410 Tasting Notes
Boyfriend has several coworkers and managers from the UK at his job, and one of them gave him these Earl Grey teabags from England. I wish I knew the brand—- they’re square and unmarked white filterbags, like the Celestial Seasonings teabags.
Holy God, is it amazing tea though. The base is nice and robust, with hints of cocoa and Assam-like astringency. The bergamot tastes both citrusy and spicy.
Oh yeah, this is the genuine article. He’s had the loose version of it, too, and says that it’s even better.
Picked up a bottle of the original kind. I just wanted kombucha all of the sudden.
This didn’t really taste like much. I prefer the Gingerberry kind. Ginger and kombucha were a match made in heaven. This plain kind was okay. It was something healthy to drink, and it wasn’t gross by any stretch. But I think if I’m going to drop the $4 for a single bottle of this stuff, I want it to be more memorable.
I’ve been wanting to try this one for forever… I finally found it at Shaw’s of all places (along with a fully stocked display of Caramel Apple Dream!)
I’m in love! This tastes EXACTLY like a sugar cookie. I’m on my second cup already. It’s a creamy tea, and it’s sweet and bready and buttery and perfect.
I wish they made this and the Caramel Apple year round, but I suppose if they did, they wouldn’t be as special.
It tasted good, don’t get me wrong. But it was kind of weird to see the oily film on the top after it steeped. I think it was from the chunks of coconut in the dry leaf, but it was still a bit unsettling.
The cocoa nibs make it rich and sweet, almost like hot chocolate. You really don’t need to add sweetener. As for the sea salt, I got a hint of it in the smell. It definitely doesn’t taste salty to me.
The longer you steep it, the better it tastes.
Still not worth the trip and the money, in my opinion. Just glad I got it out of my system for the foreseeable future.
I figured that I needed a low-maintenance, vanilla flavored, non-caffeinated tea to soothe my nerves, so this was the winner. It’s not fabulous, but it’s something to drink and it has no calories, so it’s saving me from eating my feelings. It’s got a tart edge to it, rounded out by the vanilla, and it’s fruity without being overbearing.
The first few times I made this one, it didn’t taste like much of anything. Kind of a watery, plain black tea.
I made it again today, mostly because I wanted to get rid of it. I then proceeded to let it get cold because work picked up, and I made an accidental discovery in the process!
This tea is AMAZING when it’s cold. I got notes of honey, nuts, molasses, and chocolate. The flavor just kind of came to life once the heat left. I think it’s a delicate tea, and it needs to be prepared as if it’s a particularly sensitive white tea.
I plan to cold-steep it, or maybe make it iced instead next time. Either way, it’s gonna be delicious.
Another one that I grabbed because I need it to replace my junk food snacking. (Also, I needed to buy two boxes of CS teas to validate the coupon.)
It doesn’t taste like a punishment, so that’s a plus. It’s just a plain tea, that’s all. It depends pretty heavily on the white tea to pick up the slack as far as flavor is concerned, but last time I checked, that wasn’t a crime.
I may as well face it— dieting requires sacrifices. If this can help me to feel better about myself in the long term, then it will all be worth it.
This tea was delicious. Usually decaf teas suck, especially decaf greens. I got it because:
1.) I had a coupon for Celestial Seasonings teas
2.) Nothing else that my grocery store had from CS (that I haven’t already tried) looked remotely appealing
3.) I’m trying desperately to stop hoovering the contents of my fridge when I get home from work, and green tea is a know appetite suppressant
4.) I can drink it any time, and as much of it as I want, without overcaffeinating myself
I didn’t have high hopes. But it was surprisingly fragrant and mellow. Lemony, buttery, lightly sweet. Not too heavy on the jasmine, but hey, for a bagged decaf, it’s not too shabby.