330 Tasting Notes
I should have realized I wouldn’t have liked this once I saw the whole rosebuds in this tea. The rose flavor came through extremely strong and overwhelmed everything else. This tea tastes like soap to me, way too perfumy.
Maybe the teaspoon scooped up too many rosebuds. I’m looking at the infuser and I see five buds, which is probably four too many for my taste. I’ll try this again with a better rose to tea ratio.
I put this in my basket with my first order with Butiki Tea. I’ve been looking forward to this, mainly because I was really intrigued that there was a supposedly cake-tasting herbal tea.
The tea itself is very pretty to look at. Brewed, the color is a pale amber. The flavor is subtle. It tastes very herby and not cake-like at all until I added a smidge of sugar. That helped bring out some of the flavoring. I’m definitely getting sweet vanilla, but it’s less reminiscent of cake and instead brings to mind the overly sweet frosting found on sheet cakes bought at the grocery store. There is an undertone that could be considered cakey, I suppose, but it’s hidden and still fairly herby.
I do like this tea, but not sure I like it enough to purchase again.
I had a rough morning at physical therapy, so I brewed this up hoping it will loosen some things up in my shoulder and alleviate some of the pain. This is absolutely delicious. The coconut is nice and creamy, natural-tasting and not artificial. The tea is wonderful. Hopefully it will bring down any inflammation in my shoulder.
I’ve had a number of blueberry rooibos or honeybush teas, and this is the first one that I was willing to drink without sugar. The blueberry flavor is definitely there but it’s not sweet, more like a subtle extra that mixes with the rooibos. It’s actually almost savory.
I just added some sugar to see what that did to the taste. I think I actually prefer this tea without sweetening. The sugar makes the blueberry flavor taste artificial.
This is not my favorite rooibos but it’s passable, and good in a pinch.
Stacy gave me a free sample of this when I placed an order. I love almonds and was really excited to try this one. I brewed this according to the instructions on the label, and I think the 4 minutes steeping time was too much. It was a bit bitter, and I added some sugar to mask that.
Other than that, it’s pretty tasty. The sugar really highlighted the almond flavor. I really like this.
I sampled this while I was in the Wildwood store today. I did not like it. I’m sure there was almond in it, but like some other almond herbal blends that uses apple as filler (cough, David’s Tea, cough), all I could taste was apple, and tart apple at that. Well, at least I could try before I bought it.
So despite walking into Teavana just to get an iced drink, I impulse bought this tea. After I bought it, I remembered chrimabro telling me it wasn’t worth buying.
The tea is… odd. The spices are overpowering and a bit of a weird combination. However, with some almond milk, it tones down the spices a lot and makes it pretty damn tasty. Not sure it’s something I’ll buy again, though, considering the price. (The issue of not enough oolong to justify the price of the tea, has happens with other oolong blends at Teavana.)
This was in my first highly anticipated order form 52teas. Hot, I was disappointed. None of the blueberry or cream cheese flavor came through, even with some sugar. I left the mug on my dining room table as I left for the day, and when I came back and it was chilled through the highly technical method of not turning on the heat in my condo.
YUM. Okay, cooled down, all the flavors came out to play. Blueberry, cream cheese. So, lesson learned. Iced all the way with this tea.