214 Tasting Notes
This is probably my favorite Tea Revv black tea yet. It really just tastes like a black tea that has underlying chocolate notes, but they are strong enough that I definitely taste them. Not bitter but definitely not sweet. Distinctly chocolate enough that I’m not searching for the flavor, but not so strong that I can’t drink it with a meal. Nicely done.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Mineral
I’m not usually a rooibos fan but it worked OK in this tea. Perhaps the fact that it was mixed with honeybush helped enough. This is a fun, kid-friendly kind of tea. It made me think of strawberry frosting somehow, though I’m not sure it was strawberry vs. general tutti-frutti taste. There’s also a strong sweet almond flavor. I was in the mood for warm and sweet and this did the trick. Is it refined in any way? No! But I enjoyed it, so who cares?
Flavors: Almond, Frosting, Fruity, Marzipan, Sweet
This definitely has maple in it, but it isn’t a gross or overwhelming maple – it’s just enough to give you that pancake feeling. I can find the jasmine in it if I try, but whether it was just my sample or no, I don’t find it strong at all. I don’t like this enough to buy more of it, but I wouldn’t be upset if I had more.
Flavors: Jasmine, Maple Syrup
As my kids would say, I haz a sad. I found some stray bag of this tea, only to discover that I really like it and it’s no longer available. Very strong almond but the fruitiness of the cherry and cranberry cut it so it’s not cookie-like, just warm and sweet. The smell is wonderful, like cherry pie in a cup. I wish I wish I wish it was still around!
Flavors: Almond, Cherry, Marzipan
This one is heavy on the pepper and red rooibos. There are other spices in there but these two flavors are pretty overwhelming. I do appreciate a chai that’s supposed to be spicy, actually being spicy, but I don’t much care for this one. The balance is just too off.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Pepper, Wood
This was a bit lighter than I think of as breakfast tea, but a nice simple black tea. I wouldn’t seek it out, but I’d drink whatever I had. (This was just an advent calendar sample, so I don’t own more, but I’d consider it as a basic tea addition if I ever order from them.) Not overwhelming, but nice enough in the basic cup of tea category.
This was just a bitter, harsh Earl Grey with a teensy tiny hint of creaminess in the finish. I admit I’m not the world’s biggest EG fan, but this was just gross and not well done. I drank about half the cup because I was stuck with it in my car and I have a sore throat so warm felt good – but once I got home, I dumped the rest.
Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter, Burnt, Cream
This is probably my favorite Palais des Thes yet. It is light as their teas seem to be, with floral and fruity notes that complement but don’t overwhelm. I can’t say exactly what all those were, though – it is one difficulty I tend to have with their teas, where a lot of flavors are not identifiable. Regardless, I enjoyed it!
I like the lightness of Palais des Thes teas. This one doesn’t disappoint me, with sweet orange and just light spices (mostly cinnamon?) but somehow not tasting heavy like some Christmas teas do. The green tea is unremarkable but supports the flavors sufficiently. All in all, I enjoy it.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange