562 Tasting Notes
It’s always a risk to try a new tea from Market Spice, because the smallest quantity they offer is 4oz. That’s a lot of tea if you don’t end up liking it! Thankfully, this is a nice herbal blend…kind of a like a strawberry milkshake in tea form. Nothing spectacular, but a nice option to have in my cupboard.
Flavors: Creamy, Strawberry, Vanilla
David’s Tea tends to be pretty hit and miss for me, but this one was a hit! I can’t say it really tastes like raspberry, but it does have a nice creamy, fruity flavor that thankfully isn’t overpowered by the hibiscus. I especially like it with a splash of milk.
Flavors: Creamy, Fruity
This is a delightfully robust black tea that stands up well to milk. It does get bitter fast if you over-brew it, but brewed for 3 minutes or less in just barely boiling water it comes out rich and chocolatey with just the slightest hint of smoke. Also, this shouldn’t matter to me as much as it does, but the tin is just so darn cute! One of my favorite breakfast blends.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Smoke
I always try to keep a few boxes of bagged tea on hand for situations where brewing loose leaf tea isn’t practical and Tazo is one of the better brands I’ve found at my local grocery store. This particular blend smells AMAZING…just like I’m baking some kind of yummy butterscotch dessert! The flavor doesn’t live up to the aroma, but it does have a nice hint of sweetness as long as it isn’t overbrewed. That’s easy to do though, so I try to stick to shorter steep times and slightly cooler water when brewing this one.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Sweet
I have several teas from Market Spice that I love, but I so wish they would offer their tea in smaller quantities! Everything is in 4oz bags, so I am now stuck with a HUGE bag of this (to me) underwhelming tea. The tea itself seems like good quality: large, fuzzy, unbroken white tea leaves. But the flavor of the tea itself and whatever peach and coconut flavoring has been added is completely overwhelmed by the flavor of marigolds. Disappointing!
This one was on sample at the store and as soon as I tasted it I knew this was one I needed in my cupboard. So yummy! The coconut flavor is rich and creamy and natural and pairs perfectly with the white tea base. It’s delicious hot and even better iced. A new favorite!
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy
Chocolate-flavored teas aren’t usually my thing, but French tea definitely is so I gave this blend a go. What a lovely surprise! The chocolate flavor is sweet and rich and full-bodied with a note of vanilla in the scent and aftertaste. With a bit of milk, this made the perfect bedtime treat. Excited to be adding this one to my collection!
Flavors: Chocolate, Sweet, Vanilla
This was a surprise! The go-to flavor for holiday blends seems to be spiced orange. This one definitely has some spice to it, but no citrus that I could detect. Instead, lots of malty black tea flavor and a bit of smokiness which blended nicely with the spice blend. A bit overpowering on its own, but quite delightful with a splash of milk!
Flavors: Clove, Malt, Nutmeg, Smoke
I enjoyed this one! The flavor is surprisingly light for an Assam: sweet and smooth and fruity with just a touch of astringency. If I didn’t already have so many good straight black teas in my cupboard at the moment, I probably would have held on to this one. Hopefully it will find a good home with someone else as the box continues on its way!
Flavors: Astringent, Fruity, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet