172 Tasting Notes
It is stinking hot in TO again, and it ain’t gonna let up ‘til the weekend apparently, so I’ll be drinking a lot of cold brews (tea and other brews) in the next few days.
This comes across quite floral when cold brewed, with a hint of lychee after-taste. I don’t really like floral tea’s, but it so freaking humid, that I don’t care. It’s cold. No peach flavour comes in the cold brew. It’s drinkable, and if the extreme heat keeps up, I’ll probably finish this by the end of the week.
Thanks again to JustJames for this sample.
I finally opened one of my tea’s from iheart teas. I keep looking at all the tea’s I have stashed in my cupboards, and keep thinking, I should probably slurp those up before opening a new bag. I couldn’t resist.
There is a slight astringency to this tea. I may have infused a tad longer than I should have. But the light notes of caramel and vanilla still come through. This is not overly sweet like other caramel tea’s I have tried. Next brew I will add some type of sweetener to see if I can pull out more of the vanilla and caramel.
I probably chose a bad time to drink this tea…it’s late evening, but I decided to go for it anyway, and I’m glad I did.
The brewed aroma of this tea smells just like my morning cup of java, a rich and robust aroma. The brew itself looks like coffee.
Ahhh, the first sip was glorious creamy, caramel coffee. This is good. It may not replace my morning coffee (I need that java jolt), but it definitely can replace the mid-morning cup. I just may have to buy some of this to keep at work.
Thanks to the generous Dexter3657 for a sample of this brew!! YUM!!
I got this tea in a fantastic swap with Dexter3657 – thank you for your generosity!!
So far I’ve done two steeping of this, and I’m thinking I can get a couple more out of the leaves.
This is quite tasty. It has a toasted mineral quality that it easy on the palate. These roasted/toasted oolongs have a comfort aspect that make them so enjoyable.
I got this tea from JustJames quite some time ago – thank you!!
I thought I would try this one as a hot and cold brew. I messed up. I didn’t have enough leaf to do both. The hot brew had a slight tartness to it, but it wasn’t overpowering. The cold brew didn’t work out at all – but it was completely my fault.
I can’t properly review or rate this tea, ’cos I messed up. :(
I brewed this one up not knowing the ingredient list…I got this from the extremely generous JustJames, and am now getting around to sample it. The brewed aroma to me smell like a deep, rich, spicy apple pie. Then I saw the ingredient list and thought…yes, that makes sense.
This is a deep nutty taste that usually accompanies pu’erhs. There is a hint of cinnamon spice, and it is rich, smooth and creamy (I added creamer). This would be a great autumn type of tea, but I am enjoying it immensely now. I will purchase this one with my next Tealux order.
I do enjoy a well done dessert tea, and Della Terra does dessert tea really well, at least from what I have tried so far. This is no exception.
I am a coffee drinker, and my first beverage of any day is coffee. Always. While this will not replace my morning, it will do for an evening coffee-flavoured treat.
The rooibos is laid back, and the cappuccino note is soft but present. While I saw caramel pieces in the mix, I didn’t seem to taste very much caramel; but it could be that it’s showing up just as a light sweetener.
I like this, and if, no wait…not if, when I place another order, I will keep this in mind. Thanks to Dexter3657 for giving me the opportunity to sample this!
I kept reading about the Laoshan Black, and became increasingly intrigued by the chocolate, honey, and spice description. Due to a generous gift from JustJames, I have a sample of this tea, and finally had to try it. And now I see why everyone just loves this tea. Another fan of this tea has been made.
Rich, deep cocoa flavour, that makes me feel like I am sipping on a decadent chocolate/fudge treat. This is an outstanding tea.
I did not like this tea when I first tried and wondered how I was going to finish the bag. But it seems to have grown on me, so I will be able to finish it, just not as quickly as some of the other tea’ I have.
The dry leaf smell reminds me a little of spinach.
The brewed flavour is more reminiscent of steamed asparagus. The taste is a little odd, there’s something that I can’t quite place that is throwing the flavour of this askew. It’s ok. Not a re-purchase tea.
I ordered this tea a couple of months ago, and forgot that I had it, which is unfortunate, because this would have been long gone if I remembered. Now that I know, I’m sure I’ll get through my package fairly quickly.
In dry leaf form the tea has long green needles which looks and smells like green tea. The tea brews up to the palest of yellows that reminds me of the colour of butter.
The colour of the tea is probably contributing to my impression of the taste which to me is a light creamy vegetable. There is no heavy grassiness in this tea, but rather a cross between a neutral white and veg-like green. The flavour light and complex.