44 Tasting Notes
I really enjoyed the smell of the leaves in the tin, although I was a little surprised by the slightly sweet scent I got. As a straight green tea, I wasn’t expecting sweet.
Good thing since there isn’t a hint of sweet once the leaves are steeped. the wet leaves have lost most of their scent and the tea is hardly scented at all which is fine.
I primarily drink flavored teas so rating and describing this one is a little harder to do. I would drink it again, absolutely. Just maybe not on a Friday morning. Maybe it’s more of a Monday morning, “Oh God, there’s so much week left!” tea.
It does have a nice, delicate flavor. It isn’t overpowering or bitter. I’m ok with it, but not wowed.
Wanted to add another tasting note. Even though this is called “White Christmas,” I decided to try it cold steeped because I was running out of bagged tea and I was too lazy to bother with loose leaves for a quick pitcher in the the heat.
So surprised. In the ridiculous heat we’re experiencing currently, this has a nice, cooling mint flavor. It’s too bad I probably can’t pick any more of this up until winter comes back.
Whenever I used to go to Moxie’s for brunch, I’d get this tea. I’m amused reading the reviews for it and afraid to ever order it again. I’ve discovered so many loose leaf teas that I love now and I’d hate to be disappointed by an old favorite after so much time.
That said, how “favorite” could it be if I’ve never actually bought a box of it?
I love Chai tea so on my last order of Keurig k-cups, I figured I’d add in a nice Chai for those mornings I’m a bit rushed. When I opened the shipping box, I felt a little twinge of guilt – tea in a Keurig. Oh boy.
I tried it right away and I was disappointed. Bitter and flavorless – how on earth do you do that to a Chai? HOW?
Now, I’ve got a whole box of k-cups I need to do something with, right? So the next one I tried, I mixed in a healthy dose of International Delights French Vanilla and crossed my fingers.
I’ve never, ever added International Delights to any tea prior to this experiment. I never thought I would. Seriously.
The tea was saved. Definitely drinkable, which also raised the rating of the tea significantly.
I will not be buying this tea again.