217 Tasting Notes
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.
The 2nd to last of the teas from the Sweet Indulgence set I got for Christmas.
This is without the recommended milk or rum, but with lots of sweetener. The tea is interesting with the coconut, the kind of tea I would like to have once in a great while. Truthfully, if it were a rooibos, I probably would be inclined to get it. I know it doesn’t have much caffeine, but the fact that it has alittle bit throws me off. Teas this sweet to me is more appropriate for after dinner as a substitute for dessert. So, in the long run I don’t think I would be getting a 50 gram bag of this.
2nd time tasting this, (Gods the 1st time was only about 2 months ago…sure feels longer ago then that.) Anywho, the peach flavor definitely showed up this time, and I like the tea better. However….I am not inclined to want to keep this stocked. I mean I’ll finish the mini tin (Maybe make a small iced tea.) and probably wouldn’t refuse it at a friends house….but I don’t find it particularly inspiring, not even in a quiet way like I do my Peach Tranquility. Also not to much of that graham cracker taste that I had been noticing but there is a kind of sour undertone/aftertaste that is very unappealing. Hmm. Maybe I wouldn’t even accept a cup of this at a friend’s.
This was one of the samples that came with my Christmas gift.
I have not had a lot of luck with chocolate in teas. It just…overall the taste usually is really weird.
This tea however….Not sure if I could like this enough to get 50 grams of it….I have a feeling that it would end up getting stale in my cupboard. However I would love it if DT came out with a smaller option…like 30 grams. That way…if it gets stale I won’t feel like I’ve wasted a lot of tea, not to mention….the prices at DT while they are not hugely $$, they are a bit pricey, considering there are A LOT of teas I want to try…the prices make it a bit difficult.
Got this from Azzrian:)
I got up late (As usual.) but luckily in time to make some tea before I have to deal with the insanity known as Work. I had been wanting to try this one out from the get go, but truthfully…I am alittle wary of unflavored black teas. I needn’t worry…because this turned out to be quite lovely. I’ve yet to find a tea that I think I could have everyday though. But anyways like I said this turned out to be a lovely tea. I used Splenda, but it would be nice with some flavored honey too. Have to use something my lavender honey next time I drink it.
Another from the Sweet Indulgence sampler I got from my Aunt for Christmas
At 1st I was expecting something along the lines of the Maharaja Chai Oolong from Teavana, though without any vanilla to smooth it out. Sharp and biting. Well happy to report that though it is sharp and biting it is still quite good. If as a Chai lover you want the really sharp and biting tea, this isn’t it…unless you add more pepper to it.
It’s funny, I am not a huge fan of pepper, but I do like peppercorn ranch, and when pepper is cooked with something along with salt, garlic,etc. Kind of a contradiction…no?