558 Tasting Notes
My SweeTea JoeCool sent me a wonderful package from Sands of Thyme. I was having difficulties deciding which tea to sip on first, so I sniff tested all of the teas. This one smelled so deliciously of coconut and bananas that I had to have it right away.
The banana aroma carries over nicely into the steeped tea as does the coconut. There is a natural sweetness to this tea that was enjoyable. The base tastes like a ceylon, just a smooth plain tea, no malt. It was a good choice for blending with these flavors.
I also tried with creamer and it tasted like a banana shake with tea. Yum. This was definitely a winner! I’m happy to have some in my tea cupboard.
This tea was mine to try thanks to a swap from Brandy.
The smokiness in this tea blew me away. I’m not a huge fan of smoky teas, but I was curious to try this as it was blended with raspberry flavor, and I tend to enjoy berry teas. The smoke was a bit more than I can handle, but I am happy I had the opportunity to try this tea.
Wow, this tea is sweet and a delicious way to end the evening. I enjoyed a sample courtesy of Batrachoid. Thank you so much for including this in our swap. I am impressed at how well flavored this is. I must order more of this. I think my local Barnes and Noble carries it in sachets, but I’ve heard rumors that it isn’t quite as flavorful in the sachets. Loose may be the way to go.
This tea is really tasty. I love the tart cranberry with the zesty citrus of the blood orange. The flavor is really blended well with the black tea. I think I like this more than H & S Cranberry Autumn as it isn’t as strong on the orange, and more of the black tea shines through, but I would have to compare them again. Quite tasty.
Another of the teas I received in the swap with Brandy. I really love green rooibos. I don’t know why the green makes me so much happier than the red which makes me blech, but it does make me happy and I’m going with it. This was delicious hot, even more so with a pinch of sugar. I could imagine this being a great iced drink. I think I will be buying more of this and the other green rooibos blends Adagio has in the not so near future (not so near because I have a mountain of tea I am working my way through and I couldn’t be happier!)
Thanks to Brandy3392 I get to try this tea. I was surprised to see white chocolate chips in this blend. Upon seeing those I thought this would be a highly flavored blend, but it is not. It is subtle in flavoring, just light bright and sweet cherry with a creamy sweetness. This was a great choice to help awaken me this afternoon. I’ve been in a fog throughout the morning. Feeling better already!
This is one of six republic of teas selections available where I work. I have been trying to alternate this with Earl Greyer to cut back on caffeine. This is a mediocre tea that smells and tastes a bit like medicine. It works as a hot beverage. I really should bring some of my own teas into work. My cabinet would thank me!