77 Tasting Notes
Thank you so much MissB for including this in my mystery bag. I have enjoyed it very much even when I first over steeped it and it reminded me of bitter coffee. When I don’t make that mistake it tastes like sweet cherries and tea. I think it helps that I have never tried the caffeinated version because part of my association with a tea is the caffeine kick. I don’t think I will ever find a decaf Earl Grey that I like because the caffeine is part of the appeal
I enjoyed this tea while it lasted. It tasted very similar to the holiday cinnamon star cookies and I only know this because I found a package at 90% at World Market while I patently waited for my package to come in January. I only purchased the cookies because it looked like the picture DAVIDs had on their website. I even attempted to make some but I gave up after my meringue did not work after multiple attempts trying to make it in nontraditional ways.
I was saving the last of this to try as an iced latte being that it is similar to a chai. Still good but it did not hold up as well it taste better hot. My husband and son also liked it.
Thanks VariaTEA I would have missed out on this one because by the time I was interested it was already on “web special” and I did not want 250g.
So I guess this may be cheating but in effort to remove things from my cupboard so when I add my newer teas it does not seem out of control for me(still nothing compared to a lot of ya’ll) I’m finishing of teas I don’t have much left. Only problem is I’m having the worst seasonal allergies I recall ever having leaving me not able to do a fair review on this tea.
I received this as a sample when I ordered 200g of the famous EGC that I still have not sampled, opened or put in my cupboard.
It’s a good light bergamot Earl, I don’t need to add milk which is a good thing because I’m out and I probably don’t need the dairy right now. I know I enjoyed this in the past but don’t recall anything special about it.
This is a well balanced spiced chai. Some chais have too much of a certain spice that I don’t care for and I’m not sure what it is. I personally like it but my Chai loving husband was not impressed. I would get it again next time I’m at a Whole Foods that has it in a bulk bin in order to experiment more with it.
I don’t know what it is about EGC’s but I love them. When I first started trying various Earl Greys I thought I would prefer one over the other. I don’t, I just like them at different times.
If this tasted as good as the dry leaf it would be my favorite EGC, it smelled like marshmallows. It still taste good hot but better as it cools.
My favorite way to make this is cold brew and it is great. Cream vanilla and bergamot, cold and refreshing. I would get this sometime when I’m running low on EGC.
T&C TTB 17/23
Tasty roasted cereal. I added honey to see if it would taste like Honey Smack cereal and it does. If I thought I would drink it enough I would definitely order some I just will not add honey because I have not so great memories of that cereal from when I was a kid.
This is my first Houjicha and I’m glad I got a chance to try it.
Thanks bluebell for sharing.
T&C TTB 16/?
I was happy this tea made it to me in the box :) It sounded so good. It reminded me a little of Davids Sugar & Spice but not as spicy or sweet. I have to go by memory right now, I know I enjoyed it but not sure if I would order it, well maybe I would, not sure yet.
Thank you so much for sharing this tea Kat_Maria!