493 Tasting Notes
Uh. I don’t get this tea, I feel like I’m missing something major. It might just be too subtle for me or something.
All I taste is a somewhat musty vegetal and also floral oolong base.
With maybe a hint of some kind of old fruit, I don’t know. Maybe that’s the frankincense? I have no sweet clue what that would even taste like.
I can’t stand the smell of incense though. I only have a fond memory of when I was 13 and would burn it because I used to pretend I was Wiccan. I didn’t even like the smell back then, at least it had a purpose at the time. Can’t imagine wanting to drink anything that tastes like incense.
It’s basically the opposite of everything I like.
Luckily this basically tastes like nothing to me… No bergamot, that’s for sure.
Sounded interesting but I guess it’s just not for me! Sorry I couldn’t do your beloved tea justice, but thanks for the sample, OMGsrsly!!
This is a very old sample sent from Shmiracles back in the day before I got pregnant and stopped drinking tea for a year or so.
Not sure what makes this one different, but I didn’t like it quite as much as the original Coconut oolong from Davidstea (before they brought it back with the unnecessary addition of lemongrass).
This one seemed a bit more floral. I used 85 degree water and steeped for three minutes. Maybe two minutes would be less oolongy.
Either way, decent! I think I will cold brew the rest :)
A long overdue thanks to Shmiracles for the sample!
Cold brewed this one for like 24 hours. That seems to work out for me because I very likely always end up underleafing. I cold brew in a 1L pitcher and if I used enough leaf to make it as flavourful as I wanted, I’d go through all my cold brew teas way too fast.
So I leave it in the fridge for a day or so.
This one… There’s something weird about this one. I did get a creamy sort of mango tea. But either the cinnamon, banana or chamomile is rubbing me the wrong way. I couldn’t put my finger on it when I was drinking it because I hadn’t read the description/ingredients yet.
I will try again later to see what exactly my issue is!
Another sample from Cavocorax!
I tried this last night at like 11:30, obviously needed something caffeine free.
The smell was a bit off putting, because it smelled like some kind of orange flavoured cough syrup I remember from when I was a kid. I have to wonder if orange flavoured cough syrup even exists anymore!
The taste was pretty good, though not super creamy, just orangey.
But something about the tea made my throat scratch, not a sensation I’m used to because I have no food allergies, so it was unpleasant enough to make me dump the cup. I will have to give the rest to my friend to try.
Thanks for the sample, Cavo!
Sample sipdown from Cavocorax! Pretty much everything I’ve been drinking lately came from her or OMGsrsly. Soooo many teas to try, but I’m almost through!
This one I ended up ordering as part of my A&D holy trinity order when they had free shipping to Canada for Canada Day. Too sweet to pass up!
I wouldn’t have ordered this one on its own but for $8 extra, I do love me a goods strong EG. I did like the Steven Smith EG better if memory serves.
I am so lucky Cavo sent the samples along for me to try. Yay tea frens!
A sample from MissB!
I had tried this at some point before, I actually possessed a quantity, but I wasn’t really enamoured. In fact I was disappointed.
I seemed to enjoy it more this time around, a light toffee flavor. I think my tastebuds have been honed a bit so I no longer like fakely extreme flavoured teas, and I can appreciate the more subtle ones.
I don’t think I got much taste out of this the first time, but round two was pretty good. I wouldn’t purchase it but it was a nice treat.
Wow. I didn’t expect much from this for whatever reason, but it ended up surprising me as being one of the most delicious and realistic tasting blueberry black teas I’ve ever tried.
The fact that it’s from a Nova Scotian tea company is a major plus because though I’ve been in NB for 19 years now, I spent 8 important years of my childhood in NS and still have relatives there, so it will always feel like home to me.
My friend sent me this sample but I’d consider buying some one day!