1011 Tasting Notes
Oooh, yum, yum, yum!! This is a seriously good tea. I don’t know how it truly tastes like a strawberry pie, but it does! Wow, I can’t even explain what it tastes like, but I know this is one of the best caffeine-free blends I’ve ever had. Now, please excuse me while I continue to inhale this tea!
YAY!! My tea order arrived today. I was seriously bummed because I had checked the mail earlier and there was nothing there. I was assuming it was due to the icy roads that canceled school today. However, a couple of hours later the flag on my mailbox that signals there is something inside was raised. I checked the mail again and my tea was there!!! Many thanks to my lovely mail delivery lady who braved the roads in order to deliver this tea.
Now, on to this tea. I, like many others, thought I had missed this tea completely but Frank decided to blend up some more and I grabbed a pouch. I love that this is a honeybush blend because I was anticipating the flavors to truly shine with that base. This tea is a really great and tasty blend! The many, many shreds of coconut in the mix really lend a nicely smooth flavor with the tangy cheesecake-like taste coming out as the tea cools and hanging around in the background.
I did add some milk to the cup, but I think I would prefer this tea better without that addition. I’ve really been noticing that I like more teas without additions lately and I’ll be sure to try that later on with this tea.
I am finishing up my sample of this today and it is definitely going to be missed. I didn’t leave enough of my sample for a full pot today so I supplemented it with a small scoop of Emperor’s Red. Luckily the chai is still shining through and is really complementing the chocolaty, tanginess of Emperor’s Red.
Hmm…this combo is working so well I might just do an entire day of adding another pinch of different teas into my infuser….
This is a tea that my husband picked up for me at a Chinese restaurant. Apparently, they had several loose leaf varieties for sale behind the counter, but he chose this one because he thought an apricot tea sounded good. I was pretty apprehensive of this tea because the tin just had the name of the tea and “Teazora” which I’m assuming to be the name of the company. Upon inspection, the tea base appears to be sencha and there is a pretty juicy apricot scent coming from the leaves.
After brewing, this tea is a very light green-yellow and still has the scent of apricot. The base imparts a slightly vegetal flavor but is mostly buttery and smooth. The apricot is juicy but hits towards the end of the sip and in the aftertaste. Overall, this is pretty good and I’ve already drank my way through half of the tin. I’m not sure I would want another tin, but I think my husband did a decent job of picking out a good tea.