3021 Tasting Notes
First off, these teabags from MissB are really pretty. Especially the Twinings sensation blends. So, even if I don’t love the tea, I can still admire them.
Anyways, when it comes to the tea itself, this one definitely delivers on what it promises. The sip starts with refreshing lime but then quickly warms up and ends on a spicy ginger kick. For those that don’t love ginger in tea, such as myself, this could be too strong but for those who enjoy these flavours, it is a must try because they mesh well together while simultaneously standing out on their own. Thank you MissB for sending this to the wonderful Sil who kindly passed it on to me. You guys are awesome!!
Thank you Christina for sharing this tea. It is quite nice as it captures the apple flavour well. The rose adds some sweetness while the nut adds a slight baked good element to the cup. However, it’s really just another apple tea. Nothing makes it stand out from all the other apple teas out there so though I am enjoying it now, it’s one I will likely forget soon enough.
So I get the ginger and I can certainly taste the jasmine but what’s the “Hawaiian” element in this blend? It’s an okay tea but really nothing memorable or strong. However, I’m not rushing to throw it out which is more than I expected seeing as I’m not a lover of green tea, jasmine, or ginger.
The orange is strong in this tea. I am not sure what Christmas cake is supposed to taste like but this is mostly orange but with vanilla cake notes. It’s actually quite nice though I’m not sure how quickly I would reach for it again and again. Still, I am grateful to MissB for sending some of this all the way from Europe!
As soon as the hot water hit the tea bag, the smell of maple took over my kitchen. However, as it continued to steep the camomile became stronger. I was a little hesitant when I started drinking as camomile is not my favourite but luckily the maple and vanilla are what stand out. All the flavors combine to make a very sweet cup and though it is tasty at first, it does quickly start bordering on cloying as the tastes build up on your tongue. I would be interested to try this iced as it may tone down the sweetness which would really help this shine. Thank you MissB and Sil for the share!
I think this is the blend I have and I am pretty sure it came from OMGsrsly. If I’m wrong, I’m sorry!
Anyways, as I sip, I am tasting the earl grey first and foremost. There is some blueberry and if I concentrate, I can occasionally detect the caramel notes but mostly it’s the blerg and a slight bitterness. Oh well. At least this is one more tea I can check off my list and I am so grateful for that chance!
I’m not a chai lover and I didn’t like cacao so I am probably not the target audience for This tea. Still, as I sip this, I can see it being a favourite among those who do enjoy those teas. When I took my first sip, I immediately thought Mexican hot chocolate. However, it goes beyond that. The barley base keeps this from being too dense but also contributes a nice roastiness. The vanilla is also a nice touch as it adds a touch of brightness to the cup. There is also a nice warmth from one of the spices, I’m thinking it’s ginger but I might be wrong about that. Overall, it’s not something I would reach for but it’s a tea I would certainly recommend. Thank you MissB and Sil for the opportunity to try it out!
Another tea courtesy of MissB and it is really nice, especially for a bagged tea. The peach flavor smells and tastes like fuzzy peaches, minus the sour/tart element. The base is maybe a little heavy for the summer-like peach flavor but it is still a pleasant beverage. Thank you for the share, MissB!!