290 Tasting Notes
The leaves smell so much like lemon, as it does once it’s brewed. I had this as an iced tea & had to add lemon juice because I found it lost some of that lemon flavour & tasted more like black tea. This was like a traditional iced tea you would buy in a bottle at the grocery store.
Oh how devine is the smell of this Oolong? Once brewed I find it looses much of the nutty, sweet smell & smells simply like tea (tea? you say, shouldn’t it smell like it? I only like flavoured tea though). Although there was a slight nutty taste, I could mostly taste the oolong, which as of right now I am not a big fan of.
I had high hopes for this tea, it smelt nice and everyone talks about how great oolongs are. I brewed this for iced tea & couldn`t even drink it because the smell nauseated me. I can`t give this tea a numeral rating for this reason.
So much orangey goodness both in the dry notes & the brewed tea. It`s tart & sweet like a real orange and very citrus-ey. I wish the brewed tea was more of an orange than red (which I am sure is due to the hibiscus).
This tea tastes so delicious. Spicy like a chai… but better? It’s more of a candy spice, so yummy. I did get a hint of sweet (which could have been a result of not rinsing my cup well enough), I`m hoping on the next brew that sweetness is gone, if so this tea definetly gets bumped up.
Although the dry notes come out as Raspberry, the rooibos is strongly there. Once brewed it looses some of that Raspberry smell & the majority of the raspberry taste. The rooibos is again at the forefront of this tea.
I love the idea of a lightly minty tea followed by the smooth taste of vanilla. This tea has that, almost like a piece of gum. You can taste the Mate, although it’s not as strong as in some other teas. It tastes good, but itsn’t one of my favourites because of the Mate.
This is absolutely my favourite tea. I’m not sure exactly which berry comes out at the front. The berry flavour is certainly there and comes out ahead of the white tea. It’s slightly sweet yet slightly tart from the berries. I find icing this tea completely changes the flavour into something I’m not too fond of.
This was the very first loose leaf chai I had tasted and originally I loved it. Now after trying a few I realize there are better (for me) chais out there. This chai definetly delivers on the spice, oh so much spice, especially ginger (which I am not crazy about). Overall a great chai. I’ve just discovered I prefer my chais with a little something more.
I have tried a few “pumpkin” flavoured teas, all others have been lacking that actual pumpkin pie taste I have been after. Except this one. The pumpkin flavour & pumpkin pie spices emmerge beautifully here. It’s almost as satisfying as eating an actual slice of pumpkin pie (I would know, pumpkin pie is by far my fav dessert). Add a little bit of cream (which I never do with tea) & this tea tastes like you added whipped cream to your slice of pie! YUMMERS!