290 Tasting Notes
it’s been over 6 months since I had this tea. I don’t normally write more than one note about the same tea, however my opinion of this one has changed.
This was almondy, slightly chocolatey a little bit bakey. This was quite good and either my tastes have changed or this tea having sat for 6 months has improved the taste.
Received this one from kittylovestea.
I’m not exactly sure what gooey butter cake is suppose to taste like. But it sounds & looks good.
I’m only getting a nice lemon taste from this with a nice black base. No butter, no cakey goodness. I do have more to give it another go. But right now just a plain old tea that you would turn into iced tea.
ETA: I had this again yesterday. I went & oversteeped it… ok next weekend I am investing in a real tea timer!!
So I was still getting only lemon & some astringency because of the over steep. Once it cooled I did get some of that delicious bakey flavour. I do have enough for one more cup, so I will try it again!
ETA 2: Finished this off this morning, some strange smell coming from the pouch. No astringency this time, but not much flavour. Still lemoney, maybe a hint of cake this time around. Definitely DID NOT over steep this time, no astringency to be found.
oh my bloody he’ll. Steepster at my note.
anywho, I’ve had this forever and am now trying it in hopes of cleaning up my stash.
I don’t hate this like everyone else, I don’t love it, but quite enjoy it. it reminds me of those pop bottle gummies.
I put the rest in the fridge to try it cold.
as my cup cooled to room temp, it wasn’t quite as good as it is hot.
Also there is a kind of strange taste at the end of the sip. maybe the stevia?
Another I received from Artp
I looove looove looove blueberries & anything acai flavour has tasted like blueberries.
I guess I over steeped this because it was a bit bitter, it did have a nice light blueberry flavour & I was getting some white tea flavour. I’ll have to try this again & steep it properly.
I’m not generally a fan of mate, when I requested this in a swap from Artp I didnt realize it was a mate. but this morning I need my boost of energy, I’ve got a photoshoot this afternoon which I am so nervous about.
the dry leaves smells so fruity & juicy, something I would enjoy in smoothie form. as it steeps you can smell the mate, but as it sits beside me it smells like a cup of orange juice.
taste wise I mostly get the earthy mate, followed by some delicious juicy fruits.
however that mate comes out too much in the front for me.
Vanilla Beans sent me 4 generous samples of some DT blends 3 I’ve never owned/had only once & one I love. I’m determined to drink/at least try any new teas I get.
So I had this one today.
Well it’s lightly berry like, but just generic berry. I am definetly not getting any maple syrup.
Overall just not liking this one. I’ll finish my mug but that’s it. It’s rather bland.
Received this in a swap from Vanilla Beans
I’ve been wanting to try this for a while, alas I have no nearby store. But when I get to one, watch the f out!!!
I didn’t realize this was a white blend (or rather I forgot) until I read the reviwes. I used boiling water & it steeped much longer than I usually would. I was in a rush to get to work & it steeped all the way there.
This is super yummy. Chocolate but not overly so, I’m thinking the other flavour I am getting is the coconut, but I’m not sure. Eitherway everything works really well together. I loved how the chamomile flowers perked back up after steeping. Very pretty.
another sample from my online order.
Given that pomegranate & blueberry are 2 of my fav fruits and I love white tea, one would think I would love this one. alas I do not love it.
This tastes generically fruity, but artificially so. I do get some earthy vegetal, hay like quality from the white base. but overall nothing I would have again.