551 Tasting Notes
Mmm. I’m not super keen on rooibos, so I like finding herbals that make me happy. I think this is going to become a Winter seasonal staple. It smells like nutty cinnamon pastry happiness and tastles like apple crisp with almond crumb.
It starts almond-y and buttery, like a rich almond and butter crumb crisp topping. Then it finishes with tart apples, and is kind of a bright flavor. The only thing I’d change is more flavor. Even with the recommended leaf, it can taste a little watered down. I’ll try again with more leaf sometime and adjust the rating accordingly, but it stands here with the given parameters.
And they weren’t lying. It’s very pink.
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas from TeaTiff
A mildly astringent black tea with strong orange rind flavors (slightly bitter orange flavors). Nice cinnamon spiciness, though. The orange becomes more prominent as the tea cools, and becomes more bitter too. Not my cup of tea (pardon the pun).
This is so, so, so exactly what I needed today. I’m pretty sure I’m coming around with my bi-yearly bout of bronchitis and needed an amazing cup as a pick me up. This filled that spot perfectly.
Shang got put on my radar by the last tea box, with the sample of Jasmine White Classic that was in there, but this really cements my need to make a purchase once my cupboard is under better control.
I’m stunned by how flavorful this is while still feeling dainty and delicate. The tangerine blossom adds a sweet floral quality, and leaves ghosts of juicy tangerines dancing on your tongue. The floral quailty is immersive and fragrant, but not overwhelming soapy or perfumey. Like I’ve seen in a couple other reviews, this one very much seems scented (dried with the blossoms, like some jasmine tea), but whatever it is, it absolutely works. The base also has it’s own natural sugar sweetness, and is smooth.
What a luxurious, stunning cup.
Thank you very, very much TeaTiff!
I spent way more time with family than I expected to this year, so I didn’t drink any tea on Tuesday or Wednesday. But Cards Against Humanity has this way of bringing family together over horribly offensive jokes. My mother was surprisingly good at it. o_O
This is like an herbal masquerading about with a tinsy bit of tea in there. That seems to be a common thread with quite a fews Davids blends, but, if you don’t mind not tasting tea in your tea, it’s an okay thing.
It’s sweet with floral notes, but a dominantly sticky apple and pear flavor. Cranberry is there, but I’m finding it quite faint. It’s very candy-like, and doesn’t need any sugar on it’s own. I would almost classify this overall as more dessert-like than fruity. There’s almost a crumble feel to it.
Anyway. Thank you Ellyn for this cup for the first day of Christmas!
A dominant clove flavor, with cinnamon and cardamon not far behind. I was worried this was going to be more chai-like with the cardamon in there, but instead it’s a very mild, slightly calming blend.
There’s definitely the smoothness and very subtle flavor of vanilla here, as well as a pretty classic orange rind flavor. It isn’t a fake flavor, though, and adds a mulled spice feel to the cup. I’m not really tasting much in the way of almond, but the rose sneaks through just slightly in the aftertaste. Both add a lovely presentation effect though.
The black base is brisk and punchy and in balance with the spices and other flavors. There’s just a mild amount of astringency in the base, but no bitterness. I don’t think this is a cup I’d seek out, but it’s perfect for the season, and a good cup in its own right.
Oooh. This is nummy.
The tea part of this one is a medium-bodied base, with notes of cocoa and some fruit. The coconut and almond impart a roasted warmth and add a little bit of heaviness to an already creamy and rich mouthfeel. The vanilla, though, is easily the star of the cup. And it’s real, warming, flavorful vanilla. This is definitely one of the best vanilla teas I’ve had.
Thank you very much TastyBrew!
This is one of my guilty pleasure teas.
Like, I know objectively it’s not much better than mediocre. But it was part of my first order to Adagio ever, and it’s had a place in my cupboard ever since.
The blueberry taste is subtle, and the white tea very lightly straw-like and flowery. Overall, it’s crisp and refreshing and definitely best iced.