230 Tasting Notes
I have had this tea, I don’t know how many times and yet I still refuse to purchase this?
I must say it is delicious, but still a tea that will only be a take-away tea from the store, I doubt I would ever be able to convince myself to purchase this and I worry the contents would settle and I would get nuts and none of the other items in my t-sac.
Oh, Oh this is “wicked-awesome” (to steal a phrase from a co-worker)
I loved everything about this, from the fact that I was able to steep 1.5 tsp twice and still was strong enough to pour over ice and not loose flavour!
I offered my hubby a sip and without telling him what kind of tea it was he sniffed and said: “I smell cinnamon, something citusy, cardamon? No, but defiantly cinnamon” and I will say that after that sip I was done sharing. I sip, savoured and drunk the entire cup to myself and was excited enough about this one to put it on my MUST buy list!
Yesterday when I made some of this tea iced to take to the Managers meeting, I had two young lads race up the the counter and ask for a sip. I made too much for my travel mug and rather than put just a little amount into the fridge. I poured the last little bit over and ice cube (one for each lad)
I held my breath…
Lad 1 – “Oh My GOD Erin!! THERE IS CINNAMON IN THIS!”
Lad 2 – “Erin, I know this is from your stuff, an-an’ I know e’pensive, but can we have this for Beach day tomorrow?”
And that is what we did today, Lad 2 helped me set this one up for a sun-steeped tea today, and it turned out really well! Rooibos sun-steeps so well and does not over steep (it would seem)… Not only that, but all 16 kids that showed up tried this tea, of the 16 over half prefer this tea over the “Bear Trap” we made and 2 requested this tea for Christmas Camp!
Verbatum: We could steep this and add hot-chocolate powder!! (Wow, I am creating evil tea genius’!!
I have had this one iced for the past three days straight. This is just the right kick of spice on these overly hot days. It has been a Summer where I have not been able to handle the heat, I don’t know if it is the weight gain, or the mild depression brought on by panic inducing financial stress… but this tea has a way of making me sip, slow-down, and relax, if only until the pot or cup is finish.
It is a shame this tin will not last me until September.
I bought this for the kids at work – What an expensive treat this one was! $6.50 just to make a JUG!
We did unintentionally over steep this one, but a little extra kick of apple doesn’t harm. And I was impressed when one of the kids mentioned: “This would taste better with fresh squeezed lemonade instead of the agave.”
On the whole the kids that were willing to try this tea, truly did enjoy it, but if I were to get this tea again for them, I would just add the lemonade and tell them it is “Berry Lemonade” instead – might get me more kids willing to drink it.
I am happy that when I said: “Sell me something that smells like bubble gum” the gal behind the counter gave me this one to smell!
A big thumbs down… Thippppph!
I enjoy DAVIDs Oolongs, but this one was a bust! BIG TIME! To the point that I am happy I only asked for 10g. It’s very vegital, though I don’t mind a veggy taste it really does not mix well with the intense fig smell or the melon taste…
I’ll be happy when this is done.
(Please note: I combined this tea with Ginger Pu’erh, to make a full pot of tea)
Good Gawd! I really read to get more of this for my cupboard for evenings where a little cinnamon is needed to calm me.
I would suggest against enjoying a bath with this tea, as I could smell the less appealing notes of the pu-erh. But the cinnamon taste ran right along the center of my tongue, from tip to back, and it did not take me long to polish off the entire pot!
Note, I used 1.5tsps for agave to sweeten the 32oz pot.