3 Tasting Notes
Received as part of the Fall Collection 2014. This “tea” was basically just watered-down spiced cranberry juice with hints of other juices and something I couldn’t recognize. Very tart straight, better with honey and coconut creamer but still mostly watered down spiced fruit-juice with honey and coconut milk in it. It’s reaaaaally not worth the money, IMO.
Flavors: Cranberry, Tart
Received as part of DT’s Fall Collection 2014. The smell when dry was a bit off putting, but once I started brewing it, it smelled good. It tasted good straight, too, slightly sweet with hints of cinnamon and the rooibos comes through well. I added honey and it really brought the flavor out much more. About 1/4 of the way through the cup, the flavorings overwhelmed the rooibos tea and for the remainder of the cup, all I could really taste was the flavoring. I may just be overly sensitive to artificial flavorings, but I could definitely taste it and would have preferred it without that. Towards the end of the cup, it started tasting like red hot candies and then that as all I could taste, which was pretty off putting and lowered my opinion of it quite a bit. I won’t be restocking this one, for sure.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Sweet
Received as part of DT’s Fall Collection 2014. I used 1.5 teaspoon in 7 ounces of water. It smelled great while brewing but when I tasted it straight, and could barely taste anything – not tea, or any of the flavorings that were supposed to be present. It tasted more like slightly sweetened water. I then made a latte out of it with honey and coconut creamer, and that improved it enough that I could more fully taste the maple flavor, but the tea itself was still pretty weak. Honestly, I’ve had stronger and better grocery store teas.
Flavors: Maple Syrup, Sweet