357 Tasting Notes
Had some of this as my morning tea. Wow! The tea leaves are all long and twisty and fuzzy! Dry, it smells like a homemade lemon bar. Steeped, it’s all sweet, soft lemon. I’m not getting any cookie flavor, which is disappointing, but otherwise this is one of the best lemon teas I’ve had.
And maybe if I add some rock sugar, I can get the missing cookie flavor…
I’ve had this a lot but never seem to get around to logging it. My tea drinking has dwindled lately to after dinner, so caffeine-free options work the best for me and this was an open packet of rooibos. Easy choice.
Honestly? It’s not my favorite tea. I don’t taste either orange or banana, and the rooibos is particularly woody. I think the fruit flavors that are supposed to be in this sweeten the whole thing up, but sweet wood that gets oddly slick as it cools just doesn’t do it for me.
I won’t be sad to see this one go.
Off-topic to this tea: does anyone have a 52Teas subscription? It’s something I’ve debated getting in the new year, but I’m not sure about. If you do have a subscription, how do you like it?
Made this one last night after I finished off the Lime Gelato. Dry it smells like fruity oatmeal and hot the taste is similar. It’s not actually super grainy in taste, it just leans that way (smell influencing how the taste is perceived?). I accidentally left this one sitting and, when I came back to it, it had cooled down to room temperature. I expected this to be bitter (too many green teas lately?) but it was SO FRUITY AND DELICIOUS. Wow! I don’t normally go for iced tea or cold brews, but this was so tasty cold I think I have to try it.
Flavors: Fruity, Oats
So, my fiance and I have been engaged for just over three years and neither one of us is interested in a big, fancy wedding. Honestly? I would totally go to Vegas to get married if his family was on board with it.
We were hoping to get married this fall, but never found the time to actually plan anything. Then, over Thanksgiving, my fiance’s mother suggested that we get married on New Year’s Eve, which struck a cord with us. We and our friends/family would be off work, my mother-in-law knows someone who could officiate, and what better day for a celebration of new beginnings?
We’ve actually started working towards doing this (!!!) and today we found a place to have the wedding! I still have to go through the information packet they’re sending me and finalize everything, but we’re actually doing it!
This is the tea I was drinking when I called the restaurant we found and when said restaurant said that we could hold our wedding and lunch afterwards there. I’m really glad I saved the last of the Lime Gelato for this — it’s my favorite tea and it feels fitting to have it on a day of good news.
(Now, let’s just hope the restaurant is reasonably priced seeing as I have to wait for their information packet to see an estimate … eek.)
Kind of sad that the first time I’m logging this is also right when I’m sipping it down.
I like this tea quite a bit – I checked Teavana’s site and it looks like it was discontinued. Disappointing, especially since I could see myself getting more of this one. It’s fruity and the almond lends sweetness to the blend. Every once in a while, the almond takes over and this gets way to marzipan-heavy for my tastes. Even so, it’s a warm, comforting cup of tea and I’m going to miss it.
Flavors: Fruity, Marzipan, Sweet
Yummy limey goodness.
I feel guilty – I’ve given away more of this than I’ve gotten to drink. I’m down to enough leaf for one big cup, so the next time I make this, it will be a sipdown. It’s still a favorite and it’s still sweet, delicious lime — I’m not getting much cream from this particular cup. And … as much as it shocks me to say this … I’m actually okay with this being an impending sipdown. I love this tea, but have a bad habit of hoarding it instead of enjoying it. So, I’m doing an experiment. I’ll enjoy what I have left, open so new tea and (hopefully) enjoy that, and when I next place a Davids order I’ll pick up some more. My hypothesis is that I’ll get more out of enjoying this tea and going without it for a while than I will hoarding it and never having any myself.
I think I’m going to be proven right. Wouldn’t that be delightful?
Flavors: Lime, Sweet
So tea drinking hasn’t really been happening for me lately. I all but stopped last week and have been pushing myself this week to drink more tea because I miss the nightly ritual.
Anyway. This was last night’s tea. I was undecided on what to have and only had enough of this one left for one cup, so why not take the easy sipdown? The first steep went about ten minutes and I finally got banana! Delicious, sweet, realistic banana that got a little bit of a sour edge toward the end of the sip. Fantastic, though – I didn’t think I’d get anything close to that solid of a flavor out of this one! My second steep was very nutty and sweet and sadly lacking in banana.
I enjoyed this one, but I don’t think it’s something I’ll be sad to go without. Nice to try one of DavidsTea’s better loved blends that I missed out on the first time.
I had some of this in-store yesterday (and again when I got home). It’s so thick and fruity! I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention to the different flavors while drinking it, but I really like this one. Too bad it’s completely over-priced; if it were cheaper, I get the feeling it’d be one of those teas that I need to have in my stash. My only other complaint is that it resteeps a little weak – not as much fruity goodness.
Backlog from a few days ago.
I’ve tried this twice now — the first time using a filter bag and the steeping instructions given on the pouch, the second time using an infuser and steeping for ten minutes. This definitely needs a long steep time for it to taste like something other than lightly flavored water. Overleafed (3tsp/16oz instead of 2.5tsp/16oz) and oversteeped (10 minutes instead of 4), this tastes nutty and sweet. I didn’t get a lot of banana flavor, despite the hunk of banana in my infuser, but it was pretty good regardless. My only complaint is that the fruit pieces turn to mush in the infuser and it’s a little gross to clean out.
Happy I tried this one.