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One of the best spelling teas yet!
Hints of honey, date, fig, caramelised pecan/toffee, almond, cherry, and marzipan. These delicious flavours are accompanied by vanilla and black tea. It is all around spiced, creamy, and very nutty. Absolutely delicious! I’m glad I added this caffeinated tea to my cart. I don’t need more caffeine, but you know how it goes with teas.
Flavors: Almond, Creamy, Dates, Fig, Honey, Marzipan, Nutty, Spices, Tannin, Vanilla
This has very little taste, except a faint hint of hay and dried green leaf. I’ll be mixing it with peppermint or spearmint probably. I’ve heard it has a lot of great health benifits. I’m sure this is high quality linden leaf, because I’ve been extremely impressed with the other teas from ATR. I think this herb just doesn’t have very much flavour.
For reference, I brewed 8 minutes at 90 deg C.
This tea renewed my love for rooibos. It has one of the best rooibos bases I have tasted in my entire life (and I’ve sipped on a LOT of rooiboses in that time). It is phenomenal! What is really odd is that I can’t taste any woody or mineral flavours from the base at all. I’ve never had a rooibos that didn’t at least have hints of that.
Strong fruity notes of pear and red current. Slightly sweet, but also refreshing (like how fruit is normally slightly acidic but not sour). I can’t tell if I’m tasting apple and maybe some other tropical fruit that I can’t place.
Very creamy, flavours of almond but not nutty.
Slightly drying to my mouth, but not unpleasant at all.
Flavors: Almond, Black Currant, Creamy, Fruity, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet, Tropical
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Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Citrusy, Dust, Floral, Limestone, Loam, Mineral, Musty, Olive Oil, Wet Rocks
Something about this tastes…off? I can only describe it as mineral oil or musty on top of chemicals and citrus bergamot. I’m still going to drink it, but I don’t enjoy whatever they used for flavouring.
Additionally, this is the first decaf tea I’ve tried that has a black tea that tastes weak. I brewed 1 tsp in boiling water for 3 minutes and the liquor was clear. I’ll try adjusting the steep time a bit, but I would have liked a malty base to push the bergamot up a bit. I intended to add milk, but I believe this to be too weak for any additions.
Flavors: Artificial, Bergamot, Citrusy, Dust, Mineral, Musty, Olive Oil
GCTTB Round 6
There was only a cup of this left in the box, and I was intrigued by the name. I couldn’t help but wonder if this was meant to be a subtle nod to Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff. I mean, just reading over the tea information available here on Steepster it’s not blatantly or obviously hinted as such – but the flavour combination of smoke and blood orange seem appropriate to me for Marvel’s Red Headed Assassin so I had to try it and give it a shot with that in mind…
It’s interesting – that’s probably the most straight forward/diplomatic way to put it.
I suppose I’d say that overall I enjoyed it, but the flavours perplexed me a little bit because this is supposed to be a little like a smoked blood orange sort of thing and that didn’t really come across at all? More than anything, I’d say the flavour I picked up on the most was actually ginger? And as an overall flavour combo sort of a sweet candied ginger with fruity but not citrus-y undertones. Strawberry, maybe – but also not really.
Strange overall; but ultimately nice. I don’t know if I’d say it captures the essence of Nat though…
Just adding to the chorus of WOWs for this tea. A very cozy, delicious tea for when I’m craving western-style brewing and big mug of tea. Astonishingly evocative of bread and pastries. Added a touch of agave and almond milk. This is one I think I always need to have on hand!
Flavors: Almond, Baked Bread, Pastries
GCTTB DAY 2
Second tea is the day. I must say I didn’t smell much from the dry leaf, but the name interested me enough to give it a try. Arbitrary choice, I know, but I don’t regret it! It’s a full bodied, slightly smoky black tea with an earthy aspect. Reminds me of a very mild lapsang souchong. It’s actually quite satisfying, I found myself sighing with contentment.
Something about rooibos and dessert flavors together don’t add up to a dessert experience for me. Something is missing. The peppermint and chocolate flavors remind me of a candy-scented toy from the 1980s or 1990s, or flavored lip balm.
Others might not have that association, so I don’t feel fair rating it.
Interesting fact – if you drink this right after eating a Nutrigrain soft breakfast bar, it will taste like a Nutrigrain bar.
That’s kind of true for anything, BUT – these two products really have a lot in common – the baked-bread scent augmented by the almond really smells a lot like a sweet packaged filled cookie. Once I got past that, it’s a comforting flavored tea. I even got two good steeps out of it, brewed Western-style.