672 Tasting Notes
Sad sipdown of Writer’s Blend. I bought this at the Tea Festival partly because I like raspberry, partly because the name made me laugh, but it quickly became my favorite herbal tea and I actually DO tend to drink it whenever I’m writing something. The magic clarity powers seem to come from the balance struck between the mint and the tart herbs, like it makes you awake but in a really calm way, unlike the buzzy feeling that comes from a stimulant.
Sipdown! I thoroughly enjoyed this version of vanilla cream earl grey. Nothing came across as heather to me, despite the ingredients, but I did feel like it had a bit of a sarsaparilla note? It’s good but not so unique I feel I need to go out of my way to get some more — and since it’s a Canadian tea, I would have to go quite a bit out of the way.
Surprised this turned out so weak, especially for an earl grey, I put in the same amount I normally would. Just getting the faintest hint of orange and not much else. Definitely will be using more leaf next time, but this might just be weak tea. This is the first tea I’ve tried from this company so I can’t compare it to their other offerings.
Sometimes earl grey cremes have this note that reminds me strongly of root beer, and this is one of them. I think it has something to do with the vanilla flavoring. I am a root beer fan though, so always happy to encounter this. There are also heather flowers in here but I’m not clear on how they’re contributing to the flavor, mainly because I’m not exactly sure what heather tastes like.
I don’t love chocolate teas, but this was a free sample, so not going to turn that down. If you ARE a fan of chocolate-strawberry flavored things, I think you will adore this, because it’s beautifully handled, very smooth and with both the chocolate and strawberry notes present and well-balanced. I could not tell this was puer at all though, and if it hadn’t been labeled as such I would have assumed it had a black tea base.
I’ve dropped off this site for so long, but I just got back from the Seattle Tea Festival, and looking at my haul has made me realize I need Steepster’s cupboard tool just to keep track of it (along with all the little samples that have been accumulating in the drawers).
This is a very pleasant fall tea, the apple comes through beautifully though I don’t taste a lot of the caramel. Sweet and smooth.