31 Tasting Notes
Calling all Vanilla fans! This is an amazingly beautiful marriage of Vanilla and Coconut. So tasty. So good. I happen to adore this tea. I only wish the pineapple were a little more… present. I think that would definitely make it a favorite of mine, but as it is, it’s quite nice. The color is a pale yellow, almost like dull gold, and there is something cute and small and purplish/blue in the mix but I’m not quite sure what. It doesn’t seem to affect the taste in any drastic way. This tea screams Hawaii for me and I only hope that on my next trip, I’ll be packing a lot more to bring home with me.
I didn’t really think I was going to like this. I’m not a big fan of grapefruit, or grapefruit flavored things, and I only checked with the other Steepster reviews after buying the tea, so I was pretty nervous about not liking this. I love lemongrass though (my favorite tea to this day is Exotica) and I figured if anything, it was going to taste kind of like a V8 splash tea what with the carrots, apple, and beetroot.
Luckily, it didn’t. It doesn’t taste much like grapefruit to me either but what would I know? I don’t even remember the last time I had grapefruit. It’s quite strong, tart even but I added agave to tone down the tartness and the end result is really quite nice. Although I bought this tea when it was still fairly chilly outside, I must say I do prefer it iced.
I’m hesitant to try rose teas. I want to like them but whichever one I try, I tend to find tastes mostly like potpourri or perfume. This tea is SO nice though! I love the cinnamon flavor. It’s definitely noticeable but not overpowering at all. It’s almost in perfect harmony with the rest of the flavors. If all floral teas tasted this light, I’d definitely be more of a floral tea girl. I find however, that the tea needs to be steeped on the longer end of the suggesting steeping time. I left it to steep for a full 7 minutes but wouldn’t hesitate to let it go for 8 or so next time. Definitely a keeper in my house.
After a long break from buying any tea, I finally walked into David’s today, looking for something yummy to drink tonight while I write an end of term paper. So I saw this tea featured and bought some. I didn’t even smell it before I got home, I was in such a hurry. But it was not a mistake. Once I put the water to boil and I opened a bag of this, and took a nice big whiff of it, I knew I was going to like it.
And like it I did. And very much so. I’ve never had anything with mulberry in it but I’ve had many teas with macadamia nuts. In fact, some of my favorite Lupicia teas are those with macadamia in them. This tea is reminiscent of Forever Nuts but not as nutty, much more sweet (which I like). Unfortunately, I think 5.30 minutes is a touch too long for me as it tasted bitter toward the end of the cup. I’ll try for 4.45 next time.