339 Tasting Notes
This tea was not like anything I anticipated. Based on the name, I thought this would be a rooibos tea. It’s actually a black-rooibos blend. This isn’t a bad thing but I had started prepping a mug of this late at night wanting a caffeine-free tea.
This was much lighter than I anticipated given both the black tea and the chocolate. And the prevailing flavor was not chocolate but apple.
It was pleasant, but completely not what I was expecting. I was a little disappointed because I wanted something dark and chocolatey, but did enjoy this cup. It’s a delicious tea, but know what you’re getting.
While cleaning out my tea cupboard I found this stashed in the back of the shelf unopened. So I opened it and brewed a cup.
It’s nice. Very light and cinnamony. It smells like it should be spicy and full of “Christmas” spices, but only cinnamon really comes through.
I got zero apple flavor at all, which isn’t terribly surprising since I don’t think bits of fruit add much to how a tea tastes.
My first order from Fashionista Tea! I love how this tea smelled dry – creamy, earl grey, delicious. I was super excited waiting for this to steep.
Brewed, it is not nearly as creamy/vanilla-tasting as I would have expected given the smell. However, it’s still delicious.
I can’t help not comparing this to New Mexico Tea company’s Cream Earl Grey, and my memory said I preferred NM’s. So for science, I brewed the two teas together and did a taste test. And I can say I like them both. If I had to chose, I’d say I like Fashionista Tea’s more. It’s smoother, and while less creamy, also doesn’t have the artificial undertaste that I never noticed from NM’s before.
A friend gave me a bag of this. She in turn had picked it up from the freebie table at her workplace. And I never turn down free loose tea.
This is lovely. Light, just enough jasmine to satisfy without turning into perfume. It’s perfect.
I just looked at the Teaism website and it’s a bit pricier than I’m used to paying for jasmine tea (11.25/2 oz) but I’m glad to have this bag. Given the price and my knowledge of where to find similar or better quality for less, I probably won’t make my way down to their store in Penn Quarter to purchase more.
I got a small tin of this in the last TTB and decided to break into it. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Much sweeter than I wanted, almost syrupy. I think it would make a lovely iced tea in the summer, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for in the dead of winter.
I’m also not quite sure what the melons were – looking at the picture, I can see honeydew and cantaloupe, though neither came through distinctly when I was drinking. I wonder if I can taste them now that I know they are both there?