257 Tasting Notes
I grabbed 50g of this while ordering a large stash of Pumpkin Chai for my love for Christmas. I’ve been more sensitive to drinking caffeinated teas after work and staying up all night, so now I’ve been trying to get more caffeine free teas as my boyfriend and I have drank nearly all of my caffeine-free options.
Having smelled this about 1.5 years ago at a friends house, I remember how insanely maple it smelled. I decided to grab some when I ordered online. Unfortunately, when I opened the packet, the smell seemed a LOT less memorable. What happened to all the maple smell?!
Either way, steeping it up I was finally greeted with some maple flavour. Though, this flavour was not as intense as I was thinking it would be. Regardless, it’s a good enough night-time tea that I can depend on until it’s gone…. then not get more of it.
Who knows. Maybe the maple flavour will jump out of the cup the next time I steep it up? Here’s hoping so.
I stopped in at Acquired Taste Tea Co. today to avoid working on a big presentation I have coming up… and midterm marking.
I was looking for a nice strong and rich black with some malty notes. The woman who helped me pick suggested this one, as she felt it would best fit the description of the tea I was in search for (basically bailin black if I must be honest).
I added about 1.5 tbsp into my tall mug and steeped it for about 10s using 90C water. What came out what a robust, thick and slightly malty cup. I definitely first noticed raisin notes and buckwheat, followed by a malty slightly astringent aftertaste.
As the tea cooled, I noticed the astringency increased, but not to the point where I would not drink it.
Overall, I am very happy I picked some of this tea up. I’m going to play around with the steeping parameters and see if I can increase the sweetness and decrease the astringency. I think a lower temperature water and perhaps less leaf might just do the trick.
I got this tea a few months ago to increase my herbal tea selection, as I have found caffeinated teas before bed isn’t such a great idea anymore. Does this mean I’m getting old? NO WAY I’LL NEVER BE OLD..(in spirit)!
Anyways, I polished off the final cup of this and I’ve decided I really like it. I’m not huuuge on chamomile teas, which this definitely is, but the chamomile adds a creaminess to the tea. I really really enjoy it. The mango flavour is surely present and with the vanilla bean pieces (which are beautiful by the way), the whole cup turns into a magical creamy mango lassi.
I haven’t tried it with milk or sugar, but I’m sure it would have been great. I guess I’ll just have to grab some more and find out for myself!
Turrahh for TEA!
This tea is so delightful.
It’s thick like syrup and has a clean, crisp taste of rock sugar. The jasmine is so delightful – not overpowering, but just tastes like jasmine syrup.
Oh man. No. I now need to make some of that. And some osmanthus syrup. How delicious would that be?
I really enjoying this tea.
I had a packet of this from an online order so I decided to go for it!
I found it was pretty nice in general, though it was quite heavy on the hibiscus and therefore went quite bitter and tart. Perhaps the tart was from the rhubarb, but either way it could have been a lot more balanced.
The yogurt bits also weirded me out…. >.
I got a sample of this tea with my last order and was excited to try it.
I read a lot of reviews on it and many compared it to Read My Lips, except without the chocolate. I’m a big lover of RML… so I couldn’t understand how this could be better than that tea!
…. well… it is. Don’t get me wrong I do love the Read My lips, but this tea is so nice and sweet without having the chocolate muddle going on. I really do like the chocolate muddle but this tea is just so pure and deliciously minty without being overwhelming so. I really like how the black tea balances out the peppermint/vanilla-y flavour. Love it.
This tea is just not for me. I find it boring.
Yeah sure there’s some olive oil in the first pour,
second pour getting into a muscatel type flavour, and a nice sweetness in the third pour.
Hmph. Well maybe it’s alright, but the first steep just isn’t for me.
I’m still wanting some deep malty chocolate black. Sigh grad school allowance.