375 Tasting Notes
This one does not seem to be a popular blend, but I actually really liked it. I am a pineapple nut, but eating it totally makes my mouth hurt, so this was a great way to get my pineapple kick in without any negative side effects. It tastes a bit like a tropical blend that is heavy on the pineapple. Very nice to just leave to steep and sip on throughout the day. I do tend to prefer a lot of David’s Teas blends, but Teavanna does some mean fruit blends, in my opinion.
I have this steeping in a tea traveler on the way to a workshop today. I was a little concerned because this mug just linf of let’s the tea free steep, this far the leaves are holding up really well though. The vegetal flavour is becoming very apparent, but I actually really like the taste of the mulberry leaves. We shall see how this holds out throughout the rest of the morning!
I was pleasantly surprised by this tea! I had never tried a honeybush based tea and I was unsure what it would taste like. To my surprise, it was nicely mild and sweet. I got slight hints of lemon and ginger which melded with the honeybush to make for a really nice mellow tea! I was very impressed this this tea. It is not something I would reach for every day, but it is a nice change for once in a while!
I love coconut and I love raspberry, so I was rather committed to liking this tea. However, having tried it again I am somewhat surprised by the strength of the astingincy of the black tea base. I gave this a really short steep time, but that black tea turned bitter really quickly. It is actually too bad, I love the promised flavours in the tea, but I am a little put off by how bitter it can wind up being in my mouth…
I was wondering if this tea was listed on Steepster! I really enjoyed the sample of it that I received. For me, the mind was definitely the more dominant flavour, but it’s inherent harshness was really nicely balanced out by the coconut and the caramel undertones. I really liked this tea and I am curious to see what final name and description they settle on. For me, it is a tea I look forward to being able to drink again!
I really liked this tea! It reminded me of the strong berry flavour that you find in teas like Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait from Davids Tea, but this time it was a more cranberry influenced taste. I am not sure how much of the pomegranate I got, maybe enough to make this taste more like a berry cocktail and less like straight cranberry juice? Either way, a good tea and I look forward to trying it out chilled!
I brewed up a cup of this when I woke up this morning, then promptly totally forgot about it (mornings are beyond not my best time of the day). However, this tea actually seemed to really benefit from the extra long steep. The anise flavour was definitely present, but the real star had become the cranberries. With a bit more of a steep time, they made for a wonderful, sharp berry note that dominated the tea flavour. Instead of becoming bitter, as I had feared it might, the green tea had mellowed out and become a very subtle background for the stronger other notes. I actually preferred the tea brewed like this!
This was my other choice for the evening. It’s cold, thus chocolate blended with the comforting smoothness of coconut and the underlying vanilla seemed like a solid choice. This time, I might have been able to throw in a bit more sugar, but the tea was more than drinkable as it was. I do love this tea (good thing, because we might have a bit of an overstock of it) and I think it is going to be a great tea for our winter days!
It is snowing… Again… I have my fall teas out as a result and am sitting with warm cups that remind me why cold weather is a good thing. I love the smell of this blend!! It makes me want to run into the kitchen and bake spice cookies! Brewed up, the squash flavour starts to dominate more than the spices, but the spice notes are still definitely present. This is not my favourite blend to brew up every day, but it is one I like to brew up when I am cold and feeling like something warm that makes me think of the holidays.
Okay, so this wasn’t for me whatsoever. Honestly though, I didn’t think it would be for me. I love the ocean and things that remind me of the ocean, but I really am not a ginger fan and this one swung far too much towards the ginger for my liking. I got a bit of the sea lettuce, but it was really faint. Overall, this was a ginger/mint based tea. On a great note, the boyfriend loved it, so there is one tea I have no problem ‘sharing’ with him!