that might, um, sound repulsive. It’s just unusual. I can’t seem to think of anything else now that I’ve made the association. But I actually can see how this is gingerale-y as well. It’s very interesting, and I’m looking forward to another cup, so I can try to sort out my opinion on it.
Okay, this plus vanilla soymilk = excellent tea latte. What an amazing beverage. I need to upgrade my rating of this, as I now never want to go without it.
Okay shifty look I like this one, but I don’t love it like some of the other reviewers. That’s not because I don’t enjoy coconut- because I really and truly do. I just don’t get the cheesecake thing. I am liking the sweet coconut (second cuppa I tried vanilla soymilk and it’s yummy). I do feel like there’s maybe, if I use my imagination, a hint of cheesecake crust in there, but I’m trying a bit too hard, methinks. Don’t get me wrong, I am still enjoying this one though!
I don’t want to overdo it with this one, but I already want another cup. I thought I disliked strawberry teas. Or, maybe I just dislike strawberry tisanes… but anyway, this is a perfect honeybush blend. It’s so very much like shortcake- definitely a sugary strawberry, or a strawberries n’ cream. I hope this really is calorie free and it’s not made out of ground pie, because I may be addicted to it. My complements to the chef! (This is SO going to get latte’d with vanilla soy milk.)
I got this as a free sample, and my first thought was ‘this is going to be horrible’. I’ve liked Tulsi tea in the past though, and used it to help fight outbreaks of the stress. Tulsi is a great Adaptogenic herb. In the pouch I thought: Am I really going to drink something that smells like a Caswell-Massey soap? Apparently I AM that curious.
So, I’m never going to buy a box of this because I don’t really want to drink roses, but it’s not at all unpleasant, per se. I definitely am getting the perfumey rose petal taste while drinking this, but they’re gentler than I was expecting.
In high school I worked for a shop that sold rose petal flavored ice cream. Customers were often curious. I tried it a few times and didn’t think it was terrible. It just wasn’t my thing.
If you think you won’t mind the rosiness, tulsi tea is great for you and this is a great company.