144 Tasting Notes
2nd note! Lots of creamy earl greys have strong notes of vanilla, but this one doesn’t have that at all. The creaminess comes out almost entirely in the finish. It smells soooo nice but tastes a lot different. Not that it’s bad, but I find it very astringent/mouth-drying. Still an enjoyable earl grey though.
This is the first Davids Tea of the Month of 2012 that I really like! The dry leaves smell sweet and cake-y and it kind of makes me think of a cross between Mulberry Magic and Checkmate. Most of the bulk of the tea is taken up by the giant mulberries and I had to reach way to the bottom of the bag to get a decent amount of white tea in there. But it tastes creamy and bourbon-y and it’s nice and full-bodied. I’ll probably be buying some more before it disappears.
I’ve been gone for quite awhile… but I’m back now! Woooo!
It’s weird that this is my third note on this tea, but there are many others that I drink far more often that have only 1 or 0 notes. Anyway this is still a great tea, with a SHORT STEEP. That is the key for this tea! Then you get perfectly strawberry/white tea, both very pronounced and at the same time seamlessly blended together.
I finished my sample of this today. With a 2-minute steep I actually did get the caramel coming through a little. I still like this and I LOVE the smell of it but there’s that bitterness there that I can’t seem to shake. Not sure if it’s worth it to get a whole tin! I wish Octavia offered a size in between sample and tin. :/
The first time I tried this (months ago) I steeped it for way too long and hated it. A 45 second steep is perfect for this one though, and seems to take away a lot of the chamomile. I really don’t like chamomile in most things so this is a plus. Now it tastes the way I imagined it would… if only it was still at Davids. I hope they bring it back for something. I’ll be sad when it’s gone from my cupboard. D:
I bought this at the end of January out of pure morbid curiosity. Each time I smell the dry leaves I hate it more, it even made me retch! So I was very scared to try this one. But I had heard that it tastes better than it smells.
And…. it does taste better than it smells! Once it’s brewed it actually smells very familiar. I don’t know, it smells like some kind of gingery herbal tea. The taste is not bad. Lots of ginger and the ocean taste is there in a small nice way. But there is a weird aftertaste that makes me think of the dry leaves. Bleh! Overall though I’d say I’m glad I took a chance with this. It’s interesting and actually pretty good. But I’m not sad to see this one go… I’ll be finishing my 25g and not looking back!
This smells like cookies and tastes like cookies. The cranberry is the main event, it took me a few minutes to notice the pear. But there’s something very cookie-like about it. I really like this tea. It didn’t stand up to a second steep, it got weird and weak but I was expecting that from all the fruit pieces. I had been meaning to try this for a while so I’m glad I finally picked some up!