1085 Tasting Notes
Yikes. Today, I passed by a David’s shop and stopped in for a sample. What do you know—-this was the ready-made tea that they were offering and it was delicious! DELICIOUS! So, I can only guess that my comment was based on a batch of heavily-dandilioned tea. I bought another 10 grams to brew and try again. Stay tuned.
It smelled promising. It looked promising. The name sounded hopeful.
I had picked up a few from the fall collection the other day. This was one of them. I only got 11 grams, thinking that would be enough to make a decision on whether I like it or not. I expected 11 grams to be enough for several cups of tea, but no. The cranberries are heavy. After this particular cup which was my first, I may barely be able to make one more, one more weak one.
Nevermind. I don’t think I need more of this.
It’s got a bit of a pastry flavour to it, but then there’s something else going on. Something bitter and not altogether pleasant. Is it the dandelion?
Whatever it is seems to get worse as the tea cools.
Regardless, I won’t miss it when it is gone.
I am not a fan of mint nor am I a fan of chocolate in tea. Usually. But I like this. Thankfully, it appeared in a sample box because if I had been left to my own devices, never in a million years would I have bought or chosen this.Both flavours are present but neither in an in-your-face kind of annoying way. The rooibos gives a nice groundedness to this blend and perhaps takes the edge off the mint: freshness but not that of gum or toothpaste. The chocolate is just a bit of a lingering thing on the palate. It is just an echo of a flavour here, but the rooibos gives it a bit of body, unlike the thinness of many chocolate teas.
I may buy this on its own.
I like it. I like it more than I like the Banana Split tea, also from David’s. The banana flavour in this one is brighter somehow and the coconut brings along a sweetness to it. Like all teas, I drank this one black and unsweetened, sipping from almost hot to almost cold. I think I’d like to have this one handy or at least in my cupboard from time to time.
Flavors: banana, Coconut, Honey
Yes. I just received my order from Mighty Leaf this week and am slowly going through all of my selection. Most of the teas I ordered are black base, so it will take me a long while to get to trying them all.
This tea is divine. I suggest letting the water cool a wee bit after it boils before adding it to the tea to prevent the rooibos bitterness happening. The flavour is deep, earthy, rich, with a good jolt of citrus and something a bit sweet and rose-flavoured. Also, the flavour is nice as it cools. I will be keeping this tea handy.
Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Rose
Excellent. Nice true rich lychee and black tea flavour balance. I do love black teas. Lately, I have been drinking mostly David’s flavoured teas, so I have not had all that much caffeine. And here, wow! I steeped three times. Even the third steeping had a nice, but milder, full flavour. Well done, Mighty Leaf. I think I might want to always have this one on hand. A great way to start the day.
Flavors: Lychee, Rose
Yum. YUM. Sweet and buttery with a wee bit of salt remaining on the lips. I think I might like to try mixing this with a bit of plain black tea to see what happens. It is delicious straight up and hot. My first cup of it brewed up pale yellow, not pink as stated. Perhaps all the beet pieces fell to the bottom of the dry mix. I think I may miss this tea when it discontinues.
Flavors: Butter, Butterscotch, Caramel, Salty
I like this herbal blend. I drink it hot or lukewarm without adding any sugar. It is already sweet enough. For me, the main flavours are pineapple-like, apple, and a bit of tartness, either the rose hip or hibiscus comes through.
Flavors: Apple, Hibiscus, Pineapple, Rosehips