491 Tasting Notes
Big thanks to Janelle, I had enough for one cup of this. I waited for the perfect evening. The boy is sleeping, our brand new kitten (a terribly pathetic but adorable four week old rescue) has finally fallen asleep on my lap, my show is on, and I am enjoying this tea. God I love this tea! The base is so smooth and it is such a sweet sugar hit. I am so crushed it is not available anymore. I can admit to occasionally stalking DT online hoping in vain that it will come up on clearance.
This was a much enjoyed cup and, who knows one day I might get another. :)
This was a very surprising tea. I was prepared not to like it because instinctively, I am not crazy about the smell of bergamot. However, this tea is a very mild version of bergamot. The citrus in the lemon really does wonders to temper it. This will likely never be my favourite white tea, but I am glad I have some of it to try!
I have rediscovered this tea in the last few days. I was all over it during the holiday season, then it slipped after I got back from being away. Even though I now know how much of the licorice root I am tasting, it is still a really nice tea. I both it an David’s White Chocolate Frost but, when I am looking for something truly sweet, this tends to be the cup I reach for. I like the chocolate on the rooibos base, it seems to almost enhance the chocolate flavour.
This is rapidly becoming my go to for a banana tea. It has a little less nut influence, and a lot more fruit flavours going on, but the banana is certainly the dominant flavour. I find this one does best with a longer steep and a high water temperature. The banana is such a sweet flavour, that there is no need for any additional sweetening.
As I work my way through today’s apparent banana fixation, this one was a good place to pass through!
I keep coming back to this tea because I like the concept so much. And we may have big tin I got on sale before I really understood what tea was like to finish… It just is not the most flavourful tea. I love Teavanna’s Banana Foster, and I wish this one delivered on the juicy banana in the same way. Instead it always clocks in at watery and uninteresting. Great concept, but mediocre application, in my opinion.