1877 Tasting Notes
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.
Great Canadian TTB and sipdown!! (162)
I actually sent the box off this morning but in the interest of saving time, I pulled out a few of the teabags to try later. This one is something I really wanted to try and thanks to the wonderful Sil, I got that chance. However, I built this up in my mind (I blame the pretty tin for that :P) as an amazingly delicious peaches and cream cup. In reality, this is really rather odd. I get the cream and the base is present but something about the peach flavor is really quite off.
Thank you Allie for the sample of this tea. I dumped the whole bag into my nordic mug and brewed up the cup. I did not expect much from this being a Teavana tea which is good because it is just okay for my tastes. Every now and then I get a hint of nice pineapple flavor but mostly I just find it to be thicker than it needs to be and a touch too citrus. I am always happy to try new things but I am not sad to see this go.
So I have a timolino and I loved it then one day I made SoHo Blend in it when I was back home in Toronto and something about that tea tasted off and metallicy. I poured that out and cleaned the timolino only to forget it at home (the Toronto home). When I finally got it back with me in Montreal, I noticed it was very discolored inside and despite soaking it with baking soda & vinegar, soap, etc. I couldn’t get it clean and any tea I made had the same metallic flavor as the SoHo Blend. Then I was given the awesome idea by many steepsterites to use polident tablets. Amazingly, they returned the timolino to its original condition and yet, this tea still tastes rather metallic. I have never had this tea, or any other rooibos teas from this company, so it is possible that it is the tea’s fault but I am more inclined to believe the timolino is the culprit here.
Thank you Dustin for the chance to try my very first Lupicia tea EVER!! And, it isn’t just any Lupicia tea but the infamous Cookie tea. YAY! Very exciting.
I quite like it. It is clearly a black tea but somehow the hint of base I am getting highlights the cookie-eqsue taste of the tea. It is smooth, buttery, and sweet just like a cookie should be. Delicious!
I am having this today in honor of my tea triplets 19th birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSWELL STRANGE!!!
Hope you are having an awesome day. All the best :)
It is also a mini Sipdown as I have finished off the tin from August. Luckily I have some more as I grabbed 50 g in my most recent order.
Something about this blend is not sitting right with me. My friend thought it tasted like medicine but I am not getting that either. I get blueberry at the start of the sip then a hint lemongrass and it ends with sweet pineapple. I just can’t but feel that it is missing something though to bring all the flavors together.
Is there stevia in this?!? That is what is off to me. Something tastes like artificial sweetener in this blend.