42 Tasting Notes
Thank you Carl Who for the sweet care package you sent my son of Doctor Who books and tea. He was very happy receiving a package with his name:) He has already told me what tea of “his” he wants to send you:)
We had this twice today: Luckily he likes sharing so I could have some.First time we had it was right after school when he opened the package. I over steeped it by a good 20+mins and he loved how tart it was “Oooh Wow” in a deep “this is so good” voice (he’s eleven, it was not a manly voice yet). He did not think he would like it based off the smell from the bag. I thought it smelled nice like sweet fruit and almond extract that I love in sugar cookies.
The second time we had it was right before bed while we re-watched the episode when the 10th doctor dies, I still shed a few tears. This time I only went a few minutes over the steeping time and I enjoyed the not so puckering tart part and it was easier to notice the sweetness of fruit and almond flavor. The son liked this cup but prefers the first one more. So I will need to remember this for the future. Thank you so much Carol Who!
I noticed one tea bag of this added to the Tea&Cards TTB, I secretly wanted it but did not think I had a chance on it making it to me. So, I was extra excited to get this in my mystery pack from MissB. I wanted to try this because it has been compared to red hot candies just like DAVIDsTea Hot Lips green tea that I like.
At first I did not want to like it more than Hot Lips but I think I do. Why? Because, I almost always choose a black tea over green, it is surprisingly naturally sweet and it’s fun to drink. It reminds me even more of red hots because of the sweet that is already there. Thanks MissB
I was so happy that Phil the groundhog saw his shadow because
1) I won a Chai Sampler from Adagio for guessing correctly
2) I get “6 more weeks” of hot tea drinking weather, with this being my first hot tea drinking season I don’t want it to end.
Before this obsession happened I only drank hot tea when I was sick and even then I would rather not. I mostly drank iced coffee and maybe hot 2 weeks out of the year. So I’m not sure where tea will fall in my life during the hot summer days in Texas.
I made this on the stove top for the husband and me this morning with brown sugar and milk. It was a nice cozy drink with a good amount of warming spice and it was free! The chai loving husband liked it so I may consider getting more but he seems to be just as happy with Stash’s Double Spice Chai teabag. I will have to try making it iced, my husbands favorite way to drink it.
Thank you EvaGrimm for the cutest little sample. I was planning on saving it forever but since I’m thinking about getting Bananas Foster, I thought I should first see how 52teas does banana. This is yum, I bet it would be even better with the coconut creamer I learned about from OMGsrsly. This does not remind me of any banana pudding I have ever had, this is more creamy vanilla coconut with a little banana. I love coconut!
It’s still crazy for my brain when I drink a tea that taste like coffee.
This reminds me of instant flavored coffee or coffee with flavored creamer: Hazelnut and Chocolate. I can also see how moraiwe says it taste like chocolate covered espresso beans. I think I like it enough to order more; I’m just not sure if it will be 50g or another sample size. I plan on trying it iced to help decide the size. It’s still weird how much this reminds me of flavored coffee.
I thought I would try this tea last night because I was trying to not drink caffeine so I could get good sleep. I was on standby to open this morning, meaning wake up at 4:30am. Luckily, I did not need to go in because I did not fall asleep until after 2am.
I’ve never had a rooibos chai before, I did not notice any vanilla but it was nice. I don’t think it is something I would want often. It would be great if my son did so he can have an iced chai latte when his dad does in the summer. So, I’m waiting for my son to get home from school to get his opinion. update: He loves it! He said it tasted a little like pumpkin pie and requested it again tonight. He was very happy to have a chai he can drink.
It took me a while to try this one because I always want caffeine and or it did not sound like something I was in the mood for.I was surprised how appealing the cinnamon lemon smell was and then the taste of lemon myrtle followed by cinnamon and ginger the pepper hits the back and then afterwards the peppermint I notice with a cooling breath feel. It even seemed a little sweet creamy and buttery. Thank you moraiwe!
I love Earl Grey and want to try more so, I picked this as my sample for my last Adagio order because I thought it would help hold me over until I get another Earl and it was in the TARDIS blend I recently purchased. I did not plan on loving it but I thought it would work for now.
Sadly it does not, I can barely taste the tea. It is mostly orange and lemon flavored, flat and thin, I even let it over steep a good 10min in hopes the tea would get stronger. I think I may have to pick up more Rishi at Whole Foods because I don’t have any plans in the near future of buying tea from a company that has Earl.
So far I would describe a good Earl Grey as one that makes me grin from ear to ear. This one does not do that.
I was happily surprised when I received this sample with my order last month because it was one I had considered getting but decided against because I will always want more caffeinated teas. The lower the caffeine the less excited I get.
When I’m deciding on caffeine free or low in caffeine tea I try and choose something my son and I will both like because he is the one who will most likely drink it. I like to dream that someday I will willingly choose to go caffeine free at night. When I do have something caffeine free it is always followed with a caffeinated tea or I’m drinking both at the same time.
I’ve got about a silly teaspoon left and will let my son have for after school tea because he will be the most sad to see it go. I do plan on getting more someday. This is our first cacao so I don’t have any to compare it to, all I know is my son and I both love mint and chocolate and fell in love with this at first sip. I loved that my son did not need sugar added to enjoy it*. I’m pretty sure it is the peppermint that helps there not be a need for sugar. I felt the cacao and peppermint had a nice balance, neither over powered the other. I’m not sure how the other cacao that I plan on trying in the future will go with no sugar.
*disclaimer: unlike most kids, he does not always like sugary things and normally only wants sugar in tea that is made into a latte.