278 Tasting Notes
When David’s had this in store, I don’t remember when, I was kind of interested, because, hey cookies…how could I turn that down? But when i got a whiff of the dry leaf scent in the store, all i could think was ‘NOPE!’ and i passed on it. So i’m glad that this was in the box, so that i could at least have a try, and see what i had missed.
I still don’t like the scent of the leaf, but whatever i found disturbing seemed to have gone away when brewed. The first half of the cup: cinnamon cookies. Cool. I’ve never eaten a snickerdoodle, so i have no idea how accurate this tea is. The closer i got to the bottom of the cup, though, the cinnamon became a little overwhelming, and i was pretty much done with it.
It was nice to try, but not a ‘damn i really missed out’ kind of tea.
I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve read quite a few reviews about it and was really wanting to try it. Whoever added it….thank you, thank you, thank you!
Ok, YUM!!! I let this one steep and then steep some more. I added a splash of creamer and a tiny splat of sweetener. This is just really delicious! Who needs hot cocoa when you got this? Taste is dark chocolate with some nuttiness. I didn’t find those cherry notes, but that’s ok. I’m happy with what I got.
I haven’t had white tea in a really long time. It usually tastes like hay to me. Not this one! I have to agree that this is not just any old white tea. This is like drinking summer! YUM! Notes of melon, citrus, butter, and yes, hay.
I just might have to add a couple of whites to my stash. Thank you TheLastDodo for including this in the package!
I really didn’t feel like do anything today except enjoy the sun and air, and start planning the garden. But I had a few things that I needed to pick up, and wanted to get to a garden center to get some ideas. So I needed something that would jolt me into action. In comes this tea. Yeah, it worked.
Smooth and tasty. Wish I had added milk to it, but I drank it sans additives. I think the caffeine is still circulating in my system because I feel like doing jumping jacks or running. Maybe this will be a productive day after all.
Thank you for the sample gmathis!
The name of this tea made me think it was an herbal tea, so I let it steep for a long time. Oops…my bad. The resulting brew came across, no surprises here, very herbally. I finished it, but it was a little too much for me. Surprisingly, I found no bitterness.
The second steep I dropped the water temp and steep time. Much better. I didn’t detect the herbals. What I tasted was olive oil?!
I have enough to have another go at this. I’ll treat the first steep better the next time.
Thank you TheLastDodo for the sample!
I’ve tried this tea with many variations trying to pull out the ‘cookie’, but the most predominant flavour that I got was roasted coffee almost bordered on burnt. It wasn’t until I added cream and sweetener until I finally got a little of that cookie profile. I do drink coffee, so it wasn’t hard to drink.
It was ok, but not something I would necessarily need to keep. I do appreciate getting the chance to sample it, though, as I was curious about it. Thanks for sending this my way, TheLastDodo!
This is the first time that I have ever tried a Whispering Pines sample….I know…I’ve been missing out. Although my tea journey is taking me down a different path (away from blacks) I still want to try the snails and the orchid.
I am not one of those people that can easily pick out/name particular flavours and notes that a tea is giving, but I have found that it is becoming easier. I found with this tea, a few notes were easily noticeable.
First infusion I found strong fruit notes and bread. The floral came out as the cup cooled.
Infusion two I found that salty baguette!!! I am impressed that I found it!! That was followed up strong notes of honey and then floral again as the cup cooled.
It was a nice intro to Whispering Pines, and I have TheLastDodo to thank for the sample…so Thank You!!! :)
Another sample from a tea friend that I have been remiss about writing a tasting note. For those who have sent me samples, I will get to them…I promise :) This one comes from Lala.
Part of the reason why I took so long to get to the SBT’s that were sent, was because I’m used to doing cold brews, so I was afraid of screwing up the samples, by hot steeping and then cooling. I decided to ‘get over it’ and finally brew this up, as recommended by the steeping instructions. So I had to figure out two things…a quart vs a litre, and do I have something large enough to brew this in that was glass. Google helped me figure out a quart. I found a glass teapot that was a little smaller than what I required, but not by much, so I went with that.
Brewed and cooled with a little sweetener added. Yes, it is tasty. Sweet, fluffy cotton candy. YUM :)
Thanks for the sample, Lala!
Another one done from my box of many samples (from many people). I will get to them all – hopefully soon-ish.
I like this one :) Sweet potato up front, and dusty cocoa in the after taste.
Sample compliments of Dex – Thank You!!
—huh, I had this not too long ago – a sample from another steepster member, and got a totally different taste profile this time around. But it looks like I enjoyed it both times around.