124 Tasting Notes
I’m not usually a lover of straight up green tea, but I had to purchase some of this purely on the fact that it comes from India – not the place one tends to think of when they think green tea. It actually tastes pretty good for a green, and I found I don’t need as many leaves to get to the flavour profile that I want. This is also tea #1 for my 2014 tea advent calendar (I made my own this year, whoo!), and so I must say that the month is off to a good start. :)
I’m not usually a fan of drinking blueberry teas first thing in the morning, but this one has enough of a breakfast blend base (at least to me) that I actually don’t mind doing just that. And I enjoy the fact that this is from a smaller company than what I usually buy from. This is my last bag of tea from here, so the next time I’m in Nova Scotia, I’ll clearly have to get a refill.
I had a few of my friends raving over this so I thought I’d give it a try on my last visit to DT. It’s good, but I think my taste buds are tired of apple flavours. I wasn’t as enthusiastic about it as I probably would have been if I hadn’t spent the last few months drinking Sweet Apple Cider and Mom’s Apple Pie. Warm and soothing, yes, but I think I need to back away from apple so that I can learn to appreciate it properly again.
I think I put too many leaves in when I made this earlier today – super strong, super earthy and not as much peach flavour as I wanted. Boo. Or maybe it’s just better as an iced blend, which I’ll have to try soon. That said, I did like the taste, once I got used to it. And I love that this is organic and not mass market. A couple of things I’m trying to get into more. Curse living on an island where shipping isn’t so easy to do!
Tried this one on a bit of a whim – my local DT is running out of fruit-based flavours that I haven’t tried iced, haha. I definitely got the earthy base from this one, and while the peach/papaya flavours were there, they weren’t as strong as I would liked for them to have been. I know that’s kind of the whole point of drinking maté, but still.