236 Tasting Notes
This one is lovely. So very very lovely.
I brewed up a mug of this after finally getting my latest package from ATR, no thanks to FedEx who employs a driver who doesn’t actually want to deliver packages, CS reps who will BS me lies in order to get me off the phone, and being told conflicting things by different FedEx folks about just when I can pick up my package from the FedEx store after the driver “attempted” (HA!) three times. (TL;DR: FedEx SUCKS.)
Anyway, blueberry rooibos. So yummy. It smells exactly like blueberries, and was delicious. I added some sugar to bring the flavor out. A very nice tea to unwind at night with while watching the latest episode of Arrow.
Another free sample from Twinnings. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The flavor is much stronger than I had anticipated, and is definitely orange. No sugar needed with this tea. I probably won’t buy this myself just because i prefer loose and this didn’t wow me enough to keep in stock, but it’s pleasant for a fall day in the office.
This tastes very similar to the generic oolong I got from Capital Teas, which I found weak and flat in flavor. Which probably means Twining’s has great quality tea for bagged tea, or Capital Teas sourced poorly for that oolong. I love oolong, but don’t love this tea. It’s weak tasting, and does not have any subtly to the flavor at all. It’s pretty decent for a bagged oolong, I guess, and it’s definitely better than other bagged oolongs I’ve tried. But with oolong, it’s loose for me all the way.
The second of my free samples from Twining’s. I can’t really taste the difference between this and English Breakfast – maybe it’s slightly lighter but that’s about it. Nothing special. but if you are a black tea/English Breakfast fan, you may like this. I’m just drinking this for the caffeine at this point and not the taste.
Free sample from Twinnings. This was pleasantly and surprisingly delicious! The chai was much subtler than other chais I’ve tried (and hated), and hazelnet was definitely there. I normally avoid chais because they are too strong and normally are strongly gingered flavored, but I asked for a sample of this thinking chai would be more amenable to me in tea bag form.
I was right! This was super yummy. Light but still flavorful without punching me in the face with the chai flavor. I may need to keep a box of this at my desk.
You know you need to stop buying tea when you get a new order… only to find you already had some of the same tea in your cupboard. Unopened. I guess there was something about Hawaiian Dreams that just spoke to me.
I way oversteeped this. I didn’t hear the timer go off so I don’t know how long this steeped for. However, it was not bitter at all.
This tea is more coconut than pineapple tasty, though the pineapple is there. This is pretty tasty tea, though I wish it had more pineapple taste. It’s smooth with a very nice creamy texture. I’ll have to try this sweetened later to see if that might bring out more pineapple. I hope so.
I found a 3.5 oz tin of this at TJ Maxx for $2.99. $2.99. SCORE!
Note to self: gunpowder tea is SOOPER caffeinated. I’m jittery and my heart is racing after two cups. And the second cup was resteeped.
That said, this tea is also incredibly tasty. I don’t normally like green teas but this tea is bold, dark, slightly smoky, slightly dry, and 100% delicious. I love this so much.
I have gotten two steeps from the leaves, and it is still going strong. I can probably get at least another 2-3 steeps in but I think I should stop and let my heart achieve a resting heart rate again first.
I wasn’t expecting too much. I found a box of this at TJ Maxx and decided to give it a try. I really like this. It’s incredibly smooth and the blackberry and jasmine mingle together nicely. I may have to try and find more of this once I’m done with the box.
This tea smells divine. The blueberry scent is super strong. This tea is pretty tasty, too, but I can’t tell what, if anything, the chocolate bits bring to the table. I can’t taste them at all.
That’s okay. I love blueberry.
This is tasty. I definitely can taste the blueberry, and the cinnamon is reminiscent of the crumble topping. The flavor was missing some oomph, though, and was more subtle than what I wanted.
Maybe something to make it a bit creamy? Because I love ice cream or whipped cream on my blueberry crumble.