205 Tasting Notes
Again, another expensive blend that I won’t be getting a lot of. I’m kind of ‘meh’ on straight oolongs, but I’m realising that you get what you pay for and this one is delicious. Definitely a higher quality than what I’m used to – sadly my wallet cannot made the jump, LOL. I added a little bit of milk to this one on my first couple of steepings, but maybe next time I’ll just have it plain.
Very light, very sweet, very jasmine-y and very expensive, LOL. I only have this because I used some of my free tea allowance from the Frequent Steeper program because that is the only way I am ever going to be able to afford any substantial amount of this. This is one of the best jasmine greens I’ve ever had, but due to the price, it’s sadly one I cannot keep a large stash of.
I don’t know why I haven’t reviewed this one until now… Definitely one of my favourite fall releases from this year. I love Pumpkin Chai, but wished I could drink it later at night – and voila, here comes a caffiene-free pumpkin blend! I don’t know if I really get any cheesecake flavour out of this, but it’s a nice addition to my rooibos collection (because I can’t taste the rooibos base, LOL).
I don’t know why I haven’t reviewed this tea yet, considering it is from the fall 2014 collection, but better late than never? This one definitely lives up to the ‘sweet’ part in the name, so avoid this one if you like your apple cider more tart and/or with some spice. I usually combine this one with Yes We Cran to make an apple/cranberry blend, and I think I might try mixing this with Cinnamon Rooibos next. I’m still not sure if I like this one better on its own or as a mix.
Tried this on a whim today, and I’m not sure how I feel about it – there are other straight oolongs I like better than this one, but it definitely wasn’t a bad cup. Maybe it was the milk addition that made this taste slightly off – if I ever have it again, I’ll definitely have to try it plain. As it stands, though, I have to rate it as I make it.
Day #23 of tea! I was excited to try this one, as I’m looking for another coconut version to try (I’m not as crazy over Cocomint Cream as most people seem to be), and this one was delicious. Nice and creamy on its own, but I added a little milk for an extra oomph. Very tasty on a cold morning – I think I’d also like to try this as a latte.