283 Tasting Notes
This is a pretty good tea. The rooibos is smooth and woodsy, and the vanilla is definitely noticeable, but not overpowering. It did get a little bit medicinal tasting as I drank down the cup, but it wasn’t too bad. I may have to buy myself some of this. I think I actually like rooibos tea more when I’m pregnant than when I’m not, which is interesting.
Flavors: Smooth, Vanilla
This is delicious. I was hoping it would taste something like David’s Teas’ Forever Nuts, and it’s almost exactly the same. I actually taste pecans more than almonds in these two, but that’s a bonus in my book, and they both have the lovely flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and apple. I haven’t really been especially interested in putting in an order with Tiesta tea, but this may make me change my mind
Flavors: Apple, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Nuts, Pecan
I’m kind of surprised I’ve haven’t tried this one yet, but I guess I tried the Mandarin Orange Spice first and liked it, and though this would be relatively similar so I didn’t bother trying this one. I’m glad I tried it this time. The tangerine and hibiscus made this quite different from the mandarin orange. I really, really like it. I can’t wait to try it iced!
Flavors: Citrus, Hibiscus, Orange, Sweet, Tart
I just put in another order for some of Celestial Seasoning’s Zinger teas. I really like them for iced tea, with just a bit of sweetener. I saw that they had added this one to the lineup, so I decided to give it a try. I really liked it! It’s exactly what I want from a Watermelon-Lime-Hibiscus tea. It has a strong Watermelon flavor that reminds me of Jolly Ranchers combined with a Hibiscus-Lime tartness.
Flavors: Hibiscus, Lime, Melon, Sweet, Tart
I probably wouldn’t drink this plain, but it’s great for adding a chocolate flavor to blends. My favorite way to drink it is one teaspoon of this, one teaspoon of cocoa nibs (nuts.com), 1/2 tsp of hazelnut honeybush (adagio), 1/2 tsp of barley tea (from amazon), and a touch of sweetener. Then brew it for about 10 minutes. It has a rich, decadent, dark chocolate flavor that is very different from hot cocoa, but quite appealing in its own way.
First tasting note in a while. I got super busy with real life stuff.
I finally found a chocolate herbal blend I’m happy with! And it’s herbal! I tried barley tea for the first time a few months ago, and I really, really liked it. Recently I decided to try it in a chocolate blend. It was definitely the ingredient I’ve been missing! It really bolsters the chocolate flavor and adds just a touch of toastiness, making the cup feel rich and decadent, rather than weak and watery. It’s definitely a dark chocolate flavor, and I prefer it without milk, but it makes for a nice alternative to hot chocolate. My current chocolate tea blend is: 1 tsp Cavella (Crio Bru), 1 tsp Cacoa Nibs (Nuts.com), 1/2 tsp Honeybush Hazelnut (Adagio), and 1/2 tsp Barley (from Herbal Blending box). I added a small amount of sweetener to my cup.
Flavors: Bitter, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Sweet, Toast