98 Tasting Notes
I’m a little more wary of chocolate teas than I used to be, mainly because I’ve come to realise that I don’t like my teas super sweet. But this blend worked, and I added some milk for a creamier texture (and to possibly lessen the taste of the plain rooibos). A very nice dessert tea – and one I think I’ll be trying again!
I’m not sure what to make of this one… I (mostly) liked it, but I don’t think it was spectacular. Maybe I’m just not as fan of floral teas as I am the fruit ones? Or maybe I steeped it for too long – I seem to do that with anything that has green tea in it. I generally like most of the other types of tea nice and strong, but I keep forgetting I don’t need to steep green as long.
I’m not quite sure what to make of this one! The cucumber smell is very, very potent, which kinf of turned me off a little, but when I brewed it up, I found a few other flvours to help balance it out a little. I had to take my time in drinking this, but as I did, I found myself getting used to the taste more and more. I suspect I’ll need another cup or two to fully make up my mind, haha.
I gave this one a go today from my local DT store – I have to be in a particular mood for jasmine tea, and I was intrigued that this one had a black tea base instead of a green. The jasmine taste was still pretty stong even with the addition of some milk – and the weird thing is that it didn’t taste all that different from a lot of green tea bases. Hmm.
Another new taste from the spring collection – and this is the one I was the most vary of as I am not a big green tea drinker. The smell of this one was amazing and while the taste didn’t quite live up to the smell, I was still happy with my cup. Very light and refreshing and I think I’m going to try it iced next.
I wish I had known about this earlier, before the newsletter came out that this one was being discontinued. I don’t usually drink decaf tea, but I do wish I could drink more black teas before bed, so I’m glad I stumbled across this, at least for a little while. I love the amount of bergamot in this, and this is perfect with a little bit of milk.
I picked up 100g of this going on the smell alone and after my first cold brew? Mmmm. Excellent decision, self! It was delicious! I tend to cold brew the majority of my fruit-based teas and I decided I needed a new flavour to balance out my stash of Bear Trap and Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. Love the pineapple and blueberry flavours, and I see myself getting more of this and mixing it in with other flavours to get some awesome fruit iced teas! :)
Finally, a new flavour to try! I was looking for something new to try iced today (and not from the spring collection, as I’m getting that in the mail soon) and this was the tea of the day. I loved this – nice and tart and delicious. I’m not a huge fan of ginger in my tea, but the amount in this was good enough for me. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go for this one hot, but as an iced blend this was a winner.
I’m not sure if I liked this more than Salted Caramel, but it does taste very similar – which is a good thing! I couldn’t put my cup down – I also added a bit of skim milk and I got none of that straight up rooibos taste that I am always a little fearful of when I’m drinking rooibos blends. A very nice dessert tea – even if I did have mine first thing in the morning! Oh well. :]