343 Tasting Notes
Originally from the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box.
A sad sip-down! I’ve really come to love this one, though I still can’t decide whether I prefer this or the lime (haven’t tried the cream tart yet, though it’s floating around somewhere in my cupboard). I’m glad I was able to get some more without putting in an order cause I have a hard time paying for shipping and I do not need $50 more of tea (ignore the fact I just ordered from Davidstea). Annnway, lemony and creamy. Delicious with a dash of sweetener and a nice way to wind down after a crazy day. Also, I managed to get two steeps out of this batch so that makes me happy!
I was pleasantly surprised by this little tea bag! First of all, with a bit of sweetener added, it tastes like an orange creamsicle! Mine lasted two steeps but I tend to like my blacks a little less full bodied. Also, while I prefer loose tea at home, you really can’t beat bagged for the office (where this was consumed). Would certainly pick up on sale!
I could swear I already reviewed this tea, but I just looked through all of my tasting notes, and I can’t find it! Weird! Anyway, this is a sipdown and was originally received from 20monkies.
This is very similar to The Persimmon Tree’s Mandarin Silk/Creme. It’s a creamy, non-artificial or cupcake vanilla. It’s soft on the palate, yet very pleasant. I definitely don’t need both in the house at once but I was able to get through an ounce of this pretty easily. I would definitely keep one or the other in the house at all times, though I will say, this is something you have to be in the mood for since it lasts a few steeps.
I add sweetener to mine.
Not a long review, as I just worked my 3rd 12 hour day in a row, but I took the “leaves” from last night and added a teaspoon of Adagio Vanilla Rooibos which I really dislike on its own. Together, the blend is really nice, in fact, better than I was expecting. Really speaks to this blend’s mixing capabilities.
They should have really called this Lucky Charms, but I suppose that would have breached some sort of trademark because that is exactly how this smells!
I stupidly got an ounce of this for a Starbucks Reward when it was on sale so it probably would have been more cost effective to just get myself a pricey Starbucks drink; I’ve since learned my lesson and have my sights on some of the more ridiculous priced Teavana teas in the future.
Anyway, what surprised me was how deep of a red this brewed up as. I added sweetener just in case it turned out sour, but you could probably do without. This is super creamy and marshmallow-y so I can see it being a good mixer. I’m actually enjoying my mug of it since it’s a hot beverage and I just drove home in the snow of all things (in April)!
Either way, I’d certainly pick some more of this up in the future. Just not for the moment since I am absolutely swimming in teas!
2 “perfect teaspoons” (more like 3tsp)
Hooray for having some more Lemon Chiffon in the house due to the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box!
I’ve had 2 big mugs of this so far tonight. I’m battling a sinus headache and this was one of the only things that seemed appealing, plus the hot steam will hopefully open up my sinus passages (already used the neti pot with only semi-success). I love the idea of spring, but my body reacts like it is allergic to everything so it’s not very fun for me.
Anyway, this is lemony and creamy. I used 2 tsp in my 16oz steeping mug and add sweetener. I’ve had the Lime Chiffon in stock plus a bunch of dupes, and still there’s something about having this again. I don’t think it’s necessarily better, but it’s definitely good!
I’m pretty sure this came from KallieBoo!.
This a nice pretty unoffensive dessert rooibos. I’m getting a bit of almond, a bit of cream and vanilla. Thankfully, the flowers aren’t giving a significant aroma or taste since I’m usually not a fan of overly floral teas (or anything else for that matter). I’d consider it in a future Adagio order.
2 tsp + sweetener
So I went to Wegmans today again for soup supplies, and couldn’t resist going down the tea aisle (also, have I mentioned that they sell Republic of Tea cheaper than World Market AND their own online shop – most of the cans are $7.99 or $8.99 – awesome). Sorry, side note.
This is basically Davidstea Forever Nuts which is pretty awesome. BUT it’s only marginally cheaper than the Davidstea version. Davidstea FN is $3.835/ounce for lower quantities and then $3.451/ounce for the larger quantities (plus you get the free tin) and the Wegmans version is $3.125/ounce. Still cheaper, but not as significant as some of their whites or green teas, for example.
Either way, I heard this was seasonal, but the tin at my store didn’t have the seasonal label so that makes me think it’s going to be part of the regular collection which is awesome, and it won’t make me feel guilty about drinking my Tiesta Tea version (and also won’t be nearly as frustrating if they don’t have that sale again this year, though I hope they do!).
Anyway, rambling aside (nm there’s more). I’m about to have 3 free Starbucks rewards and I want to pick expensive good Teavana tea for my rewards. Any recommendations?
Oh right, 3tsp+ sweetener
Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box
I “stole” this out of the traveling tea box without trying it first since I figured I would like it. I was right. It’s a lovely creamy dessert rooibos. Is it eggnog? It’s close because of how creamy it is, but it’s not quite there for me, but close enough for zero calories.
Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box
I’ve been so busy with work, that I haven’t been able to try as many teas out of this traveling box. This reminds me of the many iterations of Della Terra’s Lemon Chiffon except I found this one slightly less lemony and more creamy. Good, but I think I prefer a bit more lemon flavor.
2 tsp + sweetener