818 Tasting Notes
I was served this as the tea of the day at my local David’s Tea.
The flavour of the tea is a mixture of cocoa and cinnamon. The cinnamon flavour was more evident that I had hoped and took away from the chocolatey taste. These flavours were an interesting and nice match with the oolong which was able to provide a nice base.
I used 2 and 1/2 scoops of dry leaf for 473 ml.
Noticeably bitter, but the bitterness is balanced out with the chocolate flavour; it makes the tea have a dark-chocolate feel . The strawberry flavour peeks out a little bit and mixes well with the chocolate. This tea is not overly floral- the rose taste just barely makes its way through and blends nicely with the chocolate and strawberry taste
Black tea flavour definitely present. Peppermint flavour throughout which is well balanced with the black tea. A little bit thin on the start but blooms on the finish into a very full sweet taste. The feel of this tea reminds me of drinking a cup of of thick hot chocolate. The flavour reminds me of chocolate mint. The slightest bitterness is present on the finish but not so much to make this drink an unpleasant experience.
I used 3 scoops of dry leaf for 473 ml.
Creamy on the finish. I really enjoy the jelly bean aftertaste. There is no overtly artificial flavours that stand out despite the use of entire jelly beans which do contain artificial flavours along with some other highly-processed ingredients. The flavour that stands out the most to me is the strawberry which is nicely complimented with the coconut and pineapple flavours delicately in the background. I keep getting hints of grapefruit on the after-taste.
Drinking it cold, I noticed that the flavour is juicy.
Cold-brewed for 12 hours the earthiness of the rooibos seems to be more apparent. The creaminess is still there but appears more at the end of the sip.
I used 3 scoops for my tea tumbler.
Taste is mostly floral (lavender) with the presence of coconut.
The lingering after taste reminds me of marshmallows.
On the third infusion the coconut flavour really comes out.
Very nice blend cold brewed (11 hours). The coconut is at the forefront of the flavour with the lavender solidly coming out near the end of the sip. The after-taste is slightly sour, tasting of raw coconut.
I used 2 scoops for my thermos.
Sweet, orange-flavoured and minty all the way through. The sweetness seems to be sourced from the spearmint. This is a very nice blend.
The second infusion is slightly dilute but drinkable. This tisane would not likely do well past its second infusion.
This is one tisane to keep infused while drinking- over time, the spearmint flavour comes out and really sweetens the tisane.