204 Tasting Notes
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.
This tea confused me, haha. I was expecting a strong licorice taste (because, you know, the name kind of gave that vibe), but what I got was mostly sweet and mint and some spice combination towards the end of the cup (that was only faintly licorice). I got this to soothe my sore throat (and I already had ginger tea today, which is my usual remedy, and I don’t really like Bravissimo), so I had the lady at DT add honey to this. If I can make it taste similar at home, I’d consider getting it again.
I wanted to like this one better than I did… I didn’t really get much ginger taste until the end, sadly. For much of the rest of the cup, the ginger was almost a sweet taste, which was an odd flavour, to be sure. If I’m drinking a pure ginger tea, I like to be more on the potent side (since chances are high I’m not feeling the best). Again, I’m glad I tried this, but unless I steep it differently and that makes a difference, I’ll be sticking to Super Ginger.
I’ve had this one twice now, once with a bubblegum in my steeper, and once without. The addition of the gum definitely sweetens up the tea a little, which I like, but I also like the more tart version of this. I had high hopes for this one, since it’s a fruit tea that has a couple of my favourite flavours, and I wasn’t disappointed! Will have to pick up some more of this the next time I order from this company. :)
Oh, Davids Tea has hit me right in my weak spot with this one – Earl Greys! I stopped in today for a sample and oh my word, was this ever delicious. I know I am heavily biased into loving basically everything Earl Grey that wanders into my life, but I LOVED this. And I’m not really into chocolate teas anymore, but the floral addition and the Earl Grey base saved it for me. I added a little bit of milk to make this creamier, but I think it’d be fine just straight up. Definitely going back to get more of this before it goes away. I NEED this in my stash, ASAP.