New Tasting Notes
another one that just isn’t for me but i’m glad missB enjoyed it. I like the uniqueness of this one, but there’s something in this one that just makes the whole thing taste weird…it’s not the ginger…that’s neat…it was maybe the banana…not that i normally mind banana… not too sure. thanks for the share Missb!
Final Count: 148
someone mixed u my organisation and i ended up drinking this one again tonight even though i’d moved it out of my cupboard. boo. double boo because i’m not a huge fan and would prefer to pass it along in case someone else loves it. oopsy. what can i say? not my fault! this one is just still weird for me
I cold brewed three teaspoons of this in a bottle of water and the result is a very sweet, juice-like drink. Granted, it is thinner than juice, as to be expected but it still has a juice-type flavor. The apple is it’s typical sweet self but it doesn’t take over as the cranberry certainly holds it’s own. It’s actually quite the tasty evening treat so thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way.
I’m not a huge fan of Teavana as I think their products tend to be overpriced, but it was this tea that really turned me on life beyond the tea bag. This is a great tea for multiple brewings. On the first couple of brewings the tea is very floral with an orchid scent. As the tea goes through a number of brewings the grassy and vegetal flavors begin to shine as the floral character takes a back seat. While I recommend this tea, I think you can find oolongs of similar or better quality at a better price than at Teavana.
A bright and refreshing flavored green tea full of tropical fruit flavors. Lots of passion fruit and peach flavor backed up with coconut, mango, and citrus. The green tea gets kind of lost in the mix, but if you like fruity teas this is one to try.
Flavors: Citrus Zest, Coconut, Fruity, Mango, Orange, Passion Fruits, Peach
Given my state of general life imbalance, making the right choices and being able to focus on the bigger goals of the upcoming year is absolutely critical. I am not sure how much drinking this tea helps, but I find it to be tasty. It includes Eyebright, Star Anise, Jasmine Flower, Passion Flower, and Spearmint leaf and the lot is apparently infused with sapphire essence. I wasn’t sure what that meant (am I drinking rocks?) but thankfully, the website explained that the process meant the herbs basically spent some time hanging out nearby some sapphire. Cool. It tastes very herbal and pleasant, and I have much enjoyed drinking this before bed.
I received this as a gift when I quit working as a page to pursue other endeavors in the library. I’ve really starting to use this more because I am constantly sipping on tea at work and if it gets busy by the time I get to my tea it’s cold, which I’m not a fan of. This timolino is leak proof (as long as you make sure the lid is secured tightly!) and keeps the liquid hot or cold for hours. Being able to keep the tea hot for that long is its blessing and curse. I can’t drink tea when it’s going to burn my lips off, so what I discovered is if you take the lid off it will slowwwwly lose heat making tea the perfect temp to drink within between 45min after making it and several hours later. So, that’s what I do at work (I used to drink my tea out of an open Tim’s cup or a ceramic travel mug that wasn’t 100% sealed so I have no problem keeping the top open).
Ultimately this is my best travel mug: I can make the tea as I make my morning breakfast smoothie, screw the lid on, chuck it in my purse as I run to catch the bus, get to work, take the lid off, and enjoy hot tea in about 45 min.
This chai is well balanced, but weak. The spices are present, but don’t overwhelm the tea. However, in order to make a cup as strong as any chai lover would prefer, two teabags are needed. To make a strong brew in order to stand up to a little milk and sweetener, to prepare in a more traditional way, three are required. Granted, I use a bigger mug, maybe 12 ounces, but I think the bag requires more leaf. This would be good for someone who wants to drink chai lite, so to speak.
I had a craving for a simple, roasted oolong to go with dinner. My stomach is still a bit off, and making a pot to drink grandpa style just sounded soothing.
I tossed the rest of my Metropolitan Tea Co Formosa Oolong into my pot, but I barely got a teaspoon out of it after shaking out some of the dust, so I topped it up with two teaspoons of Sea Dyke China Fujian Oolong.
This made for a pretty tasty pot – roasty, nutty, simple and soothing. I’m not sure if the Formosa Oolong improved the Sea Dyke oolong, or if I’m just developing more of a taste for roasted oolongs, but I really enjoyed this.
I think this sample is from Lindsay, though I’ve rebagged and labelled just about everything I’ve been sent, so I’m loosing track, since everything is in my handwriting now.
This oolong is very true to its name. There are sugary, syrupy notes, and a buttery quality that really makes this feel like it is sipping up the essence of pancakes.
A very nice dessert tea, though the flavourings are strong and sweet enough that they border on cloying. The syrup note reminds me more of maple-flavoured pancake syrup than real maple.
Flavors: Butter, Pancake Syrup, Sweet
Since trying Echinacea Plus at work before I decided to by a “Cold Season Sampler” off of amazon from Traditional Medicinals. I’m not sick, but I tend to like teas that are beneficial to you when sick (plus it is always good to keep some of those teas around!).
This tea tastes primarily of licorice root with a slightly spicy and medicinal aftertaste. I like how the licorice root balances everything out without being overpowering. I can see this being quite soothing when sick so I’ll probably lay off drinking anymore of this until I really need it.
Flavors: Licorice, Medicinal, Spicy
Every time David’s tea comes out with a new tea, I’m always eager and excited to try it. Say it curiosity or something but I will never be able to sleep not until I get hold of the new tea. But take heart…. Not all new teas are meant to be tried and tested by me because I am biased to green and white tea then black tea in that particular order, wink! So when this tea was out in the store, I grabbed some.
Described as a comforting tea, I brewed a cup when I got home feeling blah from somewhere. First, I smell cinnamon, then sipping it I tasted ginger. Not bad I should say BUT not to stay in my cupboard. Simply because I realized that I am not a cinnamon fan (when it comes to tea flavoring). Sorry David’s but Buddha’s Blend and Gold Rush are still my white teas… I will just finished the remaining leaves in the bag but not re buying; this is for my preference, but I still recommend for those who like pear and cinnamon…..Happy drinking tea lovers!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger
Swooning for tea here! yep. call me a groupie.
I love black currant tea. And this one is no exception. It’s sweet and berry like with just a hint of tart and works well with the base black.
I didn’t add any sugar at all, and it was almost too sweet. I would have loved a smidge more tartness.
Now all of that aside, I’m starting to understand the Harrod’s line more. There is a background note I can’t quite identify that I remember from the chocolate Harrod’s tea. Definitely a “black tea” note, something almost hinting at bitterness but more in the way it hits the palate, as I don’t taste any bitter at all. I keep wanting to say its even a tad earthy but that doesn’t make any sense at all. Ah well, if I ever come across more I’ll be sure to play around with it!
So yum!! Thanks MissB!
Thank you MissB for sharing! This is an alright cup. I am a fan of pineapple and that is certainly present here. There is also another flavor, which I am guessing is the ginseng that is sort of just there and neither adds or detracts from the cup. At the end of the day though, this is on a green base and I’m just not a lover of of green teas. Still, it’s always fun to try something new.