887 Tasting Notes
After a long hiatus from tea, I thought I would revisit some old favourites that I hadn’t had in awhile. It has been interesting to see how much my tastes have changed. I was initially very leery about trying this tea, popcorn in tea…what the heck. But now, I will pretty much try anything!
I am not usually the biggest fan of green tea (unless it is jasmine), but I like the occasional flavoured green tea. This is probably one of my favourite ones. It is mostly caramel popcorn with a hint of Apple. The green tea is in the background vaguely, and it is not too vegetal.
I used to brew this at a much higher temp, I wonder if DAVIDsTEA has decreased their parameters on this one?
I thought the flavours were a bit weak, so next time I will try a longer steep.
As I drink more tea from varying companies, I am beginning to enjoy straight tea more and more. Thankyou Butiki, Teavivre, and Verdant!! Now that I know what high quality teas taste like, I enjoy that tea flavour rather than artificial flavours that cover up the actual tea flavour. I still drink a lot of flavoured teas, but they are becoming teas that have natural flavours more and more.
This tea does have artificial flavourings, and does taste a bit artificial. It is enjoyable though. However, it no longer deserves a rating of 91.
Pumpkin is a flavour I really enjoy in the fall, so of course I wanted to try this one. honeybush is something that I really enjoy as well and I didn’t even know that it was honeybush until today when I went to brew it. Bonus!
I enjoy this tea, it is sweet pumpkin with some cinnamon spice. I didn’t get any creaminess though. I brewed this in a tea bag though, so maybe I lost the creaminess in the tea bag. Next time, I will just have to use my perfect mug to see if that helps.
Even though there isn’t much actual tea in here, I really enjoy this. It is caramel sweet, but not too sweet. I seem to really enjoy coconut in teas, especially white tea. The white tea certainly gets lost amongst all the other ingredients, but it’s ok if I think of it more as a herbal than a white tea. The mulberries taste good if you eat them as well!
Thid tea is best with a splash of milk. I always give this tea a quick rinse too to cut down on some of the fishy pu’erh taste. This was pretty good today, maybe the orange was a little more prevalent than I remember. Who knows though, it could have been just that particular scoop full of tea.