419 Tasting Notes
I think the owner of the WK is making his own now as I’m pretty sure it used to be billed as “Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Chai” and was from one of the bigger wholesale companies. But this year it tastes much different and much better. More pumpkin that’s for sure! And let’s be honest tis the season for all the pumpkin. Plus the spices are on point…almost like drinking pumpkin pie with more spice to it. I am so here for that!
Flavors: Pumpkin, Spices
It was FINALLY cool enough here to make up a hot cup of tea. And since I’m only allowed 200mg of caffeine a day (isn’t pregnancy grand) I thought I’d make a cup of this one. It does in fact taste like a cinnamon roll complete with gooey frosting, but that migh just be my own wishful thinking. Either way it is a yummy treat tea to kick off my day in the best possible way. The cinnamon give just enough bite to wake me up and get me moving.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Sugar
I don’t know how I haven’t already reviewed this tea…seeing as I’m down to half a bag! I clearly must have had some of it. Anyway I love this tea. It smells very dark and rich and malty to me…which as you know I LOVE. While the taste has hints of cocoa and…bread. Weird but so darn good.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cocoa, Malt
I happened to pick up a sample rooibos cube when in was in over the weekend. Today’s weather called for a large mug of tea after work and I chose this. I didn’t know what to expect from it as I’d never had it before or noticed it on the menu. To my surprise the orange flavor is nice and light and I do note hints of creme. It’s really a lovely cup on a dreary rainy day.
Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Orange
I was happy to see this months Steepster Select box had a mix of tea types. I was nervous that each month would be one type of tea after the first month was ALL green teas. So the moment I saw an assam (my favorite) I knew I had to try it first! The dry leaf smelled pretty malty. Just how I like my assam teas. I let it steep for the suggested five minutes. Which I first thought was a bit much, but then realized it was actually just right when I took my first sweet sips. So much malty goodness in this tea and the aroma is to die for with hints of honey and fruit! It’s a good thing you get two steeps out of this one as I think I’m going to need another pot!
Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Malt
I thought I had reviewed this AGES ago…seeing as it’s almost gone. I love this one as a morning latte. The lavender isn’t overpowering, but it does add a little something extra to the earl grey and that something is awesome. All the flavors mix so nicely together. Hmm, maybe I’ll go make myself a latte right now…
Flavors: Bergamot, Fruity, Lavender
Wow no one has logged this yet? This was the tea of the morning here in my house. I loved the cute little heart shape of the tuo cha. As with most pu-erh’s this one smelled really earthy, with hints of sticky rice. I employed my handy little mouse yixing pot for the honors. I also managed to spill some of it all over the place as I tried to record pouring my tea…it’s harder than it looks!
The tea itself smells and tastes like the yummy rice used in sushi making and I am in heaven. My only complaint is the directions call for a steep type of 6 minutes…which I thought was pretty long for a pu-erh. So I opted for 2 minutes and I thought it came out perfect.
Flavors: Dirt, Earth, Mushrooms, Rice
Ordered this one from Upton as I needed a decaf night time tea. I was a little nervous seeing other’s reviews of the tea. But I kept an open mind here. The dry leaf smells like vanilla and very yummy. While the steeped leaves (in a natural tea bag) smelled a bit like a drink with booze in it (then I remembered there’s bourbon vanilla in it). But I liked it. Very soothing and slightly sweet, perfect for an evening cuppa.
Flavors: Alcohol, Sweet