I haven’t had this tea in forever. And it is getting old. It still tastes good though. With a splash of milk, this is creamy and smooth, sweet chocolate and coconut. Just what I needed tonight.
377 Tasting Notes
Aroma is very creamy vanilla
1st steep: creamy, vanilla with floral notes. Nice and smooth green oolong. I wasn’t expecting to like this blend this much. It caught me off guard a little bit. Very relaxing and it feels like you are indulging in a sweet treat!
2nd steep: 5minutes. Still creamy and dreamy, just slightly lighter tasting.
Backlogging from yesterday.
This short steep time is definitely the way to go. I didn’t get any bitterness this time, and the creamy taste comes through more.
The water was boiled and then I got distracted, so it had a little bit of time to cool, so that probably helped too.
Yum, I might have to order this on my next 52teas order. Increasing the rating
I ordered this some time ago, I have drank it before but never reviewed it. So here goes:
This is a smooth black (I have come to expect nothing less from Teavivre!), with malty notes. I am definitely getting grainy notes, hay, and some sweetness. I am not really getting sweet potatoe but that might come out a little bit more in later steepings.
If my memory serves me correctly, this has very similar notes to the Bailin black, but I would have to compare them.
Steepster is telling me that I haven’t had this since June! Boy, I have missed this tea. That familiar smooth, malty taste with slight chocolate notes. So comforting on this cold COLD COLD day. It is -45 degrees C with windchill today. I was going to run some errands today. But, I think I will just stay home and enjoy multiple steepings of this tea instead!
I am so glad that I ordered 100g of this tea to enjoy, this is one of my favs for sure!
I brewed this up last night and slow cooked some oatmeal overnight. It was cinnamony goodness! Definitely doing this again!
I have had this for a year and have not logged it yet. This is a mildly spicy chai with a tad bit of sweetness. It really does smell like christmas.
As a latte with a smidgen of brown sugar, this is perfect for christmas.
Re-visiting this sweet, smooth tea from my local tea shop. A splash of milk really brings out the sweetness. Good stuff, could be a little more chocolatey though.
Yikes, this tea is a year old already. I guess it is time for a sip-down. So, I made a pitcher of it cold brewed.
It is really cold out today, -20C something plus windchill. So, I am sitting here, pretending to be somewhere warm instead. So I made a tropical pina colada smoothie. This is DELICIOUS! My Magic Bullet makes wonderful smoothies.
Here is how I made my smoothie:
pineapple chunks, frozen mango chunks, frozen light coconut milk cubes, heaping spoonful Greek yogurt, and this tea!
Mmmm, one of my favs being re-visited on this relaxing day off. Dreamy and creamy with that wonderful earl grey aroma and taste. Delicious!
This one smells delicious and peachy.
The taste is pretty good, creamy peach, if not a touch artificial tasting.
This is great iced as well.
That is all
I love cookie dough, and it smells deliciously like cookie dough. Very high expectations here.
Taste, a tiny bit of a let down. I found that it tasted more nutty than cookie dough. It is still pretty good, but didn’t really live up to the cookie dough expectation.
This was just meh for me. The chocolate was there but it reminded me too much of Dr. Chocolate or Super Chocolate. It is ok as kind of a Mexican hot chocolate, but not even close to what I was expecting. The flavours don’t really meld well together in my opinion.
Oh well, so many other delicious chocolate teas to choose from!
Hello again all my tea friends! I have been away from this site for 4 months! Pretty crazy. I am expecting my first baby and was sooo nauseated for a long time. I couldn’t even smell tea without feeling sick for the longest time :( It sucked big time. Anyway, enough rambling, I am back!
I ordered this tea a long time ago, and finally feel well enough to try this. This is wonderful. Sweet but not too sweet, malty with that wonderful chocolate taste. I imagine this would be awesome as a latte.
It made the perfect evening treat.
FYI: I steeped this for 10minutes.
Mmm, last cuppa of this jem!
I made this on the stovetop this time with half milk and half water. It is delicious this way. As usual, minty and chocolate. Nice Sunday treat! I don’t know if many people make their tea like this or not. But I tried it with pumpkin chai, and then I was curious how it would work with another black tea!
Bavarian Cream Matcha
Size : Small
Storage : Add Small Metal Tin Container (Holds up to 45g)
Here is where to get his fantastic matcha:
So, this is what I have learned this week….I SUCK at whisking. I have weak wrists and they start to get sore before I can get good foam going……lol, I know I am a wimp.
Anyway, so I have learned that instead of making hot matcha in a bowl, I have started making cold matcha lattes. I have also learned that I don’t like matcha as much hot. I much prefer it cold. I find that it is sweeter and less vegetal somehow. Maybe it is just in my head, I am not sure. But I like it better. So that is what I am gonna do!
So, this is what I do:
½ teaspoon matcha powder, sifted
½ cup milk
Put in my Magic Bullet and blend away. The foam is incredible and there is absolutely no clumps! Then I add 3-4 ice cubes to keep it cold.
Today, I made this with my new Bavarian Cream that arrived yesterday. This is so good. Creamy, like custard with hints of vanilla and a tiny bit of lemon. And it gave me good energy where I am not jittery or shaky, but awake and energized.
Maybe not quite as good as the cheesecake matcha but pretty close. This would also be delicious in a smoothie no doubt!
I might even have to re-stock this matcha when I am finished my tin!
Too bad shipping is so slow to Canada, this took quite awhile to get here :(
But it’s here now!
Yummy, what a wonderful weekend treat. Smooth caramel with light tangy cheesecake. And of course, the smooth black base really shines through.
At this low steep time of 2.5minutes, I didn’t find any astringency.
I look forward to this as a weekend treat, maybe as a latte!
My Teavivre order came way sooner than I thought it would! Exciting! I have been wanting to try this one for awhile.
I brewed this Western style at 1,2,3 minutes. I also brewed this gongfu. It is equally as good both methods.
It is sweet, a little bit fruity, with notes of butter and maltiness. There is a hint of vegetal in the background. This is really good.
I do like this one. It is a good quality iron goddess. It is buttery and slightly sweet with a hint of vegetal notes. Reminds me a little of thier Milk Oolong. I am really enjoying iron goddess teas lately.
So there is a recipe for s’more cocoa on DT’s FB page. I decided to try it because I wanted to treat myself this morning….just because! I made it a little different than their recipe though.
1/2cup milk, and the rest water to fill perfect mug
1 perfect scoop cocoa
1 perfect scoop Toasted Marshmallow tea
Very lightly simmered on medium heat for 10minutes.
I strained this tea into my cup over 2 marshmallows.
WOW, this is delicious, a real treat. Creamy, sweet cocoa. WIth a little hint of some nutmeg and allspice. I would maybe put a little less cocoa next time. But really, this is delicious. And I deserved it! lol
Thanks again to Stacy for the FB contest. This was one of the teas included in the flavoured prize category! watermelon tea!
I accidentally steeped this for 6 minutes instead of the recommended 4.5. Oops, I got distracted. Anyway, it didn’t taste oversteeped at all. It is really nice and smooth. I am actually getting more of a honeydew melon note like someone else mentioned. And like Kittena mentioned, it is similar to Cantaloupe&Cream, but with less cream.
I resteeped at 6 minutes and very lightly sweetened with white sugar. This is where the watermelon came out a little more. I think I need to get those brown sugar crystals next time on Butiki’s site.
Great work Stacy on another white tea! I love white teas. Great for relaxing in the afternoon!
I love pumpkin teas and this morning felt like fall. But I wanted something a little more creamy than the usual Pumpkin Chai from DAVIDsTEA. So here is where it got interesting, I added Pumpkin Creme Brulee!
I brewed about 3/4teaspoon pumpkin chai for 2.5 minutes then added 1/2teaspoon pumpkin creme brulee to it for another 2.5 minutes.
This was delicious. It was a creamy and more subtle pumpkin pie. With all the delicious spices. What a wonderful fall treat!
Thanks to Stacy for setting up that FB contest. I was so surprised to win the flavoured prize!!! So excited!
NOTE: this is the re-envisioned version of this tea.
This smells amazing. Sweet coconut.
The taste is good. Yummy coconut that is creamy and slightly sweet on it’s own. The rooibos base comes through, and I could see how it can relate to pie crust, slightly nutty with an earthy base to it.
I added a tiny splash of milk to the last sip of the cup. This really amped up the cup and cut some of the earthiness of the rooibos. I think this would be best as a rooibos. I will certainly be trying that next time!
Backlogging from the weekend.
First of all, I have never tried red velvet cake. So I am not too sure what I am supposed to be tasting.
It is sweet and a bit chocolatey. It is nice and smooth. But I am not loving it. It is a little artificial tasting, I guess from all those sprinkles. I enjoyed chocolate cake much better than this one. I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cuppa!