82 Tasting Notes
Well, I got the 3 little Christmas ornament pack. At the 40% off, awesome. I can use the little balls to put things in next winter. :) The tea however, I will say isn’t happening for me. It smells great, but its got that Rooibos fuzziness afterwards I just don’t like. Steep this one lightly, and enjoy it for what its worth, but I’m likely not going to buy more. I’m recommending it because if you are alright with the rooibos then live it up!
Tried this again this morning cause I wasn’t sure how something with cherries and pineapple could have been rated so badly (51) by me. I’m loving it today. Who knows why I hated on it before. 1 tb of sugar and 1/4 cup milk today. I’m out, so I’m going to get 50g next go round I think. I spend way too much money on TEA lately.
This one is sweet smelling, like if you ate a bakery.
I’m trying this with milk, although I suspect it may need sugar.
Smell: It smells really good! I have peppermint teas in my stash, so I reluctantly bought this, but upon first smell, I’m impressed!
Sight: Its a beige tea for me.
Taste Slurp: I could probably drink this without sugar, although I’ve come to associate the mint tea with sugar added. I get mint, and mint backnotes with my slurp.
Taste Slurp with Sugar Addition: This is the way I’d drink it.
Verdict: Is it the peppermint tea victor — I’m not sure. Its different than I expected, but I’m not sure its the best peppermint I’ve ever had. Back in the day I loved Stash’s Moroccan Mint, and I do enjoy Sleeptime as well. I’m surprised at how smooth this tea is. Its a day tea (although at only a rating of 1 on the caffeine scale, its not something super energizing) and the other teas in my peppermint tea past have been herbal (I think.) Either way, I don’t think its special enough to reorder. I think Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime is more complex perhaps, and maybe the winner of the game, although in the end, this tea isn’t a disappointment either.
Reorder Factor: Slim, too many other peppermint choices out there, and I’m not specifically a mint person.
This is a milk with optional sugar tea.
Smell: From the bag, it was blueberryily good.
Taste: I haven’t tried sugaring this but I suspect it would taste lovely. I can get what I need from it without the sugar though, which is nice.
Verdict: I may buy a tin for this, but I’ve got an order on its way, I feel a little tea poor at the moment. ;)
Preliminary Sip: Indicates this is a milk and sugar tea for me.
Smell: I detect chocolate, but overall the smell is very faint.
Sight: Its a beige tea.
First Slurpy Sip:
Verdict: For my 2 cup Steeper and required adds, I think I may need more than 6 grams of product to fully experience the Red Velvetness. It was a little thin for me. I will give it a second try because I think it has great potential.
Further Notes: Pouring what didn’t fit into my cup after drinking it down a bit gave me a flat black tea flavor. So brew more product and don’t have leftover I suspect.