15 Tasting Notes
One of my absolute favourite teas in my cupboard! I got it as a Christmas present from one of my best friends last year, and I’m pretty sure that I will buy it again.
It’s a fruity-floral, melon-y tasting tea, and the rooibos tea base adds a malty, nutty, honey-like quality to it making the tea more medium-bodied. I love this so much! It’s wonderful both iced and hot, and since it’s got a rich flavour, I like it during the colder months as well as the summer months.
It’s such a unique flavour as well, when I first smelt it I was really intrigued by it.
Definitely something I’d recommend to try! :)
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Honey, Malt, Melon
I loved this tea more when I first bought it compared to now as I’m finishing the last of it.
For those whole like a very subtle, sweet yet light tea, this may be something you would like to try.
But for me, I would prefer just a little more flavour in this, as after a while the taste became a little too bland for me, especially compared to other teas in my cupboard which I’d prefer. I understand that it’s a green rooibos and that it’s very subtle in flavour by nature and adding too much vanilla to it would make the tea very artificial, so there’s not much that can be done to the tea. It’s a good quality tea for sure, I would just personally pick other teas over this one next time round, but that’s just because of my taste preference for bolder or creamier flavours. As a subtle, light, mellow and sweet tea, it does ticks those boxes for whoever prefers these characteristics.
Flavors: Honey, Nutty, Vanilla
Got a sample of T2 from this the other day. Oh my goodness… it is… SO… amazing.
I’m not really a fan of mint chocolate in general, but this is something I would buy again and again. The chocolate and mint are so subtle but so perfectly balanced, and mixed with rooibos it’s like a whole new avenue of taste altogether! If you are considering this tea, I highly recommend that you try a sample from T2, as the taste is hard to describe. Best let your tastebuds decide! :) You must be just as surprised as I was at how much I really liked it!
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint, Vanilla
Not a bad tea! Not sure if I would repurchase again though.
When I first smelt it, I fell in love with it instantly.
However, over time, and as I’ve tasted a whole lot of other teas, I feel now that it was more of a sweet novelty rather than a long lasting love.
The smell of the dry leaves is so sweet, almost a little bit artificial smelling. It’s pretty, but to my taste, not as sophisticated in terms of flavour balance.
Then there’s the taste. It hardly tastes anything like what it smells like. The strawberry flavour easily becomes tart if you brew it even a few seconds too long or a few degrees too high. The green tea flavour also doesn’t shine through as much as I’d like to.
Overall, it’s ok. But not something that has wow’d me, as much as it initially did at the start.
Flavors: Cream, Strawberry, Tart
This tea is pure lavender blossoms. I rated it highly not necessarily because I love the taste so much, but simply because it’s a very good quality pure lavender tea. If you like the taste and smell of lavender, you’ll probably like this. Sometimes I mix it with my other teas such as my white rose tea, just for a bit of an extra kick.
I’m not sure yet whether I like lavender tea on it’s own, or if I prefer lavender just as an ingredient in a herbal mix tea. On it’s own the flavour is quite strong.
But I bought a whole 100g box of it though, so I guess I don’t really have a choice for now :P
It’s a nice simple herbal tea when you’re winding down at the end of the day :)
The first time I tried this tea was in a Dessert Cafe called Lapres Midi in Melbourne, and I had no idea back then that “Orange Pekoe” just referred to a grade of black tea. I thought it tasted like a very subtle golden blossom-y flavoured tea of some sort, which paired perfectly with the rich desserts that we tried. I was so shocked to find out that it was actually just a medium-bodied, full-leaf graded black tea!
I actually really love it, it’s like my daily staple now. I like that it’s not too strong so that it’s a nice, easy tea to have every day, and due to the lightness – it’s fine to have with or without milk. Because the leaves are big, you can steep them directly in the cup and they’ll just sink nicely to the bottom. It’s a beautiful light black tea!
I’m sipping on a big mug full of this tea right now as I’m studying.
I love it! It’s brews into a beautiful golden liquor and smells like a liquidated Chocolate Bounty Bar. Coconut and chocolate is such a delicious and classic combo, and I like that it’s combined on top of a white tea base, as white tea itself (although full of nutrients and antioxidants) has the most subtle flavour of most teas – so it really allows the sweet flavours to shine through.
I did find that the actual taste of the tea wasn’t as strong or sweet as the smell – but I suppose if it did, then it wouldn’t really be a natural drink. I find that the sweetness grows the more I sip on it, and it helps if you’re already not much of a sugar-consumer. The more I’ve gotten used to cutting sugar out, the sweeter I’ve found the taste of things. My friend loves junk food, and thought this tasted a bit bland, and added rice malt syrup to it. But I really liked it’s subtlety, and prefer it on it’s own. So I guess it depends what you like! The ingredients in this tea are just coconut pieces (I ate a few pieces straight from the tea, and had to restrain myself from eating all of them), cocoa husks and white tea.
Very simple, smooth and elegant tea. It’s a nice touch to a classic white :)
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Coconut
Choc Chip Chai is my favourite chai at the moment! :)
For any Max Brenner fans out there, this is the chai that they use to make their White Chocolate Chai!
I love to recreate my own version of the White Chocolate Chai by brewing 1/3 cup of concentrated chai tea, and frothing up 2/3 cup of hot milk to add to the brew along with a teaspoon of honey, about 3-5 little squares of white chocolate (depending on how sweet you like it) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Heavenly Winter goodness!
I also like this Chai on it’s own with milk. Sometimes if I’m bothered I steep the tea directly in a pan of milk over the stove. It takes about 10 minutes for the flavours to really infuse with the milk, but it’s so creamy and delicious if you ever have the time. And then add some rice malt syrup!
To me it’s got a wonderful balance of spice and and a subtle sweetness, although I usually add more than the recommended scoop of tea just to have more of a strong flavour.
But yes, love love love this! :) Especially that it’s not that syrupy/excessively sugary powder chai that used to have so much of before. Perfect cup of comfort :)
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Nutmeg, Spices, Toasty