173 Tasting Notes
Went shopping today at Teavana! There were alot of teas that I’ve been wanting to try for a long while and since who knows when I’ll be able to tea shop next, I mind as well go now! I picked this because the concept of Mojito flavored tea intrigues me, and I wanted a green tea to drink tonight.
Well, I can’t say that I am impressed with this tea. Truthfully I am rather dissapointed. It doesn’t taste horrible, it tastes nice, but the flavor reminds me alot of Teavana’s other fruity teas. (Such as Peach berry Jasmine Sutra) I can’t help but think that with a longer steep that the flavor would come out a bit more, yet it says on the directions to only steep for a minute. Granted, even with that minute when I picked up the lid, the color was already a deep purplish red that looked lovely. While I have the feeling this would taste better iced, I will probably not buy this again.
Got this from my favorite tea store:)
This has become my newest favorite white tea. I have done 2 steeps, (the 2nd is ok, not very impressive, though still some taste.) The peach flavor is subtle but recognizable, (Less so in 2nd steep.) The vanilla bits in the tea make it seem like marshmallow. I most likely would be getting this tea again.
I enjoyed this enough that I wouldn’t mind to much in finishing this tea, but not enough (Though this could change!) that I would be on fire for keeping it in my cabinet. It reminds me a lot of Oh, Canada (Which I didn’t really care for, but I liked the design concept.) Though Oh Canada I would have a lot of trouble drinking down. I don’t taste any hint of apple or of ginger. Some of cinnamon. Ahh well.
From the Winter Collection tea kit.
This is an ok tea. I do wish that it had a more dominant coconut flavor though. And it seems to have a weird after taste…kind of chemically.
So would I get this again? Probably not…the Mint Chilla Chai Nilla from The Spice and Tea Exchange suffices my occasional cravings for mint creaminess.
I was apprehensive about trying this tea out, because spicy stuff doesn’t always agree with me. However, I needn’t worry, the spice is so light in the tea that I can barely taste it. Which…amusingly enough, I can’t help but feel disapointed about. Cackles The taste reminds me alot of Cookie Dough white tea from DT. Though if I had to choose which one I like more…I’d pick Cookie Dough. I am thinking next time I’ll add just a little spice to see how it handles it.
This tea smells more interesting then it tastes. I never have had a Mojito, so could not tell you if the tea tastes like one. There are subtle hints of lime and mint, (Though the mint impression might be due to my last cup from last night, I may not of washed out the cup and strainer as well as I should of.)
So, I might be inclined to get this one again…we’ll see. (LOL. Got this from my favorite tea store, which while it is a ways from my house, it’s practically down the street from where I am staying this week. I find it amusing that if this tea were from DT, or another tea store that I couldn’t get to without alot of hassle, the lack of interest in it so far would of provoke an automatic ‘no’ in whether or not I would get it again.)
Got this yesterday while hanging out with My Mom for our dual b-days (Mine was the 2nd, her’s is the 3rd.) and took her to my favorite tea store nearby where I am staying this week. I had wanted to get this tea the last time I was there, but it didn’t make the cut list.
The directions say to use 175 F on it, yet the taste is a bit off, like not as flavorful. Kind of like when tea had been boiled when it shouldn’t be. It smells wonderful though. I am kind of picky when it comes to cherry flavored things, whether it’s real cherries or not. But the smell isn’t really cherry-ish to me, it actually smells like caramel. I just wish I knew why the taste is off though. Maybe once it cools off more the flavor will come thru. I could always try to get my Dad to taste it…he loves cherries. Good thing we live in a state known for it’s cherries (Michigan.) smiles
I actually had this tea this afternoon, but didn’t feel like writing my account up then…wanted to take a nap.
This was a tea I really wanted to try, and even though I’m glad that I tried it, I can’t say I’m all that impressed. I mean it’s nice, the taste of blueberries was pretty realistic, sweet and tart. But something about this tea that just didn’t taste that good.
So, I highly I doubt I would want to buy this tea.
My B-day was this past saturday (March 2nd. My 37th.) And my Dad asked what I wanted, (Tea, of course! Is there anything else? grins) So after thinking about it and looking at the gift sets on David’s Tea, I found that The Winter Collection had a few teas that I wanted to try, so I sent my Dad an email with a link to the gift set, it took him a few days to get to it, but finally he did, I asked to add 2 teas to the order (If I paid him for it of course! Jessie’s Tea and Coco Chai Rooibos. Was tempted to ask for more to get the free shipping, but no other tea had really impressed me that much, and I didn’t feel brave enough to order a full 50 g for a tea I hadn’t tried.)
Anyways, on to the tea: This was 1st on the list! I knew when I read the reviews of this tea that I had to try it and soon. I mean tea that tastes like cookie dough?!
1st smell: sweet, decadent, though there seemed to be a faint undertone of something funky and not to pleasant. I sit down to take my 1st sip.
It’s nice….though truthfully I cannot say that I am impressed. I am however, going to get some German rock sugar soon, so I’ll save the rest for that. Some teas just don’t respond well to sugar substitutes.
LOL. And here I thought I reviewed this one!
At the moment, I cannot think of any green teas that I love. A few that I mildly like, but none that I would feel the urge to keep in my cabinet for as long as it lasts. Including this one. It’s not bad, it’s just not inspiring either. Cannot say that I would buy a 50 g bag of this. I am not giving up on green teas though, just need to keep plugging at it.