6 Tasting Notes
I picked this up on sale and was instantly attracted to the handle on top of the lid and it’s fairly small size. I have the option of easily throwing it in my bag (and not worrying about spillage at all) or carrying it around by the handle. The outside doesn’t heat up, even when the tea inside is boiling hot (which it remains for hours) so no burning your hands.
Only one complaint: the opening is on the small side. This is great for sipping but not so great for actually brewing tea. I had to go out and buy a tea ball because brewing my tea in something else and transferring it is too much work + too many dishes for me in the morning. This is really only a small complaint, because the tea ball does the trick.
Yes, it’s a tea ball. Fairly basic. What I like is that it’s sturdy and has a teeny, tiny clip that keeps it closed securely (as well as the hinge closure). Not a speck of tea debris floats around in my cup after using this. It’s much better quality than any other tea ball I’ve ever used.
Wow, I was honestly expecting to hate this. I was given the 6 sachet tin as part of a gift and decided to give it a whirl, even though I usually dislike apple-based teas. This one, however, seemed to do it right. Almond and apple goes together like peanut butter and jam. I’m actually planning on going out tomorrow to get a full tin of it (and to take advantage of the Valentine’s day sale!).
Coffee Cake is sweet, delicate, and delicious. It doesn’t taste exactly like a coffee cake, but it does remind me a lot of frosting which gives off a flavour of sweet coffee. The pineapple and cherry give a unique sweetness that isn’t overpowering. It’s a great treat and tastes exactly like it smells (which is wonderful).
I really wanted to like this one, but it’s so high-maintenance that it just isn’t worth it. The first steep is entirely cinnamon. None of the other flavours come out at all, and you’re left with this gross, murky-looking, cinnamon water concoction. The second and third steeps, however, are pretty good and definitely worth it if you have the time to steep it, dump out the first cup, and re-steep. That’s the only way it’s worth it. I’ve actually been mixing it with Cookie Dough or Chocolate Orange and that makes it really yummy. Just a bit of a miss on this one unfortunately.