555 Tasting Notes
I bought a cup of this at the mall while I was walking around with my cute little baby.
Then when I went back, I decided to buy some, because I was pretty impressed with it.
I love eggnog. I thought DT did about the best job you could possibly do in translating something like eggnog to tea form. Considering what tea is – flavoured water.
I wonder if it would have been better as a black tea, something you could add milk to to get more of a creamy note?
But as someone who HATES LOATHES DESPISES normal rooibos, I am pleased to say green rooibos is not so bad. I didn’t notice this at all. Thankfully, no gross hay taste.
Just spices, a creamy note, the white chocolate helps.
I bought 50g and I will enjoy this as a caffeine free holiday treat!
I’ve committed a tea sin.
And I don’t even care.
I’m on this mission to get my stash down, stop hoarding things, and make my cupboard (the real one, not the steepster one) seem less daunting.
So, i drank this to try it out when I got it.
I enjoyed it. But not any more so than I enjoy the normal LB, which is a lot, obviously.
So when I was going through my stash recently, I saw this…relatively new purchase that I had tried once, and enjoyed, but not any more than the normal LB – and I decided to just dump it in with the rest of my LB in its designated LB tin.
Even though it cost more. I don’t even care. Since I didn’t notice a difference myself, I just decided to enjoy it as regular LB. So now it’s all mixed up.
Feel free to judge me, tea snobs! :)
A sample from VariaTEA! Thank you!
I was interested in trying this, because his other marshmallow genmaicha blends always sounded so good… but then I was always let down. Just MEH. You shouldn’t really go by my ratings though, because I always seem to be let down by 52Teas blends.
No offense to them, they just don’t work out for me.
This was another.
I didn’t NOT enjoy drinking it, it was pleasant enough, but it didn’t really stand out.
Nothing super tasty.
The idea is better than the reality. IMHO.
Anyway, still happy to try it!!!
The whole Steepster world should be proud of me because I just made a point of sitting down for an hour or so to crank out a bunch of backlogged tea reviews. They’ve been hanging around forever! I keep empty packages to remind me to log the ones I drank, I’m so pleased to finally be able to throw these ones away!
I finally had the rest of this sample from the generous Cavocorax – you know, i liked it even more the second time around.
If it wasn’t so hard (read: pricy) for a Canadian to buy from Adagio, I’d consider adding a small amount to a future order! It’s definitely interesting and a unique blend of flavours.
Received this as a sample from The Tea Spot…. it seemed like it was tasty but unfortunately the sample was so scant that I couldn’t even make a normal sized cup out of it, I felt like it could have been stronger. To my tastes, anyway.
It seemed raisiny and malty and a good strong breakfast tea, from what I could gather. I would love to find a good breakfast tea to stock.
I can’t really rate this because I felt like I didn’t have enough tea for a satisfying cup!
Would like to try again sometime with more!
Saved this from a TTB in the summer, for my pu-erh tasting adventures.
Honestly I can’t really recall any difference between this and any other. I’m quite sure though that I prefer the Mandala ones I’ve tried. Even though they still just taste like pu-erh to me, no delicious chocolate notes or anything of the sort.
This was strong, I brewed it western style for a minute or so for a few infusions, and always with milk. I’m not a SUPER puerh fan yet. But i’m trying!
Got a sample of this one from Miss B!
I didn’t find the flavours super strong, they didn’t punch me in the face or anything, but I realize that is probably typical of “scented” french teas.
I have this mission to try as many French teas as possible. Though I can’t afford to buy online and I don’t seem to be able to find them at my local Winners or Homesense stores like some other lucky people.
Perhaps someday France will be on my travel menu!
I found this relaxing and enjoyable to drink. Not my favourite one so far, but nice. It kind of ended up like a random blend of unnameable fruits to me. Ah well :) Glad to have tried it!!
I liked Velours Nacre better though!
Got a sample of this from The Tea Spot. I drank it this summer, lol. So yeah, this is a very late review.
I had it for breakfast everyday when I was visiting my cousins’ cottage for a week in August, on the beach with my baby. My actual baby. Not like, a romantic thing.
It was delicious in the mornings with milk. A good strong cup and I usually had two steeps out of it. I honestly can’t quite remember if it was super flavourful, but I did enjoy it.
Assams are usually tasty to me!
So, there you have it! Just reviewed it so I’ll remember having tried it :)
Bought a sample of this because it intrigued me.
Sometimes I like teas with roses in them, i ALWAYS love LB, and I usually enjoy Earl Greys. So I figured this might be good.
Once I smelled it dry I wasn’t quite sure, though it was really pretty to look at.
It ended up being pretty tasty though! The flavours seem to work really well together. I will have some more steeps of my sample tomorrow for sure, this is not one to use once and throw away!
I would consider buying some, but it’s not a MUST HAVE for me or anything.
None of the flavours seem to overpower the others, though the main thing I taste is LB, which is probably why i enjoyed it so much.
The next thing I notice is the bergamot, but it’s not overwhelming. The roses are pretty faint, which is probably a good thing because a super floral tea can be too intense for me.
Overall, enjoyed this one!