1055 Tasting Notes
Thank you Fjellrev for sending me a sample of this tea. It is one I have wanted to try for a while so I am super grateful for the opportunity. I am impressed that it is pretty reminiscent of a coconut macaroon but it does lack some of the sweetness associated with the tasty treat. I imagine that is nothing a little sugar couldn’t fix but since I am not one for adding sweetners, this probably won’t be something I get again once it is gone.
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I tried the Love Elixer for Him and so I figured I should see the female counterpart. Both are strange, strange blends. Weirdly I am picking up on the white chocolate flavor, which I normally don’t notice, but I am also getting what is distinctly licorice. Moreover there are random herbs in the mix that make for a taste that is just off. It is definitely fun to try, especially as this is no longer available, but it is not a tea I am sad that I will never have again.
This is a blend I saw that immediately sounded delicious, however, I am always very hesitant with 52 teas black teas and by the time i decided I was willing to buy a package, it was sold out. However, I didn’t feel so bad as so many reviews popped up that sounded like people were displeased with it. Even the wondrous keychange, who loves her 52 teas banana blends, seemed less than impress. Nonetheless, I was very happy when keychange included some in her amazingly generous swap package. Thank you!!
Tastewise, this does have a nice banana quality to it but there is also a strong base presence. There is also a touch of oiliness that can be representative of the butter. It is pleasant enough and I am glad I have enough for another cup but ultimately I won’t be sad to see it go and I think I made the right choice when I didn’t buy 2 oz of it.
Well I am not entirely sure what I did different today (I think higher temp and shorter steep time but I am not sure because I have been lazy and haven’t been recording that info in my notes) as opposed to the other day but this cup is much better than the last. It actually does taste like neapolitan though a very muted version of it with a lot of honeybush thrown on top. Nonetheless, I was pleasantly surprised by this cup so thank you Dustin for sending this my way :)
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I pulled one of these teabags out of the box to try later and after my first sip, I wish I hadn’t. When you are going to make the bold move of calling a tea “Delicious”, you really should ensure you have a product that can back-up that claim. This certainly is far from what I would call “delicious” – it is cloyingly sweet at first and then ends with a pinch of cinnamon that really just makes things worse. I am sorry but this got dumped as I could not get through the cup. Thank you Lala for the chance to try something new but this really is not for me.
Thank you Allie for sharing this tea with me. I usually tend to shy away from citrus teas and teas that are spiced so pulling this out of the swap package, I did not anticipate enjoying it all that much. I am happy to say that sipping on it now, it is not as unpleasant as I expected. The orange flavor is present but it is more like the fruit and less like the peel as many citrus teas tend to be. Moreover, the spice profile is different than the typical cinnamon and ginger you usually find in “spiced” teas and quite balanced with the orange. There is even a breadiness that gives it a cake-like quality. It is good and I am glad I got to try it but this is not something I am a sad to see go either.
Thank you Allie for sharing. Unfortunately, I think Aveda should stick to cosmetics because this is a whole lot of nope. It smells minty but the taste is closer to licorice and has a cloyingly sweet flavor that coats your mouth at the end of every sip. This really is not for me.
Thank you Allie for the chance to try this tea. As I brewed it up, I immediately noticed the pink color that really only comes from one thing…hibiscus. Checking the ingredients list only confirmed my suspicions. So sipping on the tea now, I am getting a lot of hibiscus, a hint of apple, and some strange combination of spices. It is really a weird cup and not one I intend to have ever again.