96 Tasting Notes
Nooooooooooooo :( licorice root ruins this one for me. It has a beautiful spicy dry smell, but the licorice root is just too much. It really hangs on, even for the second infusion.
YUM. I managed to get enough out of my sample from TassieTeaGirl for both hot and iced, and both were brilliant! This tea is a sweet and fruity mouthful that is perfect on its own in both hot and iced forms—I honestly couldn’t recommend one over the other. A shorter steep time means a better opportunity for a second infusion.
“Green” tricked me into thinking it was a green tea until I looked it up. Green rooibos! Shut up! How exciting. Also, today was the first time I got to use TTG’s (well.. DAVIDsTEA’s) awesome iced tea method. I’ll never look back.
Another sample from TassieTeaGirl; I am smashing through these. It’s like Christmas!
This earl grey is beautifully sweet. I oversteeped a little so it was a touch bitter, but that’s just because I have the unfortunate habit of walking away from a steeping tea and forgetting about it (and I don’t yet have the machine that goes PING when steep time is up, but it sounds like a solid investment for me).
ANYWAY. Delicious and sweet tea. I added a bit of sugar to correct the bitterness and it worked a treat. Milk isn’t necessary, but also doesn’t take away from the deliciousness.
“For almond lovers”? Pfft. This tea tastes like apple crumble or a delicious wholesome cookie, and for that reason I am INTO IT. What an awesome dessert tea! Needs nothing else added (in fact, adding kind of ruins it – I tried with some honey). I think my sample missed out on any decent-sized beetroot flakes, because I didn’t get the crazy pink cup that everyone remarks on! Mine was instead a lovely apricot shade.
(Yet another TassieTeaGirl sample.)
My favourite bedtime tea, which is funny because T2 specifically tried not to give this relaxing herbal blend led by chamomile and lavender a “sleepy” name. But it’s hard to resist letting this lull you off to sleep! I love love love the spearmint notes in this. It’s just a lovely soothing tea. Two people who’ve tried it at my place in the last couple of months have gone out and bought it for themselves.
Sweet, light and delicate. I didn’t let this steep for too long because I wanted a second go at my sample. Don’t add anything to this beautiful tea, you heathens. (Thank you for the sample, TassieTeaGirl!)
Another sample from TassieTeaGirl. Best without anything added — with even a bit of sugar added, the sweetness became quite chemical, but without sugar it was just enough to scrape through as a dessert tea. The maple leaves are an adorable touch.