125 Tasting Notes
Day #20 of tea! I love, love, LOVE strawberry teas – this one gets an automatic thumbs up in my book for that. It’s sweet and tart all at the same time and I really wish I hadn’t discovered this so late in the game, as it’s been discontinued. WHY must DT discontinue all of its strawberry blends? (Save for Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait)
Day #17 of tea! A holdover from the fall collection. I’m not quite sure what to make of this one, it’s good, but I think it needs more spices. It’s sweeter than I remembered, though I added milk to my mug this time, so that’s probably not helping my thought process there, haha. This definitely reminds me of fall, though, so it’s a nice nostalgic tea for today.
Day #16 of tea! I don’t get to drink straight white teas very often, because they’re so difficult to find around here. This may be only my second or third one (I know I’ve had White Peony from DT before, but that’s all I’m sure of), so my experiences are limited. It’s got a refreshing taste (a good palate cleanser from the flavoured teas), but it might be a little too much on the grassy side for me – it reminds me of a couple of different green tea blends I’ve had.
Day #14 of tea! And good morning to a mate blend… This tastes almost like hot chocolate – which is good, because it has practically no caloric content to it, haha. I think this would be brilliant as a latte, and I have enough leaves left to make one. This is a very messy tea, though, and why I’m not ranking it higher – I really don’t like having bits floating around in my mug.
Day #12 of tea! I wasn’t entirely expecting to like this one, as floral + rooibos? And yet I do, as the fruit in it balances it out. I can definitely taste the rooibos base, and it’s definitely an acquired taste. Not my favourite rooibos blend, but I like it better than some of the other ones I’ve had recently.
Day #11 of tea – Dessert for breakfast today, haha. This is very, very sweet, and reminds me of Red Velvet Cake. Not surprisingly, since this is another cake tea. I’m not sure which one I like better (I had to ad milk to this one to distract from the rooibos taste), but I’m reminded that while these types of teas are tasty after the first few sips, they do become almost too sickly sweet for me to enjoy properly. I think this has proven to me yet again that I prefer my teas a little more tart.