749 Tasting Notes
Yay I got the summer teas today!
Okay, so this one smells and tastes just like Mango Madness. The ingredients are almost identical as well. It’s a yummy tea, and I just put the second steep in the fridge because I think it will be much better chilled.
As far as mango taste, I’m not so sure. It has almost a carbonated feel to it. Regardless, it’s a tasty tea.
Thanks Aimee Popovacki for parting with a few cups of this for me :)
This is a lovely tea. Both the raspberry and mint are present. Neither are overwhelming and compliment one another nicely. I’m chilling a second steep in the fridge to try cold, but the hot tea is awesome. I’m sure it can only get better.
Update May 9/13: The second steep chilled is great, and I also had the third steep hot last night and that worked out wonderfully also!
Thanks teapot1 for sending me this :)
I don’t have a glass teapot, or any teapot for that matter. I make each cup separately in my mug so unfortunately I can’t appreciate the full beauty of this treasure.
I let it steep for 6 minutes, despite my intuition saying not to, just because it wasn’t opening! It still barely opened at all, just the very tips started to curl. Perhaps the resteep will yield better results in that area.
First few sips, I’m really not getting much flavour at all. Perhaps it needs to fully open to get the flavour out? That would make sense. Hmm. Perhaps I’ll put the infuser back in.
I let it steep for close to ten more minutes and still essentially no flavour. How unfortunate.
This is lovely and spicy and sweet all in one. The mixture of cloves, cinnamon, and orange peel is nothing short of amazing. I’m so happy jessiwrites introduced me to Teaopia’s Market Spice which encouraged me to find more. This is such a great cup of tea. It seems holiday-like but it worked perfectly for my morning tea today.
My next trip to Vancouver I’ll be stocking up on this for sure.
This is a lovely oolong tea. The pomegranate flavour is clearly there, but not overwhelming. The oolong base is lovely and comes through clearly. Overall a great balance between tea and flavour.
The second resteep is still quite flavourful. The pomegranate has diminished somewhat but the oolong base is still nice and strong.
Thanks Sil for swapping this with me :)
Another honeybush I’m enjoying. The flavouring seems pretty subtle. I’m getting some rhubarb tartness but I’m not so sure how much strawberry I’m tasting. Either way I’m enjoying the taste of honeybush haha!
Perhaps I don’t have enough experience with honeybush quite yet to make nay major distinctions between the flavours.
This one is nicely done. Most certainly chocolate and green tea with a hint of cinnamon. I enjoyed this and once I’m back home I’ll have to try the resteep.
I wouldn’t necessarily re-order, only because Cocoa Canela is similar and the mate seems to work a little better with the chocolate than does the green tea. Overall a tasty tea.
Thanks whatshesaid for this one :)
I’m getting the rhubarb but very little, if any cream. The black tea base is overtaking the flavours. I’m finding that with a lot of black teas – it seems a delicate balance for flavours with black tea. I’m enjoying this one enough, but I’d prefer if there was more of an actual rhubarb and cream flavour.
Man am I ever kicking myself for not picking some of this up before it was gone forever.
I fell asleep on the couch, for the fourth night in a row, just after I steeped (second resteep – I’d brought the first one along for the drive to work) this. So it went in the fridge to enjoy chilled this morning. The crumble-y cinnamon part really comes out chilled and it’s delicious. I love it both hot and cold :)
This tea also resteeps amazingly well. I always resteep this one at least three times – it does lose flavour, but I love it so much if I can get any flavour I’m resteeping it!