554 Tasting Notes
Made an iced tea today with this one but I have to say, I don’t love this tea. I was getting some crazy floral taste to it, which doesn’t make too much sense to me, but yeah… So anyways, I didn’t enjoy this one that much. Maybe the amount I had was getting old? It probably was… Maybe a fresh sample would be better to try to really know how I feel about it, but this time I was kind of over it.
I bought this one during the summer while I was pregnant. Because of the caffeine and not wanting to overdo it, I didn’t try this one and bought 100g blind, hoping I would love it. Thankfully I was right! This tea is so delicious. I made it up with some milk because I haven’t been able to master drinking matcha straight up yet. I’m hoping I will be able to someday, but as of right now, it’s not happening.
Anyways, so I probably made this a bit stronger than needed. I grabbed the wrong spoon. I used my Teaopia teaspoon instead of my matcha spoon… so probably an extra half a scoop than needed, but oh well. This would make a great latte. I would probably love that. And I’d probably even enjoy this one as either an iced latte or iced tea with a splash of milk. Either way.
So I should actually mention something about the flavour of this one. haha It’s got a really nice strawberry flavour. It’s really spot-on, which makes me very happy. It doesn’t taste like artificial strawberries. I don’t get a lot of the green tea flavour, but that’s okay. It’s there, but not very strong. My only “complaint” about this one is that it is VERY sweet. Like, very sweet. I would have preferred if they had cut back on the cane sugar a bit.
Another one that I am tossing the last scoop or two of. I got this one because back almost a year ago I had someone say that I should keep orange pekoe in my cupboard for guests. Well, I got some and then it sat there and sat there. I started to drink what I had but honestly, I struggled to get through this one. I just love my Nepal Black and Honey Black so much more from Davidstea that to me this one is just boring… I don’t get a lot of flavours from it… Sorry orange pekoe. I wish I liked you more, but I just don’t…
My first cup for this in 9 months! Having it iced and it is absolutely amazing! I am in love. I read somewhere to stay away from hibiscus while pregnant so this one was one that sat around and waited… well, it was worth the wait! haha
Our second baby boy joined our family Monday evening after only 2 hours of labour. He is absolutely perfect and beautiful.
But I must say, I’m very glad to no longer be pregnant and that I get to enjoy things again… This tea being one of them! My glass of iced tea didn’t last. It’s so yummy. Delicious!
This tea is definitely sweet from all the chocolate and candy, but it’s pretty good. I’m not sure if I like this one more than Santa’s secret or not… I like how Santa’s Secret I could sweeten to my liking, whereas this one is very sweet already…
I know this would make a good latte though. I will probably try that tomorrow. I feel like I’m kind of back and forth on this one and how I feel… haha yeah I don’t know. The peppermint is nice but it does seem to need a bit more black tea base or something to it. I do feel like it is missing something? I’m really not sure.
Not sure if it’s the slightly plugged nose that I have or the fact I only steeped this up for 2mins, but I’m not getting much flavour from this one. I think I really should have steeped it up longer… Maybe three? But I didn’t keep the teabag I made so I can’t go back and steep anymore… sigh I’ll have to try again.
This is delicious! Wow. I steeped this one up with 1tsp of leaves to 12oz of 75C water. And only steeped for 2mins as I don’t like my green teas to be super strong/overdone.
The base is nice and light and not overpowering. I love the coconut in it. It’s so nice and creamy and smooth. The most predominate flavour for me is the coconut, but I could see how the white chocolate is adding to the sweetness. I’m not sure if I’m getting much of the nuttiness. Maybe a little bit? But it’s mostly just the coconut. Either way, this tea is amazing. It really is like dessert in a cup. I am definitely getting more in my next order! I could see this making a fantastic iced tea too. I really love this one.
It honestly would be a great replacement for Coconut Grove from Davidstea for me, which is saying a lot because of how much I love that tea and the fact it was a white and this is a green.
I really like the black base of this one. It’s mild and not overpowering. This one has lovely cherry and almond flavour to it. It isn’t overly sweet, which is nice. This one lets the flavours come through without overwhelming in sweetness. And it has a nice balance of cherry and almond. I’m not finding one to overpower the other.
I really think this would make a great latte. I think that will be my next thing to try!
I haven’t had a spearmint/peppermint tea in years. I use to drink only peppermint teas and now I drink none. My, how times have changed since those days…
Either way, I’m pregnant and uncomfortable and so ready to be done being pregnant, so I grabbed this one as a comfort tea tonight. It’s perfect for what I needed. I’m starting to feel less… just everything… And it’s warming me up perfectly too because it’s gross out.
Wow, I’m just a grump aren’t I? Sorry… I’m hoping things will get better in the next few days. I’m stressed. I’m at the point in my pregnancy, to the day, that I went into labour with baby #1. If I follow suit this time, then by tomorrow morning I would have baby #2… So I’m stressed baby might come, but also really wanting it to happen… I don’t know. Anyways, I guess we’ll see what happens.
Thank you tea for making me feel better.