New Tasting Notes
It’s a pretty tasting tea that holds up well to complements such as a bit of cinnamon, vanilla, or cocoa if you have it. It’s not all that potent on its own. My favorite way to have it is with a cinnamon skim milk froth and a bit of brown sugar. Great tea, though definitely be careful about adding to sugar if you decide to, and it seems to be susceptible to tasting burnt if left to brew close to the 5 minute mark.
Flavors: Chestnut, Roasted
This has to be one of the best blends I’ve had. Even if you’re not crazy about Peppermint, the vanilla and slightly lemony characteristics help make it less overbearing. Even when I serve it hot it leaves this slightly cool sensation in the mouth. A lot of people look down on big blends due to the focus being on the flavoring rather than the tea, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to enjoy a little frivolity in your tea. I serve this one with a little vanilla froth on top and add a little honey, legitimately just a little or it can get cloying as with any tea.
Flavors: Lemon, Peppermint, Vanilla
I liked the sound of the blend for this tea and was drawn to it for that reason. I found the description to be quite tasty, a little excited about the prospect of a lemony-minty green tea blend.
The dry bag has a very spearminty scent, and it held a lot of good hope for me. The steeped scent is a bit subtle though it does retain those spearmint overtones. That’s about it though, didn’t notice too much of the other flavors, except maybe a little bit of green tea.
The taste is kind of subtle (as the scent) if not a bit bland. It’s definitely cool like its minty aspects, but that’s mostly what I’m tasting. I like the coolness of it, very refreshing, but I do believe it is a bit lacking overall. The aftertaste remains cool as well. One thing I noticed is that this tea can be slightly bitter at times, but I don’t think it’s bad enough to keep me away from drinking it again.
Overall, the flavor is a little bland, minty and earthy, with a refreshing cool feeling left to the mouth, but it does lack. The scent is not overpowering, and while it could be stronger, is nice. Could be improved, but definitely could be worse. Would recommend for someone who likes mint.
Flavors: Musty, Spearmint
I was really impressed. Very rarely are Four Seasons strong teas. It tasted like a strong, good Tie Guan Yin after 15 seconds. It was almost overpowering. Vanilla was the strongest first note, nevermind there is no vanilla in this. Then there was gardenia, lilac, orchid, and a strong sweet tartness. Also partially vegetal, nectar and a hint creamy mouth feel. I brewed it about 6 times, adding 30 seconds each time and though it got weaker, it delivered. Oddly enough, it reminded me of Mandala’s Tie Guan Yin. If you want to try a four seasons and it be a stronger tea, I recommend this one deeply.
Flavors: Floral, Gardenias, Nectar, Orchid, Sweet, Vanilla, Vegetal
I was reluctant to buy this tea because it sounded like it might turn out to be somewhat gross, and then, if they got it right, it could turn out to be fab. In the end, my curiosity won out and I bought enough for three or four good cups: a good place to mention that the dry tea is quite heavy as it resembles broken up peanut butter cups.
The peanut flavour is right there. The chocolate is just a hint, but I’d say the peanut butter cup scent and flavour is quite accurate. I’d like the chocolate to be more present and the cup to be more creamy, but all in all, I’d say that they did a pretty good job with this.
Flavors: Chocolate, Peanut
bah. lost my tasting note. Long story short. I hate blergamot. I hate floral teas. the smell of this one is terrible. like potpourri…and blergamot. blech. taste wise though? it’s not as terrible as all that – i think it’s helped by the fact that it’s an EG cream. Appreciate the share omgsrsly keep the gross things coming :)
Well, somehow I managed to piss off my stomach, which is unacceptable because we’re making Crockpot honey garlic meatballs for dinner and there is absolutely no way I’m letting my stupid ugly stomach prevent me from enjoying them. So I brewed up a large mug of this tea in the hopes it would calm my stomach down. And it actually did, I think. It tastes like straight-up peppermint leaves and hot water, and there’s not much else to report. I do wonder if I could bring this tea to the next level by adding in some milk and sugar because then it might taste like peppermint milk which actually sounds lovely. Something to consider when I’m not massively pissed off. I am going to craft my future orders so friggin carefully, and not, like, stupidly just buy everything under the sun. God i’m dumb sometimes. would anyone like a gigantic box of tea?
Ok, so I have made a colossal mistake which has resulted in my wasting a lot of money on bad tea, and I’m trying to get over it because whether I like/drink the tea or not, the money is spent. And I’m really not one for needlessly torturing myself. But I also give up five minutes before the miracle, so basically I suck. Anyway whatever.
I was on the phone with my bff this afternoon when she said she was blown away by this tea when she added brown sugar to it. Thinking I’d give it one last chance, I brewed it up as such and still felt like I was drinking tea through a really bad cold. I consequently dumped what was left of my 25 g sample into the garbage. ain’t nobody got time for this shit.
This is a queued tasting note.
Bought some plain Milk2Go so I’ve been bringing a bottle with in my lunch for work all week along with some matcha. This wasn’t all that extraordinary: just sweetened milk? Maybe a little floral? But it was nice to have something cold on break after an exhausting morning carrying in dressers, wardrobes, and other large pieces of furniture.
I agonized AGONIZED over which tea to choose for my 666th tasting note. I’m delighted that I hit that number during October with Halloween coming up, but what to choose?! Graveyard Mist? Black Cat? Smaug? Something with pumpkin? The pumpkin matcha I had the other day? I was torn for hours trying to decide. I ran across a sample of this and not remembering if I had tried it before, I thought with the name having “dark side” in it, it was a good match. I now have the appropriate Pink Floyd album playing in the background as I steep.
The aroma coming off the cup is a light sweet melon scent. Mellon is on the sip and although it is bright, there is something deeper to it, earthier. The melon is able to carry it’s flavor without the needed addition of sugar, something I find necessary to round out the flavor for many fruity teas. The espresso seems to work behind the scene propping up and complimenting the melon. I never would have guessed the two flavors would work so well together! Drinking this tea and listening to Pink Floyd is making for a really great afternoon. I do wish Butiki was still around so I could grab more of this, but it kinda makes it special that it is a limited thing too.
Another from variaTEA and i am a fan of this one. It’s a smooth, very slightly smokey brew. There’s a little bit of a malty taste to this one as well. I wish i had teavivre keemun to compare it to but i think this one is a little less preferred. Still, a really nice afternoon cup while i relax and make cookies.
So, I am drinking the Autumn 2013 picking of this tea. I may have dulled my palate prior to drinking this by eating pizza drenched in habanero sauce, but I’m still really enjoying this tea! I really like how it has lots of malty and chocolatey notes, but it isn’t a tea with big tannins, which allows some very strong floral notes to come through. The combination isn’t what I’m used to or what I expect out of a black tea, but I get the feeling that this tea might grow to be a favorite.
Random Steepings girl reporting in! Today I take another look at the Amoda Tea Box, and this month it features indigenous-owned company The Capilano!