496 Tasting Notes
I still really enjoy this. One of very few rooibos teas I can not only stomach, but like very much!
It never occurred to me to try cold brewing this. I’ve been drinking it hot at night. But I still have lots of lemon chiffon and lemon lime cream tart left to play with.
Not sure which of the three I love most!
Thank you to Angel at Teavivre for this sample!
I have to admit, though I have thoroughly enjoyed all of these fresh, bright Spring 2014 green tea offerings Teavivre has sent me to try, I feel like I am no good at describing them other than to say they are crisp and vegetal, and very enjoyable. Always with the spinachy/seaweedy notes, sometimes buttery, sometimes a bit nuttier.
Always clean and fresh tasting, great for this time of year.
I used to fancy myself NOT a green tea fan, but that’s because back then I’d only tried the grossed bagged green tea dust, and I’d always used boiling water and oversteeped. No wonder I hated it!
These Spring 2014 teas have been so nice to try because I can see what green tea is supposed to taste like.
I only wish I were better at distinguishing between them all.
I think next time I am going to try three at once, do a little taste test/sip off so I can hopefully reach a new level of understanding with them. Always trying to expand my tea horizons and improve my tastebuds!
Thank you so much for sending these my way. When I want a delicious straight green tea, I know exactly where to go!
This one was a sipdown!
I cold brewed this and left it overnight. It made for a really nice tropical iced tea!
Definite obvious pineapple and coconut notes, but the green tea base is also very noticeable. Maybe a little TOO noticeable for me, but perhaps I left it in the fridge too long.
The last of my fruity samples from this company, which turned out to have some offerings that made for tasty and refreshing iced teas!
Oh buddy, oh pal. This is a different tea.
The second one I tried from my long awaited Lupicia order.
One I’d eagerly anticipated from the moment I first heard of it.
First of all, I have to say that without thinking about it, I automatically associate the word “cookie” with “chocolate chip cookie”, so all this time, that’s what I thought this tea would be. No, I obviously didn’t read the description or ingredients list.
So when I finally cracked open the bag and sniffed the leaves, I was a little surprised it didn’t smell like chocolate at all, no cocoa notes. I was also surprised to see that it looked like a CTC tea.
However, what I smelled when I sniffed the bag was a buttery, subtly sweet cookie note.
I didn’t even try it black, I just had to follow Lupicia’s suggestion and add milk immediately.
What resulted was a buttery, creamy delight. A subtle cookie, with a substantial base, perfect for the flavouring. Sweetness that was more of a suggestion than a reality. I’d like to try with a bit of sugar next time. And maybe black, one day.
So far Lupicia is two for two! Way better than my Adagio experience!
I got my Lupicia order finally, had ordered it in May and had it shipped to my relatives in the States knowing they’d be visiting in July and would bring it to me. Along with orders from like 4 other companies but that’s neither here nor there :)
Anyway, I decided to make this the first one I tried out of the bunch.
I mean like, man, this tea is amazing.
I don’t understand how it is possible to make a tea taste so much like genuine melon. It doesn’t even taste fake. Just fresh and delicious. Fruity, soooo fruity.
Amazing. So good. I don’t even have the words. It’s the juiciest fruitiness tea I’ve ever had.
If this is Lupicia, count me in!
Received samples of this from Nina’s Tea and Courtney.
I checked Steepster ahead of time to determine the best temperature, rather, to see what everyone else did. I went with boiling for 2-3 min.
I found this pretty astringent. Not as smooth nor as creamy as I’d hoped, I found the strawberry taste seemed a bit artificial to me, but the main issue was the bitterness. Perhaps at a lesser temperature it would be softer and creamier, but as I prepared it, this tea was not particularly angelic!
Happy to have tried it out, thanks to Nina’s and Courtney!
Thank you to Nina’s Tea for the sample of this!
I had tried it once before but wanted to give it another go. The description is certainly enticing. Vanilla, caramel and berries. Sounds like other teas I love, for example Harney and Sons Paris, except that one has the bergamot in it.
I’ve reached the conclusion that perhaps red berry black teas are not really for me. I can tell that this is a well done tea. It’s very smooth and the flavours mingle well together. The vanilla and caramel tone down the red berry taste, but there still is a bitterness for me, which I imagine must be the fruit.
Ultimately it is a soft and enjoyable tea, if red berry black teas are your sort of thing.
It is safe to say at this juncture that they’re not my thing, though I’m very glad I got to try this!
My previous rating was 69 but I removed that because I can tell this is a nice tea, just not one for me.
Finished off the last of my sample from Courtney this morning.
It is a very nice tea, fruity and bright and crisp somehow. Somewhat malty, though not to the extreme that I prefer. And I’m not getting any chocolate notes.
I enjoyed what I had but I’m not crazy enough over it to order more, I don’t think.
Glad to have one to cross off my list!
Thanks again, Courtney :)
Cold brewed this and it was very good, cherry cream taste.
I find the name a bit strange though, there’s nothing cake like or chocolatey about this tea, so it’s misleading. Though the ingredients are a dead giveaway.
It DOES, however, kind of taste like the cherry filling stuff inside a Black Forest cake, so maybe that’s what they were getting at.
I love Black Forest cake. I wish I had one right now.
Anyway, this was a. Nice, refreshing, fruity tea! Definite cherry taste.
Definitely involves hibiscus though, which I know some people don’t like. I don’t mind it.