251 Tasting Notes
So it definitely smells like bubblegum. Hubba bubba to be exact.
I got this as an iced tea from DT and it was pretty good. Definitely artificial, but it was nice as it reminded me of my childhood and going to the corner store with all the random change I was able to collect to buy penny candies and hubba bubba.
I wouldn’t buy this, but I’m happy I got to try it.
I tried this tea as a tea latte this weekend (which isn’t reallllly trying it). The sales lady said that they are getting rid of this tea and it’s been on my wishlist for a while now so I decided to go for it.
It smelled creamy and nutty in the can, but when the woman messed up my order and put steamed soy in it instead of milk.. all I could taste was soy with just a slight hint of nut.
I think it would have been better with milk. or just plane.
So I introduced my mom to DT this weekend while I was in Victoria. It was kinda chilly so we both went in to get a hot tea, but instead ended up trying a tea latte.
Mom got this one and ohhhhhhhh man was it good. So So So good.
I could drink this tea so easily by itself, but now I’ve tried the latte form. It’s like crack.
I had been out of this tea for a while and was craving it… because it’s delicious AND because I can drink it at night! Win win.
I made it the best way – in a loose leaf baggie of course! This way tastes so different from in the steeper its crazy. It reminds me of a vanilla cake with white chocolate macadamia nut frosting.
The most delicious.
I wish they didn’t up the price so high though… it limits me from drinking it all the time.
Pretty good tea. Nice natural sweetness and tang when steeped correctly. My first ground with this tea was way oversteeped, resulting in a bitter pithy type tea (like eating the white of a lime rind – very authentic).
Though when it’s steeped well, it’s got a nice lime flavour rounded out by the apple and elderberry :)
I decided to drink up the last of this tea as it has been around for a while!
As I remember it, definitely winter squash with a musky/woody flavour. The muskiness fades a bit as the tea is steeped out (I’m on the 4th steep now)… It’s starting to transition to a silkier caramel with exciting tingles on the tongue. The tingles remind me of when you first put something sour or super sweet on your tongue and you start to salivate and get tingles on your taste buds. Very similar to that.
There is also a nice thick buckwheat bread flavour.
Overall, I am happy I got to try this tea. I’m not entirely sad to see it go due to the heavy muskiness at the beginning. Still a nice tea overall.
I had a sample from the VERY FIRST blend with the Yanxin’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets.
After making my way home and shovelling the walkway in the winter storm that has consumed Edmonton, I decided to try this tea and a nice spicy pick-me-up.
The first steep (whole packet) gave me a really nice cuppa licorice ginger spice with that nice angel food cake-ness from the nuggets. It’s very delicious and nicely spicy from the ginger/peppercorns and sweet from the licorice.
I like this blend but the licorice reminds me of Licorice Twist from DT. I like this one wayyyy better though as it is a lot smoother with the licorice and spices.
Looking forwards to multiple steeps on this crazy winters night :)
After steeping up some BRR, I decided to switch to a nice sweet green! I’ve never really caught on to green teas it seems.. maybe this will change it?
Boy did I pick a good one to try! Creamy honeysuckle and a sparkle on the roof of my mouth. It reminds me of sugar snap peas. I wanted to say spinach, but steamed spinach is never sweet – where as sugar snap peas have a definite sweetness and a green bean kind of flavour. Yep. Sugar snap peas with cream and honeysuckle..(which almost reminds me of a TGY).
Anywas, this is a delightful cuppa Biluochun. I think I found my green of choice!