506 Tasting Notes
I had a cup of this late last night when, honestly, I was so tired I probably should not have been brewing a cup of tea (caffeine free or not). The taste was surprisingly naturally sweet. I enjoyed the distinct lemon flavour against the sweet background of the rooibos. Even tired as I was I could appreciate that this was a really well blended tea. However being so exhausted, I failed to manage to stop the bf from drinking the majority of my cup when he too realized that this was a really great tea. I guess that all that I can do is brew another cup today and confirm that it really is as wonderful a tea as I thought it was! :P
Another good tea to try for the evening! I was prepared for sweet, so I did not sweeten the tea initially. My mistake, it did need some sweetening after all! Once the sweetener hit, the cake notes started to pop and a comforting warm sweetness appeared. I did not get pineapple, but I did get the caramel notes other people got. This one actually reminded me quite a bit of David’s Tea Birthday Cake, not because it tastes identical, but because it has some similar sweet note undertones. I was actually very impressed with this tea when all was said and done! It was a good, solid cup of tea!
I can not believe I am actually going to review a tea that I did not source from David’s tea, all in all, this was a good introduction to another tea company! I liked it, I didn’t love it, but I think it is a good tea I could come to really enjoy brewing up. On the plus side, it had an amazing flavour. I got the orange, I got the chocolate, and their, at the bottom of the flavour profile, the tea shone strong. I did add a bit of sweetener to really make my flavours shine and it was a pleasant cup. However, I did find that the taste seemed a little watery. Great flavour, but not quite the intensity I love. Next cup, I am going to try extending the brew time a bit and see where that gets me!
Gave this a longer brew time this morning and found that it really enhanced the earthiness of the base tea. Not sure if this was a good thing or not? It was certainly a more complicated flavour, but I loved the simple orange notes highlighted by a shorter steep. I still really liked it, but I might try playing around a bit more with steep time to get the flavour just the way I like it.
Took this iced to work today. I got lots and lots of chamomile with a hint of mango. I liked it, but it was not what I was expecting. I had hoped that the mango would really shine through, but the chamomile really took center stage. Now, I do like chamomile, so this was not a deal breaker for me. This is a tea I will revisit, but I was not as crazy about it as I had hoped I would be. I think I am going to have to give Mango Madness a shot next in my search for the right mango tea for me!
Had a tiny sample of this to try and I was super curious to see if it could live up to its hype. To my great pleasure, it did!! It was buttery smooth, sweet, yet still light. It was perfectly sweet on its own (and I almost always need to sweeten my hot blends). I was so enamoured with it, I even steeped my leaves twice! (And I never do that!)