268 Tasting Notes
This is another tea from Voila! in Frederick. This was marketed as “Frosty Pumpkin” but I’m pretty certain it started life as Pumpkin Cream from ESP Emporium, and had additional ingredients blended in.
Odd that this is called “pumpkin” anything considering there is no pumpkin anything in the ingredients list. Instead, there’s honeydew melon of all things.
I can’t decide if I like this tea or not. I can definitely taste the melon, and it’s more like spiced melon than spiced pumpkin. My brain gets confused trying to find pumpkin in this at all.
A box of this magically appeared in my office tea cupboard. (Maybe we have office elves, like house elves but for offices. Maybe a coworker’s belief in such beings is why he never does his assigned week of kitchen duty which simply involves running the dishwasher and unloading it every so often.)
It really tastes similar to pink lemonade, if pink lemonade was made from herbs. It’s not perfect but it’s tart and lemony, and it is pink. I probably should have added sugar but that would have involved another walk to the kitchen. (We’ll refrain from mentioning that my office is about 20 feet away from the kitchen.)
Not quite to my taste but others may enjoy this better.
I don’t know what I was thinking when I ordered this. I love oolongs, but flavored oolongs?
Well, I gave it a try. It’s not bad. The flavor is a bit weird, though. I can’t taste any lemon at all, or marigold – though I don’t know what marigold tastes like so for all I know I am tasting it, and it tastes exactly like the vanilla flavoring. I even added some sugar to try and bring out the other flavors but no go.
I won’t be buying this again.
I received a very generous sample of this from Nicole. Thank you!
I am in oolong heaven. I brewed this to drink with lunch and lunch is now shoved aside so I can focus on this tea. This is handsdown the best oolong I’ve ever tasted. It hits all the points I love in oolongs, and surpasses all other oolongs I’ve had so far.
It is smooth, buttery, and rich. Lightly floral, and almost syrupy in taste at the same time. I cannot wait to see how this tastes in further steeps. This is so so delicious.
A free sample from Design a Tea. I love blueberry. I love pineapple and coconut. Why not combine them? I love the concept of this company! And the sample is so so good! I’ll definitely have to remember them when I have some more tea money to blow, and more space in my tea cupboard.
I think this is the same as the “Vanilla Rooibos” full leaf tea sachets I bought at Starbucks.
Steeped 5 minutes with a bit of sugar. Took a sip.
BLECH EW PATOOEY.
So, um, not for me.
The taste of this is completely muddled. It just tastes wrong. And it coats the inside of my throat like cough syrup, and is not pleasant.
I got a sample tin of this from EnjoyingTea as part of their Rooibos Sampler. This is a much lighter flavor than I’m used to in rooibos – usually, the flavor is so strong! I think I like this. I can’t really taste the lavender, and the fruit is subtle.
I added a bit of sugar but it wasn’t very sweet even with that.
Brewed with a spoonful of sugar, per chrimabro ’s suggestion. (Thanks for the sample, Christina!)
I’m not sure what if anything the oolong brings to this. I would be perfect without it since I can’t taste it at all. I absolutely loved this. It was yummy, and rich, and sweet.
I’ll have to rebrew without sugar, or less, to see how it compares.
I was surprised at how light the flavor of this tea is, considering how many spices are in the tea itself. The smell of the dry tea is heavenly. The taste of the actual tea is more subtle and bland. I added a spoonful of sugar, and that helped a bit. Some half and half helped a bit more.
Overall, I would have liked this better if the flavor was stronger. It has so much promise. Everything mixed well together.