8 Tasting Notes
I first had Early Grey with cardamom at a friend’s house. I thought it was divine but I hadn’t been able to find something similar for years. Finally I found it.
The tea smells very pungent. It put me off at first. Steeped by itself, it’s not really that great. However, it’s delicious when you add milk and sugar to it. Very smooth and aromatic (but not overpowering). Ultimate “roundness” in my mouth which I really enjoy :)
Steeped at 205 degree F.
Just like to say that I’m going to avoid licorice. I bought this because I needed a tea I could drink before I went to bed. I had a cough at the time and I wanted something to sooth it.
The chamomile was soothing and the hint of peppermint was delicious. My only problem was the licorice. It had that lingering sensation and a smell/flavour I’m not a huge fan of.
I got used to it after a while. Usually I get lazy and leave my herbal teas steeping for a long time but because of the licorice, I can’t steep it for too long. It’s still a comforting tea before bed.
I was shocked when my tea came out a purple/pink/fuchsia colour. Don’t know why I got this tea since I usually don’t drink fruity teas (guess I was curious). I strongly recommend adding honey or some kind of sweetener to it. It tastes pretty good with some honey.
It would make a lovely summer iced tea :)
I’m not the one for fruity teas but I really enjoyed this one.
It smells very strongly of fruit and there’s definitely a high citrus note in there. The fruit smell is quite pungent to a point where it overpowers the bergamot of the earl grey.
When I steeped it, it retained a lot of it’s fruity qualities but it’s not nearly as intense as Bear Trap. It’s more than just a hint of fruitiness. I adore earl grey but this tea isn’t as strong as the ones I usually drink. Regardless, I was still surprised how much I liked this tea.
I usually drink this with some honey.
It smells divine: a strong caramel scent with some nuttiness. However, I expected a stronger flavour but instead it was a mild and smooth tea with a slight caramel.
I also tried it with some agave nectar & milk. I felt that it wasn’t a strong enough tea to hold it’s own against the milk.
Although my favourite teas are generally at completely different sides of the spectrum: bold black teas and mild green teas are what I prefer. Creme Caramel Rooibos was somewhere in the middle that I’m not entirely used to but could maybe grow to love.