216 Tasting Notes
The idea of gingerbread anything makes my mouth water…sweet spicy goodness. I was really excited when I saw this as part of the holiday collection and thought I’d never have enough of it.
The first time I tried it a few months ago, I found it wanting, so I just put it aside for more favoured tea’s. I went back to it this morning, and found the same the thing. A little weak on flavour. I did find some effects of a ginger tingle in the aftertaste, but overall…meh.
When I was at Chapter’s picking up some books, stationary and other things, I found some mulling spice by the Spice Hunter on sale. Purchased it on a whim.
After finishing my meh gingerbread tea, I thought to myself, should I try this with mulling spice? Yes! Let’s see what happens. This is what the blend was missing…mulling spice (and a bit of maple syrup)! So much tastier.
This is a sample sipdown…thank you JustJames for sending me this tea.
The dry leaf aroma is quite fragrant, almost floral. I wouldn’t have guessed that this was a strawberry tea. I got a hint of the fruit up front, and a bit of tartness at the end of the sip. Sorry JustJames, this one was just ok for me. But I have a hard time with any type of tartness, no matter how delicate it is.
I do appreciate the samples that you sent…thank you!!
I got this delicious sample from Dexter3657. This is quite good, and I may consider a purchase of this if they have it at the tea festival. It brews up to a gorgeous garnet colour on the first steep. Less deep on the second steep. Whatever astringency is in the tea, I didn’t notice it, but I slurped this one back pretty fast. Also, I’m not always very good at picking up on various notes in a tea if I don’t pay attention.
I liked this one, and see this easily fitting in my morning tea routine.
Thank you Dexter!
I’m on my second cup of this, and I like the second steep much better than the first. But then again, I slurped the first one back when it was still a little too hot. This second steep was silky smooth and sweet. This is really good.
I’m pretty impressed with Capital Tea’s and am looking forward to seeing them at the tea festival. I’ll have to try more of their tea’s before I go.
My thanks to Dexter3657 for introducing me to their teas :)
I got a few bags of this from my hairdresser several months ago. While visiting her I was going on and on about loose leaf tea and how much I loved it. She said, “I have this chai that’s really good. You gotta try it. Just boil it in some milk.” She pulled a bunch of these bags out and put them in a ziploc. I smiled politely and thanked her, thinking ‘hmmmmm’.
When I got home I put them aside and forgot about them. Until tonight. I wanted something easy to drink and not worry about ruining it.
I threw two bags into my red sweater nordic mug and let it steep for about 4 or 5 minutes. I was surprised at how thick the brew looked after steeping. I added cream and maple syrup. I tentatively took my first sip. Hey! It’s not bad! Not something I’d reach for on a daily basis, but in a pinch, it would do.
The spice is light, but it’s there. I have four more bags which I’ll have no problem finishing.
Just as the tea description says, as soon as I opened the bag the creamy, milky aroma was immediately apparent. I was sure I was in for a treat.
So far I’ve had 2 cups and about to go for a third. As the tea aroma suggested, the brews were sweet and creamy. But, I didn’t find this any more special than another milk oolong I had tried a while ago (which was far less expensive). It was good, but not outstanding.
Thank you JustJames for sending me a sample of this wonderful tea. I probably wouldn’t have had a chance to try this otherwise.
When I looked at the leaves in my infuser I didn’t know what to expect. My first cup of this went pretty quick, so I decided to make a second cup of it and pay more attention to the flavours. This is a very soft and delicate tasting tea. Gentle and pleasing in both aroma and flavour. I don’t usually enjoy floral tea’s but here the rose is mild and mellow. Perfect for a quiet moment out of a hectic schedule.
This was my choice of tea in the afternoon. I’m not sure why I purchased it, because I’m not the greatest fan of ginger, but decided to give it a try anyway.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this tea. The ginger is present and provides a nice spice without over-powering the pu’er. This is a nicely balanced tea.