318 Tasting Notes
This was interesting… I’m not sure what I was imagining when I read the Harry Potter books and they’re drinking butterbeer, but this was not it. This was pretty much root beer in tea form. Since I’m not a big root beer fan, this tea didn’t do much for me. It was an experience; I’m glad I tried it. But I’ll probably be passing this tea along.
I liked tea before tea was cool. (Sorry. I just couldn’t resist.)
This tea is one of the strangest teas I’ve ever drunk. Yes, there is green tea in it but there is far more carrot so it was less green tea with carrot, and more carrot tea. The jasmine did add a nice touch, but I wish it tasted like… well, tea.
Guess I’m not a hipster.
I honestly don’t remember why I picked this up other than it was Smaug, and I must own all the dragon things. However, this tea is awesome. It’s dark, subtly sweet, and has a nice burn in the back of my throat as I sip it. It’s cooled down a bit since I started drinking it, and oddly enough for a tea inspired by a fire-breathing creature, I think I prefer it at room temperature. The cinnamon and cayenne are stronger and mingle together nicely. Also, I can just taste the Lapsang Souchong now – before, it was a hidden and I couldn’t detect any.
I had a cup of this today. It was a bit nippy, and I needed some caffeine to wake me up. Earl Grey it was!
This is a STRONG tea. I steeped it for 3 minutes and it was much stronger than most other Earl Greys have had. The tea actually overpowered the other flavors and I could not get any currants or rose flavoring at all.
That said, I enjoyed the tea. I don’t mind tea a little on the bitter side, and the bergamot was definitely there, so it was like a very strong cup of Earl Grey. I do want to try steeping this for a shorter time to see if the other flavors come out more.
Not rating this at the moment.
I had a cup of this with lunch today and it was very pleasant. Light and fruity with a hint of other spices underneath the citrus. However, because of the difference between white tea and rooibos, I suspect most of the rooibos vanilla chai is sitting at the bottom of the bag. I did turn it upside down and gave it a few good shakes before opening it but there weren’t any rooibos bits that I saw in my spoonful. I think this is a tea that has to be repackaged in order to fully blend it before drinking.