537 Tasting Notes
I don’t remember where this bag came from. But I was in the mood for something mild tonight, and it’s been a few days since I’ve reviewed anything.
It brewed up way darker than I expected, as for some reason I assumed this was a green tea. It is not. The smell is very pleasant, obviously spearmint and sweetly scented. The flavor is on the weak side, but that might have been my fault. I might have needed to brew it a little longer. The mint taste lingers in my mouth, leaving it feeling cleaner, so it isn’t an unpleasant experience.All in all, it’s alright for what it is, but I have a feeling my review might be biased due to my fail-tastic preparation.
I broke out my coveted purple tin of this and made a super strong cup this morning after dropping my boyfriend off at work. I added the vanilla cream I’ve been using a lot, and sugar. It was perfect… something steamy and sweet before going out into the cold to my car. There’s just something about cinnamon and autumn…
Backlogging from yesterday and the day before.
Just wanted to note that we went through the 2 oz. package in about three days between my brother, myself, and a few friends. It was so good while it lasted. I’m probably going to have to hit up 52Teas’s site and make an order… because we miss it already.
Also, I made lattes with the last bit. We added sugar and vanilla cream, making it into a dessert tea. ♥
Having a pot of this that is 2/3 Ceylon Sonata and 1/3 English Breakfast, both by Adagio. I’m not a very big fan of either, but they blend together well. I’ll definitely do this again. It’s malty and sweet, with a summery taste that’s hard to describe.
I probably should have brewed this for less time, as it is pretty potent and a little bitter. (But I like some bitterness to my black teas.) I think I’ll go with four minutes next round.
I’m trying this tonight thanks to Jillian, who I traded with.
It lives up to everything people have said about it. It’s delicious. The black tea is very strong, and accented with warm, sweet vanilla. But the coconut flavor — it’s fantastic. The coconut shavings in it release just a little bit of coconut oil into the tea, which collects at the surface. When sugar is added, this becomes a wonderful, slightly tropical treat.
This is going on the shopping list. We’ve made three pots of it in a row tonight!
If it didn’t say this had white tea in it, I would have never known. It simply tastes like nectarine juice and crushed up vitamins. I will admit I get a feeling slightly similar to Adderall after a whole can, though. It’s not as strong, but I do feel VERY energized and more motivated to get things done, yet without the edgy feeling I get from coffee or energy drinks.
I’m curious about the other flavors, though… I’m not a fan of orange flavor, so this might be pretty heavily biased. I know there’s an apple one, so if I see it, I’ll pick it up.
Finished my sample of this the other night with a friend and my brother. It was soothing and wonderful as always… which prompted us to buy two of the last remaining tins from LiberTEAS ‘s Artfire shop. Now I’ll be able to drink as much as I want for a while! So pumped!
Had to have another tall mug of this tonight. I have been craving it since yesterday. Not much of this left, unfortunately. :/ Will definitely miss it when it’s gone, especially since I’ve searched online for a similar combination and was unsuccessful. This was a truly unique blend.
I did not expect to fall in love with this tea like I have.
Again, my thanks goes to LiberTEAS for sending me a sample of this. I’ve never really considered a cranberry tea before, but after this, I have certainly changed my mind. I brewed a pot of it for my friends and myself the other night and was a little shocked at how good this is. It’s not overwhelmingly sour like I expected. The cranberry flavor is very up-front, and translates very well into the tea. Paired with the flavor of the black tea, it works out so beautifully.
I might have to explore Harney & Sons as a tea supplier soon! This tea is going on my Shopping List right now.
Ok, I admit it, I signed up for the Republic of Tea catalog for the free samples. Guilty.
Anyway, it smelled really tart when I sniffed the bag while waiting for the water to heat up. It also, of course, smelled like dried hibiscus without the bitterness that fresh hibiscus flowers have. The second I poured the water into the mug, it turned magenta, then proceeded to get very dark.
Hmm, as far as the taste goes, it’s a little mediocre. I can detect what I think is lemongrass, plus maybe some kind of berry, but it’s very mild. It’s tangy, and something about it reminds of Tazo’s “Passion”. (But it’s not as good.) I wouldn’t pursue this tea again, but it’s not bad.