562 Tasting Notes
Discover TTB #12
Man, 52Teas just nails their raspberry flavor! This tea is sweet and fruity and jammy…tastes like I stirred a spoonful of raspberry jam into my cup. The creaminess isn’t really coming through for me, but I don’t mind. A great tea to start my day with!
Flavors: Jam, Raspberry
Discovery TTB #11
Peppercorns in a butterscotch tea? I had to try this one just because I was so intrigued by the appearance of the dry leaf! It had a sweet butterscotch aroma when brewed, but the flavor was mostly the white tea base (which I don’t mind at all, since I love white tea!) with subtle hints of butterscotch, cinnamon, and pepper. Kind of an odd combination, but somehow it works pretty well! I don’t think this is something I’d reach for often, but I’m glad to have sampled it.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Cinnamon, Hay, Peppercorn
I received an early Christmas gift in the mail yesterday: the black tea gift set from Tea Chai Te! I’ve been wanting to try their “Mount Hood Vanilla” blend for ages and I’m so excited to finally own it, along with several others. This is the one tea in the gift set that I wasn’t quite sure about and sadly it isn’t for me. The description is accurate…this is like drinking melted red hots! Way too much cinnamon for me. I’m sure there’s someone out there who loves cinnamon and will adore this tea, so I’ll be popping it in the Discovery TTB for someone else to enjoy. :)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy
Discovery TTB #10
This blend has a delightful caramel aroma! The flavor is on the light side…smooth, slightly sweet caramel with just a hint of spice. I didn’t really pick up on any pumpkin. Overall, a pleasant cup of tea but nothing special.
Flavors: Caramel, Smooth, Spices, Sweet
Discovery TTB #8
I finished off the last little bit of this one and sadly I wasn’t impressed. I didn’t get a specific strawberry flavor…more of a vague, artificially fruity flavor with an unpleasantly sour aftertaste. Maybe it was the age of the sample? Not going to rate this because I’m not sure I had it at its best.
Flavors: Artificial, Fruity, Sour
Discovery TTB #7
Wow, another tea with cinnamon in it that I actually like! Despite “cinnamon” being in the name, the flavor is actually more like a blueberry muffin: sweet and fruity with just a hint of spice. And surprisingly, there’s no unpleasant stevia aftertaste either. There was only about a teaspoon and a half left in the bag, so I finished it off…sad, because I’d love to have this one in my collection!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Blueberry, Sweet
Discovery TTB #6
I’m not generally a big fan of smoky teas, but this one is lovely! It has a good amount of smokiness without tasting burnt and the malty flavor of the Assam adds a nice depth to the flavor. I may be hang on to this one!
Flavors: Malt, Smoke, Sweet
Discovery TTB #4
I tend to shy away from most blends with cinnamon in them, as that’s a flavor that tends to overwhelm. But this one smelled delicious, so I decided to give it a try. And I wasn’t disappointed! There’s a good mix of maple, cinnamon, and apple flavor without any one taking over. A nice morning treat!
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup
Discovery TTB #2
There was only a teaspoon left of this one, so I finished it off. It was a very light black tea with a mild, fairly natural mango flavor and an unfortunately sharp aftertaste. Not a huge fan of this one.
Discovery TTB #1
First tea I’ve sampled from the box and it’s a good one! This is the kind of black tea I love: sweet, smooth, and malty with a lovely chocolatey flavor and no astringency. It also re-steeps beautifully! I think I’ll be hanging on to this one.
Flavors: Chocolate, Malt