739 Tasting Notes
For me this lacks certain things I think a chai should have. I get more of a chai feeling out of the pumpkin chai then I do this one. The apple is not working for me in this. I’m also missing the cloves and cardamom. In fact I don’t it’s really a chai unless it has those two. If they just called this a cinnamon rooibos it would be more accurate.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon
Today is my Friday at work and technically it’s a long weekend but I start midnights on Sunday so that’s a no for me. With that in mind I decided to have this liquid cotton candy and celebrate that I have a day off while others must work. (I’m evil)
Flavors: Cotton Candy
So this is a sample I got from Teavivre. I wasn’t sure if I would like it as I am wary of all things with flowers in the name. Too many times in the past that has led to tasting flower petals in my mouth. I am so glad that is not the case here. My first and only steeping (made it for work in a contigo) tastes like fuzzy peaches. The jasmine is ligt enough that I don’t really notice it. All in all I would say this is a great tea and I would consider ordering it myself in the future.
Hehe I knew I was hiding some more of this vanilla, almondy goodness! I didn’t have time before work to steep for the full 4 minutes though. It’s okay because this didn’t suffer too much. Unfortunately Butiki closed some time ago so if you didn’t grab any, you might not be able to get some now. Unless someone is hoarding it I like I was :D It reminds me of my favourite cookie from Mexico.
Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Vanilla
This tastes exactly like cotton candy. Even has the cotton candy after taste. I really can’t pick up on anything else though. I thought I would but nope. I get sweet cotton candy and if there is anything else going on my tongue refuses to acknowledge it. Makes me happy though because I haven’t had good cotton candy in ages! I’m not sure exactly how long I steeped this cup because I accidentally stopped the timer on my watch… oh well at least it turned out okay :D
Flavors: Cotton Candy
Apparently the last time I had this tea it was -42C (-43F) outside. It seems only fitting that now that the temperature is +28C (82F) that I have some fun with this one once more. It’s not my birthday but I love cake if not the calories that come with it. So I threw this tea bag into a cup.Dry all I could smell was a bit of vanilla. Once brewed I got more of a sweet vanilla smell out of it.
The tea tastes like vanilla and caramel with a bit of rooibos at the end. Not quite like toffee but similar. A good cup of tea for any time of the year!
Flavors: Caramel, Rooibos, Vanilla
So I went to David’s Tea yesterday on the way home and picked up some rooibos blends. I also picked up the lemon pound cake oolong because a steepster made it sound pretty tasty. So I hauled the stash I bought to work to help combat the heat wave. Currently it +26C (79F) which is a big relief from the much hotter days earlier this week. I also have a fan in my little area now so I’m a happy girl.
Now for the tea: Dry it smelled like a yummy raspberry baked bar or pie. Wet I’m told from a colleague that I made sniff the yumminess said it smelled like alcohol. You know one of those raspberry blended ones. I don’t drink so I thought that wet it smelled like raspberry syrup the good kind without a lot of sugar.Tastewise this was definitely raspberry cream. The raspberry came out strong but in the way that you want it to if that makes sense. The rooibos comes out a bit in some sips but not strongly. This was my first cup of this and so far no regrets!
Flavors: Creamy, Raspberry, Rooibos
Having this wonderful cider like tea because it’s 38C (100F) outside right now. I’m at work and there is no fan and only a trickle of AC coming out of the vent. A guy said he would try to find me a fan. Dying of heat but at least I have some yummy tea!