30 Tasting Notes
A friend was in the UK, and she picked this tea up for me while she was there. She’s not very knowledgeable about teas, but a salesperson recommended this tea to her. It’s a Ceylon tea, which I don’t drink very often; I prefer bolder teas. I found it very mild, but maltier than I’d expect from a Ceylon.
I received this as a gift in a sampler, and was pretty leery of it. I used to HATE spearmint anything (but love peppermint), but haven’t had it in a long time. I brewed this up as an iced tea, and was surprised to find it was alright! Not my favorite ever, but there’s a nice strong mint flavor that’s very refreshing in an iced drink. Maybe I’m over my spearmint thing. Still don’t love it, but I can drink it.
I bought this one at the recommendation of the salesperson, after mentioning I like spiced teas. It definitely is a dessert tea, but it’s pretty good and does actually remind me of French toast. They pre-sweeten it a bit by adding coconut sugar, which does make sense given the French toast flavor, but takes it out of my usual morning rotation.
Maybe I’ve been spoiled by Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea, but I found this a bit weak and flavorless. There is a very subtle cinnamon burn to the tea, but the flavor itself is so weak that I didn’t care for it. I found it somewhat bland. From the description, I was expecting a much bolder flavor.
I recently got this as a sample. I like assams in general but have never tried the golden monkey, so I was curious as to how I would like it. I brewed it up with a little bit of milk and sugar, as my usual way to drink black tea. I definitely noticed a bit more sweetness than I normally get from assams, which I think must have been from the golden monkey. All in all, it was a pleasant cup of tea, but not a particularly stand-out one.
I’m a big fan of jasmine teas and my fiance is a big fan of berry flavors, so this was one we definitely had to try. The jasmine flavor is a bit weak for my preferences, with most of the flavor coming from the berries. The berry flavor itself was natural tasting and not too overpowering. I would definitely describe this as a berry tea with hints of jasmine rather than the other way around, so you should take that into account when considering it!
This was a tea that I bought entirely because of the smell. It smells exactly like the Big League Chew bubble gum that I used to love as a kid. I bought this tea out of pure nostalgia. It’s a sweet, fruity tea with a bit of an artificial taste to it, but that’s about what I expected. Oddly enough, it’s one of those teas that the more I drink, the more I like it.
However, for people who want to taste the tea itself (you don’t get much of it), I can’t recommend it. I kind of like it, but I think that’s more because of nostalgia than the tea itself.
This might make a decent iced tea. I’ll have to try that sometime.
This is a another tea in the cupboard that’s more suited to my fiance’s tastes, but the chili got my attention. The chocolate is a decent chocolate, definitely much better than the chocolate in Davids Tea’s Read My Lips! I get a little hint of chili, but not as much as I was expecting.
Overall a decent chocolate tea, but it doesn’t particularly stand out to me. I wish the chili was more prominent, and I don’t know if I’d really consider this one a chai. If a tea is advertised as being a chai and having chili in it, I really want it to be spicy.