223 Tasting Notes
I’ve been really curious about this tea, so I finally decided to try it. The dry leaf is green clumps, and smells like vanilla and tropical fruit. Brewed, this produces a pale gold cup that smells very floral. It tastes like melon, and flowers, with a touch of grass. Quite tasty, and very unique. I definitely enjoyed trying this one.
This was so very delicious. I am totally in love with this tea. It is so light and sweet. I don’t even know what to compare it to, but it’s awesome. I oversteeped it because the boys were being very demanding, so I expected it to be a bitter mess, but it was so good! going to go see if I can get a second steep out of the leaves, cause I will be sad to see this go.
This was really tasty. It was a cup full of vanilla and berries, with a touch of the woodiness of the honeybush and just a hint of black tea. I do think the flavor could be a little stronger, so I’ll probably try this again with more leaf. I usually brew honeybush teas with two teaspoons of leaves per cup, but I always try the recommended parameters first. I didn’t expect to love the blend of black tea and honeybush as much as I do in both this tea and “The Ponds”. I’ll have to keep that in mind for the future.
Flavors: Berries, Tea, Vanilla, Wood
I almost didn’t try this tea since I really dislike both the taste of coffee (love the smell), and the scent of cigarette smoke. But I was curious after seeing so many reviews of people who loved it, so I decided to give it a chance. This was definitely not for me. I couldn’t even stand more than a couple of sips. I will definitely be trading this away.
So I was always under the impression that I didn’t really like earl grey tea, but while I still don’t think it will ever be my favorite, I am starting to enjoy it with milk and sugar (one of the few teas I will only drink that way). I had this today with french vanilla creamer and milk, and it was SO good. Granted, french vanilla creamer can make almost anything taste heavenly, but I really liked the combination with the bergamot. I’ve tried a couple of mediocre cream earl grey’s but I don’t think I’ve tried a vanilla earl grey. I’ll have to look for one. A vanilla-cream version would be even better. Any recommendations?