306 Tasting Notes
I didn’t really get any chocolate taste in my sample of this one, I just got full-on toffee. Which was delicious, as I’m kind of tired of chocolate teas (unless it’s The Earl’s Valentine). This, to me, feels like a dessert tea, and I’m trying not to purchase dessert teas for a while because most of them are really, really sweet, so the sample of this was enough for now. Maybe in the future I’ll get some, if my craving for sweet teas come back.
I had this tea again today, and I have to up my rating for it. Previously, I didn’t not appreciate the coffee taste, and I have since grown to like coffee in certain forms. It certainly is not my go to mate, nor my go-to coffee tea (those would be Electric Lemonade and Espresso Yourself, respectively), but I like this far better now. It does have a lot going on, and I think maybe the removal of an ingredient or two wouldn’t hurt, but this was a pleasant cup this time.
To me, this tasted pretty much identical to Coconut Oolong. It’s not a bad thing, because that one is also delicious, but I don’t see enough difference in the taste to get any more of this when I still have nearly 50g of Coconut Oolong in my stash. Maybe I’m missing something? I prepared it the exact same way as I do with most of my oolongs (straight first, then with milk) and got the same flavour profiles.
I believe I had a sample of this back when this was first introduced, but today was my first proper cup. This is one of the better pear teas I’ve had, I think… A nice mix of sweet with a little bit of spice in there, as well. I already have a large stash of Ginger Pear, though, so I don’t know if I should pick up any more of this, sadly.
Curse you, DT for enticing me to set some more samples! My sample tray is actually overflowing… I really should get at finishing some of those teas, LOL.
Anyway. The smell of this one is AMAZING, and I’m excited to have an apple-flavoured black tea (all of the other ones I’ve tried are either greens or herbals, I think). I’m not too fussy on the addition of coconut, but (thankfully?) I didn’t really taste it in my cup. I’m trying not to get too attached to this one, since (naturally) it’s limited edition, but I definitely would not hesitate to get more of this one if I had the space, LOL.
I keep waiting for a ginger tea to disappoint me, since it’s one of my favourite tea flavours, and I’ve yet to meet one I haven’t liked… But this isn’t it! :)
I enjoy the mix of the ginger and peach, though I probably could have brewed it for longer to make the taste a little bolder. No matter, I still have some left in my sample. Bravo, DT, for this collection. It’s been a while since I’ve legit like all of the offerings without any gripes with flavours or costs.
Where was this on January 2nd? LOL.
I don’t have a hangover today, but I do have some stomach troubles, so I thought this might be a good idea to try this one. I like it – it’s got kind of a weird taste, but it’s similar to one I get in a lot of mate blends, so that’s okay. It’s a bit sweeter than most, which is a pleasant surprise. I’m not sure if I like this more than The Buzz oe Detox, which are two other similar teas I’d use in this case, but it’s definitely yummy.
I miss having a lemon tea on my tea shelf! It’s one of my favourite flavours in tea, so I had high hopes for this one. Thankfully, I was not disappointed! I let this steep extra long, so the taste would be bolder, and… mmmm. A delightful addition to my breakfast this morning. I may use one of my free tea rewards to pick up 50g of this, since the only mate I currently have in stock is a tiny bit of The Buzz (that reminds me. I need to get some more Electric Lemonade).