201 Tasting Notes
I like this one, I have to say, even if it does remind me a little of orange drink mix. I do enjoy a good, orange-flavoured tea, and this certianly fits the bill – along with the peach and apricot flavours I think I can also pick out. That said, there are other orange teas I like better and that are less expensive, so while I’m glad I tried this one, I won’t be in a rush to get a lot more.
I’m upping my rating on this one because I tried it iced and I liked it much better! Still not my favourite iced flavour (I’m finding lately that I like my black tea blends better hot), but I didn’t find any weird taste like I did before. The candy strawberry flavour works better as an iced tea, I think, so if I ever drink this again in the future, it will definitely be iced.
I wanted to like this one so much more, because I love black tea and I love strawberry, but I found this one to be almost sickly sweet (maybe I shouldn’t’ve added milk?) Sigh. It’s not terrible, but it definitely tastes like candy, and I don’t like my berry teas to wander over into dessert tea category (my liking for sweet, dessert teas has gone significantly downhill). This smells good (though I can smell the artificialness, which surprised me – I guess my nose is becoming in tune to that sort of thing?), and I’m brewing a pot to try iced with the leaves I’ve got left from my sample. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be getting this one again unless someone gives it to me for free, or something.
I picked up 10g of all the new spring teas (save for Melon Drop, as that has kiwi and I’m allergic), and I decided to give this one a whirl this afternoon. Definitely a pleasant surprise for me… I can taste a mix of jasmine, lavender and some other floral base I can’t quite put my finger on. I don’t think I’ve had elderberry before, so that’s also a different taste. The mix of white and green tea is also nice, and this was a light, refreshing cup – and a much needed palate cleanser from all the Cold Zing and Cold 911 I’ve been drinking since the weekend. One to keep in mind for a flavoured white, though again, pity it’s so expensive.
This one had a weird flavour profile to me – apple and blackberry? It was good, just… unexpected. But that’s okay, as it’s nice to have a tea once in a while that doesn’t remind me of anything else. I had this one hot first, and I liked it, but I think I’m more excited to try it iced. Crossing fingers!
I had this iced as a to go cup last night (unsweetened), and I must say… quite enjoyable. I think I’m becoming a little overwhelmed by berry teas – I love them, and I don’t want to sick of them, but I realised I have a lot of them in my collection already. Like a lot of my berry heavy teas, I’d be wary of trying this one hot, but I like the iced version – it reminded me of Redberry Tonic and Blue Lagoon, but was distinct enough (at least to me).
I do love me a good, solid, straight black tea, and I am happy to say that I quite enjoy this one! Definitely a bold taste – I can certainly taste the Assam influence (which is a good thing), and it takes milk well. Only thing missing is I’d love to see an organic Irish Breakfast somewhere, but I’ll happily take this for this time being. Love that David’s isn’t entirely all about the flavoured stuff these days!
I went in on an order of Steeped Tea with a friend, and we split the free sample of this between us. I was happy to have it, as lime is one of my favourite tea flavours, and this one smelled really good. However, the taste was… not so much. Maybe I steeped it too long or the water was too hot, or something, but my first thought upon sipping was this “it reminds me of salmon”. A fishy taste is NOT what I should get from a green tea. >_> The fishy taste was still around as I made my way through the cup, and I really couldn’t shake it. Sad face. I still have some tea left, so I’ll try and make it again (or maybe iced?), but if I get the same taste, this one is definitely a miss for me.
I have never had matcha before tonight. I was vary of trying it, but hey, I figured that I ought to see what it was all about, and I figured trying a flavoured version might ease me into the world. I did like the addition of mint, as I’m not sure I would have been able to drink this unflavoured. I will try plain matcha one of these days just to say I have, but for now, I think I will stick to something like this. It’s a werid taste, unlike anything I’ve ever had in tea before, but it’s certainly not a bad one in my mind. It will take some getting used to, though.
When you’re in the mood for a straight up, plain, Earl Grey, this does the trick. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s not terrible. I added milk and a little vanilla flavouring to make the quickie version of a London fog, which I think made this taste better than it would have if I had had it just with plain milk.