1172 Tasting Notes
Cold Brew: Five and a half hour total.
If I had to summarize? Don’t do it.
I love this one hot, and I thought it’d be sweet and refreshing cold brewed but I’d sad to report that the sweet cherry/strawberry/orange flavour that’s mouth watering hot is very crude and medicinal cold brewed.
So… An experiment, but not one I’m going to do again. If you have this one, stick to a hot brew!
One of the most aromatic teas I own. When I make it, it’s because I just want to cradle it close and and feel the warmth on my chest and just breath it in. The smooth vanilla and spices bring a very high level of warmth and comfort that’s undeniable.
Unfortunately, the taste is a little short of that – but like I said, I make it for the perfect amazing smell and since it’s a bagged tea, having it that way is still pretty affordable.
Also, I just looked up the new DT teaware for spring, and I have to say that I’m really digging the Lobster Mug and glass Octopus Mug! Would love to add those to my collection!
Oh, I’m so sad that I wasted so many of my cups worth of this as a hot brew! I cold brewed it, and man does it hold its own as a cold brew!
I was very smooth and refreshing, with a nice vanilla frosting flavour and plenty of carrot, but not an overwhelming amount of spice. Mmm! How delicious! I’ll likely finish this off as a cold brew! But, not too quickly…
Can’t replace this one ;)
EDIT: Oh hey, tasting note 900!
Tea soda! 1 tsp. of matcha in one can of club soda, with a pinch of sugar.
This was weird, in a kind of good way though. Cheesecake isn’t a flavour where you go “Oh yes, I want a can of Cheescake Soda!”, but I was curious (and out of milk). I will say one thing about it though, the cheesecake flavour stands out a lot more when it isn’t paired up along with something else creamy like milk.
If you have this one lying around, maybe give it a go? Just ‘cause it’s really weird.
This makes amazing tea soda!
I had three cups of this over the last three days, and I’d have three more in an instant because it’s SO good. Each cup was done the same way too; 1 tsp. of matcha mixed in a can of club soda with a pinch of sugar.
It’s sweet and yummy, and just different enough. It was also a nice switch up from the matcha whisked in milk I’ve been having lately – I hadn’t had a matcha soda in a while because the matcha flavours I’ve got stocked don’t really lend themselves too favorably to carbonation.
This one grew on me! So, I’m actually pretty sad to see it go. Thanks for the sample VariaTEA.
I had two cups over the last four days – both were really good, but also fairly different so if there’s one thing that’d keep me from stocking this it’d maybe be the consistency. That’s becoming a very important thing for me on my tea journey, and I’m noticing that some of my “must stocks” are only ‘80s’ taste wise as opposed to some the higher up teas I have, but I think I like them better overall because they produce a more reliable cup in a variety of steep methods.
The first of the two cups was very sweet and caramel with a kind of green candy apple flavour, and no noticeable spice. This was the better cup – because I think I like candy sweet much better, and I know I’m not the biggest spice person.
The second cup was also good, but it did have more spice to it – though it provided a warmth to the tea that did remind me of Autumn. The black base was also stronger, though I personally love the Della Terra black base. The caramel was also milder.
So yes – I would really consider getting this again. I was definitely sad when I’d finished it off.
I had an odd time drinking this. I didn’t have an ingredients list, so the two cups I had were blind and I struggled a lot to place the flavour.
Overall, I thought both cups had a taste reminiscent of the 52Teas black base, which I’m not the biggest fan of. So, that bugged me a little and was distracting. The first cup had a slightly fruity aftertaste – but in a really mellow way. Knowing now that there’s papaya in this, I guess that makes sense. I could probably place it as papaya if I knew that’s what I was looking for. It’s not even something I’d remotely considered though – it’s just not that common a flavour in tea.
The second cup wasn’t fruity at all – and it was a touch bitter. Which I found funny, personally, because I steeped it for a shorter amount of time and both times were with boiling water. Welp. Neither cups tasted like “melon” or “peach”, though.
Overall, it was neat to try and I’d be up for having another cup with the knowledge of what’s in it but I doubt that’d change my mind about not wanting to stock up. Thanks anyway Lala. Maybe I should have waited until I knew what I was getting in to?
Just an average cup of this. It was good, though. Witting down my supply ;)
I’m still trying to figure out who I promised to save a cup or two worth of this for – so I’m been slowly whittling it down, even though I could have a cup a day until it’s gone without getting sick of it. Speak up now – before I drink it up!