520 Tasting Notes
I was sure after the first sip that I wasn’t going to like this one: it tasted like a straight-up hibiscus tea and I am NOT a fan of hibiscus. However, as it cools, the other flavors start to pop a bit more…I definitely get some cranberry and maybe even a hint of vanilla. Still not outstanding, but better than I thought!
Flavors: Cranberry, Hibiscus, Tart, Vanilla
Not going to rate this one, as I’m not sure how old my sample is. I’m getting a weak apple flavor and a bit of cinnamon, but mostly the rooibos base coming through. Apple seems to be a hard flavor to get right in tea for some reason!
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Rooibos
I’ve tried a lot of bad lemon teas in my day, but this is a good one. The lemon flavor is smooth and bright and not too artificial..fake lemon can make me feel like I’m drinking a cleaning spray instead of tea! And I do get a bit of a “cake” note as well. This is one I’d definitely consider re-purchasing in the future.
Flavors: Cake, Lemon, Nutty
I believe this was in my advent calendar from Sophia (thank you!) and I am loving it on this bitter cold winter day! The black base tea is warm and comforting layered with a strong (but not too artificial) banana flavor and just a bit of maple sweetness. I’m not really getting anything that reminds me of oatmeal, but that’s fine; I enjoy it just the way it is!
Flavors: banana, Maple Syrup
I want a candle that smells just like this tea! The aroma is creamy, spicy, sweet breakfast deliciousness. The flavor doesn’t quite live up. It’s mildly spicy and sweet with a hint of vanilla, but not as rich as I was hoping.
Flavors: Cardamon, Sweet, Vanilla
This one was a nice surprise! The scent is AMAZING. The brewed tea doesn’t exactly taste like carrots, but it captures most of the other flavors of a carrot cake: the fruitiness of the raisins, the spices, and even a hint of the cream cheese frosting. I would definitely consider re-purchasing this one!
Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Ginger, Nutmeg, Raisins, Spicy
This tea smells EXACTLY like a freshly-baked blueberry muffin! It steeps up bright pink (thanks to the hibiscus in the brew) and has a nice blueberry flavor. I wish there were more of a “muffin” flavor, but this is still a nice fruity tea.
This tea was a treat! While I don’t really understand the reasoning behind blending green and black tea (all I can taste is the black tea) the flavor combination in this one is delicious: lots of creamy coconut with a touch of caramel sweetness and just a whiff of hazelnut. The mouth feel is thick and rich and it’s delicious both with and without milk. I would definitely consider re-purchasing this one!
Flavors: Caramel, Coconut, Hazelnut